Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Are You a Warrior? Really?

The message series at Lifechurch.tv right now is “Warrior”. If you didn’t get a chance to see it last weekend, it’s a “must-see”. Watch it here.

In the message, Craig Groschel says that the Church has emasculated our men, our warriors. I totally agree, but I think we women have had a lot to do with that. Even emasculating our own husbands.
Think about it:

We train them to put the seat DOWN after they use the toilet.

We purchase hair removal products, “encourage” them to pluck their eyebrows, and talk about the “disgusting rugs” on their backs.

We invite them into our frilly, pink, lacy bedrooms (or living rooms—hey! I’ve seen some!)

We relegate “their stuff” (hunting trophies, pictures of the guys, military things) into the garage, their bathroom, the closet.

We “encourage” them to speak nicely (translated: “act like me, a mommy”) to our children, even when they have misbehaved. “Honey, you’ll hurt their little feelings”.
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I don’t know about you, but if the tables were turned, and my guy expected me to be like him….well,…..it makes you think.

Maybe some of us shouldn’t wonder why when he:

Shuts down
Quits trying
Doesn’t want to be at home
Won’t go to church with us

Craig encouraged us girls to be Warrior Princesses, to stand by our Warriors . I’m thinkin’ there are a lot of us that just want to be The Princess.

15 comments:

patricksievert said...

Really great post, Robin. I haven't watched this week's message yet, but I totally agree.

Right now, I feel probably more ALIVE in Jesus than I have before, because I feel like we're going through a battle together. We're preparing for and going to war! And I love it!

Christie said...

Goodness Gracious! God has got the loudspeaker on lately! These last two posts make me wonder have you bugged my house??? LOL!

HomeSchool Mommy said...

We have this same conversation with our friends and family almost daily...seriously! It's a common joke in our society that the women wear the pants. I really HATE when someone makes a remark like that! I want people to KNOW that we are different than that. Michael is the head of our household...I submit to him (even though I REALLY want to go skydiving...elbow, elbow).

HOWEVER, the last thing you said...about how our husbands talk to our children. I have honestly never thought about! I often talk to him about that (behind closed doors, of course), so I'm going to re-evauluate myself on that issue. I definitely want my children to have a mother AND a father. I want a true man to lead our family, so our children will know what kind of man to be and what type of man to marry.

princessjes said...

it's true... being the princess locked away in a tower waiting for the warrior/pretty/ clean-cut prince to rescue us and sweep us away to fairytale land where nothing will ever harm us again...sounds like a dream, but that's not what Christ has called us to. 2 Timothy 3:12 says, "Everyone who wants to live a godly life will be persecuted." *ouch! even pretty princesses!

Ali Ruhman said...

I loved this message! It opened my eyes how we try and change our husbands. It also made me love mine even more! Brad also got alot out of this message. We are trying to get some of our friends to come who would benefit from this series.

Kim Heinecke said...

Excellent thoughts for today. A good read to go along with this series (in my opinion) is Wild At Heart, John Eldridge. It gives excellent insight to the heart of a man...his warrior-like heart. Ladies, pick it up.

Warrior Princesses unite! :)

Anna said...

Where did you get that picture?!

Abbi said...

LOVE this. I want my man to be a MAN and so does God. I love that. These are great thoughts on relationships. I'll be sure to keep them at the forefront of my mind for the future. :)

Natalie Witcher said...

During the message I wanted to stand up and give my barbaric yalp! Thanks for the post. I love helping JT feel like a man and try not to steal that from him.

Roger Garrett said...

Just don't take away Dirk's Harley and you will be OK. But looking like a sasquatch does not make a man a man. So don;t feel bad about wanting your man to be well groomed. If it wasn't for the women in our lives we would still be wearing the same under wear from last week

Robin Meadows said...

Thanks for the comments.

Yawlping with you girls!!

Kim - YES! That is an awesome book--for guys AND girls!

Roger-Yeah, it takes compromise and giving, giving, giving. And we don't want to live with cavemen...but, we DO want to live with REAL men and not be the ones that prevent them from that! Oh, and Dirk's bike is a Honda VTX 1300--which I encouraged him to purchase! Heck! I get to ride along!! ; )

Theresa said...

Great post! I can't wait to go home and listen to the message. I haven't gotten a chance to yet. Thank you for your encouragment.

mandy said...

whew

Brittney Pirtle said...

Great post! Your so amazing :) This is all so true!

Kim Heinecke said...

LOVE the motorcycle. Chad has one and we go on great "date afternoons" when we can ditch, I mean, pawn off, the kiddos!