Tuesday, December 28, 2010
It is said the key to financial wealth is in acquiring assets, rather than liabilities. It is not much of a stretch to also apply this advice towards marriage. In order to achieve marital wealth, men should look for a woman who is an asset, rather than a liability. In theory, this seems simple enough and no doubt some traditional folks will maintain that it is just that simple. They will say, “Just seek out a godly woman” and POOF—marital bliss! Those of us who operate in reality, in a culture that does not encourage godly anything, knows that finding such a woman is not much easier than finding a unicorn. We know that modern women are no longer assets, but liabilities. Liabilities for the men who marry them and liabilities for the government who maintains them. Feminism can be succinctly defined as being the philosophy that turns women from resources into obligations.
A few definitions:
“A liability can mean something that is a hindrance or puts an individual or group at a disadvantage, or something that someone is responsible for, or something that increases the chance of something occurring (i.e. it is a cause).”
This definition is a good summary of what marrying a liability can look like. Marriage to a modern woman can hinder men, cause them to be responsible for the woman’s actions, and increases their chances of getting divorced.
We know that the second you drive a new car off the lot, it is already depreciating in value and becomes a liability. Is it really any different when a man marries a modern woman? The second the married couple walks back down the aisle, the modern woman, already a liability via feminism, then begins to depreciate in value even further. The first few years of marriage may not be that bad. She will still have that “new car smell” and run with relatively few problems. Four to six years in and the nagging and clanking picks up and she just doesn’t shine like she used to. Eventually the car will sputter out and die leaving little or no monetary value to be redeemed. Modern marriages all too often end up the same way. If the woman was truly an asset, she would have added value to the marriage, rather than cause the man to be financially ruined via divorce.
“Assets are economic resources. Anything tangible or intangible that is capable of being owned or controlled to produce value and that is held to have positive economic value is considered an asset.”
What I found particularly interesting about this definition is that an asset is one “capable of being owned or controlled to produce value”. I think this relates to marriage as well. Before I explain—some damage control—I am NOT speaking of “controlled or owned” in the twisted feminist sense. I do not mean oppression or abuse, instead, I mean authority and/or leadership and the woman taking a submissive role. Women used to be assets because they were amicable to submission. The husband could easily lead them to “produce value”, hence they were an asset to the marriage and in turn society at large. The “Proverbs 31 woman” is a good example of a woman who is an asset. In fact, she is even described as “lacking nothing of value.” For a list of assets a woman used to bring to a marriage, see Proverbs 31 here.
A woman as an asset can best be summarized by this verse, “She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.” The modern woman today, as a liability, instead brings harm, not only all the days of her married life, but her days after as well. She continually brings harm into a man’s life, whether she is married to him or not, because the very nature of a liability is to cause hindrance. A modern woman will prevent a marriage from being successful, she will prevent herself from taking any responsibility, and in general she will prevent men from being men.