I distract myself by browsing a lot of blogs. Some I click on out of morbid curiosity, especially if they appear to be written by conservative Christians. Most of the time, I’m grimly amused at the way they think and write, glad I’ve left that world behind me.
Today, though, I stumbled across a blog from a conservative man that feels the need to pontificate about things like wifely submission and the end result was me wishing I could hurl him, and all the men that think like him, into the sun.
-insert string of vulgar profanities here-
There were so many things wrong with his article on women submitting to their husbands. I’m not even going to bother with a point-by-point rebuttal. His advice was wrong, dangerous, and toxic.
At the end of the article was a suggestion for a post from the same dude about how husbands were supposed to treat their wives, so I clicked through to that one and found meaningless platitudes.
So y’all, I’m going to educate you about how husbands are supposed to treat their wives according to the Bible Christians claim to follow.
From the infamous Ephesians 5: Husbands, love your wives
Oh, but the rest of that verse is that they’re to love their wife as Christ loves the church, which means they’re supposed to be willing to die for her! [queue Bruno Mars’ Grenade]
Wrong, you egotistical, self-serving little weasels.
Oh, if only there were a description of love and what it is somewhere in the Bible… but wait, there is!
From 1 Corinthians 13: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
It’s funny how little can be found telling men that love is not self-seeking, compared to how many posts, sermons, articles and books can be found telling women that they must be sweet and submissive, or their husband’s abusive behavior will be their own fault – and if it’s not their own fault, well, it’s their God-given burden to bear.
-insert profanity about mothers and carnal acts here-
All of the men that believe in wifely submission can go sit on a dry corn cob and spin. After which, I’m gonna pick up the heaviest Bible I can find and throw it at their heads.