Biblical Marriage, Equality, husband, marriage, Uncategorized

Honoring vs Empowering

Empowerment used to be a weird word for me. It stood for what I saw as weak, limp-wristed, feminine, self-help hype teachers, usually visible to me through cheesy, insipid memes that meant nothing to me. I’m a man, dangit, I don’t need none of that cheerleading stuff! I got a perfectly good, worn-in set of… Continue reading Honoring vs Empowering

Abuse, marriage, social justice, women's issues

13 Signs You Are Probably In An Abusive Relationship

This is my story. A part of my life that held many mistakes, much pain, and heartache I never knew possible. A part of my life I am not proud of. It is a part of my life that God has redeemed, restored, and forgiven me for as well as brought complete healing to me… Continue reading 13 Signs You Are Probably In An Abusive Relationship

Biblical Marriage, Egalitarianism, For the Men, husband, marriage, Patriarchy, Uncategorized

Equality in Marriage: An Unexpected Ramification

I’d like to talk today about one ramification of equality in marriage that may not come easily to many men coming out of a traditional gender role environment. I’ve certainly had to learn this lesson the hard way, and I’m not even going to pretend to have arrived at a state of enlightenment here – more like a daily war of attrition with laziness. I don’t want to project too much, so I’ll talk to myself here, and maybe folks can follow along if they see themselves in my monologue.