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The Battle for Control

Dannah Gresh: Decades ago a popular song gave words to the battle for control between men and women in dating relationships.

You don’t own me. I’m not just one of your many toys.

Dannah: But that song could also reflects the attitude that many people have toward God.

You don’t own me. Don’t say I can’t go with other boys.

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: How many of you are familiar with that song?

Dannah: Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth played that song at a gathering of women not long ago.

Nancy: Lots of hands. You’re dating yourselves.

Dannah: The song is called . . .

Nancy: “You Don’t Own Me”

Dannah: Sung by Lesley Gore.

Nancy: A popular song. I think it was number two on the charts in 1964.

You don’t own me. Don’t try to change me in any way.

Nancy: That song quintessentially expressed the mindset of the early 60s, …

Episode Resources

Listen to the series: "The True Woman Manifesto: Declarations, Part 1."

About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through two nationally syndicated radio programs heard each day—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him. Her books have sold more than five million copies. Through her writing, podcasts, … read more …