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Candle in the Night

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Blessings of Being a Woman

I read an article today that made me very sad.  Basically, these parents are raising their child and not telling anyone its gender.  They are using non-specific pronouns and encouraging him/her to play with different toys and do different activities that encourage both masculinity and femininity.  They will allow him/her to dress however he/she wants and style his/her hair however he/she wants.  

Now I will admit that if H wants to play with cars, I don't have a problem with that.  If I have a boy someday that likes to play with dolls, I won't have a problem with that.  But I do have a problem with thinking there should be no gender roles.  Because there are and there should be.  

What a blessing that we live in a world where God made males and females.  Think how boring life would be if there was only one gender.  I do not feel held back by being a female instead of a male.  I feel blessed!  I am blessed with the duty to bear children, raise them, keep a home, cook for my family, and take care of and love my husband.  I am especially blessed that I do not have to go to work every day and be burdened with the task of making money to feed my family.  I know there are women out there today who don't feel so blessed, but I truly believe that if they will ask God to help them feel blessed and embrace that blessed life, they will receive bountiful blessings and truly enjoy life as a woman.  

God made us different so we could compliment each other.  Help each other.  Make each other better people.  He could have made us all the same, but why would He do that?  It would be boring for Him and boring for us.  Thank you Lord, for our differences!  

I could go on and on about the problems I see with raising your child the way these parents are raising theirs, but that is not the point of this blog.  I would rather think about how sad it is for this child that he/she will not grow up knowing the blessing of being either a boy or a girl.  They will not grow up having an understanding of his/her role and the blessings it brings.  How sad for this little child.  

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At May 26, 2011 at 12:39 PM , Blogger Claire said...

I read that article too! I totally agree with you. What I found interesting is that in the comments on the article, even those who fall to the left side of this issue thought what these parents are doing is a bad idea.

At May 26, 2011 at 8:03 PM , Blogger Louise said...

I saw the article too - and I can't figure out where they came up with such an outlandish idea. Unless the poor child has no neighborhood friends, and is on total lockdown, he/she will learn the differences pretty quickly, right?! How long are they going to keep up the charade?!
In fact I wonder if the child will even remember this part of his/her childhood, or if it will have made no difference by the time he/she reaches adulthood. Let's hope!


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