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Recapture Value in True Womanhood

Recapture Value in True Womanhood

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This article helps women to see the wonderful value they have in a family and society.
This article helps women to see the wonderful value they have in a family and society.

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Recapture Value in True Womanhood
November 18, 2009 | From theTrumpet.com
Feminists claim that women, in the last several decades, have made great advances inpersonal freedoms, jobs, and politics. Women no longer need to feel shackled by the “traditional” roles of wife, homemaker and mother. But with all of this success, whyaren’t more women happy? How can a woman become truly fulfilled?
 
A
s one writer states it, the feminist movement is suffering an identity crisis.Feminists claim that women, in the last several decades, have made great advances in personalfreedoms, jobs, and politics. Feminist writers maintain that advances in birth control have givenwomen the same sexual freedom as men. In other words, women can now have multiple partners andnot fear pregnancy!Feminist leaders proudly proclaim women are as good as men in the job market. Women are landingtraditionally “male” jobs. For example, women are working construction, serving in the military, andleading many corporations. Feminists declare that they have finally achieved some long-standinggoals. Women no longer need to feel shackled by the “traditional” roles of wife, homemaker andmother.But with all of this success, why aren’t more women happy? After decades of marches, placard wavingand angry speeches, there is a growing undercurrent of dissatisfaction within the women’s movement.Wendy Kaminer wrote in
The Atlantic Monthly,
“Thirty-nine percent of women, recently surveyedby
Redbook,
said that feminism had made it ‘harder’ for women to balance work and family life …wage-earning mothers still tend to feel guilty about not being with their children and … worry that ‘themore women get ahead professionally, the more children will fall back …’” (October 1993).Minority women feel that the feminist movement has failed to solve their problems with inner city life—no jobs and poverty. There is even a growing number of very well-educated, young white femaleswho refuse to be known as feminists. In fact, some very talented, capable women are turning back tothe more traditional roles of wife, homemaker and mother. Why? Personal freedoms, great careersand achieving “male” status have not provided the fulfillment they desired. All human beings wantfulfillment and happiness. The problem is, mankind has cut itself off from the way to find truehappiness.
Our Time—Anti-marriage
Living happily in a marriage seems like an unreal dream for most people today. Many couples areattempting to find happiness outside of marriage. Why are so many people anti-marriage today? The
 
Apostle Paul prophesied that our times would be very perilous (2 Timothy 3:1). The word “perilous” can also be translated
dangerous
. Paul shows that one reason for the danger today is human beingsno longer have a “natural affection” for each other (2 Timothy 3:3). Our newspapers are full of headlines proving this verse true. Children are killing parents; husbands—wives; and wives—husbands. People have become more concerned with their own selfish desires (2 Timothy 3:2).Although there are many people claiming to be religious, our time is one that has drifted far from thetrue knowledge of God (2 Timothy 3:5). God and His Bible no longer bear any direct authority in manypeople’s lives. And society is suffering the results.In the last several decades, homes that should have been a bastion of peace and tranquility havebecome vicious battlegrounds. Failed marriages have led to great sadness, and even tragedy. Manychildren have watched their mothers being abused mentally, emotionally and physically. Because of this fact, many people, especially women, have become anti-men and anti-marriage. The feministmovement has gained notoriety because of these many problems in society. Leading women wantsolutions to marriage, family and society’s problems; but the women’s movement is walking down thewrong path for a solution. All women will have to come to the realization that they can never discoversolutions to human problems or find happiness through feminist values. How can you, as a woman,become truly fulfilled?
God’s Revealed Purpose
The plain truth is, God created women for a physical and spiritual purpose. Women will only find truehappiness by living according to these purposes. This article has been written to inspire
YOU
torecapture the value in true womanhood.What is true womanhood? We must look to the Bible—to God’s revealed purpose for women—for theanswer. Why did God create women? “And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should bealone; I will make him an help meet for him” (Genesis 2:18). Well-educated people scoff at therevelation concerning Adam and Eve. Yet, these few verses in Genesis reveal God’s awesome purposefor women (and men). If only believed, these verses can give solutions to the unhappy state of manywomen.This historical account in Genesis is probably one of the most romantic in all of the Bible. Adam wasbrought to life suddenly. He was given an incredibly beautiful, semi-tropical garden, teeming withwildlife, as his home. He was in perfect health. He was incredibly good looking and had sharpintelligence. Genesis 1:26-28 show that God gave Adam authority over an entire planet. What afantastic challenge! Genesis 2:19 shows that Adam went right to work. God brought the animals tohim and he gave each animal species its name.But Adam soon discovered that he was alone. He was given an awesome job. He had a great home—plenty of wealth—but no one to share his life. There was no one of his same kind to experience thebeauty of creation. There was no one to share his plans, hopes and dreams. There was no otherhuman whom he could love.God knew that it was not good for Adam to be alone. So God put Adam under a deep sleep. He tookone of his ribs and fashioned Eve from that rib. Being molded from Adam’s rib, the laws of biology tellus Eve shared the same body cell structure and blood type as Adam. Adam understood this fact whenhe first saw Eve. “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman,
 
because she was taken out of Man” (Genesis 2:23). In a wedding procession fashion, God brought Eveto give to Adam. Eve was also in perfect health and stunningly beautiful. Like Adam, she had sharpintelligence. God created Eve to be the perfect match for Adam. After presenting Eve to Adam, Godthen bound them as husband and wife. In this first marriage ceremony, God said, “Therefore shall aman leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).The women’s movement has taught millions of women to scorn this knowledge concerning Eve’screation. However, Eve
WAS
 
CREATED
to assist Adam. That is the revealed purpose for women. A woman’spurpose is tied intimately to that of a man. God did not create Eve to be in competition with Adam.Adam and Eve were created to work in harmony—
TOGETHER
.
A Wife—a Man’s Inspiration
Feminists nearly choke when God’s revealed purpose for women is discussed. Somehow they believethat these scriptures show that women are
inferior 
. The truth is that the scriptures say
JUST
 
THE
 
OPPOSITE
.Remember God said that it was not good for Adam to be “alone.” Adam may have been in perfecthealth, incredibly handsome and of high intelligence, but he was not “good” alone. If Adam was notgood alone, then why would God create an “inferior” woman to help him? The truth is,Adam
needed 
Eve. The late Herbert W. Armstrong taught that Adam was not complete in himself. Heneeded Eve’s special talents and abilities in order to become the success God wanted him to be.Remember, Adam could find no animal creature to help him with his special needs. An animal couldnot share Adam’s thoughts, hopes and dreams. Only the woman, Eve, could help him achieve his fullpotential. Without this help, which only the woman could give, Adam would not have a full, abundant,peaceful and balanced life.This is God’s physical purpose for creating woman. Woman was designed to be the inspiration andencouragement for her own husband. A husband’s success in life is also the wife’s success. Withoutgiving this kind of help, a woman—if married—becomes frustrated, depressed, resentful andunfulfilled. Why? She is failing to fulfill the very purpose for which she was created!Some may ask, must all women be married to find fulfillment? The answer is no. In Matthew 19:11-12, Jesus taught that some people choose to be single for the Kingdom or work’s sake. The ApostlePaul lived as a single because of his commission and the seriousness of the times in which he lived.Because Paul believed he was living in the end time, he wished that everyone were single. He said, “For I would that all men were even as I myself” (1 Corinthians 7:7 ). Why? Paul said, “But I wouldhave you without carefulness” (verse 32). Building a strong marriage takes much work. Striving tobuild a strong marriage in tough times is even more difficult. A woman who chooses to be single, aslong as she lives lawfully, can still achieve the spiritual purpose God has planned for her.
Be Under Authority
If you, as a woman, are married, or desire to be married, then you must focus on the wife’s purposein marriage. This is the only way you can achieve true happiness. Paul states, “Wives, submityourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord” (Ephesians 5:22). Submission has become abad, bad word in today’s society. Because of all the abuse of women, submission has taken on a verynegative connotation. But if a man is living as a godly husband, submission is a very positive and

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