The Destruction of the Patriarchy and its Effect on the Family Unit
November 1, 2022
The destruction of the family unit can not be traced to one single event in time, but a major contribution was in 1969 when Reagan (governor of California) signed the first no fault marriage legislation. The effects of this law are still felt today; the law has given women a gun to hold against their husbands' heads if he does something wrong. Because of this gun the state has given women, men can no longer be the head of the house for fear of losing everything they’ve worked for.
This law has turned the tables on men. For example, even if the man does nothing wrong, the threat of divorce is always looming over him. Out of this came a feminist dynamic where the patriarchal system is erased, thus creating a weak father and an empowered mother. The daugters that come from these disfunctional familes are empowered to do whatever they want without fear of punsishment from there fathers making them self-serving and egotistical, while having no true value for themselves. Because of the removal of the patriarchy, many young girls now belittle and berate the men of their families, causing them to feel worthless. This causes young boys to be full of hate and despair, these boys will grow up resenting the family, wanting nothing to do with it, and will reject there natural role.
“My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching." - Proverbs 6:20
“Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise." - Proverbs 6:20
All of this has turned places of loving and learning into toxic pools of hatred and despair. A few amongst our server’s brotherhood have seen this firsthand, where their siblings (and themselves) have been used as a tool for their mother to use against there father.
It’s terrible knowing that if the few men in our brotherhood have gone through this, then so many others must deal with the same thing in modern western culture.
We see this going on in our homes and in our friends homes, yet no body wants to speak out against it. It doesn’t matter who is responsible for this destruction of patriarchy, but what does matter is our understanding that without authoritive leadership from the man, and the care and nurture from the mother, the family unit will never be whole.
“A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones." - Proverbs 12:4