Sunday, September 12, 2010

Gender and Priorities

I recently read a statement from leaders of a rather conservative mission agency written to explain their values and priorities. Under the headline, "We value and support the role of women," they wrote,
"We believe that a mother’s responsibility is to God first, to family next, and then to outside ministry." 
I think that's great.

But it bothered me that they didn't say the same about the responsibility of a father. Am I being idealistic to expect that putting one's family above one's work might be a calling to dads as well as to moms?

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