I would say that one of the problems with women today is that they don't know how to let their man own them. Women don't know what that means because feminism has replaced "protect and provide for" with "command and abuse".
On balance, however, men have forgotten how to own women, treating them like objects than valuable family members.
Husbands are to love their wives as Christ love the church, and laid his life down for it. A self-sacrificing love.
That is completely at odds with the idea of ownership or property as we think of it in this day/age.
I know what you are trying to say, and I applaud you for your position, however I disagree with the words you are using to articulate your point.
He wanted to be married while living like a single guy.
When you marry, there is a certain degree of autonomy that is lost. That doesn't mean that you are each other's possessions, but that your lives and fortunes are linked, and you can't make big decisions without each other.
That's actually one of the reasons that, while I adore my boyfriend, I'm in no hurry to get married. I'm not eager to relinquish that measure of control over my own life.
However, we both together chose to renew our vows under Judeo-Christian 'law', so on a sociological/religious level, that does give me authority over her so long as I'm just.
Now don't get me wrong here, I've made my share of mistakes and share in the guilt for what's going wrong in my marriage today, but typically the husband/father is the head of the household.
As a side note, a single woman or a widow has equal authority in the eyes of the church as any man so long as her head is "covered" with the authority of Christ. This is the exact same concept as having credentials to make a claim or in making an argument under another credible authority's study/research.
Last edited by Jerry; 06-22-09 at 12:27 PM.
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