this blog has been a complete showcase of my flaws.
and I’m okay with that!
So the main textbook for my Religion and Marriage class was a book written by Emmanuel Swedenborg named Conjugial Love. Basically Conjugial love is a rare spiritual connection and the truest form of love that a person can experience with their partner. It encourages a relationship with God and useful service and all this other good stuff that you can look up if you’re really interested.
What really got to me was Swedenborg’s idea of the inmost qualities within men and women.
- Men have a love of becoming wise
- While women have a love for that wisdom in a man
Immediately after reading this I felt a bit turned off by this idea. Here I am in 2013 reading a man’s idea of a women’s inmost qualities during the 19th century. So basically a woman exists to caress a man’s ego? Like, we couldn’t possibly have our own agenda or purpose?
This couldn’t possibly apply to me, could it?. . .YES
i’ll explain this part when i’m not sleepy.
See ya next year!
. . .just jokes