Pence is Right on Being Alone with Women
Don Boys, Ph.D.
Radical women are attacking Vice-President Mike Pence for not having lunch with a woman without his wife being present. Nor will he go to an event that serves booze if his wife is absent. One female tweeted, "So the GOP is up in arms over Sharia law, yet Mike Pence won't have a business meal with a woman that's not his wife. Sure, that checks out." The female penman er, penwoman obviously is ignorant about Sharia law.
Sharia requires death to any Muslim who converts to Christ; sexual mutilation of young females; honor killings if a Muslim family is "dishonored" by a female member's rape; no criticism of Islam; men can have four wives, etc. Sharia is already in Europe and is a growing embryo in America and will be in full bloom if such non-thinkers above have their way.
Another female writer declared, "he believes they [women] remain such fallen, lascivious things that he can't possibly be in a room alone with them, it says less about his faith and more the fact he sees women as lesser beings." The fact is she doesn't know what he believes. If he really believes the Bible as he declares then he believes women and men are fallen beings capable of all kinds of evil. And the female critic put words into his mouth when she charges him of seeing women as "lesser beings." As usual, liberals and progressives are the most dishonest, desperate, and doleful people alive.
Pence's concern over his marriage is admirable and should be emulated by every man. After all, no one will have a reason to make unfounded accusations if he follows that practice. If he is always faithful to that practice, he will never degrade his office, destroy his marriage, decimate his children or disgrace his Lord.
Pence is also castigated for calling his wife, Mother. Of course, the know-nothings in the media don't know that such a practice is common in many homes as a part of teaching and reminding children to call her Mother. This failure only highlights the lack of sophistication and education on the part of progressives–i.e., haters of decency and normalcy.
Critics of Pence's practice are oblivious to the many members of congress who came to Washington, leaving their families back in the hinterland, only to wind up in bed with some floozy. Sexual immorality is possible with any two humans, so sane people will be careful, not careless; thoughtful, not thoughtless; and realistic, not reckless. Of course, this practice should be followed in every profession!
Billy Graham and Jerry Falwell made it a practice to never be alone with a woman who was not a relative. In that respect, they were right on target. No doubt, they practiced that for the same reason I have always done so: because none of us are 100% reliable until we are dead and because of the possible appearance of wrongdoing.
As a young youth worker, I passed young ladies standing in the rain at bus stops lest I be seen alone with them in my car. While that seems extreme, I was never involved in a scandal in an occupation that is rife with scandals. I would do the same thing if I were starting out today. Through the years, I never put myself in a position where I might break my marriage vows or give my critics a reason to falsely accuse me. We are not to give any person a reason to suspect or accuse us of evil.
I have very dear lady friends who have contributed much to who I am. However, I would never consider taking one out to dinner, or rubbing their backs, or even hugging them. It would be presumptuous of me and untoward of me. One thing is sure: if you don't hug them, you won't sleep with them. This generation, especially young ladies, seem to hug everyone–even the mailman. A kind, gentle, friendly smile along with a handshake can convey love, friendship, appreciation, etc., as well as a hug but without the danger. And it is not realistic to minimize the danger.
I have never been a "hugger" but in recent years, I have broken that rule for old and dear friends. So, I am not a purist about hugging but I am prudent.
Yes, Jesus dealt with women but there is not one example of Him being alone with a woman in a private place. Besides, I'm not Jesus. What's wrong with being wise, not fearful, but wise? Why not have women counselling other women? All pastors, psychiatrists, therapists should have windows in office doors? Why not have your wife as an assistant?
The Apostle Paul knew there was danger in very close physical relationships. He told us to flee youth lusts. Moreover, the biggest reason I believe in being very careful about cross gender relationships is the appearance of evil. Paul warned in 1Thessalonians 5:22, "Abstain from all appearance of evil." We cannot permit other people to control our lives but we must control our own by being circumspect in our relationships. Furthermore, I fall back on my lifetime principle of "being too narrow rather than being too broad." That is a good rule-of-thumb that usually works.
I read a blog by a woman who promotes cross gender relationships and it was fraught with problems. She admitted that her new husband (after she divorced her first one who was a skirt chaser) had chosen to take her last name. That is not traditional or scriptural. When God married Adam and Eve, their name was Adam. Genesis 5:2 reveals, "Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created."
Plus, since the husband is the head of the family, she should take his name. He is responsible for her provision, her safety, and her debts.
Why would one not want to be with a wife/husband? A wife is a completer of her husband and a husband is a protector of his wife. I have no desire to have a relationship that excludes my wife. Why would I willingly put myself in the place of temptation? I don't trust myself since God says that it is difficult to know your own heart.
A husband is not complete without his wife, and a wife is not complete without her husband; so if I am complete, I don't really need anyone else. God created Adam and Eve and God said unto them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth" but Adam could not do it alone! Eve completed the plan that made mankind possible. Gen. 2:18 tells us that God said that it is not good for man to be alone so He created Eve for him and for the world. God said, "I will make him an help meet for him." God had created a lion and a lioness, a tiger and a tigress, etc. but Adam was alone. When God presented a naked Eve to Adam who basically said, "Hot diggity dog, that is exactly what I've been looking for."
Or something to that effect.
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(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives; ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis, wrote columns for USA Today for eight years; authored 15 books and hundreds of columns and articles for Internet and print media publications; defended his beliefs on hundreds of talk shows. These columns go to newspapers, magazines, television, and radio stations and may be used without change from title through the end tag. His web sites are www.cstnews.com and www.Muslimfact.com and www.thegodhaters.com . Contact Don for an interview or talk show.)