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So, I’m watching a Jordan Peterson interview. My family knows I enjoy watching Peterson interviews because…

I can’t put a finger on why exactly but it has to do with the way he tries to put the things he’s learned into words others can understand.

That doesn’t usually mean others appreciate what they understand. After they understand it they often become in denial. This is why it’s so interesting. For instance, there is a theory that there isn’t a difference between males and females it is only the way they are taught to behave by society.

I am a poor mother of seven children and I can tell you several things about that theory, but the main thing is it’s hogwash. Peterson in his interview cites that there had been three separate studies done ‘recently’ (I don’t know the date of the video) that showed ‘most’ males took interest in things and most females were most interested in people. Neither preference is good or bad. It isn’t like one prefers working and the other prefers stealing.

Therefore, in consequence, he said it is no wonder when it comes to job choices more males are engineers (a thing choice) and more females choose a people job such as nursing. He wasn’t saying all males or all females because of course there are exceptions to the rule.

But here’s where the provocateur comes in. Another person on the stage said no, she believed you could teach them to be otherwise. He said, well, like it or not the three separate studies showed differently (it wasn’t a taught thing?). In other words, you can believe what you want but the truth is the truth.

He is also very emphatic about personal responsibility. Personal responsibility leads over into every facet of our lives. In the same interview, the subject of divorce came up. Children, of course, are the ones most devastated by divorce. Children thrive in a stable, two-parent, traditional, marriage.

He stated that if you advocate for children and their welfare you would tell people to not divorce for the children’s sake. Someone asked him if you wait until it’s all right for the children, at what age would they be? He said, oh, when they’re about forty. (Now, I understood that to mean when the children are about forty).

I enjoy these partially because he’s a finger in the eye to the ‘experts’. The experts have their agenda and they attempt to line up the facts to support that agenda. And the facts don’t usually line up with their agenda. Dr. Peterson tries to be honest and uses the data to see what it supports. I don’t know that I agree with everything he says, but I haven’t knowledge of everything he espouses.

I do know that the truth is truth. God has given us the truth, and we can know the truth.

John 8:

31  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

33  They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

34  Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

35  And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.

36  If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

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Honor Mother

Many of us have heard the phrase, ‘the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world’. A popular poem in the 1800s, it referred to mothers and motherhood and the idea that the nurturing influence of mothers on their children during childhood influenced the world through adulthood. It is a foundational principle in both the Old and New Testaments to “Honor thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.” (Ephesians 6:2-3)

Honor Due Mothers

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Honor—a word that carries all sorts of connotations. It is similar to the word ‘virtue’, it is seen in action. Recently, I watched a show in which there was a scene where an adopted daughter didn’t get what she wanted in an exchange between her and a parent. The young girl stormed out of the room when the parent was speaking to her.

In my day as a child, when an elder, much more when a parent was speaking to you, you listened. Granted she was an adopted child, but it should have been a learning moment.

In her case, after she had been in her room long enough to cool down the parent should have gone quietly in to speak with her. The conversation would go something like, “I can understand you are not happy and you would like—or you feel like such and such—but slamming out of the room and/or running off is not the way we handle things nor is it the way to solve problems…”

Honorable Mothers Needed

Just as we need honorable fathers, we need honorable mothers. Families are the foundation on which our nation is built. Good families equal good homes and that makes a good country.

Dependable mothers are as essential as dependable fathers and are the second half of the unit. In real life, there are times when a home will find itself with only one parent because of a catastrophe, but that should not happen often. With the rise of feminism, one of the goals was to free women from the bondage of marriage, except…

Honored Mothers Differ

Feminism isn’t about being feminine, it’s about being like men…and not even good men. It hasn’t worked well for women to be ‘loosed’ from marriage. Marriage isn’t bondage for women it is a safety net. In reality, marriage is made in heaven. When the scriptures call women ‘the weaker vessel’ it doesn’t mean an inferior vessel. It refers to a more delicate, more valuable vessel. So, what happened is instead of being treated as a valuable person women traded that in to be treated like one of the guys. Someone to be used then discarded.

There is nothing honorable, nor honest for men or women in that situation, and nothing dependable for men, women, or children. A society will not thrive nor flourish or survive in an immoral state of affairs. A few years back there was a saying, “If you like what you see put a ring on it”.

Shallow—our lives are shallow. When people ask “Why don’t marriages last today like they used to?” The problem is character counts and we’re short on character. Honor, virtue, dependable, go with the idea of ‘a promise made is a promise kept’. Wives are half of the marriage unit, and both halves need to be of good character. Even as a person of faith I fall, I rise, and I fall again. Respectful, Dependable, Moral, Honor Mother.

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),” (Ephesians 6:2 ESV) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+6%3A2&version=ESV