Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Problem with Promise Keepers

I've written on this before. I will probably do so again.

Bonding in the Bleachers

Promise Keepers promotes hierarchy as the answer to the issues of family. But when my husband came home he wanted to exert his 'authority' over me and it created more problems than what we had before.

The problem with Promise Keepers is that it has a problem with power. It has a un-biblical devotion to hierarchy that sows discord.


Kristen said...

"Why must a secure sense of manhood depend on the man being in control [over women]?" That, indeed, is the question. A good article!

Mara Reid said...

Yes, it is.

It seems 'biblical' manhood has become the equivalent of, "If you don't play by my rules, I'm going to take my ball and go home."

It seems that if women want the father of their children to be involved in family life, then she has to accept that he's the boss. If she won't, it's her fault he's not involved.

It really is sick.