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Offline John

Eat-Pray-Love and divorce
« on: July 06, 2016, 09:33:29 AM »

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Can't say that I've heard of or seen anything about this book, but the link to a blog on its authoress is interesting and makes a telling point about how society and feminism is training women.

https://winteryknight.com/2016/07/05/eat-pray-love-author-elizabeth-gilbert-divorces-man-she-abandoned-her-family-for/

There are links to newspaper to newspaper articles and comments as well.
https://winteryknight.com/2016/07/05/eat-pray-love-author-elizabeth-gilbert-divorces-man-she-abandoned-her-family-for/



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Re: Eat-Pray-Love and divorce
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2016, 06:38:09 AM »
Can't say that I've heard of or seen anything about this book, but the link to a blog on its authoress is interesting and makes a telling point about how society and feminism is training women.

https://winteryknight.com/2016/07/05/eat-pray-love-author-elizabeth-gilbert-divorces-man-she-abandoned-her-family-for/

There are links to newspaper to newspaper articles and comments as well.

Whilst I certainly do not agree with this woman's attitude, like how it doesn't even put her off if a guy is attached/married and Oprah endorsing the book, usually a good sign not to read it. However - this woman is human, with feelings and despite her not treating others in a particularly nice way - is that any justification for us to treat her badly? I read some of the name calling in the comments - not pleasant whatsoever. I also do note that there are double standards still at work in our society where a woman who behaves like this gets called some very unpleasant things indeed - but what if a man behaves in the same manner? where is the name calling then? quite often (but not always) if a man behaved in this way, some (well meaning) Christians would be saying, 'well obviously his wife was not living up to her role of pleasing him, bowing down to him, etc'.
https://winteryknight.com/2016/07/05/eat-pray-love-author-elizabeth-gilbert-divorces-man-she-abandoned-her-family-for/

Offline John

Re: Eat-Pray-Love and divorce
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2016, 09:07:16 AM »
Yes Seeker,
                      I agree there are double standards that are applied. It's one of those areas that as Christians we should be different and apply consitant standards to everyone.
But what about her influence, the comment that a number of women have followed her example.
How should churches and older women teach the younger women about how to prepare for marriage etc?

Offline Seeker

Re: Eat-Pray-Love and divorce
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2016, 10:38:04 AM »
Yes Seeker,
                      I agree there are double standards that are applied. It's one of those areas that as Christians we should be different and apply consitant standards to everyone.
But what about her influence, the comment that a number of women have followed her example.
How should churches and older women teach the younger women about how to prepare for marriage etc?

And how should churches and older men teach the younger men about how to prepare for marriage etc?

Still on my first coffee, however you asked 'what about her influence' - there always going to be bad influences out there and sometimes we are going to fall for some of those influences, usually in our weak areas - but where are we strong? In Christ :D

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