The Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man,
and brought her to the man. Genesis 2:22
I remember the bra burning years.
I remember thinking it was necessary.
I remember thinking it was great.
I remember pride,
and taking things into our own small hands.
The God of the universe – He created us man and woman.
We are not the same.
No matter how much we may want to be the same… we never will be.
Nothing. Can make us the same.
Because we just aren’t.
We are created man. We are created woman.
The world has convinced women that unless we are the ‘same’ as men we are not ‘equal’.
This is just not the truth.
It is a perversion of Gods creation plan. His plan of balance.
If we (men and women) fulfill the roles for which God created us, we are equal.
We are equally fulfilling our purpose.
The world tells women that ‘our purpose’ isn’t good enough,
that we are invaluable as we have been created.
And woman have bought that lie. At a very high cost.
The lie that hails from the pit of hell.
The lie that has ushered in destruction…
brings me to tears and it brings me to anger.
Our place. Our role. Our purpose. Is beautiful.
We are the bringers of life.
We are the heart of the family.
We are the helpers.
We are the lovers.
We are the peace keepers.
We are the soft touch.
We are the silent strength.
We are the keep everything straight-ers.
We are the cheerleaders!
We are the ones that nurture, and encourage and comfort.
We are the ones that make our husbands look good,
and the ones that teach our children to be good.
We are beautiful to look upon.
We are the design of God… He fashioned us.
And God has placed us into a position that no man can fill,
but man needs, so desperately, to have filled.
And that position has been abandoned,
and it is desolate.
We have abandoned our post. Ourselves. Our God and our men.
We have traded in our beauty for ashes.
All in the name of ‘equality’.
And really… really, this whole thing isn’t about equality at all.
It’s about ‘superiority’.
Think about it.
Get real about it.
Women seem to be convinced that men have been the ‘superior ones’ far too long,
and now it’s our turn. Really? Is this what we need to be ‘equal’? Our turn.
That is just wrong.
Have you ever watched a dog chase his tail?
We are not superior to men,
and they are not superior to us.
Where did this struggle come from?
This senseless, futile battle.
God, and only God, is superior.
Men are our greatest blessing.
They are our providers.
They are our protectors.
They are our voice of calm.
They are our lovers.
They are the strength that we don’t have,
and the logic that keeps us stable.
They wait on us… and for us.
They are bold, courageous warriors.
They will lay down their life for us, and for their children.
They makes us laugh, when we feel like crying,
and they let us cry on their shoulder.
They cherish us.
They keep us,
and they keep our secrets.
They have big hearts and big hands,
that fit perfectly into the small of our backs… as they gently lead us… side by side.
They are our fearless leaders.
They love us deeply, and deeply love.
And deep down they want us to need them, just as they need us.
And we do… women, we need our men.
There is no shame in needing men to be who God created them to be.
There is no shame in being the women God created us to be.
But somehow… in this crazy mess called ‘feminism’ it seems that we all feel shame, and alone, and afraid, and cheated, and desperate, and confused, and lost, and frustrated, and unfulfilled, and hopeless.
This battle of the sexes.
It appears everyone is losing.
Oh, just look at how we have distorted this beautiful picture of life.
We have taken the perfect and declared that it isn’t enough.
We have taken the beautiful and decided that it is ugly.
We have taken fullness and depleted it into emptiness.
We have taken ‘our deserved’ place and disregarded our men.
In our quest to be great women, fulfilled women, independent women,
we have demanded that men relinquish their roles to us, leaving them no purpose.
And then we think them useless.
But we have made ourselves useless.
And we are about to make ourselves obsolete.
Womanhood is disappearing.
There are no graceful lines that distinguish us.
Only lines that we push one another to cross.
To get where? To what end?
What has happened? What have we done?
We murder our children. Our men’s children.
Because it’s our body… but we gave our bodies to them.
And we give them no say. And we have no regard. No regard.
Oh, the pain, confusion, and helplessness our men must feel.
Our men need us to be women… their devoted helpmates.
It is not good for man to be alone.
God’s observation. That’s why we are here.
Our men want us to love them, and respect them, and take care of them.
And we need our men to be men… our devoted heroes.
Whether we want to admit it or not, truth is…
we want to be pursued, and protected, and rescued.
We want our men to tell us we are beautiful, and adore us, and pamper us.
Have you ever read a fairy tale?
And we (men and women) want the same thing… to love one another, until death do us part.
That’s about as equal as we can get.
There is great freedom for those willing to be led.
There is great peace for those willing to walk in their purpose.
If we will stop.
If we will turn.
If we will stop trying to turn things.
Stop trying to redefine our roles in the quest for equality,
and embrace our purpose, we will find equality.
Our God created equality.
We won’t find ourselves the same as men.
We won’t find ourselves doing the same things as men.
But we will find ourselves in harmony with men.
Complementing one another.
Bringing balance into our sweet, intimate, inside world,
and that balance will spill over into a bitter, undone, outside world.
The great divide lies between men and women.
And every sort of life is about to buried there.
We need to start being women again. And love every minute of it.
We need to start allowing our men to be men again. And love them every minute.
And when we do… we will find peace, and love, and safety, and our place.
The place that God has created us to fill… at the side of a man.
And in that place we will live a life of purpose, and fulfillment, and harmony, and joy.
Singing and laughing and, living the good life…
the life created by our good, good Father.
We will find God’s created equality.
It doesn’t get more equal than that.
ps: man + woman = His equality
For as heaven is higher than earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9
So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female. Genesis 1:27
Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper as his complement.” Genesis 2:18
Don’t all of us have one Father? Didn’t one God create us? Why then do we act treacherously against one another, profaning the covenant of our fathers? Malachi 2:10
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, man must not separate. Matthew 19:6