Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Part 7: Rescuing the Beauty

Lesson 7: Rescuing the Beauty

If you want a really good synopsis of this chapter watch the movie, True Lies. Pay close attention to Jamie Lee Curtis’ character, Helen Tasker. Helen is a bored, lonely, and unfulfilled housewife. She longs for excitement. She wants to be seen as ‘captivating’. She wants a prince to ride in and sweep her off to his castle. She wants to be a part of the adventure.
Only after a series of events does her husband, Harry (Arnold Schwarzenegger), realize and understand what he has done to her. He rightfully changes to be her knight and includes her in the adventure.

John Eldredge remarks that he, too, had used work as an ‘escape’ leaving his wife longing. He was having a dangerous affair with work. John mentions he felt "affirmed" at work, yet not at home. For many men, work is their ‘bride’ who builds them up and champions their efforts.

We saw, from the DVD lesson, that women want to be seen, rescued, and be a part of their husband’s adventure. They want to be longed for. They carry wounds and want their hearts to be set free. They want their husbands to be warriors, not ‘nice’ guys.

The culture today wants men to be passive with their wives and children. Satan thrives on lazy, cowardly, and bench-warming Christian men. God says differently:
Nehemiah 4:14
"Don't be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes."

Take this time to share this lesson with your wife and solicit honest feedback. Sure, it may be painful, but remember she is your beauty. Always be willing to fight for her and rescue her.

Helen Tasker: "Have you ever killed anyone?"
Harry: "Yeah, but they were all bad."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eldridge is completely full of "you know what." Why does the women depend on the man to fulfill HER happiness? God never guaranteed a life full of happiness, in fact, He warned that before see Him in eternity, we will face many trials and temptations. A woman should only depend on God for fulfillment and view her husband as what God intended him to be: a wonderful addition to her life.

Remember, if you want something done, do it yourself, and if you don't do it yourself, then don't complain about the results!

12/15/2005 4:29 PM  

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