In our modern day America, mainly over the past 50 years, the traditional roles of men and women have been drastically switched or distorted. Men are no longer viewed as the primary leaders and do not take work and leadership as seriously. Women are no longer just the homemakers, but more than often set a competition against men in the areas of work and employment.
I have nothing against young women working and being educated in a job to insure an income while single, and also the ability to work should anything happen to her husband. But when she feels such an obligation and love for her job that she would forsake even the idea of (heaven forbid!) having children and caring for them, this is where America’s foundations begin to weaken. It all starts in the home; from the moment of birth (providing someone was actually born!), an individual’s primary training, nurture and growth happens in the home.
When we encourage women to compete against the men (let’s show those guys we can work just as well as they can!), we allow them to foster disgusted, distant ideas towards mothering children and maintaining a home. If all women were so dedicated to their job that children would become such a menace, well, there would be no children, and thus no country. And if all women were so dedicated to their job that any children accepted would be cared for day after day at a daycare center, then there would be very poor and weak future leadership in this country.
Max Haine in his book “Children: Blessing or burden?” summed it up pretty well when taking a look at a women’s most natural lifelong role:
“Those whose most innate sense of identity is bound up with fertility were encouraged to abandon, delay or at least severely limit childbearing. They were asked to deny their deepest biological and psychological urges toward maternity for the sake of a paycheck. They were told to rejoice at “liberation” from the home, which their ancestors gained deep satisfaction in maintaining. In other words, they were supposed to squash every feminine impulse that pulsated for expression.” (Italics added)
I’m not a feminist, and I’m not a sheltered, conforming future baby machine. I am a young lady who has witnessed the blessings and fulfillment of bringing up the future generations, and maintaining their home. So what are my future plans? I have nothing against women getting jobs outside the home. I have one right now, and I plan to work as long as I am single. But when God brings around the right guy at the right time, I will be ready to give up my job and carry out what I was meant to be: a homemaker.