Captain and First Officer

Athol is on a roll recently about Captain and First Officer roles, here, here, and here.

My only concern with female-led relationships is that by doing so, the woman unwittingly subverts her primary purpose in having the relationship in the first place. It is very common that wives that end up dominating their husbands, find their attraction for him diminishing over time. I get zero email from husbands who are leading their relationship saying they have a sexless relationship. I get an avalanche of email from husbands who have dominant wives saying they have a sexless relationship. It’s really that simple.

More frequently than not, women are appalled at the realization their sexuality actually works this way. You would think that the $74 trillion dollar romance novel market featuring dominant male leads would have tipped them off.

Read them all.

Related: Taken in Hand has an amazing post on The Subjection of Women

Also: Good Strong Men has a post studded with insightful Testimonials from Happy Women

For the Christian Side of Submission: God’s Plan for Marriage

More Christian Submission: Dalrock skillfully deconstructing Mark Driscoll’s feminist foolishness posing as Christian wisdom

The money quote from deti in the comments with a bonus First Officer reference:

Eph. 5:24-25: “Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her ”

A couple of things about this:

1. Modern wives don’t want to hear this passage. They don’t want to hear even of the concept of wives having marital obligations to husbands at all. They certainly don’t want to hear that they have a duty to submit to a husband.

2. Fueled by feminism, modern American women completely misunderstand and deliberately distort and mischaracterize what biblical submission is. It means she steps into the role of First Officer. It does not mean she is a doormat. It does not mean she has no say in anything. It does not mean she has no input in decisions major or minor. It means only that she must willingly accept his leadership of her and his responsibility for her.


To be fair to Driscoll, his sermon on Marriage and Women takes on the subject of submission rather well.

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