Sunday, June 15, 2008

Survive or Thrive?

Our culture is involved in a serious battle for the family. The more I read about feminism in the words of feminists the more I am shocked-they are not in anyway guarded about their agenda. They want to 'liberate' the woman from her God ordained role in the home, destroy men, place children under the care of the government, destroy personal property, and enslave us all to a Socialistic State. Unfortunately, the church has also bought this destructive lie, some promote it outright, denying the authority of the Inspired Word of God, others unwittingly promote the destructive force of feminism by not understanding the role of women as ordained by God and as a result of their ignorance they are following the feministic culture around them. However, in His grace God is opening the eyes of His people to understand what the scriptures teaches about the family. Things seemingly so plainly stated and yet we breeze over them as we study the scriptures. As we seek to revive God's plan for women daughters are wanting to know, what does the scripture say about our role? 'Honor your father and mother', yes we know, but is that it? Most would say yes, but I believe differently. If the role of being a wife and mother is taken so seriously by God that He would warn us to be faithful to our posts so that His word is not blasphemed (Titus 2:4-5) don't you think He would desire that we spend time learning how to fill those roles? Woman's role involves submission, sevice, diligence, joy, faithfulness (1 Cor. 11:3, 14:34-35; Titus 2:4-5; 1 Peter 3:1-6; Eph.5:22-24; Gen. 2:18 & 22; Proverbs 31:10-31) in return we receive the blessings of learning and protection (Neh. 4:14 & 8:3; Numbers 30:3-16; Eph. 5:25). Why do we automatically assume that we are only to apply these principles of womanhood after marriage? Why do we assume that until she has a husband a woman is atonomous? Why do we believe that we will just 'know' how to live on a budget, cook, efficiently clean, patiently care for and train children, and happily submitt to a husband when we are married? These are things that must be carefully cultivated during our youth.
This blog was originally established to encourage daughters who understand this and are seeking daily to apply it. Most specifically, I wanted to encourage daughters who have chosen to remain home under their father's protection and authority during this phase of life.
To this end I have been seeking to put toegher a small series of interviews with other Christian young women who have choosen to embrace the biblical model for the family and are remaining home while serving and preparing for the future.
I hope that you are blessed and encouraged by the testimonies of these fellow pilgrims.

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