by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn’t Wait – Call a Eunuch a Eunuch
Editor’s Note: This sums up what the patriarchy is all about, not what is genuinely best for either the family or the individual, but putting control over every aspect of the individual into the hands of the patriarchy. Which is not a healthy dynamic and isn’t even Biblical. What about the scripture that commands a man and a woman to leave their families and cleve only to each other when they marry? Patriarchy extrapolated out to an unhealthy degree.
There is also a darker side to the concept of “singleness” as well: When people today use the word “single” to describe someone (maybe themselves), they mean by this not only that the person is unmarried but really that they are alone. Scripture never shows the 30-year-old unmarried woman, living alone in an apartment, who is the CEO of a major corporation and has achieved all of the goals our society has set for her. It never shows a time in a man’s life where he ceases to be under the authority of his parents or where his responsibility to care for his family ceases.  Not even after marriage. While it is true that a man or woman may be unmarried, maybe even called to be so, Scripture never shows such a one as being exempt from responsibility and duty toward others, particularly family. “For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.” (Romans 14:7)
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