Lori Alexander, Emotional Abuse, Headship, Submission
I’ve been reading Lori Alexander’s blogs for quite a while now. Just when I think her writing is the same old boring rhetoric she always blathers on about, she ups her game. Her recent post, “How Not to Get Married” is one that actually should be titled, “Five Easy Steps to Ensure You Stay In an Abusive Relationship.” Continue reading
Domestic Violence, Naghmeh and Saeed Abedini, Divorce, Marriage, Abuse, Church Response to Abuse
Culture, Spanking, Bible, Lori Alexander, Abortion, Feminism, Divorce
Christian Patriarchy: men who resort to physical force (wife spanking, restricting movement, etc), to gain control of their wives
Owen Strachan speaks against Fifty Shades of Grey and attempts to show how complementarians do not abuse their wives, and says that Christianity disciplines abusive men
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Whether they say it publicly or not, I believe that Christian leaders in the Reconstructionist and Homeschool Movements view adult daughters to be the biggest threat to their agenda in furthering their ideologies.
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In an effort to “raise up a child in the way they should go,” some Christian homeschool parents are essentially kidnapping their daughters, only teaching “homemaking” skills, even denying and preventing them from getting a college education. Continue reading
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Having been spoon-fed by my former pastor a form of extremism, or rigid, legalistic, black/white rules and practices, I have pressed myself to re-evaluate those rules and ideas and measure them with scripture using my own eyes and discernment. What freedom!
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Feminism seems to be a naughty word to a lot of Christians. To me, feminism has to do with equal rights – voting rights, equal pay for equal work, that kind of thing. But to many conservative Christians, feminism seems to mean something much worse. I keep hearing the word “agenda” with the word and I would like to understand what the big deal is. I’m stuck on this issue and as much as I read what “they” are trying to say about feminism, I can’t quite make the connection as to why it is so evil. What exactly makes feminism evil and an enemy to the Christian faith?