(I mean, honestly, what would we do without all the drama!?! Gotta love the drama!)
Making women equal with men will do two things.
First, it will destroy your relationship with your husband and, eventually, with your children. Not to mention you will have trained your daughters to follow suit and prove to the world that they, too, are better than, or at least equal with, their husbands. (Which would be setting them up to fail.)
Second, (like all of that isn't enough) it cheapens the role of the woman. Ladies are not treated like ladies anymore. Men are afraid that they'll be yelled at for being a gentleman because it's demeaning to women.
Men don't hold their tongues anymore in front of ladies, because these so-called "ladies" use worse language and speak of vile things just to prove that they are...what? Manly? Strong? Intelligent? I must be old fashioned, because I can't figure out why in the world any woman would want to act like, think like or look like a man...at all.
I love the story of the gentleman who opened a door for a woman he didn't know. The woman became angry at his gesture and began to tell him in a very loud, rude way that she was not weak and she most certainly did NOT need his help opening the door. The man replied in a strong, yet polite way, "Ma'am, I didn't open that door for you because you are a lady. I opened that door for you because *I* am a gentleman!" And that he was - a true gentleman. And she? A dis-graceful, un-thankful Moron! (just say'n...)
I do my best to make my daughters proud of being girls. I want them to enjoy it. They should be as feminine as they can possibly be. Not mousey and silly. Not flirty half-whits, but lady like, feminine, gentle, caring, loving, wise, decisive and submissive all at the same time.
I want them to know how to make wise, thoughtful decisions for themselves, and yet, know when, how, and to whom they should be submissive. When it's time to laugh, they should most certainly know how to have fun and make the best of the life that they have been given.
We were created to be our husband's help meets. We were not told to go and be the same as them. Nor were we told to go and make them look like idiots so that we can look better, smarter, or more intellegent. In fact, we can make our husbands look better by submitting and honoring them, and when it's all said and done *WE* end up looking better too. Our husbands will depend on us more, trust us better, and look forward to being with us more often when we are feminine, lady like and submissive.
In God's eyes we are equal to our husbands. We are just as important as they are. But we have a much different role. A role I happen to love. I wouldn't trade my place as wife and stay-at-home mama for the world! I guess I'm just old fashioned. :)
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