Two (of many) complaints women at church direct against men are:
- Men are too passive. They are immature; they are not embracing their God-ordained initiative for marriage.
- Men are too aggressive. They come on too strong; they cannot read subtle hints; they do not leave women alone.
In response, women overvalue their outward appearance. They listen to media propaganda, and they see what snares men. Basic grooming is not a problem. But in an age of tanning beds and hair highlights and eyebrow waxing, one wonders whether their priorities are misguided.
Then there remains the undervalued majority: those not beholden to mirror the larger society, those walking with quiet confidence, those finding their true worth in an almighty God. It is these hidden jewels that we ought to search for, for they are the pearls of great worth.