“Unless someone holds him accountable, he’s likely to become more abusive. Men who abuse believe they have the right to control their partners. We call it entitlement. They believe they have rights women don’t have, and are entitled to have their way, to be served by their women, and to dictate their partner’s behavior.”
“Some men use the Bible, God, or the church to justify their behavior, and others claim special rights because they make the money or because they are the man of the house.” Quoted from page 142 of Behind the Hedge by Waneta Dawn.
Unless someone HOLDS THEM ACCOUNTABLE. They are likely to become more abusive.
“Men who choose to control their spouses, are more likely to increase their demands if their partners are yielding. At first the men may appear satisfied, but in time they raise the bar and demand more. And sometimes they totally change the rules.” (Behind the Hedge)
We were submitting, and nobody was doing anything about the Danvers Statement or the fact that women can’t preach or be a deacon. There were a few blogs, and a complaint here and there. So why did Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary drag out the Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Biblical Womanhood and adopt it October 29, 2009?
Is it because our religious leaders are becoming more abusive?
What will they bring out next? And will we take it? What will your church do? What will they expect you to kneel down to? How will you know if your church, or a seminary, is becoming more abusive?
The Freedom for Christian Women’s Coalition is holding them accountable. We are holding our churches accountable, the Council on Biblical Manhood and Biblical Womanhood accountable, and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and all those who seek to subdue women, we are holding accountable.