The role of fatherhood seems to have been under attack for a good portion of my 42 years of life. When I was very young, I watched “The Brady Bunch.” It featured a smart and socially appropriate father whose children turned to him for wisdom.
Considering the consistent shouts for equality for women and the blatant attacks on motherhood, motherhood needs defending.
I have the privilege of being Mom to four wonderful daughters. As head of our little feminine sphere, I’ve had to initiate lots of mother/daughter chats of various sorts- biological, social, etc, and the cautionary type, especially of the opposite sex.
4 year old Avery Vidrine explained fathers like this, "They work hard, slay dragons, and love us!"
In an era of social confusion, Father’s Day lends an opportunity to honor and clarify this unique and valued office. I use the word office because it denotes Fatherhood as an answering to duty by one who is fitted for that performance.
WOW’s 7th position on Fatherhood states:
The whole idea of motherhood is an implication of hope. Her business is about raising the next generation as she keeps an eye toward the future and the possibilities for her posterity, which fills her heart and mind with all sorts of ideals.
Recently, North Carolina has been called stupid, mean,out-of-touch, etc. because they refuse to adopt gender neutral bathrooms. At the same time, big companies like Target have said that all of their bathrooms are gender neutral.
This is Lydia Sigourney’s message in her beautifully intelligent 1838 treatise on Motherhood, “Letters to Mothers”.
The success of the family depends upon each family member feeling valued and fulfilling their full potential.
The pornification of our culture just got worse with the new movie Fifty Shades of Grey. Just like Planned Parenthood, 50 Shades endorses torturing women for sadistic sex practices. #50shadesisabuse .