"I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. For some are already turned aside after Satan." —1st Timothy 5:14
Prior to the 1960s women stayed home. Rarely did they work if they were married. Most women looked forward to the day when they managed a home and raised children like their mothers and grandmothers before them. This is not to say that women were dumb or uneducated and fit for nothing else. Actually quite the opposite were true, women of that time were very well educated. My great grandmother graduated summa cum laude from Oglethorpe University in the late 1800s. She certainly was not dumb. Nor were any other women who were to run a home. Running a home requires much knowledge and the ability to apply it. Something happened in the late 1960s and that something was the full blown force and movement called Feminism. While it was active and growing prior, the 60s was when it hit full force. This movement has ruined every generation of women and men since that time. Feminism is not to be confused with women's rights. Women's rights are basic human rights that everyone is born with. The right to be treated respectfully as a human being. Feminism on the other hand demands that women be equal to men. This rejects God's lawful order and authority in which women are to be help meets to men. Feminism teaches women that they are oppressed and have no value or worth unless they behave and act like a man. Feminism has confused men as to what their role in society is. Men are afraid to be men and be the heads of their family because they have been raised to think that this is oppressive behavior. Feminism in society has taught women that in order to have any worth they must get out of the home and be like men. What has happened is that women are now trying to play dual roles and are in a constant battle against themselves. Many career women spend their days wishing to spend more time at home raising their children. Instead, they think that if they do that then they are nothing more than slaves. They are in constant conflict with themselves. Unfortunately society has almost made it so that families cannot live without two incomes. I blame the feminist movement for this and not the woman sitting at a desk regretting the time missed with her children. This is one reason we have chosen to step out of society. I believe that this is one reason we see so many women today on antidepressants and so many men stepping away from their role as head of the house. Men have been neutered in their masculinity and women have been deprived of their femininity. A feminine woman is like a treasure to a man. Something delicate and fine to be cherished and protected. Modern day feminists are hard and cold. Instead of creating the diamond out of coal, society has reversed the process and instead turns diamonds into lumps of coal. Women working outside the home should not see this as a jab at them, just use these things to further assess your life and priorities. We are always to examine ourselves against the Word of God, and this is one opportunity for all of us at home or not to do just that. May God Bless you in your journey.