Harmful Risk Aversion: Example II

In Dalrock’s latest post, He Ruined the Surprise, we learn about Jenny. She’s a very typical smart-mouthed and vanity-crazed woman who is in dire need a of being told to sit-down, shut-up, and get to work. She divorced her husband because she was bored, and she’s bored because she’s been taught that she ought to be excited about everything; instead of being taught to bring excitement

10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

to everything she has to do

23 and whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

including her husband.

Unfortunately, it didn’t take very long until the comments of Dalrock’s post were loused up with finger-wagging at the victimized husband and the pastor who tried to stand up for that husband, their congregation (which Jenny polluted with rumors, gossip, and divorce), and for Christ. You can’t do that and then wonder why pastors and husbands aren’t doing their job.

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4 thoughts on “Harmful Risk Aversion: Example II

  1. The Erikson divorce is ultimately a tragic story but MS Erikson chooses not to say why she left Leif though reading various posts, it doesn’t appear he engaged in the usual “sins” which might justify a re-thinking of the marriage. So we’re left to wonder why she left Leif.
    It is a little disconcerting that she presents herself as a Christian conservative but then bails on her marriage. I’m still slapping my head trying to figure out that irony.
    Since we don’t know everything, I’m willing to forgo accusations of great evil but I know this. I’ve got a great son about her age – not yet married. I would so thoroughly dissuade him from having any contact with her if she showed up on his radar. She’s not going to hang in there when the going gets tough (and it always gets tough).

  2. Welcome Seneca.

    The main point of my post is not Jenny’s errors, but that to conservative outsiders, it is so important to themselves to maintain their cred that they will throw their ideological kin under the bus at the merest opportunity.

    Of course, people who divorce for nebulous and fleeting reasons are another (more extreme) example of this.

  3. I don’t see that the pastor did anything wrong at all. He tried to contact Mrs. Erickson, and when she refused to speak with him about it, he naturally went to the head of the home, her husband. I can’t figure out why people are criticizing him.

    My only criticism for the husband might be that now he’s doing things like leaving the church he preferred to attend because his soon-to-be-ex wife wanted him to, and being her coffee-maker bitch. But maybe he’s just trying to placate her so that he can see the children more or something like that.

  4. I went over to Darlock’s based on your link and then headed out from there. She _kissed_ him after she knew she would betray him. Was Judas there helping her along? That Eric goes after the pastor _at all_ is just flat out _vile_. I want to know the name of the Church so I can send a check. If you hear something let me know. I’m guessing given the likelihood of evangelicalism (sorry can’t stand it) the pastor and I wouldn’t get along. But boy-howdy he did EXACTLY the right thing. Rumor my ass.

    In fact I think some of Darlock’s commentors may be right. This may be her new white knight boyfriend.

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