One of my readers asked me if I had read The Feminine Mystique. I had not and she told me it was completely opposite of what I teach. Wikipedia has a quote from the book and I thought I would share it with you ~
Friedan points out that the average age of marriage was dropping and the birthrate was increasing for women throughout the 1950s, yet the widespread unhappiness of women persisted, although American culture insisted that fulfillment for women could be found in marriage and housewifery; this chapter concludes by declaring "We can no longer ignore that voice within women that says: 'I want something more than my husband and my children and my home.'"
Therefore, women believed this lie and left their homes and families in droves to become like men. They wanted to be the providers and protectors thinking that this would make them much more fulfilled! Yes, a lie from the pit of hell.
The Bible is very clear what a woman's role is and how valuable it is. If women are told how valuable keeping a home, ministering to a husband, and raising children is, then they will learn to enjoy this role. It is all about attitude and who they are listening to.
How can raising a future generation be less valuable than doing anything else? Husbands are commanded to work to provide for this most important job of keeping a home and raising children. This is why God in His wisdom commanded older women to teach young women to love their husbands and children and to be keepers at home. He knew the enemy of our souls would give a completely different message than the Truth and cause discontentment from the wonderful role and ministry He gave to women.
The best way to fight this big fat lie from Satan is to love your husband. Serve, honor, please, submit to, and obey him. Love your children by raising them with consistent discipline and continual affirmation. Keep your home warm and inviting by keeping it tidy and full of wonderful aromas from nourishing food being fixed. This is our most effective way to battle the enemy!
Finally, do all these things with a thankful and joyful attitude knowing you are doing exactly what God has called you to do. Never allow grumbling or complaining to enter your home. Make it an unwelcome guest in your home!
You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.