Recovering sexist

 

I used to buy into this:

 

Click here for the full Facebook wackness.

But at the outset of my relationship with my second (and current) wife, I was put in my place.

I casually talked about this biblical construct — husband as leader, wife as helper — and she was justifiably offended. More than that: She was stumped. What did this even mean in real life? We were both going to continue to work, so in what sense was I the *one* who would provide? And was I going to be her bodyguard? And did she have to follow my orders?

This was clearly an insane way for marital partners to relate to each other, and she called me out on it. That was a much appreciated nudge toward where I am today.

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Posted on July 31, 2014, in Christian doctrine, Personal stories. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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