In this excellent article, Suzanne Venker adroitly shoots down the feminist lie that career success is more fulfilling than marriage and family. Venker recommends that women who wish to win the game of life, as she puts it, must flip their priorities—put love and family, not work, at the center. Good advice for women who are not Christians. But for the Bible believing Christian woman, the key to a truly fulfilled life is making God #1, the love of family #2, work #3….and everything else will fall into place. These priorities also apply to Christian men – God, family, work.
In this piece over at The Federalist, Suzanne Vinker reveals what she believes are 4 feminist lies that are making women miserable:
(Suzanne Venker – The Federalist) Twenty years ago, I wrote my first book about why women can’t “have it all,” or at least all at once, despite what the culture tells them. (Hint: It’s because no one, male or female, can perform two full-time jobs simultaneously without the bottom falling out.)
At the time, the so-called Mommy Wars were raging. Women everywhere who’d been sold a bill of goods by their feminist mothers and mentors were either lamenting the futility of being able to successfully work full-time outside the home while maintaining a healthy marriage and family life, or they were defending their choice to work full-time by insisting children do fine in round-the-clock substitute care.
Since then, the messages to women about how to have a happy life—as it relates to love and sex, work and family—have merely served to make women miserable. Not only are they unhappier than their mothers and grandmothers ever were, they’re significantly more stressed out; much more so than men.
None of this has done anything to help men and women find their way to one another. Dating in America is all but dead, and marriage is at an all-time low. While there’s more than one reason for this sad state of affairs, at the heart of it are the lies feminists have been telling for years. Here are four, in no particular order.