Capivating: Chapter one.
"There is something fierce in the heart of a woman." That resonated with me.
"God has set within you a femininity that is powerful and tender, fierce and alluring." What a beautiful mix! It's harmonious!
When I was in college I was buying into all the feminist garbage. By nature I do not have a domestic bone in my body - so it was easy to get wrapped up in this. I sure didn't need to be laundering someone else's socks, washing someone else's dishes!!! For love?!?! I knew what "love" was, the emotion, it was fleeting, temperamental and deceiving - so SELF-acculization, that's the goal! Be all you can be!
But I was also seeing that this mind set has destructive tendency - particularity in the home. It became clear to me that a HOME couldn't work unless there was someone there to tend to it. Then it hit me! John 15: 13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends" Greater love I couldn't have than to lay down my life (my self-acculization, life possibilities, potentials, possible careers) for another - a husband, children! That is a verse about marrage, people!
"How sad, what a loss" society might say, but Jesus said "whoever loses his life for my sake will find it."(Matt 10:39)
It was then that STRENGTH and BEAUTY started to co-exist for me and the mystery of woman.
I love that: THE MYSTERY OF WOMAN
I am Mystery!
How cool is that! (guffaw!)
It makes me ANGRY when I hear jokes or asides that make woman sound like a bad thing. You know what I mean?!
Yet even with our strength, to be with someone and not have to be strong, instead be taken care of, romanced, treasured . . . *sigh*
The king is enthralled by your beauty Ps 45:11
The KING is ENTHRALLED by our beauty!
-and this is just the beginning-