[My husband] puts the children to bed every night, washes the dishes, scrubs showers and toilets, stays up all night cleaning up throw-up if someone is sick, and is basically a team partner as a parent. Why, then, does he get either teased or criticized, for doing the "mother's work"? It is so ironic that people are all about women doing nontraditional things, like working outside the home, but when it comes to a man putting in his fair share as a parent instead of playing video games or watching tv, it's treated as strange. All I can say is, I am one fortunate woman.Let's talk about it.
You tell me:
Why is the double standard so pervasive? Even in the Church?
How can we teach our sons to value family work as much as we teach our daughters?
Where is that decisive line between "providing and protecting" and "nurturing?"
My opinion is long and --of course, as always --very personal. But you tell me yours, first!