"In all of her tasks she seeks to further him as a man. His work of dominion is her work; she embraces his vision as her own as she promotes and enhances his life pursuits." -Stacey McDonald, Passionate Housewives Desperate for God
When you read the above quote, what comes to your mind or fills your heart? Do you feel angry, sad, happy? Think about it for a minute.
Is there a part of you, whether large or small that says, "wait a minute, what about my pursuits and dreams? Am I supposed to only follow his visions? What if he doesn't have any, or have any worth supporting?! What about me?"
Let me propose this: if even a smidgen of you thinks or feels slightly shafted by the content of the quote, there is more than likely a root of *feminism in you. Hear me out...
I know something about feminism.
I was raised by a feminist, and then made the decision in college that I too was a feminist - just not a radical one. I reasoned that one could be a feminist and still hold firmly to a Christian mindset. I was fooled. The fact is, feminism is all about striving for equality. God has a different pursuit worth striving towards: becoming like Jesus Christ, the ultimate servant.
"He must increase, but I must decrease." John 3:30
Friends, I have a feminist root, and it keeps pushing through new laid soil. Perhaps if I cover it up enough with truth or good intentions and righteous ambitions it will die. Let me tell you, a feminist root does not die easily. It must be dug up and completely removed. If we do not rid it at the source, it will continue to snake its way up through the good soil, producing what looks like a flower, but is actually just a weed that will eventually take over and destroy the beauty.
Please join me tomorrow as we look into how to reclaim our lives without holding onto the weeds.
*Feminism - Belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.
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