“If the numbers we see in domestic violence were applied to terrorism or gang violence, the entire country would be up in arms, and it would be the lead story on the news every night.” – Rep. Mark Green
First there was Paige Patterson who advised battered wives to “elevate” their men to win them over.
Then there was Bruce Ware who contended that wives who are abused are not being “submissive enough” to their husbands.
Then John Piper was asked the following question:
What should a wife’s submission to her husband look like if he’s an abuser?
My husband often remarks that I have more questions than anyone he knows, and you know what – I think he’s right! Regarding this clip, here are my questions for John Piper and the Calvinista crowd.
Why did Piper chuckle after reading the question? Does he now regret it?
What did he mean by “season”? Is that defined as a day, week, month, year(s)?
Why did Piper use a diversionary tactic and mention “group sex”?
What does his response communicate to those who do not know Christ?
How inclined will a young married woman be to join Bethlehem Baptist Church, knowing that if her husband ever becomes an abuser she will have to endure verbal abuse for a season?
What is John Piper teaching a generation of young men about domestic abuse? That the church will not step in until the verbal abuse escalates to physical abuse?
Is he at all concerned about the children who may be witnessing the abuse?
Would John Piper allow his daughter to endure “a season of verbal abuse” before intervening like he has stated for the other members of his church?
Perhaps you have already seen this video since it was posted on YouTube a couple of years ago. Dear readers, would you please watch this clip and share with us your candid response as well as any questions you may have.
Tomorrow we will provide our own opinions about John Piper’s outrageous response. Stay tuned…
Lydia’s Corner: Deuteronomy 9:1-10:22 Luke 8:4-21 Psalm 69:19-36 Proverbs 12:2-3