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Federal Husband by Douglas Wilson
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it was amazing
bookshelves: christian-living, christian-family, theology

It ought to be fundamentally obvious to all biblically minded Christians that the gravest need we face in the 21st century is that of godly masculinity. Pastor Wilson has, in 100, or so, pages poignantly cast a vision for what it means for a man to be the "head of the home".

Godly manhood has enemies on either side, but both seek his emasculation. On one side is egalitarianism and feminism in its quest to blur the distinctiveness between male and female. On the other side is legalistic misogyny, which aims to be manly through arbitrary (often unbiblical) rules, strictness, and overbearing bullying. Both errors will render impotent the man who embraces these false ideologies.

The Bible must be the only rule of life for the Christian man. Wilson highlights the fact that the role of a husband is more than titular, it is an office; and an office of representation at that. This is the "federal" part of it; a man represents his family before God, which means he also bears responsibility for the state of his marriage, children and household.

This really is a must read, especially for men. It will make the squeamish pansy of fleshly desire squirm, and it will provoke repentance, correction and encouragement in a man's walk of faith.

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Reading Progress

June 14, 2016 – Started Reading
June 14, 2016 – Shelved
June 14, 2016 –
page 20
June 20, 2016 – Shelved as: christian-living
June 20, 2016 – Shelved as: christian-family
June 20, 2016 – Shelved as: theology
June 20, 2016 – Finished Reading

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