I know I will most likely get hateful comments on this post, but feel free to do as you wish.
I am a christian woman. I do not hate on others for their choices. But I also have my number of opinions.
In my opinion, gender roles are necessary. Call me oldfashioned but it is what it is. I believe a womans job is to cook, clean, and care for the children while the husband works. I believe it is a womans job to make her husband feel loved, adored, cared for, and taken care of sexually. I believe it is a womans job to stand by her husband, no matter how unappealing his ideas are. And it is the husbands duty to also adore his wife as she has done for him. I believe that technology and modern day views are going to be the downfall of the country. (Dont get me wrong, I believe that a career led woman with good morals, intentions and work ethic should be treated equally as men do.)
But it is now seen as normal to be unfaithful, unloyal, homosexual, slutty, etc.
In the bible it is made clear that homosexuality and adultry is a sin. Everyone sins, I understand. And I also realize that people were "born" gay. Or so some claim. I have no input on that because I have many homosexual friends and it is not my place to say what it right or what it wrong. However, I guess my views on the whole thing is completely different from others because I am a christian woman and was raised differently than most. I do not believe that homosexuals should be able to get married. Before you jump to hasty assumptions, let me explain. (I am not passing judgement, I am simply stating my beliefs.) Marriage is a term used in the bible between man and woman. Marriage between two females or two males is wrong in my eyes. Not because they are gay, but because it is using a biblical term to label a sin. I believe that instead of marriage, in should be a partnership of some sort.
Maybe it is the way I was raised, maybe not. But life back in the day they had better views than todays modern life.
Upon fancying a woman you had to ask for the fathers permission. Sex before marriage was frowned upon. There was the rarity of teen pregnancy, though there were still some.
Obviously everything that goes on today was there back then, but there was far less of it. Being a history teacher myself, I sit back and view these textbooks, reading the same things over and over and can't help but wish that I had had the opportunity to life within some time periods back then.