(Quote) Marian-83994 said:
Should a woman have her own interests or should she only be interested in food and cooking? Shoul...
(Quote) Marian-83994 said:
Should a woman have her own interests or should she only be interested in food and cooking? Should she only be interested in the home?
What does anyone think about this? Please share your thoughts ladies and gentlemen. Are men in favor of a woman who has outside interests and wants to pursue those interests?
Are men happy when they meet a woman who has hobbies and interests or do they automatically think of redirecting her attention to him in every way? be honest...
A fine fellow here mentioned that when he heard the word independence from a woman, it had a meaning that struck a chord with him due to his experiences.
Please share and comment.. THANK YOU!!!
I've never met a women who didn't have her own interests. I think if I did, I would consider her to be like 'brain dead'.
I think most of the posts here have covered the subject pretty thoroughly. But here's my .
We are here to get to heaven and the way is Christ. To follow Christ is to invite him to reside in your heart and submit your free will to do as He does. It naturally follows for us to be of service to others out of love. To love is who we are, having been made in the image of Divine Love. Service is the way of love. But it must be voluntary service. Both men and women give this service in following the Way, especially spouses in service to each other and to their children.
If you consult the autobiographies of saints like St.Teresa of Avila, St.Catherine of Sienna, and Mother Teresa, you will gain a greater understanding of the true meaning of service. Mother Teresa had a husband (Christ) who, from the beginning of her ministry, ceased to give those spiritual consolations she had become accusomed to most her life. She was convinced, throughout her ministry to the poor, that Jesus was unhappy with her. Yet, despite no assurances of her own worth to her husband, she continued, faithfully, to serve Him with her whole heart, mind, body, and spirit. Ultimately, getting appreciation from your spouse for your service is not near as important as pleasing Jesus by serving your spouse.
Most of us are not ready for such heroics. Unfortunately, regardless of how faithfully some men and women adhere to the practice of the Catholic faith, there are some who have ridgid notions of the roles of husband and wife. You, Marian, must decide in each case whether or not a person's ridgity in these things are acceptable and worth it. If they are, then commit to them; otherwise, move on.