Oh man. So I was looking at the website for the John Eldridge gender ridiculousness franchise today because I was talking about it with a friend. And, of course, I started making fun of it. So I thought I’d invite you along.
So they have retreats. Retreats to discover together with others your gendered soul, primarily through watching movies, journaling, crying, etc. If you’re a man you get dirty, if you’re a woman, it seems, you get pretty. Check out the design on the site – it’s really polarizing. Evidently women like flowers and men like D-day. And here’s the funniest thing (well, in competition for it): the last paragraph on the women’s retreat description:
“Unfortunately this retreat is not designed to offer childcare and it is not able to provide for nursing moms. We do pray that God would supernaturally provide for your children while you are away and for nursing moms, we pray with all our heart that Jesus would make a way for you to participate in a future retreat.”
That’s right. God is going to SUPERNATURALLY take care of your children!!! Evidently their father will be too busy battling things or something. Don’t worry. Come discover your core desires for romance and to be a nurturer. As your children get fed and washed by God’s hand. Because, obviously, there’s no other way to deal with this problem. Also, then men’s retreat says nothing about childcare at all. It would be more funny if it wasn’t so sad.