She got the message.

Sarah Bregel has joined a long list of mommy writers who converted their kids’ misfortune into career success. Bregel used her new status as professional divorcee to get published at Slate, with The work of marital maintenance is a privilege not … Continue reading
April 19, 2018, 3:56 p.m.

Casual dating and serial monogamy as lost virtues.

There is a story making the rounds about a Boston College professor trying to entice her students to go on dates. The shocker for older generations outside the men’s sphere is that dating is now a dead practice. But what … Continue reading
April 17, 2018, 4:14 p.m.

Tackling the patriarchy, holding the door open for trannies.

Last week the the media was aflutter with the news that the Boston Marathon was formally inviting transvestites to compete. If you wondered who to thank for this latest example of progress, you can thank chivalry. As the Boston Herald … Continue reading
April 16, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

St. Jerome, the Puritan.

In his post Obeying Your Double Helix Pastor Doug Wilson recommends the book The Worldly Saints by Leland Ryken*. This is a book I read when I originally wrote about Courtly Love back in December of 2016. At the time I decided not … Continue reading
April 16, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

Chivalry and biblical marriage can’t coexist.

Swanny River asks: Can someone explain to me what is meant by a marriage depending upon the free will of the married means? Is an arranged marriage an example of people without free will? Women freely divorce and commit adultery … Continue reading
April 16, 2018, 2:46 a.m.

Blinded by chivalry.

Commenter 7817 asks: Dalrock, have you read Wilson’s post from last year where he says that one of the beautiful things the puritans did was to enshrine Chivalry in marriage? From the post: ” This was the origin of the … Continue reading
April 13, 2018, 7:28 p.m.

Patriarchal packs (part 1)?

Larry Kummer continues his analysis of the war between the sexes at Fabius Maximus in his most recent post Men standing together can end the gender wars. Radical feminists have captured major institutions, using them to implement their ideology. Men … Continue reading
April 12, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

Winning the arms race (made you look!)

In women’s online race to acquire beta orbiters and ensure that the maximum number of men know that their bodies are sexy, it is tough for a woman to stand out while still pretending to not be seeking sexual attention. … Continue reading
April 10, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

An excellent piece at the Federalist.

Matthew Cochran at the Federalist kindly links to a recent post of mine in: If You Want Men In Your Church, Stop Treating Them With Contempt Advertisements
April 9, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Stepping away for a bit.

I’ll be turning on moderation in the morning, and will probably be away through the early part of next week. In the meantime, you may want to check out Wintry Knight’s post: What do pastors teach Christian women about relationships … Continue reading
April 5, 2018, 2:52 a.m.

How to spot a faker.

In the introduction of Reforming Marriage Pastor Wilson explains why some men do everything right but their wives are still unhappy. The reason this happens is the man isn’t right with God (emphasis mine): In other words, keeping God’s law … Continue reading
April 4, 2018, 1:39 a.m.

Pastor Wilson will no doubt thank me.

Commenter katech0 writes: Anonymous Reader wrote:Fact: Wilson wrote that a wife’s happiness is the standard to judge a marriage. Full stop. That is what “If mama’s not happy….” means. Full stop.If Anonymous Reader could make this case, believe me that … Continue reading
April 3, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

The wages of miserliness.

Ross Douthat wrote an opinion piece for Easter in the New York Times titled: God and Men and Jordan Peterson. Douthat is concerned that young men are turning away from Christianity, and that men like Jordan Peterson are filling the … Continue reading
April 3, 2018, 2:17 p.m.

Wilson deflects.

In Dalrockian and Disoriented Pastor Doug Wilson responds to my recent posts If mama ain’t happy and She’s the boss, you’re a guest. Click through and read his full post, and you will notice that Wilson is careful not to … Continue reading
April 2, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

How to creep out your wife.

Sheila Gregoire at Authentic Manhood coaches frustrated Christian husbands on how to seduce their wives in In Search of the Secret Switch. To her credit, she admits upfront that she has no idea how to actually do such a thing: … Continue reading
March 30, 2018, 2:33 p.m.

It’s a matter of morality.

World Net Daily has a hilarious article about a man in Argentina who took advantage of the new transgender law to identify as a woman in order to retire five years earlier. The funny part is he is being judged … Continue reading
March 29, 2018, 2:55 p.m.

Sheila will make a man out of you.

Last week I linked to a post by the complementarian group Authentic Manhood in in What was Adam’s Sin. It turns out that this group has hired Sheila Gregoire to help teach you how to be a man. Who better … Continue reading
March 28, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

If mama ain’t happy

A few weeks back I quoted a post from Pastor Doug Wilson castigating Christian men for listening to pastors and living by the rule if mama ain’t happy (emphasis mine): When a false definition of servant leadership is mandated for the … Continue reading
March 28, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

She’s the boss, you’re a guest.

As I’ve been looking at more of Pastor Doug Wilson’s books I noticed that some time around 2004 (perhaps earlier*) he added a new chapter to his theology of marriage. According to Wilson’s new theology, headship and submission doesn’t apply … Continue reading
March 27, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Headship tomorrow and headship yesterday, but never headship today.

“The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday—but never jam to-day.” “It must come sometimes to ‘jam to-day,’” Alice objected. “No, it ca’n’t,” said the Queen. “It’s jam every other day: to-day isn’t any other day, you know” ― Lewis … Continue reading
March 26, 2018, 5:21 p.m.