Because Christianity is bigger than Biblical manhood or Biblical womanhood (Blog of Retha Faurie)

  Premise 1) Some complementarians and patriarchists subscribe to the notion that women could not teach men, as women are too easily misled, and may thus lead the men the wrong way.

  Premise 2) Children, because of their lesser knowledge and experience, are more easily misled than men.

  Conclusion A): The women-are-too-easily-misled crowd should not let women teach children.

 Premise 3) Home schooling mothers are women who teach children.

 Conclusion B, from conclusion A and premise 3): The women-too-easily-misled crowd should not allow mothers to home school.

I think the supporters of “women are too easily misled, so they should not teach men”, allow women to teach children because, at heart, they believe children are not as important as men. That is completely unbiblical:

Mat 18:1-6  At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Except for being unbiblical, it is also illogical. Half of all children are very young men. And what a boy (very young man) learns will influence his actions when big. Why would it be okay to teach a boy wrong views, but not a man?

If women are too easily deceived to teach men who already know many truths to counter deception, they should not home school those who know no truths to counter deception. As far as I can see, a consistent complementarian/ patriarchist have one of these choices:

    1) Drop the notion that women are too easily deceived to teach men.

OR

    2) Find a schooling option that does not involve any female teachers – neither the mother nor anyone else.

OR

    3) Admit that your view has more to do with power than with being misled: By stopping half of all adults, including the wife who is closest to him, from teaching him anything, the man has more power, more of an excuse to do things his way. And by letting his submissive wife home school, he has more power over his children, with nobody teaching them any notions that oppose his.

So, complementarians: Which is it?

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Comments on: "Why some complementarians/ patriarchists should not home school" (1)

  1. I think they just believe that women are too incompetent to teach anything beyond grade school material and domestic skills. Some insist that women (mothers) shouldn’t teach males (their sons) who’ve reached adolescence. And many also do believe that women can’t teach some subjects, even to other women.

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