Welcome to part four of the series Feigned Feminism Friday! If you are just joining me, start here to catch up.
Last week I began answering this question: Why does today’s brand of feminism frown on women staying home to raise a family?
I’m starting with reason two today. (You can find reason one here).
2. Modern feminism has the conception that a woman staying home to raise a family is devalued, subjugated, and not living up to her full potential.
I’m going to beat about the bush in order to get to a point. Bear with me. Strap on your thinking cap while we employ some Winnie the Pooh philosophy and think, think, think.
Let’s start in the book of Romans, chapter 1:
“21 Because when they knew and recognized Him as God, they did not honor and glorify Him as God or give Him thanks. But instead they became futile and [c]godless in their thinking [with vain imaginings, foolish reasoning, and stupid speculations] and their senseless minds were darkened.
22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools [professing to be smart, they made simpletons of themselves].
23 And by them the glory and majesty and excellence of the immortal God were exchanged for and represented by images, resembling mortal man and birds and beasts and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their [own] hearts to sexual impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves [abandoning them to the degrading power of sin],
25 Because they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is blessed forever! Amen (so be it).(C)
26 For this reason God gave them over and abandoned them to vile affections and degrading passions. For their women exchanged their natural function for an unnatural and abnormal one,”
Humanism is the worship of men, rather than God. It says the height of morality is simply living by the laws of men, a practice recommended by Socrates.
We have vain imaginings, sister, foolish reasoning and stupid speculations. Our senseless minds become darkened as we try to be like the opposite sex. We dishonor our bodies, physically, spiritually and emotionally when we don’t walk in the gifts given to us women. Trying to be what we are not is unnatural and abnormal.We exchange what is natural for unnatural. It causes stress on our bodies, it exhausts us and can make us physically sick.
Idolatry is sometimes birthed out of abandonment and rejection. This leaves us stuck in Glasser’s first need, survival or Driekur’s mistaken goal , if you are not paying attention to me, I am not valuable.
Homemaking is a hidden job, most of the work is never seen nor acknowledged and the satisfaction that comes from a job well done must be internal and not external. When we begin to worship the creature (ourselves or the approval of others), we become unnatural in our affections.
Women are designed to nurture, to be bearers of wisdom, to be multitaskers, to encourage, to pray with patience, make the home (and the world) beautiful. We are the mothers of life. We bring life. We make a home beautiful or ugly. We can make our homes a comfortable safe haven. I don’t mean we are all professional decorators, I mean the beauty of home when hubby comes home after a hard day, that mom sense, the wisdom and discernment that your kiddo needs some words of insight or time to de-stress.
“That problem is a frequent one, especially with women over marinated in the most negative beliefs of the women’s movement-that is that society and men will oppress; they are the enemy; do not submit; terminate or dominate. And men are easily dominated with negativity from their women.”- Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Women use the power of influence negatively and homes are destroyed. We demand our rights, privileges and leave our offspring in the pursuit of happiness instead of the pursuit of purpose given to us. We believe the lie served to us in the form of humanism, man is God or in this case, women.
Women, there is an enemy out there and it is not man (though he often works through men), it is the serpent who swaggered up to Eve and told her God didn’t care enough. Her Father had lied, he hissed, there was something better for her and God was holding out on her. She bought it, hook, line and sinker. Now, he prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking who he may devour. He steals, kills and destroys. He plants ideas, theologies, vain philosophies into the minds of his prey, nipping at women’s heels, rendering them impotent, or worse, potently poison.
“This is the true beginning point-God, He is the one who created babies bursting with life and the mamas who love to care for and watch over them. He brought forth from His imagination the most beautiful garden, threw galaxies of stars into orbit, and painted our world with color. In keeping with His character, He must have intended something beautiful in creating a woman with the ability to give life, nurture with love and cultivate the soul of a precious human being entrusted into her hand.”- Sally Clarkson
Dear one, this article is not to bash you over the head if you work outside the home. This is a reminder of the original design and plan of what God intended for women, to use their power of influence for good and not to be ashamed to answer the question, “What do you do for a living?” If God has put it on your heart to be a manager of your home and not to work outside of the home, don’t be ashamed, walk in the natural gifts that God has given you. You are valuable. Modern feminism telling you that your value is ONLY outside the home is wrong. I’ll end with a quote from C.S. Lewis:
“The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career. ”