Larry Solomon of Biblical Gender Roles has been on a tear this week. I suspect it’s because of the Thanksgiving holiday meaning less actual work for him as he’s too masculine in his own mind to candy yams or, heaven forfend, cook a turkey. So Larry’s thoughts turn to some weird places, such as blaming millennials for the fact they don’t live like him. He also ranted about a recent revival he attended where the preacher said that wives are the Holy Spirit of the home. As in gently nudging, or telling men when they are doing wrong. Not on Larry’s watch! That man about to drive over a Godly cliff? Women cannot tell husbands what to do ever. No matter how crazy it might go.
Too funny because if Larry had actually bothered to read his Bible beyond a few passages he might find that the words of Jesus about men and women being equal in the sight of God kind of kills his male chauvinist pig ideas.
Again, what about Jesus? What about the passages in Genesis saying that woman was created to stand next to the man, not above or below him. Larry is quite guilty of cherry picking the Bible, like most of these emotionally weak guys in the CPM that cannot handle the fact that women might be equal to them in any way. They cannot take the competition.
Well, see, right there it talks about women giving their husbands advice, making all that Larry says before rather moot points. But he goes on to say that a husband must not take a wife’s advice above all others advice.
Why is it in cult Evangelical marriages the partners are so mean towards one another that they must be reminded constantly to be kind and respectful? Why would you not be kind and respectful for if no other reason treating others like you want to be treated. I suspect many marriages in Larry’s version of this cult have no kindness in them, no small considerations, no attempts to act like the spouse is emotionally valuable to you. I’m seeing none of that in the words of Larry and others, rather I am seeing people not enmeshed in Evangelicalism treating their significant others with love, kindness and respect.
You’re going to rub up against each other a million different ways and if you do love each other it makes for a much happier marriage when there is kindness and respect on both sides. Lovingkindness is mentioned so many times in the Bible, and never in relation to marriage by these people. It’s sad, because they’re being cheated out of the best parts of marriage by not showing or receiving loving kindness. Even in the smallest of ways.
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