The reason that is such a bad saying is because as soon as you use the word "Christ", you have to define what you mean. A soon as you define it, you are making a creed.
Liberal skeptics have chastised the Old Testament as damnably anti-female, and one of their claimed reasons for this opinion is that the 10th Commandment allegedly depersonalizes a man's wife and daughter by equating them with his ox, his donkey, and his house (Exodus 20:17). The skeptics are helped along in their hostility by the occasional koo-koo Christian ministry that proclaims a man's wife or daughter his "property"! I myself have heard and read such nonsense in a few places. They are the cracked rightward image of koo-koo leftist Christian groups.
Any culture that glorifies anger will be a culture of waste, violence, and failure. "Anger resides in the bosom of a fool", Ecclesiastes 7:9
The world has always slandered Christians who stand by Biblical moral standards (about anything). Christians have been called insane, stupid, uneducated, rubes, reactionaries, enemies of the public good, unpatriotic, and so on. Cain murdered Abel because Abel was righteous. The Sodomites hated Lot, even though Lot was no shining example of consistency, because they knew he belonged to the people of the Lord. Herod cut off John's head because John criticized Herod's marrying his own sister-in-law. The Caesars persecuted Christians because they wouldn't name him "Lord", so he frantically accused them of being subversives. But the Lord doesn't tell us just to take it. He urges us to pray for His protection and deliverance. God includes the "call-down-justice psalms" in the Bible for a reason. We are forbidden to take our own vengeance (Romans 12:19), but we can ask God to avenge. Christ promised to intervene for His people, in Luke 18:8, on the condition of faith. God's promise to Abraham applies to us: those who bless us will be blessed, and those who curse us will be cursed. When you see how messed-up the U.S. has become, don't just lament, complain, and wring your hands! Call on God to clean up this nation!
That is the title of my first tract, published by Crossway Publishing. It's based on the book of Ecclesiastes, and is aimed at people who question why anything matters in light of death and suffering. You can view it, and order it, at www.crossway.org.
In this age, marriage and family rest at the center of God's plan for social order in the world.