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Chris Muir has been talking about Manosphere topics more and more over the past year.

This is today’s cartoon.  I couldn’t agree with him more (for those of you who bake, don’t get caught up in the yeast part.  Just think baking powder).

Vox talks about this in terms of Team Civilization.  We need both men and women for civilization to thrive.  The key is to cultivate the best of both sexes.  Teach boys how to grab onto their masculinity and guide it to influence the world and teach girls how to surrender to their femininity and help men reach their goals.  Both are necessary and good.

Edit:  Since I posted videos about Manhood yesterday I thought I would post this Foreword of a book I recently bought called Queen of the Home compiled and edited by Jennifer M. McBride.   It is a compilation of essays, poetry and vignettes about being a wife.  I am very much looking forward to this book coming in.

The volume you hold in your hands is a treasure trove. You are about to dive into centuries of wisdom and encouragement that will challenge you, renew your vision, and refresh your spirit. My friend Jennifer McBride has done a great service in pulling together resources to inspire Christian women in their calling as keepers at home.

Sadly, you will find little of this encouragement in the broader culture, particularly in the West. Having rejected our lawgiver, it seems we are now determined to blot out even the faintest memory of the good, noble, and true path He graciously gave us to walk. All around us, voices cry out that we are “worth it,” that we are powerful, capable, and strong  . . .  as long as we turn our backs on “quaint” notions like homekeeping, rearing our own children, preparing meals, demonstrating hospitality on a regular basis, and showing respect and honor to our husbands. It seems in today’s world, a woman can be fulfilled in any way  . . . as long as that way doesn’t involve her own home or family.

At the same time, we are bombarded with the utterly false idea that women can “have it all”—the happy marriage, motherhood, and full-time career— all at the same time. But none of us can do this. We simply cannot be in two places at once, concentrating our full attention on the demands of a career while also giving our all to husbands, children, home, and church. Common sense should confirm this, but we seem to have rejected common sense along with god’s perfect will for families. Instead of ruling in our own sphere, we have become slaves in another’s. The loss to our civilization has been devastating, for without home-building wives and mothers, culture disintegrates.

Queen of the Home reminds us of our birthright as women, and it is a rich and beautiful one. In the beginning, god set Adam and Eve as king and queen over creation. They were designed to complement one another. It wasn’t good for man to be alone, as god Himself stated. Man needed woman to complete him as his perfect helper. Without woman, godly dominion simply could not take place. With his helper, Adam could tend and keep the garden, drawing on Eve’s gifts and abilities, and be fruitful as god commanded. The Fall harmed that perfect union and distorted the mysterious and holy marriage relationship, but Christ’s finished work on the cross redeems us from the Fall and calls us back to co-laboring as husbands and wives, each with important roles to fulfill as we serve the lord. In turn, our laboring together in harmony presents a picture of Christ and His bride, the Church. What a glorious calling!

Jennifer McBride has given us a powerful dose of inspiration and vision in this volume. I am thankful for her willingness to put it together, and I look forward to sharing it with family and friends. I pray you will be blessed as you enjoy these pages and meditate on the importance of the amazing, multi-faceted role god has given you. You are queen of your home! May your home reflect the glory and goodness of the god Who placed you there.

Jennie Chancey At home,
May 2011

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