Mixed feelings 'cause it is a publicly viewable board, but my post might have saved the thread with causing more of an "awww" than a feminist uprising. LOL! But I'll decide by about the same time tomorrow night on this one, if I still feel okay with the thread or just leave it here. Everybody already knows that in a discussion board setting that the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the website owner or owners, or one would hope that's fairly clear 'cause it's a place for public gathering and public input within the spectrum of allowed topics.
And a humor board's going to open the door to a bit of "uh-oh" unless we're going to be so iron fisted around here about a humor board. With the obvious exception of obvious crudity, it's been my experience that that's the least moderated board, and will likely continue to be so. Might bring in some new members just wanting to comment on this particular thread. LOL! And with some of the really excessive demensions of sovereignty that some UR folks have given, I can hear the nonsense now:
"You know, when God gave my wife tongue cancer, that was the quietest 6 months of my life! I was sooo thankful!!"
Or something like that, that you'd just want to shackle someone to the wall and break all of the China in the house over their head over a quip like that. LOL! A wife is someone precious in a guy's life and should never be mocked. Amazing to me when some guys will say that they can't trust any of their wife's decisions! They ought to know, since they chose to marry them!! In a situation like that, that hubby was her first big mistake obviously! I mean, he sure thought she was perfect back in the day, didn't he? Amazing how many guys that first meet a girl that they particularly fancy: they're hoping, praying, and about to the point of begging sometimes that that girl would have time for talking to them. Well, she believed him that she was that special in his eyes. And now what does she get these many years later with him just ignoring what she has to say? Just grieves the Holy Spirit when a woman is stuck in that position years later.
If He'd only been allowed to arrange the marriage, it might have still had this or that to steer through and around and to work together intensely on resolving peacefully and in the best interests of the plan of God and of the relationship, but when He wanted the relationship between them, He's a whole lot quicker with riding His Revelation 19 white horse into the situation to save the day -- if they'll simply stay on the Written Word, keep every care cast upon Him, refuse to be offended, and allow a doubt or two about their own infallibility -- instead of insisting all of the time that it's the other person that's needing to doubt their infallibility rather than themselves. So, I guess if there's a male version, and particularly a Christian male version of a feminist then I are one.
Sometimes on a ministry set of boards it won't necessarily be about "appropriate vs. inappropriate" just as that isn't always the case with any other area of life, whether a type of medicinal treatment, cleansing of the body, relationships, or whatever. But it'll be a matter of timing, for when something is particularly striking and says something to someone. And obviously only the Holy Spirit can cause it to really make that kind of entrance when a person or two needed to see that, and sometimes it might only be for a person or two even if a thousand others are offended at it being uncouth or whatever. The Holy Spirit is quite the stately gentleman, but He's also the One that'll be yelling at Yankee Stadium in front of everybody that He loves someone, like in the closing chapters of the movie "Anger Management".
And how would every knee not bow and every tongue not confess when He's got destined appointments with each individual where He'll do just that kind of thing, as predetermined by His Written Word that's already gone forth, both in Written form and what He said when He said it in releasing it, since sound, and particularly His Sound, never goes away?
Yeah, I'll restore it to the boards 'cause it's an example of HOW NOT TO TREAT a woman, because it betrays the animalistic nature of that kind of treatment of a woman who's got every right to be heard all of the days of her life, barring the rarest exceptions of infirmity or blatant rebellion to God.