I do not understand why some people are...denying the beautiful differences between men & women.... God has created each one of us, every human being, for greater things—to love and to be loved. But why did God make some of us men and others women? Because a woman's love is one image of the love of God, and a man's love is another image of God's love. Both are created to love, but each in a different way. Woman and man complete each other, and together show forth God's love more fully than either can do alone.
To ask for the guidance of God is to make a choice, and this takes faith. It must be faith of a far higher kind than the breezy "if I like what I see I'll take it." It is the faith that has strength to wait for the rewards God hols, strength to believe they are worth waiting for, worth the price asked. Our prayers for guidance (or for anything else) really begin here: I trust him. This requires abandonment. We are no longer saying "if I trust him, he'll give me such and such," but "I trust him. Let him give me or withhold from me what he chooses."
—Elisabeth Elliot, A Slow & Certain Light (p. 15)