"Where is the course for men to be better spouses and better communicators?"
The above is a quote from an EthicsDaily.com article about the homemaking concentration at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Yes, such a program really exists!
Things like this that pop up in Christian circles, and also in our society at large, make me wonder about husbands and fathers. I mean, I often hear girls comment that they would love to be a wife and mom someday. Or when my friends my age recently marry, they say, I'm just enjoying being a wife. There's a lot of emphasis on that role, which is great. It's also great that Christian women are formulating ways to manage their roles as both wives/mothers and as careerwomen.
I hear less often, if ever, a man's concern about how to balance being a father/husband and have a career. Don't you think time spent at the office away from home is damaging to a family's health? I don't think I've ever heard a guy my age say that he's just enjoying being a husband.
It's weird when you invert things. Why is the onus on women alone? Aren't we doing a disservice to both women and men when we assume that men don't need to learn ways to be better fathers and husbands?
*ETA* How could I forget about PROMISE KEEPERS? Is that still around?