By Rita Davidson
Why do we need to have strong daughters? Seems everywhere we look there is feminist lingo attached to everything women do. As women have become stronger they have lost touch with who they are. They talk like men, are vulgar like men, dress like men and generally have devolved into being just ‘one of the guys.’
This is what the world thinks is ‘strong women’.
Thankfully I’m Catholic, I thought….then ran across a recent Catholic moms blog on this topic. (1) And that got me thinking…
Our men have become weaker because of the strength of women. YUP, there I said it…I know I’m not going to be popular for saying it, but it’s true. Because the world has tricked women into stepping away from their natural God given femininity they have usurped the role of men and men have become weaker.
This is a mistake of great magnitude. Well… for a million reasons… but let’s keep this one pretty simple. God did not need our daughters to be strong, as the world would have them. That kind of strength blocks God’s grace from flowing to them. So many people are making that mistake today.
So why this push for strong daughters?
So many women, are sucked into feminist arguments today. Of course, those without Faith have no idea how wrong they are. But then you see Catholic moms and and your heart sinks…. Where could we have gone so wrong?
Now don’t get me wrong, I do not believe all girls must be wallflowers. I REPEAT – I DO NOT BELIEVE GIRLS SHOULD BE WALLL FLOWERSSSSSS….I, for one, am SO far from being a wallflower…but I digress.
When we have strong daughters they are going to choose careers that leave out the possibility of MOTHERHOOD. Suddenly they realize getting married would be VERY inconvenient. And having children…well…there is lots of time for that LATER.
Of course, vocations to the religious life don’t even bubble up into the front hemisphere of their brain until late 30’s maybe. Just when the woman is struck with this overwhelming feeling of her AGE, SELF-DOUBT, marked with the absence of family, leaves a sobering look at what is left of her life. It’s like the blinders have suddenly been pulled off and she feels like a hollow shell of what her life should be.
“Not me”, they say when young, “I’m too busy, surely God would not want me to abandon my missionary work traveling to third world countries”. You see we are fooled, by doing GOOD in the world, instead of GOD’s WILL. We leave the BEST work undone. This is an ever revolving trick of the devil making girls STRONG yet… weaker as WOMEN.
I see a BATTLE RAGING for women’s souls today. Satan is STIRRING up women distracting them from God’s work, so they can be blind instead. Because a STRONG woman must sacrifice SO MUCH more to find and do God’s will. HUMILITY is a HARD lesson for a strong woman.
Just the other day I seen a commercial for an upcoming Transformers movie…all through the trailer was a girl that “wants to fight”. This is obviously going to be a strong theme in 2017. She’s all dirty, and sweaty just a young girl, I don’t know maybe 15 or so. Listen to what she narrates in this trailer,
“You run like a girl”
“You throw like a girl”
“Fight like a girl”
She says, “I want to stay and I want to fight them.” to another character in the movie.
“Fight like a girl, yeah I fight like a girl, don’t you?” she asks the audience.
How many girls are going to be encouraged to be strong from watching this movie? How many girls in society are already violent, in schools and with friends? Women this strong are fooled into thinking the baby they are carrying doesn’t matter, so abortion becomes an easy choice? Don’t believe me…why are 28% of abortions being done by Catholic women?
Unfortunately there are times when women and girls must fight. We can think of wars and when unfortunate things happen in society. But increasing numbers of strong women in the world, are marginalizing men in the world and putting and society on it’s head. Instead of teaching girls to be feminine, modest and faithful; we are wanting our girls to simply be strong.
If you have young girls I hope you will re-think this strategy. While women must be strong to lead our families, and juggle responsibilities of motherhood, we do not learn THAT strength by being self-absorbed into strength activities. What women don’t realize is that real strength comes from practicing virtue, self-control, modesty, and self-sacrifice. Real strength develops out of GOOD character, not just by being brave. And so many women in the world are missing this point. It is only when we truly become humble will we find the strength God had reserved for us all along.
It all begins with us ….
Leave me your comments…
Rita xo J
(1) Homeschool Moms Discuss: Raising Strong Daughters
Rita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Author, of “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” (2001) and speaker, she has a PASSION for making #realcatholicmodesty understood. She is a licensed Hairdresser, and Make Up Pro with a degree in Natural Health who enjoys essential oils & Jamberry Nail Wraps. She enjoys making people smile and sharing God’s love with anyone who will listen. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, they lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by finding the #realcatholicbeauty in their lives by carrying their cross with JOY!
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