Category Archives: masculinity

Imperfect, sin-tainted obedience

When we work to be about our duty to defend and care for the poor, the orphan, the widow, the alien and the stranger like we see modeled for us by righteous Job in Job 31—when we take action to … Continue reading

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Man’s duty to protect woman: a catechism Q and A

We’ve addressed the issue of man’s duty to protect woman before at greater length, but let’s boil it down still further into the form of a catechism question and answer, to make it easier to commit to memory. Q: How … Continue reading

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The head of the table is a place of service

When you have guests over to your home, sit at the head of the table. This is a place of honor, it is true, but it is also a place of responsibility and service: it is the place where you … Continue reading

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97 theses on man’s duty to protect woman

When a man loves a woman he will lay down his life to defend her, just as Christ loved His Bride and gave Himself up for Her. Men have proudly fulfilled this duty from time immemorial, demonstrating what A. A. … Continue reading

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Hotel fires, plane crashes, and man’s duty to protect and help

Doug Dyment over at has a couple of generally helpful articles about how to be prepared in case of a hotel fire (PDF) or plane crash (PDF), but there’s an enormous problem with them—they assume that your whole purpose … Continue reading

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