Our good friend at Many Luxury Vacations has this to say:
So, let’s take all the Marriage Mandate stuff and set it aside for one moment. We know many single Christian women want to marry. However, it doesn’t matter how feminine, lovely, intelligent, capable, etc. they are. If we are absolutely honest about these women, it is clear they are seeking a traditional relationship – and seeking it through the churches. They want a 1950s housewife existence with 1980s-style dreadful excess (mostly excess spending). And why not? They aren’t bar skanks or trashy waitresses, they are good women with virtue who don’t sleep around. They deserve very successful and attractive (and also very good and decent) men to marry them and sire “godly” children.
The problem with this is that due to our new socio-cultural reality, there are only a very small number of men who fit this description. Most men and women struggle to be successful equally in the workforce. Men don’t always earn more (or as much as) women. If you artificially inflate the numbers of women workers and feminize the workplace, you’ll have fewer successful men to choose from. It’s a simple numbers game and expecting perfection in a man when women compete with men for jobs, wages, promotions, children, assets, etc. It’s no wonder women are so lonely and miserable; either wasting precious years with pathetic men or waiting decades for a fairy-tale prince charming type.
Nobody is saying women shouldn’t work or pursue education. Nobody is saying women shouldn’t use their talents. Nobody is saying women shouldn’t have the strongest possible role in religion.
The problem is: This doesn’t work. It means matriarchy and stagnation. Biblically speaking, women were meant to serve men. Women’s contributions are important, but women aren’t supposed to lead or be primary breadwinners.
So, complain all you want about there being “no good men” left. The few of us who are decent and successful Christian men willing to marry might be better off staying single. If you expect perfection from a man and little of yourself, men can turn away without regrets.
Women who understand this reality will adapt and find happiness. Women who don’t face reality will follow the siren song of Marriage Mandate demagogues until their fertility is gone, their hearts are hardened, and the few men who would have them are in full flight.
Is he overgeneralizing? Is he on the money? What say you all?