We today tend to ascribe our sorry state of affairs to the feminist movement of the 1960s. But, the poisons of feminism have been around a lot longer than that. Today’s essay is The Discontented Woman, written in 1896 by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr. An online source is here. But, I am going to putContinue reading “The Discontented Woman (1896)”
This is why you need Courtship, not Dating.
A lot of men these days are “going MGTOW,” whether they choose those terms overtly, or as the unplanned result of a mood of coolness and caution regarding all interactions with women. They simply see nothing to be gained from interaction with women (beyond a certain point set by personal preference), and much to beContinue reading “MGTOW for Marriage”
The Young Wife, in our model, perhaps age 18-23 and not yet with children, does not go to college. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t educate herself. Self-education, as a subset of self-improvement, should be a theme throughout her life, but especially in the early years. The Young Wife should remember that she will beContinue reading “Duties of the Young Wife #6: Self-Education”
Lori Alexander, at The Transformed Wife, pointed out a YouTube video (which I watched when it came out), about a 27yo woman doctor who had come to realize that her career path did not have any room for a family in it. The woman is “Georgia Free” on Youtube, and I have watched many ofContinue reading “The Best You Can Hope For”
There is a lot of music about falling in love, but not much about getting married, and almost nothing about being in love while married. To illustrate what I mean, listen to this album of music about happy married monogamy. It is The Man I Love, by Peggy Lee. The year was 1957. Frank SinatraContinue reading “Music To Get Married By”
If you don’t get up and leave, this is your future.
I’ve said it before, but it needs to be said again: the Young Wife should be slim and attractive, just as she was before getting married. Mostly, this means diet and exercise. By “diet” I mean food quality, not quantity. Calorie counting is not necessary. Eat when you are hungry, within reason. “Quality” means whatContinue reading “Duties of the Young Wife #5: Lookin’ Good”
We continue with our Duties of the Young Wife: the things that a young woman should do immediately upon becoming a wife. We will assume that this Young Wife is a stay-at-home wife who does not yet have children. Another major duty of the Young Wife is “home economics,” or what might also be called:Continue reading “Duties of the Young Wife #4: Home Economics”
It is May, the time of flowering plants, so let us make some ancient comparisons that, nevertheless, lie at the core of our difficulties today. In Spring, plants flower. This is a wonderful but fleeting time of beauty, similar to a woman’s “flowering” around the ages 16-25. Here is a cherry tree in blossom: Isn’tContinue reading “Springtime”