The “Problem That Has No Name” was described by Betty Friedan in the beginning of her book ‘The Feminine Mystique’: The problem lay buried, unspoken, for many years in the minds of American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning [that is, a longing] that women suffered in the middle of the 20th century in the United States. Each suburban [house]wife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries … she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question — “Is this all?”
The driving force behind Feminism, is female discontentment. Specifically discontentment with men, and with women’s God ordained role of serving men, who are the image and glory of God.(1 Corinthians 11:7) If only Eve could have been content in a sinless paradise, with a perfect sinless man, made by God Himself, with no rules, except one. But no! The malcontent Eve aspired to be as a god also.(Genesis 3:5) Today’s destructive Feminism is founded upon Satan’s huge lie that men and women are equal, and both in God’s image. And then building upon that whopper of a lie, Feminism falsely assumes that just as the woman was created to be a help meet for the man, that the man must then also have been created as a help meet for the woman.
Genesis 2:18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
The Old English word “meet”, in that usage, is defined as ~ to fulfill or to satisfy.
As Genesis 2:18 explains the woman was created to be a help to fulfill or satisfy the man. And when a woman is correctly fulfilling her God ordained role, she will be helping and fulfilling and satisfying her husband. Because women were created to be helpers who are able to fulfill or satisfy a man’s earthly needs, men consequently have an inclination to wrongly idolize and worship women. But God explains clearly that men were not created for women:
1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 8 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man. 9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
So, who is supposed to fulfill the woman?
Women are supposed to find their own fulfillment and contentment in obeying God and fulfilling their created purpose. They should be taught to seek contentment in serving their own husbands and raising their own children, if they are blessed with them. Most of the other things that women today are encouraged to seek fulfillment doing, are just wrong. They only serve to distract a woman from her true purpose and to create discontentment with her highest calling, to serve and satisfy her husband.
Women’s discontentment is “the fruit” of believing lies. The truth, is what can truly set women free of discontentment, while they are mindful of the truth. Women were raised to have false expectations. They were raised to think of themselves as equal or nearly equal to males. They were raised to expect their husbands to consult them and to give equal or nearly equal weight to their differing viewpoints. Nowhere in the Bible is a husband told to get direction from his wife. Not even from the unachievably ideal Proverbs 31 woman, who “openeth her mouth with wisdom”. And that is because God actually doesn’t intend for men to hearken unto their wives, as Adam did, but to serve God, with all their heart, with all their soul, and with their entire mind. The only exception I see in the Bible, is that the husband, by divine covenant, is currently given bodily to his wife, just as she is now owned by him, the two having been united as one flesh by God through sexual union, and the husband is required to give her wholesome sex in compliance with his wife’s reasonable desires.(1 Corinthians 7:2-5) Otherwise, men have God given dominion over all of creation including womankind which God made for man and gave to man.
Men are gods.
Men are the image and glory of God, Adam was graven by God out of this earth, into God’s own likeness, and God breathed His own essence into the man. Adam was truly a son of God.(Luke 3:38) Our jealous God has commanded that no other graven images of gods are allowed.(Leviticus 26:1) For the sons of Adam truly are God’s sons, and are even repeatedly called gods, by God Himself.(Psalm 82:6-7 & John 10:34-36) And we know that husbands are to image Jesus Christ, who is God, while wives image the wayward church in need of the constant washing by their “god”, with God’s word, so that husbands, just like Christ, are to act as saviors. Men are not mere subjects called to lay down their lives at the capricious whims of their wives. Oh far from it! Men are the image of God, giving their lives, as needed, for the salvation of their wives, who are symbolically their bodies, just like the church is Christ’s body.(Ephesians 5:22-27)
So are women to idolize their husbands?
Yes! In fact, wives are commanded to reverence their husbands.(Ephesians 5:33) God wouldn’t have made husbands to share his image and glory, if He didn’t want husbands to be worthy of reverence also. And men of God should honor each other.(Romans 12:10) The Bible goes so far as to say that holy women will call their husbands, “lord”.
1 Peter 3:5 (AMPC) For it was thus that the pious women of old who hoped in God were [accustomed] to beautify themselves and were submissive to their husbands [adapting themselves to them as themselves secondary and dependent upon them]. 6 It was thus that Sarah obeyed Abraham [following his guidance and acknowledging his headship over her by] calling him lord (master, leader, authority). And you are now her true daughters if you do right and let nothing terrify you [not giving way to hysterical fears or letting anxieties unnerve you].
U mad girl?
Does it bother you that I say husbands are gods, sons of God, images of God, to be called lord? Those are God’s words describing men and husbands, and God should know, since He created us all. Although your husband was not created for you, or to satisfy you, you should be thrilled down to the tips of your toes to have a husband. And you should be curling your toes in anticipation of the next time you can join in flesh with your god of flesh, your lord, your likeness of the Most High God.
However most women are deceived, they don’t realize their husband has an allotted portion of divine glory, and is their high priest who represents them before God. They foolishly think they are their husband’s equal, or even his better. And consequently they do not look up to him, and do not reverence him, or idolize him by submitting unto him, as unto the Lord. In fact, many wives don’t even want their husbands. They deny them sex, and wish they had some other husband.
Discontentment comes because of whoring hearts.
Ezekiel 16:32 You unfaithful wife! You desire strangers instead of your husband.
Tertullian wrote to women: And do you not know that you are Eve? The sentence of God on this sex of yours lives in this age: the guilt must of necessity live too. You are the devil’s gateway; you are the unsealer of that (forbidden) tree: you are the first deserter of the divine law: you are she who persuaded him whom the devil was not valiant enough to attack. You destroyed so easily God’s image, man. Because of the death you merited, even the Son of God had to die.
Yes, women are natural defilers,(Revelation 14:4) full of usurping, periodically unclean, certainly not an image of deity, they are gullible, fickle, and frail, full of vainglory and envious of men’s divine image and headship. Their contempt for their husbands is unfitting, irreverent, and blasphemes God’s word.(Titus 2:4-5) Women lead men astray, misusing the gifts God gave women to help men, to ensnare men and distract them from their divine mission instead. Woe to you women who haven’t the sense to adorn yourselves with quietness and shamefacedness.(1 Timothy 2:9-15) No woman deserves a savior, a Christ figure, a husband who stoops to love them in spite of their wretched selfishness, irreverence, and usurping nature.
And yet God has made women joint heirs of His grace with men. And men, like God, show women the grace of joining down onto them, providing for their care and protection, and shepherding their wives through all their objectionable moods.
Matthew 19:10 (AMPC) The disciples said to Him, If the case of a man with his wife is like this, it is neither profitable nor advisable to marry.
Women truly are the beneficiaries of men’s good graces, and of men’s divine qualities. I haven’t told the half of the disparity between women and men in this brief post, yet if men and women would even come to realize the truth that I have shared, women could see that they have every reason to be content just having any husband, much less to have gotten one of their own choosing. Might their father have picked a better husband for them? Most probably! But the husband they chose, is certainly deserving of their reverence, their obedience, their honor, their body, their thoughts, and their devotion.
The “problem with no name” is Feminist discontentment. The solution is for women to realize their husbands are the matchless image of God Most High, while they themselves are inferior vessels who bring trouble by their very nature, and that they should be quite content, even thrilled that they are consequently loved sacrificially, and were taken and possessed by a god of flesh, a son of God who stooped to share his life of divine glory, his divine mission, his earthly journey with them. Taking on her troubles as his own, and struggling to cleanse her of her character flaws with daily instructions, and restraining himself by his godly grace and patience to forebear violent retribution amid her multitude of failings and her faithless actions. Every wife is blessed to be so honored as to marry a glorious man made in the very image of God.