What is it that a young woman needs to know about being a woman, a wife, and/or a mother? I would love to hear from you regarding this question.
I have two daughters. One daughter is married and is 27 years old. Our other daughter is 22, just graduated from college, and is working. For years, I have paid close attention to these two young women. At times, I have been tremendously encouraged by some of the heroic women in our culture. At other times, I have been deeply troubled. I have been troubled by the way many men treat women as well as the way women are often used and manipulated. I have learned that it is often very difficult to be a woman in today’s world.
- Some women feel confused regarding their feelings. How is a woman supposed to feel? What is a woman supposed to do with her emotions? What does she do with all of those sexual feelings? How does she deal with body image issues?
- Some women feel confused regarding marriage. What am I supposed to do as a wife on a daily basis? How can I make this marriage last?
- Some women feel confused regarding being a parent. How am I supposed to balance marriage, work, church, etc. with being a mother? How can I keep from messing up my children? What am I supposed to do when my young children test me?
What do you think? What does a young woman need to know about being a woman, a wife, and/or a mother?