The most important point about Princess Culture is not that our daughters are glamorous, but that they are honored.
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Day 44 of 100 Days of Advice on How to Treat Men Right: #44 Give your husband the space to be a father.
There are many mothers who are so terrified of letting go of control of the family unit that the family no no longer works as mother/father team working together to raise child but as mother over father/child. This lack of faith in your husband stifles the family unit and suppresses the father role.
These mothers/wives are not giving their husbands the space they need to be a father. They have jumped in to control the father role. This not only shows lack of trust when you don’t back off and let your husband do what comes naturally for him as a father but it also teaches your child to not trust their father to support them.
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Patricia Dickson: Michael Brown’s parents responsible for his demise.
It is clear by the video images showing Michael Brown grabbing a much older and smaller store clerk by the throat that the young man did not have respect for authority. The fact that there was some kind of confrontation with a police officer reveals that this young man had issues with authority. The first authority figure in a child’s life is the parent. If parents do not teach and demand that children respect them, there is a good chance that the child will not respect any other person in authority (e.g., teachers, police, and other adults).
Honor your father and mother, that it may go well with you, that you may live long on the earth…
Then the Spirit of the Lord came on Jephthah. He crossed Gilead and Manasseh, passed through Mizpah of Gilead, and from there he advanced against the Ammonites. And Jephthah vowed to the Lord:
If you give the Ammonites into my hands, whatever comes out of the door of my house to meet me when I return in triumph from the Ammonites will be the Lord’s, and I will sacrifice it as a burnt offering.
Then Jephthah went over to fight the Ammonites, and the Lord gave them into his hands. He devastated twenty towns from Aroer to the vicinity of Minnith, as far as Abel Keramim. Thus Israel subdued Ammon.
When Jephthah returned to his home in Mizpah, who should come out to meet him but his daughter, dancing to the sound of timbrels! She was an only child. Except for her he had neither son nor daughter. When he saw her, he tore his clothes and cried,
Oh no, my daughter! You have brought me down and I am devastated. I have made a vow to the Lord that I cannot break.
My father, you have given your word to the Lord. Do to me just as you promised, now that the Lord has avenged you of your enemies, the Ammonites. But grant me this one request. Give me two months to roam the hills and weep with my friends, because I will never marry.
And he let her go for two months. She and her friends went into the hills and wept because she would never marry. After the two months, she returned to her father, and he did to her as he had vowed. And she was a virgin.
From this comes the Israelite tradition that each year the young women of Israel go out for four days to commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite.
— From the Old Testament Book of Judges, Chapter 11
Krystal Garcia is still celebrating men.
The truth about Motherhood regrets.
Now, I have three daughters who reject bedtime and, at the mere mention of it, spin themselves into such a fit that I can not even fathom how to handle three fits at once. The games are ridiculous and redundant, the time it takes to get them to finally lay down is a waste and the entire experience leaves me in tears almost every night of my life. And them too. And I regret it every.single.night. I have no one to blame but myself. I know I should have instilled a structure that was unbreakable. Demanded the respect it takes to get them to mind without punishment, been a PARENT.
Planting honor in the home at a young age is the best way to ensure it blooms down the road. I’m sure that’s in Proverbs or something…