Invariably, the subject of headship and patriarchy elicits an emotional response, particularly from women, that borders on volcanic. The feelings that explode to the surface quickly override the facts of what Scripture teaches.
As a general rule, I have long taught my family that facts always trump emotions. Or, another way I have often said it, feelings will always fail you. The reason is because feelings are subject to change. Facts are not.
Pretty much any subject can be taken and evaluated both emotionally and factually. As an example, murder can be justified by feelings. Maybe the perpetrator was just totally fed up with someone and hated their guts to the point that they commit murder. They may justify it with their feelings, but in a court of law, the facts will show that they broke the law. Facts will trump feelings! Continue reading “Facts v Feelings”