"I love how my parents said to give them my heart so it would not end up broken, as it would if I gave it to a boy. However, my parents are so guilty of breaking my heart, they hold the record for the most times!!!"I'd love to hear your thoughts. How has this teaching affected you ~ for good, for bad, or other? I hope to address this subject with more depth in the upcoming weeks.
Irony and the Broken Heart
ome friends and I discussed recently how often the patriarchy movement emphasizes emotional purity. "Give us your hearts," parents urge. Courtship is better than dating, they affirm; one reason is so that a daughter's heart is kept safe and pure and whole. A young woman writes,