Candace Cameron Bure has ignited quite the firestorm with feminists on the media tour of her new book, Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose. From what I’ve heard she is archaic. She is nuts. She is setting women back 100 years. She is submissive. She is biblical. And I’m glad.
“I am not a passive person, but I chose to fall into a more submissive role in our relationship because I wanted to do everything in my power to make my marriage and family work.”
Yes, I am glad that she is archaic. And I’m glad she’s setting women back 100 years. I’m glad because I’m not so sure that drinking the feminist kool-aid has really advanced women. I’m not so sure that in the past 100 years we have figured out something that eluded women for the past 5,000 years.
I wonder what the feminist mantra says to all the women of past centuries who were, not only content, but passionate about being wives, mothers, sisters and care givers. I wonder what it says to women who found their place in the home instilling morality in the fabric of their children. To the women who made their homes a refuge with warmth and love. To the women who supplied food, made clothes, birthed children, nursed the ailing and cared for the dying, were they not enough?
It seems to me that we have been duped into a quest to “have it all” and in return we get nothing. In our age of enlightenment we get stress. We get broken marriages. We get kids we don’t have the time to raise. We get hearts that are longing for more.
In a Huff Post Live interview she said:
“The definition I’m using with the word ‘submissive’ is the biblical definition of that. So, it is meekness. It is not weakness. It is strength under control, it is bridled strength… We are equal in our importance, but we are different in our performances.”
As the feminists moan (I mean literally moan. I watched it.) I wonder if they realize they bridle their strength every day. How many feminists unleashed their strength on the male cop that pulled them over for speeding last week? Or how many follow the directives of their boss at the work place every day? How many unquestionably follow women’s lib movement without even considering they may be getting robbed of their true purpose?
I’m thankful for this woman’s platform to offer choice and real freedom to women. Real freedom doesn’t come from demanding equality. Real freedom comes from surrender. Real freedom comes from Jesus.
He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. Is. 61:1
Other posts on submission in marriage:
- Wives Submit? What Does the Bible Say?
- Wives Submit? What’s the Big Deal?
- Wives Submit? What Submission Is Not