I'm 35 years old, and I found your program six months ago. I have listened every day since then. Early on, I heard you say you were a "recovering feminist," and I thought "what is that??" Having gone to an elite, liberal arts university, I thought the feminist narrative was the TRUTH. I never thought to question it, but after listening to you, I realized that this was only one side of a very specific agenda.
The feminist movement broke down traditions, values, and norms that protected women. In my 20s, I always thought there was something wrong with me, but now I realize that I was trying to fit into a social structure that is very broken. I stopped dating last year after finding myself in yet another bad relationship. Now I focus on my work, hobbies, groups, and charities. I've gotten off every form of social media, and that's the best decision I made. Although I'd rather not be single, I'm very happy with my life. And best of all, despite being stupid for most of my adult life, I escaped without diseases, marriage mistakes or unwanted children. Still, I won't settle until I find a good man who is willing to lay down his life for me and treats me like the dignified woman I am.
I know you always say we must choose wisely. If I do end up getting engaged, I promise to call you to get your blessing! I didn't have the best role model for parents, so I thank you for teaching me all the things I should have learned growing up. I'm finally feeling a sense of confidence because I know I am doing the right thing.
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