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To the left is the infamous Gothard umbrella illustration for so-called authority and structure in the home. Without going into a detailed critique, note some problems:

The wife does not have direct access to Christ! She must go through her husband! Yikes. So bad. This is not biblical. “For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.” – 1 Timothy 2:5

And the role descriptions…Women certainly protect their families too. And even the celebrated Proverbs 31 woman provides for her family. I could go on, but I will leave it at that.

Here is a new and improved, more biblically accurate, umbrella diagram – made by Amber D’Ann Picota. I can’t seem to find a web site (etc) for her. Let me know if you are aware of a place I could link to her.

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