Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Doug and Nancy on Complementarian Family Life

"A two-year-old boy should be taught to respect his baby sister because she is a girl. A five-year-old boy should be required to say "yes, ma'am" to his mother simply because she is a woman. Young boys need to be taught to stand when a woman enters the room. They should be taught to hold open doors for women. They should seat their mother at the dinner table. These are not arbitrary or random cultural practices which have no meaning. They are a constant daily reminder to males -- whose lusts when unmortified always degrade women -- that women must not be degraded, but rather honored."

Doug Wilson, Future Men: Raising Boys to Fight Giants

"Just as men need respect from their wives, so sons need respect from their mothers and sisters. Of course, respect to your son will look different than respect to your husband, because your son is not in authority over you, but it is respect nonetheless. . . . Mothers, remember that Dad is the head. You must not take your duties of obedience lightly. Your son will respect you when you respect Dad. And sons should hear often from Mom's lips what a great Dad they have. This is important in growing healthy sons. Mothers must also learn how to respect their sons, and they must teach their daughters to respect their brothers. This not only prepares daughters to be practiced in giving respect, but it also teaches sons what they want to look for in a wife."

Nancy Wilson, Praise Her in the Gates: The Calling of Christian Motherhood

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