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Sunday, July 16, 2006
Insights from The Stepford Wives
I'd already read on a few other Christian ladies' blogs, different things about the film- mainly it's feminist agenda, and yes as a Christian I can see that feminism & the battle of the sexes clashes, majorly with God's design for how a family is meant to be. (I don't want to enter into the feminist debate here, but I suggest if you're interested you visit www.ladiesagainstfeminism.com for some excellent in-depth articles.
What struck me was at the end of the film it is revealed that a woman (Glenn Close) was actually responsible for the dream & creation of "Stepford". She was a feminist whose dreams had crashed to the ground & so she set out to create this perfect world. Isn't it interesting that her perfect world, imperfect as it turned out hearkened back to simplers times & traditional values& roles, twisted as they were.
The key to her failure was the issue of control. Her feminist heart hadn't relinquished it. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks! If we as Christian woman try to fullfill our traditional biblical roles with a controlling spirit instead of a submitted heart WE WILL FAIL! We need to be fully submitted first to Christ, then to our husbands, not to our own agendas, otherwise, we won't fullfill the will of God & will also end up controlling our children instead of loving & guiding them. This is an issue the Lord has been bringing up with me lately. Simple things like thinking to much of my to do list & not enough time abiding in Him to get His agenda for the day, can end up with me being controlling in all sorts of little ways.
It's my prayer that daily I will be able to willingly submit more & more to the Lord & His plan for me.