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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Protecting Daughters (Mollie)

Here's a series of articles that address the protection of daughters from worldly influences. As this is a popular excuse for the withholding (by parents) of education from women (daughters), I thought it to be quite informative.

Thoughts?

Part 1: Protection of Daughters
Part 2: Behavior Patterns of Fathers Who Withdraw Protection from Daughters
Part 3: When Daughters Lose Hope

3 Comments:

  • At 11:45 AM, Blogger Candice said…

    I love reading articles referencing women as property. they just make me so happy :)

     
  • At 12:36 PM, Blogger Light said…

    Seems the author has forgotten woman's very first and primary calling, given to her in Genesis 2:28 ... to subdue and rule over the earth. He's determined to rob her of that inheritance by chipping away at it, seeing other verses in the Bible as limiting instead of being just one part of her responsibilities.

    I also find it interesting that he slams what a woman desires to do with her life (as in a career) as not following God's calling. I wonder how he interprets his own choice to follow his interests when he became a pastor, or an accountant, or whatever it is he does to earn a living.

     
  • At 8:24 AM, Blogger Rachel said…

    Sorry it has taken me so long to read these articles. Though there are some points I disagree with them, over all I think that they are pretty solid.

    Candice, I don't recall the article referencing women as property at all. Could you please quote what you are referring to.

    Light, I also missed where the author "slams what a woman desires to do with her life" could you support you claim for me.

    Though I agree that father's have a responsibility to protect their daughters, I would actually argue that Lot's root problem was something different. (We could also say that he failed to protect his wife too.) Where Lot failed was he withdrew his family from the covenant community of God. A person (or family) cannot live in isolation. When their were no faithful people around Lot's family sought fellowship with the wicked people of Sodom. Even when Lot is rescued from Sodom he doesn't return to the covenant community with Abraham. Instead he retreats to a cave. How many times do we see similar things done by Christian families today? They look around at the world and see all the sin and wickedness and retreat to a cave. Father's should not be surprised when their daughters lose hope. The daughters are only following their father and it is their father that lost hope first.

     

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