Two becoming one flesh should be hopeful, an adventure, romantic. Why then does it so often turn into a nightmare?

I walked into an art show in St. Augustine and was introduced to the friend of a friend. She must have had a clue of my interest in Scripture and women and God’s plan. Her first comment (and I might add, out of context with an art show) was, “God doesn’t have roles for men and women in the Bible.”

We haven’t known our roles on the stage of life. We haven’t embraced them. Instead we have listened to the “expert” who says that men and women are the same. Or we have tried to believe that we women have a “male side”, or that men have a “female side”. It is because we didn’t know to, or would not go to the Bible for direction.

Right from the beginning of Scripture, from the beginning of time, from the beginning of human history there are two roles, two leading roles on the stage of life. “God created mankind in his own image…male and female…” (Gen 1:27)

Some men come down hard on their wives when they have a diverse perspective because tradition has taught them that “submission is silence”. Yet different people are bound to have different ideas, and different roles call for different perspectives.

Only when we “see” with eyes of our Creator will we know that His will is good and acceptable and perfect. We will know to, “…be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Rom 12:2)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Among those who read this blog I believe there are two types of fearful people. There is the fearful man who believes if his wife (or wife-to-be) is allowed leeway she will become uncontrollable. And there is the fearful woman who thinks her husband, (or husband-to-be) will snuff out any spark of creativity. I suspect each has seen fine examples, or has heard of fine examples, that prove their fears. He has seen, or heard of, the intolerant, head-strong, unreasoning woman who will not cooperate with any attempt by a husband to achieve a peaceful smooth-running household. She has seen, or heard of, the control freak who can not allow any opinion unless he is the one who expresses it.

  2. Tonya says:

    This male side/ female side type of teaching is noticeable in our colleges and sometimes out in public. Our older son has told us how some of the boys dress (in a feminine way) and the girls as well. It's called "emo" style and is also a type of rock music. I had never heard of it before, but it looks to be a type of androgynous mindset in hair, clothing and behavior. Very sad.

  3. Lizzie says:

    Tonya: Erasing male and female distinctions is a ploy of godless "authorities;" and, of course, in the end won't fly. The truth is "written in their hearts." Rom 2:15; "Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools…" Rom 1: 21, 22

  4. Lizzie says:

    I wonder how one would pronounce "androgynous."
    Thanks for the comment, Tonya.

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