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JP On Leadership in Physical Protection May 3, 2009

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If there is a sound downstairs during the night and it might be a burglar, you don’t say to her, “This is an egalitarian marriage, so it’s your turn to go check it out. I went last time.” And I mean that–even if your wife has a black belt in karate. After you’ve tried to deter him, she may finish off the burglar with one good kick to the solar plexus. But you’d better be unconscious on the floor, or you’re no man.

- John Piper, This Momentary Marriage

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11 Responses to “JP On Leadership in Physical Protection”

  1. Mark Myles Says:

    Awesome & hilarious.
    “You’d better be unconscious on the floor, or you’re no man.”
    That’s so good.

  2. wd Says:

    In all seriousness, what if the husband is blind?

  3. Ariah Fine Says:

    Wow, I remember reading this or hearing it a long while back. I’m a Piper fan in a lot of ways, he was foundational in my Christian upbringing.
    But really? What is un-manly about letting your wife use her abilities (in this situation physical skill), rather then falling into ridiculous gender roles?

    • Danny Smith Says:

      Dear sir, you obviously don’t get it.

      Proverbs 25:2 states…and the glory of Kings is to search a matter out.”

      Take your thoughts about Piper and his influence on your Christian upbringing and search out why Piper would say such.

  4. yipeng Says:

    Woo… that is good stuff! Hahaha…

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  7. Tom White Says:

    Why cant they both go down together and assess the situation? And then bring her black belt skills to bear when appropriate? Who the heck would be thinking about gender roles in this situation anyway – 2 people becoming 1 flesh means they both deal with the situation together, right?

    I think this is going too far as to become legalistic.

  8. HeavenStrayLight Says:

    Greetings,

    This scenario is the reason to own a gun. …and know well how to use it! I’m going to take it a step further. Any man that lets a burglar, or other intruder, get within reaching distance of his family, especially his wife, is no man!

    Oh, and why must it be the man? Eph. 5:23, 25 gives the answer. The husband is the head of the wife. He is responsible to God for her, and his family. Also, the man is to give himself up for her, and his family.

    Discalimer, I am not talking about value or equality in the marraige. Scripture is quite clear that women are not lesser than men, but equal in the sight of God. However, there is a God-ordained order of things, especially in marrage and family.

    God Bless!

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