My response to a critique of my article “Marriage without a Helpmate?”

My article “Marriage without a Helpmate?” appeared in the January 2020 issue of Pentecostal Life. Shortly after the magazine’s release, I received an email from Jason Weatherly with an attached critique of the article. I composed a response to which Jason replied. After further discussion by email, Jason and I agreed it would be a good thing to post his original critique and my response on my blog for interested readers. His critique is posted on Jason’s blog (, followed by a post titled “Further Clarity on My Review of ‘Marriage without a Helpmate.'”

Jason and I are acquainted. We are both instructors for Purpose Institute. He is currently studying for the degree Master of Divinity at Urshan Graduate School of Theology, from which I retired as professor emeritus on July 1, 2018.

Neither of us wish to debate by blog, and we anticipate our current posts will be the final ones relating to my article.

If you wish, you can read Jason’s critique and my response below. Several of my comments are too long to be contained within the comment box that comes up at first. When you see a small black triangle on the right side of the page beneath a comment, click on it, and the entire comment will open.

To open the document, click on the link below.

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