Confronting the top 10 threats within the church
Feminism, Church & Children

The success of the feminist movement in the past 40 years have opened unprecedented career opportunities to women, who now occupy, enjoy and thrive in positions at the highest levels of our government, industry, academia and even the armed forces. Their skills and talents have benefited themselves, as well as the men in their organizations.

Who has suffered from this movement?

Our kids. According to the 2004 US Census Bureau report, only 6.2 million of the 57.4 million kids between 4-17 years of age in America are being raised by stay-at-home mothers, indicating that 89% of our children are not being protected to the extent that God ordained.

Is protecting the children really the mother's role?

While both the father and the mother have important roles to play in their children's development, God commanded the man to “toil” and the woman to bear children in Genesis 2 and 3, and gifted each for their respective roles. He also added in Proverbs 29:15, "The rod and rebuke give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother." Notice that He didn't say the unattended child brings shame to his parents, but to his "mother". So while the father toils in the field, the primary role of nurturing and tending to the children is that of the mother.
Why isn’t the church speaking out on this?

It would hypocritical since many churches are now led by women who not only leave their children at home, but also violate God’s command not to teach men or to be church leaders: “And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man… A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife...” (1 Timothy 2:12 & 3:2)

What should be done?

1. To start, Christian fathers need to remain in marriage and continue to toil in the field to afford their wives the opportunity to leave their careers. And as the bible requires, they also need to provide the spiritual leadership and guidance for the family so that their wives can follow them in nurturing and tending to the children.

2. Christian mothers need to give up their careers and return home to be with their children until they reach adulthood.

3. Regardless of how many years they may have studied or preached already, Christian women must obey God and leave the pulpit, seminaries and all positions where they teach, have authority over men or are preparing for such positions.