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Is the husband’s role parallel to that of God the Father, and the wife’s role parallel to that of God the Son?

(1 Corinthians 11:3) But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a woman is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. Professor Wayne Grudem interprets 1 Corinthians 11:3 as follows: just as the Father has authority over the Son in the Trinity, so the …

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The worst mistranslations in English Bibles relating to women

Andrew Bartlett has asked a good question: What is the worst mistranslation in our English Bibles relating to women? Worst Translations: All in One is Andrew Bartlett’s answer to this question. He discusses the question in four ways: Which mistranslation gets the prize for having the least shred of justification? Which mistranslation gives the most …

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Abusers are empowered by pastors who are not careful how they teach about marriage

John Wesley wrote in his diary: I talked with one who, by the advice of his Pastor, had, very calmly and deliberately, beat his wife with a large stick, till she was black and blue, almost from head to foot. And he insisted, it was his duty so to do, because she was surly and …

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3. Chris Moles gets the gender issues right in domestic abuse & Christianity

I honour Chris Moles for how he deals with the gender issues in domestic abuse. Here are five good things he says on gender and gender differences. 1. He says that men are much less likely than women to live in fear. He rightly points out that a man can do certain behaviors to his …

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Paige Patterson’s been exposed. Now Bruce Ware must be exposed. #ChurchDV

Bruce Ware is another Southern Baptist who teaches dangerous stuff about domestic abuse. He teaches that a wife’s lack of submission threatens her husband’s authority, and he responds to this threat by abusing her. Now that Paige Patterson’s dangerous ideas have been brought front and center, I suggest Southern Baptists put the spotlight on Bruce Ware. …

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Calvinism And Domestic Violence: there’s a correlation but we can’t say Calvinism *causes* domestic violence

…there is a correlation between Calvinism and domestic violence. .. It is not Calvinism per se but mostly males who use Calvinism’s hierarchical theories and sovereignty theories to perform and justify behaviors. – Scot McKnight, reporting the findings of recent research into Domestic Violence Myth Acceptance (DVMA) and how that correlates with religiousness and particular types …

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