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Monday, January 8, 2007

Feminism and the Modern Home (Part 1)

At the founding of America the home was the most important thing in a person’s life. Men bleed and died in order to prepare a land where they, their families, and their posterity could live in freedom and prosperity. They fought with their lives to protect and prosper their children, their wives…their families. Men worked hard to provide for the home, often working far more than eight hour shifts, far more than five days a week, far more than is the norm of today. Women of the day were exalted, loved, and taken care of.

These women loved their families and counted it a great honor to raise and rear children with godly principles of hard work and character. Women of those days didn’t look at being a housewife as a chore, but as a privilege. They loved their children to the point that they wanted to give all that they had to see them grow up to be men and women of character for the next generation.

God’s design for the home is very similar to the way of life that was the accepted norm for the home in the early American republic. Yet today the home has become a very unimportant part of society. Nearly fifty percent or more of modern marriages end in divorce. Millions of children across America have no idea who their real, biological parents are because their parents live in fornication and adultery to an extreme degree. The modern family is in a sad, sad condition. Statistics tell us that Christian homes have the same, if not a higher, rate of divorce than married couples of lost families. This is not God’s plan for our lives or for this great nation but is a demonstration of how much the sinful trends of the world have infiltrated the lives and families of Christians.

Satan knows that if he can destroy the home then he can destroy the church and the nation. To accomplish this destruction of the home he has tried to fill the minds of wives with discontentment. God does not intend to make a women suffer through raising children, but it is His intention that children are to be a blessing and an heritage of the Lord. Yet Satan has reversed this godly trend that once dominated the minds of American wives and has put in them a spirit of discontentment and rebellion. He has slipped into their minds a desire to be free from the so-called bonds of being a housewife and has tried to encourage them to desire their equality with men. God intended that women be exalted, honored, and loved by their husbands. Satan is transforming that once accepted norm into a desire to be above men in such a way that would cause them to be in inappropriate positions. Satan is duping women into believing these thoughts of equality and freedom from being a housewife and is destroying our homes and our nation. Children now have to grow up with no understanding of the love of two parents living under one roof, sharing, caring, and providing for one another.

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19 Comments:

  • What you wrote is very true, and very sad. It never entered my mind during my teen years (early 80's) that I would be a stay-at-home wife and mom. Women had careers, period. it took a loooong time for my heart to come home even though I have been here physically since the birth of my daughter. I am so thankful I haven't missed a thing in her life.

    By Anonymous Donna, At 6:08 AM  

  • I believe that that is the best situation that you can be in. I think that God will bless you and your children more that perhaps you can even imagine.

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 6:47 AM  

  • What an great post!

    By Blogger Cindy, At 8:40 AM  

  • I am glad that you liked it. I will be posting the second and last installment on this series late tonight for tomorrow. I basically try to post them just before midnight, and as you can tell I date them at 12:01 AM. Thank you for your kind words.

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 9:46 AM  

  • "To accomplish this destruction of the home he has tried to fill the minds of wives with discontentment."

    Many times I sadly find myself here, but only when I take my eyes off of Him and start comparing myself to the world....instead of HIS WORD.

    Amen amen!! Good post!

    By Blogger Stephanie, At 10:05 AM  

  • You can't imagine how badly Satan wants you discouraged. You are doing a wonderful service for Christ by devoting your time to your children and family and Satan absolutely hates it. Keep up the good work!

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 12:27 PM  

  • you have some positive comments from some moms/wives. What a great blessing.

    God Bless

    By Anonymous Howard, At 12:52 PM  

  • I agree!

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 1:33 PM  

  • Good article. I just wrote a post on a similar topic over at Sunday Night Blogball. This is a message that needs to be preached today.

    By Anonymous Derek Makri, At 3:55 PM  

  • Great Post.

    By Blogger Christopher Cline, At 6:14 PM  

  • Thank you, Derek. There is a famine of good families in America today. It is always wonderful when you find those who really want to serve Christ.

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 7:25 PM  

  • Wonderful post.

    By Blogger The Good Reporters, At 9:46 PM  

  • Thank you, good reporters.

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 10:15 PM  

  • Honey this is so true. I know several women who would rather work outside of the home and even have their husbands/boyfriends stay at home and raise their children. God did not design it to be this way.May all ladies desire to stay at home as God intended us to.

    By Blogger Diane, At 10:26 PM  

  • Thanks honey.

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 10:29 PM  

  • Wonderfully put!

    With a post like that, I'm sure the "anonymous" commenters will start crawling out of their dens to make their "statements". :)Believe me, I know.

    By Anonymous Courtney, jer.33:3, At 4:15 PM  

  • Brother Nicholas,
    Bravo on this post. And Courtney is right, the anonymous commentors will start crawling out of their dens soon.
    ~Kristi
    aka SAHM

    By Blogger Happymama, At 8:21 PM  

  • I work outside the home, but I like the way you present your information. It does not come across as rude/snobby. Thanks.

    (not all "anonymous" comments are bad. Some people just like to protect theirselves.)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 5:00 PM  

  • I certainly don't mean to be snobbish or to look down on anyone who practices anything different than what I believe. God has laid out principles in His Word for us to live by. When we follow those principles we can no God's blessings in a much greater way. I only want to kindly challenge people to live closer to the principles of God so they can enjoy his blessings!

    By Blogger Nicholas Z. Cardot, At 7:26 PM  

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