Thursday, March 7, 2013
Are We Door Mats?
On the way home last night, my mom and I were talking about this book she's doing with a bible study called "Love and Respect" (If you have any interest in ever getting married or are already married, you should really read this. It's about how men need respect and women need love.), while discussing this, the topic of a woman's place came up.
From my understanding of the Bible the husband is to be the head of the household, the spiritual leader, the final decision maker, the bread winner.Like wise, the wife is to be homemaker, mother, support for her husband. If she thinks he's doing something wrong, she's to bring it to his attention, but ultimately it's his decision.
Now, I understand that not all situations permit all women to be stay at home mothers/wives. Sometimes you have to have that extra income to make ends meet. It's my belief though, that before putting your kids in day care, you look for some type of work you can do from home so that you can still fully be a homemaker.
The wife is to be submissive to her husband. That means that he's in-charge but you use your moral compass and if you feel something is wrong you bring it to his attention. Being submissive isn't about letting him walk all over you, it's understanding that you were made as a help mate, a companion.
With the feminist movement, it seems like everywhere we look, they're pushing strong women. There is absolutely nothing wrong with strong women. The problem comes when she's taking the man's place.
I think it's great that we now have women doctors, lawyers, business women, but ultimately house and home should be first priority once married.