Thursday, November 29, 2012
Follow Up to Girl Power
Last week I wrote a post titled “The Dangers of Girl Power”. The post talked about how this message of self reliance and strength, that is being taught to our girls.
I had a comment given on that post and wanted to write a post in response to it. Her comment was that she learned a great deal of good things also from the girl power message.
I'd just like to point out that the Girl Power movement isn't necessarily all bad. I got the Girl Power message - learned to fix stuff, build stuff, get myself out of jams, think for myself...the whole bit.
When I met the guy that is now my husband, he actually found these to be appealing qualities in me.
My point is that the Girl Power message doesn't have to mean disregarding the contributions of the men in our lives. Like anything else, we need to train our daughters to take it with a grain of salt and evaluate it for themselves.
I don’t want anyone to think that strength and skills are better left to men. Oh no! I just think that we need to find our guide for living a life of strength and courage in the word of God rather than from the world, who has tainted the message. Proverbs 31:10-31 is the best example of a woman of many talents, strengths and abilities. The difference is that she was also guided by selfless motives as oppose to the self-centered motives being taught to girls today. The P31 woman was motivated by a love for God and her family in everything that she did.
Just wanted to clear that up!