Solid advice given dishwashers can’t talk. Oh wait, it’s dish washer. My bad.
Try as I might, I was hard pressed to find any Bible verses forbidding men from washing dishes, vacuuming, or generally taking care of his own house. (?) I mean, why would you not want to take care of your own house? I find the entire concept of refusing to clean because of your gender baffling, like that’s nasty. Besides, modern appliances make cleaning super easy – you can even get a robot vacuum cleaner, for goodness sakes. Doing laundry literally just means dumping stuff into a machine that cleans it for you.
The Bible even talks about men cleaning dishes,
“And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down.” (2 Kings 21:13, KJV)
Not sure where Lori is even getting this idea that men should not be expected to help out with house work from when even the Bible expects men at some point to be wiping dishes aka cleaning. Really, if one’s partner is overwhelmed with some aspect of life, it seems natural the other partner would just step in and help however they can but I digress. Lori seems to view marriage as a never-ending battlefield in which husbands and wives are constantly fighting over who does what, rather than a reflection of God’s relationship with us, or even like a mirror of how Christians in general are to act.
Anyway, Paul of the Morgan and Paul Show posted something semi-related to Lori’s nonsense the other month.
This is hilarious because Paul doesn’t have a job and has on multiple occasions demonstrated he can’t even do something basic like watch a YouTube video to figure out how to put together furniture for his pregnant wife (same wife who also had to pack and move everything whilst heavily pregnant. Like I’m not trying to brag or anything but my non-pregnant self convinced several men and women, who I was not dating, to help me move – how selfish is Paul to make his own wife pack up everything. It’s not about being a feminist or capable, it’s about being a decent human being and more so, following the example of Christ who served without expecting anything in return. Christians are told to serve one another in love, and that’s not limited to a specific gender.
Lastly, one can’t both be traditionally masculine and into conservative gender roles, while fulfilling none of those roles. It Paul isn’t really interested in traditional gender roles, or even Biblical marriage. Needless to say, a.) his “job” is in conjunction with his much more interesting wife, Morgan, of whom if she were not part of his ministry, no one would be checking for him and b.) Morgan is the one getting sponsorships, not him, so again… idk but it doesn’t sound like he’s even the breadwinner here.
Dudes like Paul who claim to be about Biblical marriage are not even capable of, or willing, to hold up their end of the Biblical marriage deal, and I don’t get why Christian women put up with this. Even the Bible calls a man who is unwilling to provide for his own family worst than an unbeliever, which is pretty harsh. Like God is basically saying even Godless heathens will, at minimum, take care of their own family. Provision isn’t solely financial either, sometimes it can be spiritual, menial, house-work related, or whatever depending on your individual calling. There’s no shame in taking care of kids or doing housework – that’s not lesser than working a 9 to 5 everyday. Furthermore, there’s no Biblical commandment that prevents women from working, nor any commandment that forbids men from cleaning their own homes and raising their own children.
Anyway, this post has no point other than my blog somehow continues to get a decent amount of traffic despite me not posting anything for like months and I needed to post something that was both low-effort and not related to manga.
TL;DR: don’t marry a dishwasher, or a jobless man. Instead, marry your maid. You won’t have to vacuum or clean dishes, and neither does your husband because you won’t have one. Win-win for everyone.