Conquering Modernity reviews “Man of the House”

This is a great review of CR Wiley’s “Man of the House” from a unbeliever who is obviously successful and masculine (deep voice, bearded, broad-shouldered). Mid-way through the video, he discloses that CR Wiley is actually a Christian pastor and then says that he wouldn’t have picked up the book if he’d known its author was Christian because of all the cuckery and garbage he’s read by other Christian pastors.

Aaron Renn makes the point all the time that men are becoming disillusioned with the church partially because the advice they’re getting about women and life from pastors is either non-existent or doesn’t match reality. I found this to be true myself. I had to listen to Tom Leykis to understand women and de-program myself from my Evangelical pedestalization of women. The more I inverted the Evangelical pedestalization, the better I did with women, especially Christian women. Its almost like there’s something biologically common about attraction among all women haha! I discovered the “no female friends” rule from Masculinist #3, the hard way.  I had to explain it to my wife when we were dating since she suggested that we just be friends after becoming a bit wary of some of my many shortcomings.  The result? 13 years of marriage and 3 boys.

Is there a better way to deliver advice to Christian men than Tom Leykis or some of these pick up artists? I hope so, but for now I’m going to refer my boys to some of the reformed pick up artists like RooshV when the time comes since I want to have grandchildren. I guess we should ask pastors Anthony Bradley’s questions. Do you want to continue failing men? Aren’t men a “mission field” just as much as women, or “minorities” or rich urban hipsters?

2 Replies to “Conquering Modernity reviews “Man of the House””

  1. It frustrates to no end that he’s right about the institutional Church’s decline. I would also rather read just about anything except another overpriced piece of advice from somebody as completely disconnected from reality as the average clergyman.

    The advice to “be your own boss” is questionable value, however, comparable (if not identical) to the advice “work in the trades”. For some people it works, for others not. I’ve known several colleagues who went into business for themselves and found it a hellishly unpleasant, hours-consuming burden while I continue working with my hands and enjoying my weekends. If perhaps for less money.

    It’s a mistake to involve one’s wife in the family business. Better, methinks, that she believe you do something impressive that she doesn’t really understand than become contemptuous by over-familiarity. Speaking for the employees, working for a boss’ wife can be a singularly hellish experience.

  2. I’m going to post more on this later since I agree with a lot of what you’re saying. Remember: we’re not going to reverse 100 years of decline in the short term. There are ways of making a household productive without going into business for yourself. There are ways of going into business for yourself as a side-gig. The key is to start thinking past the globohomo corporatocracy and solutions will emerge. If we can’t envision anything different, we’ll keep getting the same. Like MLK says, “I have a dream” haha.

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