Steven Sitler

“Such a man is held responsible in a striking way”

‘Then said he unto the disciples, “It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him’ (Luke 17:1–3).

Scandals will come, the Lord says. Nevertheless, the one who brings them is held responsible, and cannot appeal to the ‘way things are,’ or to his own valiant efforts to fulfill the Lord’s prophecy. Such a man is held responsible in a striking way. If he scandalizes ‘one of these little ones,’ it would be better for him to have a millstone tied around his neck and be thrown into the sea. In other words, what is actually going to happen to him is going to be a whole lot worse than that.
Douglas Wilson


Wednesday, July 5, 2017 |

Brave man-child mocks rape victims

Read this and tell me why anyone is still supporting this man with a platform. Vile: — Aimee Byrd (@aimeebyrdhwt) February 24, 2017 The unbelievable blog post in which Doug Wilson believes sex abuse survivors to be liars . . . Continue reading

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 4

“the first priority”

We unfortunately live in a time when child abuse is common, and given the way things are going, tragic instances of it are likely to increase. . . . In the first place, when plausible suspicion arises that child abuse has occurred or is occurring, the first priority is to ensure that it does not continue in the present circumstance, and that it does not continue into the future, in any other circumstance. . . . No conscientious pastor can be willingly complicit in a child having to spend one more minute under the control of his abuser. . . . There are times when an anemic response of a church to a child abuse tragedy is a response that simply makes the blast radius bigger. . . .
Douglas Wilson

“The child actually has a problem dad”

Over the years, I have seen many hard cases of difficult kids not effectively loved by their fathers. Because I don’t see the problem disappearing, I thought I would post a series of short pointed exhortations to a dad who has a problem child. The child actually has a problem dad, but the child doesn’t think that. He is too confused, lost, and hurting to think about much of anything. I am going write these posts in the second person. I have no particular people in view; these problems should be taken as a composite. But I trust that some of those who read these posts here will see the applicability to their own situations. When I am talking about a boy I will call him Jon, and when she is a girl I will call her Mary.
Douglas Wilson