[quote=Maranatha]I think this gets to the root of the problem. It certainly seems like a cast system.
I think it’s important that we don’t mistake what’s going on by looking at the world only in terms of our current culture. Our current culture is attempting to diminish women by denying that which makes us different as having intrinsic value. In the 60’s and 70’s there was a great hue and cry for “equality” focusing on male dominant areas of society, most especially with regards to work, pay and promotion. Little was done to protect those areas of our lives that have been traditionally female.
As a result, woman who finish college and get started in lucrative careers, often have difficulty with their spouses if they desire to stay at home to raise their children. Many men have bought into the lie that for their wives to be “adult” means for them to leave the home and bring in a paycheck.
We spoke of choices, allowing women to live the lives they felt called to and yet there was nothing done to protect what was ours to begin with, the assurance that while we raised our children in secure homes that we had a husband who understood his role as provider.
I think it’s important that we accept the beauty of the world as God has given it to us.
Oh, by the way, I have no problem with women who chose to, or have to work while raising their children. Or even women who have not children to raise, for whatever reason. God has his plan for each of us, and it is our responsibility to follow it to the best of our ability. I also think that we should be paid fairly for our effort and our contributions. So, I do not begrudge much of the work that has been done to protect women in the work place.
But I am sad that we’ve lost so much that had been in place to protect the woman who understands her particular role to be wife and mother.