For the church to continue to use sexist language and to teach patriarchy as cosmology when there are children in the room is nothing short of child abuse. It teaches young women to trim their sails, to silence any voice of prophecy burning in their breast. No wonder so many women rise from that religious foundation only to find themselves in abusive relationships, with an unsung song, and an un-lived life.

And it leaves young males seeing women as mere helpers in a universe designed for them. No wonder so many young men rise from that foundation to lives of frustration and anger when women cannot play the role of their personal property. It is hard to feel intimacy with a heart full of shrapnel.