Better shut up about male hormones...

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Classical Christian schooling and Classical Conversation homeschooling moms have been freaking out over what they claim is my promotion of feminism here. I've tried to defend myself, saying I didn't mean them harm and I really wasn't fomenting feminine rebellion, but they won't listen...

Since the post went up, I've had to submit to non-stop haranguing by text and FB and e-mail. Stuff like this:

You know very well you are trying to get us to be helpful to our husbands, and that's just not right! Our husbands are the perfect patriarchs. They never irritate us. They never do anything but bless us and our family! And our vacations? They're heaven on earth!

And about those hormones?

MY GODLY husband has never said a WORD about MY hormones. He would never think, let alone say, something so ungentlemanly. He's my provider. He's my prince. He's my knight in shining armor! All the women at church wish they had such a godly husband and such perfect children.

And by the way, I have never drunk my husband's Kool-Aid. I run the kitchen and so I make the Kool-Aid—all of it. And my husband loves to drink my Kool-Aid.

Ask him. See if I don't tell him all the time what a godly patriarch he is! All the time...

You heard the one about how many feminists it takes to change a lightbulb?

That's NOT funny.

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(The above is tongue-in-cheek, written as a help to unhelpful wives.)

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

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