Taken from Psalm 78,
Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
incline your ears to the words of my mouth!
I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings from of old,
things that we have heard and known,
that our fathers have told us.
We will not hide them from their children,
but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.
It reminds me that the spirit of this age and our anti-father culture will not prevail upon the faithful because God will not forsake us. He has equipped those who love Him with the knowledge necessary to withstand even divorce-happy judges, schools, police, legislators, men, and women.
But I write this blog for present and future Christian husbands and fathers. Comments from women will be deleted. My hope is that this will encourage a more brotherly atmosphere. It is doubted in my mind if there has ever been a time or place where men (even Christian men) could talk frankly–and hear earnestly–in the presence of audible women (even Christian women).
Women will probably still read here. They may continue to “Like” posts. They might be in my “Blogs I Read” list. I like women very much, and enough of them like me, but we are made in such a way that men will always react to a woman’s presence, and while it is easy for me to police that tendency in myself, I know it is not for others. This is a grace to men, for a change.
As this goes forward, I won’t be preemptively adding past female commenters to the “moderated” list. My method will be to unapprove them as I see them, and as I am able to discern the commenter is a woman. Some may dress themselves in men’s names and sneak through, but even as they do so they remove the impact of men reacting to a female presence. It would be a meaningless victory for the pretender.
Picked up your trail on Dalrock’s blog. I know what you mean about “guys reacting differently in a woman’s presence,” and even said almost as much recently on Facebook to the local BSA counsel crowing about adding girls to Cub Scouts. It’s not that girls shouldn’t learn outdoor skills (as they questioned my motives in calling it a monumentally bad idea), but that the Boy Scout and Cub Scout programs are for teaching boys MANHOOD, not just CAMPING, and that girls will have no use for such lessons while the boys receiving them alongside of the girls will miss ’em entirely by female distraction.
But what does TWHHAK stand for?
Things We Have Heard And Known