I've got news for you who endorse this film. You are sacrificing your daughters on the altar of following commandments of men, shoving them into formulas, forcing them to be identical cookie cutters...compelling them to give up their individuality and personal dreams...forcing them into a lifestyle of waiting and waiting and waiting for a husband, thinking that marriage and children are God's only and highest calling for every woman out there...as they wait and wait and wait for you, the patriarchical father, to approve of a man to marry them...and the whole time your are tricking them into thinking this bondage is the Biblical role of every woman. (Even if you don't realize these things...they are exactly what you're doing.) These ideas strip girls of their identity. God did not make people cookie cutters; He created each person different with different talents, different dreams. To say that it is wrong for a young woman to follow any dream besides motherhood...to say it is wrong for a young woman to pursue the talents and dreams God has given her, whether it be a fashion designer, a doctor, a lawyer, a cake decorator, a mother, the manager of a Wal-Mart...WHATEVER it may be.....to say that those things are wrong for a woman is unScriptural and absurd. Look...motherhood is great...and it's a wonderful calling...but it is NOT EVERY woman's highest calling. One woman may have the gift of singleness and can serve God best in a career. And that is just fine. [And side note: If one of the young women who follow this mindset loses their dad or their husband, how are they going to survive without having had any training at all in the real world? I think it's healthy for every woman to either get some practice working a job and some training in a particular field, or go to college...either one. Just food for thought.]
These people claim that they're not sacrificing their daughters in trying to please men, but that is EXACTLY what they ARE doing. Pleasing men and pleasing themselves. They claim they are following Christ, but I see a problem with their claim. Why? Because Christ came to set us free, and these people are binding others up with their personal rules...NOT upholding the gospel. The gospel is grace and freedom and it's about what God has done, not what we've done or are doing. Following Christ is not about list of rules to make you more holy. If it was, I wouldn't be following Him. What is the gospel? The gospel is when the God of this universe reached down and opened my eyes to receive Him, adopted me as His child, and set me free from the sin and guilt that was exposed in my life by His law. He filled me with His love and set me free to walk in Him and seek Him. That's what the Scripture says! It's that simple. Stop adding to it. It's that beautiful. Stop making it ugly. It's the truth. Stop distorting it; the smallest amount of distortion makes truth into a lie. What you promoters of this film teach is a lie.
If there is still any doubt, read this:
"6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.
10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ."