Thursday, February 5, 2009

Something to think about!

Okay here is a thought that you all can chew on! In Institute class a while back, my instructor made a wonderful insight that I have to totally agree with, and it had to do with Jacob 2. First of all, Jacob is speaking about how the men of the time were very naughty and the women and children had to listen to him speak with their very sensitive hearts and minds. And how hard it had to be to hear Jacob being so blunt. And, I totally agree with this, however, Bro. so and so said to the class, you women need to understand one thing, that if you want to be treated tenderly, and chastely you MUST behave that way. So it is a two way street!! Quitte frankly I am weary of hearing some women say I will NOT allow myself to be disrespected, etc etc. And I think that maybe they ought to look at it from another's point of view instead of so self-absorbed. Because many women these days are behaving very poorly and with the sense of entitlement and men are the ones ending up more abused.

Think about it.

(disclosure, if you are offended by my thoughts, I would ask you kindly not to come here!)


Lara said...

So true. I love Dr. Laura's thoughts on this too. We can't have respect unless we give respect.

Also, in our stake conference adult session last weekend, one of the talks was about respecting men. They mentioned that the media tends to make men out to be stupid or abusive and that we can't let the Priesthood be portrayed as such. We should respect our husbands as the leaders of our home. The next talk was for the husbands, on being a respectful leader. Anyway, I htought it was interesting. It's obviously a problem.

clan of the cave hair said...

I just wrote about this (my own very un-edited, not very deep thoughts) this week. I really REALLY dislike the idea that there is no honor in femininity. I think its wonderful to be not just female, but feminine. We dont' need to demur at all times, fortitude and conviction are a desireable attribute, but no need to be off-putting, coarse, or demanding in the name of "strength"

Anne-Marie said...

Good food for thought, Deni. You are such a wise and beautiful woman. You just inspired me to make lunch for my Husband tomorrow.