Who Needs Men in Church?
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(06-07-2016, 05:38 AM)formerbuddhist Wrote: I know that compared to Catholicism and Protestantism,Orthodoxy,Orthodox Judaism and Islam are more deeply rooted in their Traditions for the most part, and they are far more radical in asking for a lifestyle change and a break with the world. Is this it though?

I think that may be part of it, though these faiths also tend to maintain more distinct gender roles as well.  Mainline Protestantism abandoned those years ago and, as the article says, Catholicism has gone done that road some distance as well.  The more I ponder my role as husband and father, the more I think that there is something in the male psyche that is hardwired to be a provider and protector.

If the article is right about the children of devout fathers having a greater chance of maintaining their faith into adulthood, then part of the modern crisis of the Church is the lack of lay male involvement.
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Who Needs Men in Church? - by PrairieMom - 06-06-2016, 09:06 PM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by divinesilence80 - 06-06-2016, 11:00 PM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by introvert - 06-07-2016, 01:04 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by formerbuddhist - 06-07-2016, 05:38 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by Pilgrim - 06-07-2016, 10:09 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by PrairieMom - 06-07-2016, 10:10 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by PrairieMom - 06-07-2016, 10:23 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by Zubr - 06-07-2016, 10:59 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by Pilgrim - 06-07-2016, 09:07 PM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by introvert - 06-08-2016, 12:46 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by Pilgrim - 06-08-2016, 10:38 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by introvert - 06-08-2016, 12:25 PM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by PrairieMom - 06-08-2016, 03:00 PM
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