Yes, this is not really about me as a father to my brothers, but it’s a pondering into just what the Father must want for His daughter.
I think about what I need for my three daughters; for them not only to be responsible adults and loving and respectful partners, but to be safe and respected and loved and cherished by the men in their lives; by all men in society – and all girls.
As a man I very well understand how men think and how they feel and the challenges that a person faces simply in treating women with the respect they deserve; that all humanity deserves. I know as a pastor, a counsellor, and as a chaplain just how much I have fallen short in my thoughts and feelings and actions, as a guy I mean.
I rationalised that, in endeavouring to live a godly life, I still struggle to attain to the standards of thought, feeling, and action that I’d like to meet. I am quite fortunate that the women near me have been gracious in understanding that whilst my intent reveals possible, my deployment is occasionally awry.
In recent days I’ve seen attacks on feminism as if every man who speaks up for females in society has fallen for some trick. These people against’feminism’ are deluded. Of course, violence against anyone is unacceptable, and girls aren’t immune from being violent, but guys own the bet in how to proceed if the world has any hope beyond violence.
I find it a ridiculous argument that men denounce women’s rights to security when they use an aggression cloaked in all sorts of vile devices, including inappropriate humour that’s supposed to be amusing but is just simply disgusting. And weak women join in. Some people are beyond loving anyone.
What must the Father need for His daughter?
Certainly, he wants His daughter to be treated like she’s a princess. Because she is a princess.
Does a man eliminate anything for treating a girl like a princess?
Where has the chivalry gone that says,’I choose to treat you as amazing for who you’re’
And that’s just the earthly father. How much more does the Heavenly Father want that for His daughter? Needless to say, we could ask what the Father wants for his son, and the Father must want his son to flourish as the protector of life, and to revere the Father’s glory at the girls about him.
To be correctly egalitarian, I think it’s crucial we get the gender differences right.
As the father of three daughters, having seen them interact with the men close to them, having seen them interact with me, I know that it is not their nature to abuse men. They follow their guys, always desiring their men to lead by way of protection and respect. I know few women who would be capable of abusing men for the want of it. Sure, I have seen women who are capable of abusing men, and I wonder what role men have played in the development of the women in question. Men are not blameless.
The Father desires the best for His daughter.
The Father demands that His daughter be loved by being respected. The Father wants no fear against His daughter. The Father expects that His daughter would flourish. Along with the Father promises to journey with His daughter.
And if we care anything about God we ought to do His will.