Isn’t it interesting that the scream provided – “We’re not window dressing”, or other such-like is actually into what feminism has turned women. I remember a taunt from elementary school: Johnny and Lisa sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage. It hasn’t been that long, and now we have a culture skipping to the last item of the set and claiming need for assistance, sympathy, etc. There was a reason love and marriage used to be seen as coming before the baby – that was needed to set up a family and provide security for the children. We are now faced with a situation that if properly evaluated by a man, would never result in a marriage. Just think, women provide all the eye appeal one could want, open up for one night stands, and for the unlucky sap who marries one of these, can lose half his income for the next decade or more at the whim of his mate. The stories are plethora. I won’t dwell here. Don’t think this has no effect on the women either. How about feeling used, not truly wanted, no real affection because that is what feminism offers. You get to be independent. Yay! Spend your life alone, fighting against others because of their God given sex and never knowing the caring and affection which could occur if one went back to God’s original design for the family. For those of you who mock at the thought and say that means the female gets to stay in the kitchen pregnant, I offer Proverbs 31. Here are a few excerpts: [b]A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it; (a woman purchasing real estate – it’s in the Bible)
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes. (woman conducting business – it’s in the Bible)
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness. (the Biblical woman isn’t passive)
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
(The city gate is where official business was conducted. The woman is known there.)
The Biblical woman is known for her work and family. Compared to feminists who are known for their threats of legal action and shrillness. Can there be any starker a contrast?
As for spouseinbox and myself. I enjoy God’s provision. It’s wonderful spending time with someone with whom I can discuss and work. We are not competitors (excepting in certain games). I thank God for His blessing packaged in my spouse.