I have never understood how women in the COG allowed themselves to be treated like dirt by the 'all knowing' men that surround them.
Women have suffered under HWA, GTA, Meredith, Flurry, and many under their abusive husbands. I remember many of the single bachelors in Pasadena who had literal lists made up on the qualifications that women needed to have before they dated or married them. It is no wonder why many of them still are not married to this day. They were weird! Just plain weird!
Malm, on his 'Shining Light' blog is continuing his beat down on women. Not only is his theology way off base, but his understanding of women is made many times in complete ignorance. Sometimes I have to wonder if he is one of these perpetual bachelors that still has not had a relationship with a woman or if he is one of these bitter angry men who's wives left them when they got sick of the legalistic BS in the COG?
The church is espoused to Jesus Chirst(sic), the “Called Out” and are presently being watched and tested concrning (sic)their suitability to enter a wife type of relationship with our Lord.
So what kind of wife does our Lord want?
Brethren, we are all to become good wives for Jesus Christ! So, what is a good wife?
If I were choosing a wife today, I would not be looking first at appearance, or skills, or education, or intelligence. The very first matter of concern would be: LOYALTY: can she be trusted. Will she be looking at others? Will she say yes I will do that and then not do it? Will she use the Women’s lib type of self justification and say “I am a woman, I can change my mind whenever I want”? Or is her word her bond?
Ladies, there is no excuse for mind changing or failing to keep promises or disloyalty. Think about what you are committing to BEFORE you speak and then be faithful to your word. To be chosen as a part of the bride of Christ, you men MUST do likewise.
One of the biggest problems is: Emotional Adultery. Physical adultery is intercourse with another besides our mate, it is sexual disloyalty. Emotional adultery is being emotionally attached to anyone other than your mate. How many ladies remain emotionally attached to former friends or parents? I am not saying don’t have friends or abandon parents; I am talking about putting their opinions and advice above your husbands. About having more respect for them than for your husband; about having more concern for them and putting them above your husbands in your affections and secret desires. Such emotional adultery can include friends, hobbies, lust to shop and purchase, or anything that you alow (sic) to come between you and your husband And you men, how many yearn for a former lover or friend, how many put you jobs, or hobbies, friends, or some sport above or much too close to the level of relationship you promised to have with your wives?
Brethren, there has been much emotional adultery among the “Called Out”. You who are frustrated with your wives for admiring others, or spendind (sic) too much time with others and neglecting you, or for spending too much in selfish disregard of the family: look to your own conduct and example!
Hiow (sic) many of you fellows like to be hen pecked by a contentious woman: probably nobody! You wives consider that and learn to control your tongues; you men learn the same thing and gain mastery over what comes out of your mouths.
You men MUST work at being GOOD WIVES of Christ; then you will better understand what is acceptable conduct in the eyes of Almighty God. You wives must also work at being good wives and mothers.