Reflections on life, marriage, and a young woman who is constantly learning how much there will always be to learn!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Marriage Thought for the Day

Is a marriage of equality one in which we feel compelled to perform the exact same roles? Or one in which we seek to compliment each other's roles and work as a team of partners--equal in worth, each needing the other?

I think that the first choice tends to demean the roles of one of the partners, saying that--for instance--a woman's special nurturing gifts are not needed and should be laid aside so that she can try to fulfill the same exact role as her mate. The opposite situation would be just as demeaning to her husband. We are more free when we recognize our differences, celebrate them, and seek to carry out our complementary roles with as much joy and personal flair* as we can.

*more thoughts on this later:o)


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