Saturday, December 22, 2007

Vocation crisis

This is something I have been thinking about but have not really had time to develop.
It seems to me that he crisis in vocations in the west extends beyond the priesthood. It is also a crisis of the vocation of marriage and fatherhood. Men are either not accepting the responsibility of marriage, or if they do, they do not fully embrace the marriage vocation.
Are the two related? What do you think?

2 comments:

Joshua 24:15 said...

Germanicus, check out my series on God and Gender, esp Part 3 on 6/20/07. I think this is definitely related to what you're proposing.

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

Us gals have been saying this for a long time. For too long, the "women's movement" has taken over and convinced the young ladies that they can do anything and everything without men...including direct the family in the faith. So the guys have nothing to "live up to" and let/are made to let the women run things, spiritually, in the home. Trust me on this one! I don't know what the statistics are, but it seems to me (at least among the people I know) that this is changing for the better. I don't know. I'm just glad that I can say whatever I want to on the subject and I'm not afraid to "offend" women anymore by saying, "LET THE GUYS BE THE GUYS!" It's not only "ok", it's preferred (in a true, loving relationship) to allow the man to lead the family (no matter what kind of hits to our fragile, girly pride).