Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Marry A Woman Older Than Yourself?

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Marry A Woman Older Than Yourself? January 18, 2015

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by pastor Stephen Kim from NYC Pastor blog – 10 Women Christian Men Should Not Marry

Editor’s note: The entire list is pretty bad, filled with pious scripture references and lots of poisonous assumptions like something straight out of Debi Pearl’s awful tome ‘Created To Be A Help Meet”. It was hard to pick only one to focus on for our Quoting Quiverfull feature. Which do you think is the worst on the list?

The Older Woman. Not a sin, but certainly not God’s ideal.  God expects men to be the spiritual leaders of the home (Eph 5:25) and it certainly requires an extra measure of grace to lead a woman who’s older than you.  Again, if you’re a man and you’re already in such a marriage, then honor it till the day you die–it’s still a valid marriage and divorce is not an option!  However, if you’re not yet married but thinking about an older woman I want to remind you that God intentionally (with good reason!) created Adam before Eve in the First Marriage.  Scripture informs us that God created man first chronologically for the sake of authority!  Listen:  “I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve” (1 Timothy 2:12-13).

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, influential bloggers and cultural enforcers and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.

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