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Thursday, September 24, 2009

The War on Motherhood




"America’s glory was her women.

Alexis de Tocqueville believed this when he wrote:

As for myself, I do not hesitate to avow that although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is in some respects one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked, now that I am drawing to the close of this work, in which I have spoken of so many important things done by the Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply: To the superiority of their women.

But this birthright would be exchanged during the last century for a mess of pottage.

Perhaps the greatest legacy of the 20th century has been

the war on motherhood and biblical patriarchy.

Feminists, Marxists, and liberal theologians have made it their aim to target the institution of the family and divest it from its biblical structure and priorities.

The results are

androgyny,

a radical decline in birthrate,

abortion,

fatherless families,

and

social confusion."



-Doug Phillips,
The Rise and Fall and Rise of Motherhood in America





10 comments:

bookflutterby said...

It is so sad that this is true. Not only are homemakers and biblical women frowned upon, they are actually held in scorn and contempt.
Still praying the women will come back to the role that God made for them. I love my role- it's the greatest job in the whole world!
Courtney

Paulina said...

We must rise against this! If only people would wake up!

Erika said...

The saddest part is that, that kind of feministic/liberal ideology has crept into churches. I've know some young Christian women that have looked upon the role of homemakers and motherhood with scorn. In fact, I used to be one of them. We need Titus 2 woman in the churches to teach the young women to value these Biblical roles.

Janet (Latte Lady) said...

AMEN and amen, Mrs. June!!

Hope your day is blessed!

silent_librarian said...

Amen, Paulina! I feel the exact same way! I would encourage us all to keep praying, and to pray long, hard, and earnestly steeped in obedience and faithfulness. Then maybe the Lord shall hear us and turn the hearts of our fellow brothers and sisters and there could be a transformation amongst the men and women!

One Christian Mom said...

Wow, that isn't only strong, it's TRUE! And Erika, I believe that as well. my church, from time to time, will tell women to make sure they are "prepared for when the children leave the home", meaning that we should also have a life outside home, a career, something to keep us occupied once our children are grown. How about focusing on the children and home while they are home, and doing all that "after kids" stuff after kids?! Or how about keeping the home after the kids leave?
Sorry, off on a tangent here, but I have been feeling it, too.
Shellie

Brenda said...

Wow, that was a great article! Thanks for the link. I bookmarked that one so I can share it.

hip chick said...

It does seem as if we (as women) traded our God given roles for what we thought was greener grass on the other side. We threw the baby out with the bath water. I think the new surge towards all thing vintage means that perhaps we are beginning to realize the value of what we threw away.

mamma bear said...

It was popular when I was a child to hear the following statement about women, "We've come a long way, baby."
Our pastor likes to say (and we certainly agree!), "We've gone the wrong way, maybe?"

Leah said...

Wow - fantastic, thanks; going to sit and read the full article now! I LOVE our calling, I can't imagine living my life any other way!