It's important to shift our thinking, men. Are we dedicated to the cause of lifting women up to their rightful place in the Church and in the world? Are we committed even if it means we could potentially better do it from the sidelines? Are we willing to step aside to make room?
What makes a man turn egalitarian? What’s in it for us? What lead me to change and flip from a doctrine which is widely-held, and “biblically faithful”? Normally I’d look to the past, and list the people who challenged me, the pivotal moments or epiphanies that turned me in this direction. I believe experience is […]
I've learned a lot from listening to women, and very little from speaking. I've learned the most from seeing others' mistakes and observing how they responded when made aware of them. Many of these mistakes fall into definite categories, I've found, so I would like to list them out here for the readers' benefit.
We had the talk after our first kiss. I sat on his couch and listened to his almost-tearful confession about a past relationship; when I haltingly told him the dirty details of my own makeout sessions with my last boyfriend, he was relieved. “Oh, that’s nothing,” he said, apologizing again for his indiscretions years ago. […]
I’d like to talk today about one ramification of equality in marriage that may not come easily to many men coming out of a traditional gender role environment. I’ve certainly had to learn this lesson the hard way, and I’m not even going to pretend to have arrived at a state of enlightenment here – more like a daily war of attrition with laziness. I don’t want to project too much, so I’ll talk to myself here, and maybe folks can follow along if they see themselves in my monologue.