Marriage challenges can exist even with the most faithful couples. The wife, likewise, cannot escape Satan’s ill motives. Hence, both must hold onto their faith whilst undergoing the trying times all the more.
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. (Genesis 2:18)
Satan’s Attack on Women’s Role
The woman’s original design by God was to be a helpmate. Over the centuries, society has lost the meaning. Society today advocates for “woman’s rights” that actually go against her original design. Woman’s rights did not start off as a naked woman parading the streets fighting for abortion. But, satan always starts off with something easy to swallow. As his agenda starts to become culturally accepted he adds to it. What starts off as simple and harmless becomes destructive. Women’s equality now has the concept that instead of her being forced to be a slave to her child at home, she can decide to kill him or her in the womb.
The movement started off seeming good but the roots were founded in rebellion to God. Abortion creates a false sense of freedom for the woman to continue her career with no serious long-term interference. Terminology like protection became mainstream. What does protection imply? It implies that there is an enemy. Men and women could now have sex without having the responsibility of having a child, and if they do, it can be terminated. Sexuality was then encouraged to be explored, this was evident with the rise of Rock n Roll. Having multiple partners in one’s lifetime was no longer looked down upon, it was embraced!
The Woman’s Design
Television and movies portray strong women characters to be dominant, forceful and loud spoken. Let’s read what a woman was designed to be like.
1 Peter 3:2-4 “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”
God values a woman that is meek and quiet of spirit, this is the exact opposite of how society teaches a woman to behave. If a woman is to be taken seriously today it is assumed she should act like a man. Women today think that if they are meek and quiet they are being silenced. And being forceful is a strength. How did our roles become so corrupted? The enemy sells his lies to individuals, then makes his influence wide. Hitler said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” The lie has made women start behaving, dressing and even look like a man.
The Beauty of Marriage
A marriage was designed for a man and a woman to become one. Not for the woman to be the man. She can be a helpmate when it comes to finances but should not play the role of the man completely. It is when we embrace our uniqueness that a marriage will work properly. In the United States, about 50% of all marriages end in divorce. Rise up in your identity woman! Become how God has made you be and your marriage will be one that no man can put asunder.