We fight many battles. This is one of mine.
I have always had a strong drive to be independent, to be strong, to not have to rely on anyone. This attitude in strongly encouraged by our modern culture. A successful woman is one that does not need anybody to survive. We must make our own way in the world in order to earn anyones respect.
We are told to not respect the man. They don’t deserve it and will keep a good woman down.
In truth, though, we are designed to live an interdependent life, not independent.
I need my husband! I love and massively respect him. He works hard everyday so I can stay home with the kids and be there for them. He sacrifices so he can provide for us.
Now I ask this modern culture, how does that not deserve respect?