Feminism Attitude and Wifely Submission
by Angie Lewis 3/24/2011 / Marriage
I think that one of the most important things Christian wives need to realize is that marriage was not made for their happiness. We need to get off the pedestal! Marriage was made FOR GOD and to Glorify Him in all that we do in our marriage. Marriage belongs to God! He is the One who established it and created the blueprints for it through His loving principles on how a woman should conduct herself in the marriage with her husband.
I read an article the other day that talks about Christian feminism. Is this an oxymoron or what? How can a feminist be a Christ follower? How can a feminist submit to her husband? Can she follow Christ and her ego-based ambitions at the same time? Scripture clearly let us know that we cannot have two masters because we will love the one and hate the other. This is because feminism and true Christianity clash like water and oil.
So this brings me to mention all of the married women out there who aren't actually claiming feminism but behave like feminists by not giving their husbands the opportunity to take his headship position, or who usurp his authority, and or who simply do whatever they want in the marriage without any regard to their husband's. Scripture lets us know that a woman cannot be a feminist and a genuine Christian at the same time.
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24)
So there you have it. We need to change our heart attitude by renewing our minds to a new perspectiveGod's perspective. That means we NEED to get rid of all the preconceived ideas of how we think marriage should be, and get rid of the ideas and beliefs that others have instilled into our mental state over the years, and refresh our minds with God's marvelous and wonderful perspective.
Christian culture shows us that most women today carry an attitude of feminism even though they do not claim to be a feminist! But feminism is all too apparent in their behavior and attitude, by how they carry themselves and by how they have given up their God given role in marriage for a conformist role made up largely of worldly beliefs and ideals. Wifely submission is something to be feared and hated. This rebelliousness to God's design for marriage has caused many failed and unhappy marriages!
Christian women are becoming absorbed into the culture of society because it pampers their ideals. It feels better to fit in to popular Christian societyits not as much work or effort. They can claim feminism and still say they are Christian. They can divorce their husbands and still say they are Christian, They can wear revealing clothing and still say they are Christian. Sadly, this is a not what God's Word reveals to us. Jesus taught exactly the opposite of how many professed Christian women are living today.
If we profess Christianity then why are we following ungodly ways that lead us away from the kingdom of heaven and separate us from God, our Father? Shouldn't a Christ-one be following in the ways of Christ? Are we Christians or are we hypocrites?
If we want to enjoy the blessings of marriage then we need to apply what Christ has already laid out for us for our marriage. Meaning, Christian women are to follow God's blueprint for marriage not the worlds blueprint. If you are not being a helpmeet to your husbands headship role now, then why not? What can you do to change yourself that will help you to glorify God with your marriage role?