Jim believes God ordained him as the male leader to control his family. He's married to a woman who had children before they were together and it's been a struggle for him to allow them to be themselves. He feels it's his religious duty to police them. His efforts include locking the kitchen after bedtime in case the… Continue reading Male Headship 1—How it Feeds Narcissism
If any man on this earth desires to claim true Christian headship, this is what it looks like. Photo by Naassom Azevedo on Unsplash Where equality exists, both men, and women should aim for the goal of serving like Christ. For those who grew up with the false doctrine of male headship, I have good news for… Continue reading Male Headship 7—The Headship of Jesus
Have you ever made a mistake, that no one wants to forget it? For thousands of years, people have been saying, “If only Mother Eve had not tasted that fruit, we would all be sitting in paradise right now.” Eve not only has the reputation for being the first to sin, but she has passed her shame down… Continue reading Male Headship 6—The Exoneration of Eve/Ezer
The saying, “It’s a man’s world” is a sad reality. When one half of the human race is treated as less than and not worthy due to a missing chromosome, it gives an arbitrary picture of God. Here are a few of the fallacies fundamentalist Christians and proponents of the false doctrine of male headship claim to… Continue reading Male Headship 5—Adam’s Denial
The first time my mom took me school shopping, she suggested I have a fashion show for Daddy. I twirled around in my new plaid dress until my eye caught the look of disappointment on my father's face When I turned to look at him, his eyes fell to the floor and he asked, "Why are… Continue reading Male Headship 4—A Young Girl’s Perspective
Male headship, polygamy, and slavery have something in common– they have Biblical models and they empower one man to use his power over others. One of the biggest arguments fundamentalist Christians use to support the false doctrine of male headship is the example of the patriarchs in the Bible, but they also practiced polygamy and slavery too. The… Continue reading Male Headship 3—Where Did Male Headship Come From?
When I asked women to share what their definition of male headship is, this was one of the best: "Male headship is patriarchy in a marriage or a society. It's the idea that males should be given some ultimate advantage, priority, or responsibility in decision-making and leadership." There are many variations of male headship which might… Continue reading Male Headship 2—What is Male Headship?