So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
I am pretty tired of talking about gender equality (or inequality - a message I received constantly while in the FOC). But it’s an issue because there are women and girls who are living with these attitudes and behaviors.
Men are commanded to love their wives. How loving is it to hit your wife? How loving to tell her she is less than you? Let’s look at some of the potential results of being put down:
- Weight gain
- Children feel insecure
- The victim develops addictions such as: food, shopping, gambling, alcohol, drugs, sex
- An unkempt home which reflects the victim’s beliefs and experiences
Anyone my age or older, who came from the same group, can recall at least one instance of a woman being beaten into insanity. To any person who has been told that they are worth less than others, please read these words. Please believe this:
- You are lovable
- You are valuable
- You are worthy
Treat others as you would want to be treated. Do you think you’re better than women because you were born male? If you do, consider this:
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.