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For a Glory and a Covering: A Practical Theology of Marriage [Paperback]

By Douglas Wilson (Author)
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Pages   149
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 20, 2011
Publisher   Canon Press
ISBN  1591280419  
EAN  9781591280415  


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"Lord, here am I. Change him." "God, I'm trying. She started it." Common claims but they're so far from Trinitarian life. We invoke Christ at the wedding then seem to default to an alien theology afterward. In this simple and practical book, Doug Wilson offers a richer and more comprehensive theology of marriage than in his prior works. Here he grounds marriage in the life of the Trinity and in the life of the church. Marriage is intended to be a glorious picture of the gospel, and marriages grounded elsewhere regularly create a small hell on earth. Don't miss the riches of marriage.

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"Lord, here am I. Change him." "God, I'm trying. She started it." Common claims but they're so far from Trinitarian life. We invoke Christ at the wedding then seem to default to an alien theology afterward. In this simple and practical book, Doug Wilson offers a richer and more comprehensive theology of marriage than in his prior works. Here he grounds marriage in the life of the Trinity and in the life of the church. Marriage is intended to be a glorious picture of the gospel, and marriages grounded elsewhere regularly create a small hell on earth. Don't miss the riches of marriage.

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Douglas Wilson (MA, University of Idaho) is a pastor, a popular speaker, and the author of numerous books. He helped to found Logos School in Moscow, Idaho, and is currently a senior fellow of theology at New St. Andrews College. He blogs regularly at DougWils.com.



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For a Collar and a Stifling  May 12, 2008
To Douglas Wilson, women are secondary followers, no matter how much he or anyone attempts to gloss this over. Wilson's grand labels of women don't change their subordinate status in his mind. Even I got caught up a few times in his flattering gob about women being glory, but when all is said and done, we're still, according to him, the Grand Number Two sex in the world.

Wilson comes right out and says that masculinity means leading and femininity means following. Granted, he admitted that women are not always to follow in every circumstance, but he says this is because sometimes women must be "masculine" and goes on to claim that if a woman leads, she's not even being feminine! Likewise, he says that when men follow, they must be "feminine". I was glad that he admitted women can lead, but I was disgusted with his definitions of masculinity and femininity. To be feminine is NOT always to follow; a woman can be perfectly feminine and still initiate and lead, just as a man obeying a higher force can still be masculine! I daresay very few could call the male soldiers in our army feminine when they obey their general and march into battle! Simply because they are obeying an order doesn't lessen their masculinity. Likewise, no one could call my sweet and gentle pastor's wife "masculine" when she leads and instructs the young men and women of our Bible study.

Inspite of Wilson's admittance that women can lead, he maintains his false idea that submission is almost exclusively for women and a very "feminine" thing. In fact, he comes right out and claims it's God's plan for them. According to Wilson, "Because of God's design, women have no choice about submission. It's not a matter of if they submit, so much as who they submit to." He goes to say, for example, that if a woman leaves her father's authority and flees, she'll just place herself at another man's authority instead and this time, Wilson threatens, it may be a male who doesn't have her best interests at heart. Basically, Wilson would have us believe that if we ladies don't submit to daddy or hubby, we'll inevitably end up with a Bad man in charge of us instead. In other words, women must have a master, so why not choose a benevolent one? These awful words remind me of the poor slaves in the past during auction: watching to see what new master will buy them and hoping it'll just be a benevolent one. How utterly disgusting! The only thing equally repulsive to me is that Wilson acts as though submission and subjugation is practically imprinted in a woman's genes; we'll always end up underneath a man, because according to Wilson, that's our God-ordained place and even our own deep down, masochistic desire. This is Wilson in a nutshell: females are delicate, males are tough and must, MUST avoid soft sensitivity at all costs (in another book, he even made the ludicrous claim that it's not "masculine" for a boyfriend to be concerned about disrupting his girlfriend's life-plans).

Naturally, Wilson's beliefs about female followers goes right into marriage. He even misquoted a Proverb by saying that women should give men their "crowns" so men may wear them instead. I wasn't too surprised that he claimed obedience (in everything) was a wife's role, but there was also an attempt to gloss this over by saying that woman is man's "glory" and that, while a husband does lead the "dance" of marriage, he only does it to show off his wife. A man must adorn his wife, be sweet to her, and make her beautiful, Wilson says. But of course, she still remains behind him. As people proudly lead their groomed poodles on gilded leashes into dog shows, so do husbands in Wilson's idea of Christianity lead their adorned wives.

If you make a bird's cage pretty, it's still a cage. If you dress a servant in a pretty dress, she is still a servant; she is still in your control and subordinate to you no matter how much you beautify her and compliment her. In fact, doing so might be an insult to her because you know perfectly well that her role, as far as you and society are concerned, is beneath you. Why pretend otherwise by mocking her with fancy clothes that she couldn't get herself? Why gloss over the truth of subjection with flattery? I don't want to be beautiful in the eyes of men like Wilson; I just want to be free. I'd rather live my life considered by patriocentrists to be the bane, rather than the glory, of womanhood.
 

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