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Professor describes ‘dad moms’ as ‘man fails’ comment (0)

October 25, 2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Southern Baptist college professor says those families in which the dad stays at home and the wife is the family’s primary breadwinner do not comport with God’s plan for the family revealed in the Bible.

Owen Strachan, assistant professor of Christian theology and church history at Boyce College, the undergraduate arm of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., described “dad moms” as “man fails” in an article in the Spring 2012 issue of the “Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.”

He defended that thesis Sept. 25 in a Moody Radio program debate over the question, “Are Stay-at-Home Dads Violating God’s Design for Men and Women?”

“I would say both men and women bear the image of God and so are fully invested for a life of meaningful service for God,” Strachan said. 

“That’s my starting point, but I would say then from a broad biblical theology that men are called to be leaders, providers [and] protectors and women are nurturers.”

“Women follow men in the home and the church,” he said. “Women are called to the high calling of raising families, given that God blesses them with children and making homes — being homemakers. These are roles that I think Scripture hands down for us pretty clearly in texts like Genesis 3.” 

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