Men and women are different.
It is not that one is better or worse…It is that we are different…
God made us that way, because He shaped us for different purposes and roles.
The reason the comic is funny is because it represents a universal truth…one that we do not debated unless certain issues come up.
Because we are talking about issues at home vs. issues of work force, let’s use the work force as the back drop for our current debate.
You put out an ad for the position for a stay at home parent…
Two people reply. Equal in talent, gifts, and passion for the position.
One is a man, and one is a woman. After you interview and investigate, you determine the truths represented in the comic. You think through all of the gifts and perspectives of each candidate, knowing that you must choose who will spend the most amount of the day with your son or daughter.
Who would you hire?
The Bible and your logic both tell you the same thing…a woman is infinitely more qualified! It is like God groomed her for the job. She is perfect for it.
The man is a good man, would work hard, and would be passionate about the work…but something is missing. The job is irreplaceably a woman’s. Not because she is inferior, but because she is superior! How did the job of a mom become “less than” in our society? Can you think of a more important job? Can you really compare the title and salary she would have in the work force to the blessing and benefit she provides as a mom?
I cannot imagine what my son would be if I spent my days with him while my wife went off to work. She does an infinately better job than I would, or to be honest, could. I cannot imagine sending my son to day care so we could maintain a certain lifestyle. It’s not that daycare is bad, or run by Satan, its that the service does not compare to what my son is given by his mom.
Regardless of the success my wife would have in the workforce, we think the use of her skills, heart, and intelligence are best used on Noah. (and baby girl on the way)