What Godliness Does NOT Look Like
today. I believe there have been few marriageable young women like this in the
last one hundred years. At least three generations of Americans has never seen
anything like this. What has happened to create this situation?
Here are some of their distinctives:
1. They saw the bitter fruit of feminism and began to understand it’s bankruptcy and destructiveness.
2. They “kissed dating goodbye” and decided in their youth that they would abstain from the
modern dating debacle.
3. They trusted their fathers encouragement toward them to fulfill the biblical and normative pattern of scripture regarding the roles of women and began to prepare themselves to be wives, helpers and homemakers as a life strategy – in contrast to the feminist vision of independent workers outside the home.
4. They rejected the immodest, worldly but common clothing options of their culture and the Lord put it in their hearts to be faithful to God’s commands regarding feminine dress and modesty.
5. They are striving to preserve themselves sexually for their future husbands, instead of
test driving numerous partners before marriage.
6. They are spending their time serving the enterprise of the home as assistants in their fathers businesses and assisting their mothers in the teaching and raising of the
children in the home.
7. They were told by their parents that if they were faithful and obeyed, they would be blessed.
8. One of the blessings they are anticipating is godly husbands."
Karen asks her readers, "What do you think is missing from his list?"
What’s missing from Scott's list?
The poor, and most of the lower middle class.
It may come as a surprise to people like Scott Brown, but most girls’ fathers do not own businesses. Many girls live in homes where the father is absent altogether, and many more live in homes with two parents who must both work fulltime simply to keep food on the table; many of these parents have been forced to use birth control to limit the size of their families because of economic pressures.
Back in Victorian times, girls and women of the lower social classes were often considered to be of questionable virtue, simply because economic circumstances forced them to work outside the home. It comes as no surprise that this is the very period in our history that people such as Scott Brown, Doug Phillips, and the Chanceys are trying to re-create.
Godly womanhood is a fine thing, but godliness which is dependent upon privilege and wealth is merely hypocrisy, all gussied up in a modest, tasteful, expensive Edwardian gown.