Skip to comments.Michele Bachmann is Not Running for Wife-in-Chief
Posted on 08/12/2011 2:16:46 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
...Of course, Bachmann knows what every Christian woman knows the theological richness of submission is a counterintuitive scriptural principle that defies a 30-second response
...The concept of submission is a bit more nuanced than our feminist sisters understand. Christian women are under the authority of their husbands. Submission is, as John Piper put it, the disposition to follow a husbands authority and an inclination to yield to his leadership. This means that the man is the spiritual head of the household, that he should take initiative to make the family better, and lead with love.
However, the head of the household role doesnt apply to the details of her job.
When a woman has a career, she has obligations in the eyes of God and man to fulfill that role. In my own life, Im a wife, a mother, an editor for a magazine, and a celebrity collaborator. Even though Im a conservative Christian wife, it would be absurd for my husband to grab my manuscript and say, As the leader of this household, I demand that you delete this paragraph, which would be better suited for chapter two. Hes my husband, not my boss.
However, this doesnt mean that husbands dont have a say-so over their wives professional aspirations. I frequently have to sort through which writing jobs to take and which to decline. On one occasion, my husband told me directly that writing a certain celebritys story was not going to be good for our family. Even though Id already started the process of interviewing (and wanted to take the job), I declined. Since then, as Ive seen other writers struggle with the task, its apparent that my husbands inclination was correct. In this case especially, I was thankful for his leadership.
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Low blow question.
None of our business how she acts in her marriage.
I thought she gave a fine answer.
I see that she’s still Glenn Beck’s top pick.
I loved her answer. She lifted up her husband and herself at the same time.
To me, the question attacks her faith. “Wives, be submissive to your husbands. Husbands, love your wives as Christ loves the Church.” And, yes, she gave the perfect answer. Frankly, she looked taken aback to me when asked, a bit like Sarah when Couric asked her, basically, whether she reads.
These questions that imply the political nature of Christian beliefs are not fair game, except for the political implications of our laws contrary to Christianity. No other religion gets that snootiness. I don’t know who the h* these people think they are, but they are not worth my time.
I see I am getting contrary in this answer. It’s not directed at you, CC. Hope you know this.
I thought she was sharp and on Point in the debates and trashed Timmy boy,He is done!And She looked great,BTW Lincoln was where when he got elected President?
That was my first thought. But on reflection, it was about a statement she made, and you know she was going to have to address it eventually. Better to ask it now, so she could answer it straight up, and hopefully put it to rest.
Some complained about the fight between she and Pawlenty but it needed to be done. He’s pretty much done and she showed that she can stand on her own against the big boys.
T-Paw is as lame as his jokes. His only contribution so fare was coining “Obamneycare”, which he backpedaled away from in the first debate like the wimp he is. He must have caught flak for that, so he defended it this time. But he never really answered Michele’s attacks about backing a healthcare mandate, because he can’t. He’s toast.
Yes that Idiot has been sniping at her,He had his chance,but after that,LOL He was throwing punches and pulling back a Nub ,I am sure the boy has had enough.
I saw her alone fighting for us in the house against overwhelming odds and She Never Quit,that is not in her makeup,She is like a wolverine ,you get one of those on your case leave,Indians would move their village.
So many pagans misunderstand this and think a wife promises to be submissive to ALL men.
MAY THIS NEVER BE!
Backman could have replied, “The Bible teaches a wife to be submissive to her husband. You are not he.”
I didn’t buy his “You have no record” tactic because the RINOs and democrats tried the same thing with my congressman. His first two years in congress were as a freshman in Nancy Pelosi’s house.
Frankly at this point, just standing up to the idiocy we see in congress is a better record than going along to get things done.
“GO GET THEM MICHELE!!
LMAO Great one!
Your post gave me the idea.
“I didnt buy his You have no record tactic because the RINOs and democrats tried the same thing with my congressman. His first two years in congress were as a freshman in Nancy Pelosis house.
Frankly at this point, just standing up to the idiocy we see in congress is a better record than going along to get things done.”
Exactly ,Plus She has an Outstanding voting record,I have watched her for years take the fight to them.
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