Julie Anne over at Spiritual Sounding Board has a scathing (and hilarious) analysis of part one of a marriage series Tim and David Bayly posted back in 2007 (based entirely on a misreading of Proverbs 30:18-19). Here’s an excerpt from the Baylys’ own post, which they entitle Wooing as Warfare*:
The young man who pursues marriage enters a foreign land where he wages war. On the hinges of that battle lie happiness or shame.
But though a potential bride may be deeply loved, she’s also at some level the foe. To achieve victory the young man must not only win her, he must defeat her and her family, snatching her from their bosom, converting her to himself, breaking her natural bonds with father and mother, brother and sister, nurse and friend, dog and home. There’s little that’s tender about it.
It’s a simple message for those seeking a wife: if you…
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