by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife – Sending Daughters to College to Find Husbands
Editor’s note: I don’t know what’s worse about this: that Lori believes the primary goal of a woman going to college is to find a husband or the photo she used of a girl in a pussy bow blouse, white gloves and wool blazer! Both the image and the notion date back to the 1950s when upper class and some middle class young women went to college to find a better class of husband and earn their MRS degree. Cognitive dissonance and isolation create some rather strange ideas. It’s never a good idea to get an education only with the purpose of finding a man. Do it for yourself.
If you read the original piece on Lori’s site you’ll see that she uses the Duggars as an example of how to find partners for your children and makes some rather illogical conclusions about attraction in the workplace, which makes me wonder what the heck has happened in her marriage with her husband working in an office.
Today’s culture insists that young women go to college and pursue a career “just in case” and some parents send their daughters there to find a husband. I found Ken (well, he found me) at college, however, our Christian college only cost $3500 per year back then which included tuition, room, and board. My best friend even paid her own way by being a waitress in the summers and cleaning bathrooms during the school year. That same college costs $55,570 a year now. My friend could have never just cleaned bathrooms and been a waitress during the summers to pay off this kind of debt. Since colleges are so expensive now, should young godly women have their parents go into debt in hopes of finding a husband? NO!
God doesn’t need college to find spouses for our children. Most people in the history of the world found spouses without expensive colleges. If your daughter has nothing she wants to do with a college education but wants to go for the fun of it and possibly to find a husband, I would strongly recommend against it. Find a strong Bible teaching church around your area and have her get involved ministering there instead. This is a much better place to find a husband.
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