I think the basic instinct in favour of a truly female balancing influence on spiritual life is correct (including the criticisms of this being lacking in Christianity) – although the usual materialist way this feminine impulse has come through into current culture is perversely opposite to what is needed; and has made things vastly and intractably worse.
-thus Bruce Charlton.
Don’t know that I agree. Certainly the feminization of the churches is real, as is the fact that women have higher activity rates in religions than men, even in our fairly masculine church.
But perhaps the problem is that the churches are feminizing for women, instead of feminizing for men. A big attraction of the institution of marriage is the way it introduces femininity into a man’s life, while still letting him be masculine. Even while enhancing his masculinity.