Modern Women: Submitting and Serving?

Nobody wants to be a slave. Nobody grows up aspiring to be a servant. In independent, me-centered America, all the coveted positions are on top.

Words like “slave” and “servant” have negative connotations that make us think “low-class,” “subjugation,” and, in many cases, injustice or infringement of rights. Not surprising, then, is the fact that many women look distastefully on the idea of giving their time and energy to “serving” a husband. The very phrase is no doubt turning off many of you even as you read this.

Just mention the idea that a woman should be at the door to greet her husband, with children in tow and dinner on the table, and you’ll instantly have women up in arms saying you’re stuck in the 1950s or have a primitive mind capable of no real critical thought (or as one woman attacking my blog on a message board said, “When I get home, I tell my husband to go to the fridge and get ME what I want”).

Now, I’m not saying that women have to do those specific things–I’m just saying that the response to such a suggestion reveals that the modern woman’s heart is nowhere near to that of a servant’s.
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Combating Feminism

After my tubal ligation, and experiencing profound sadness for having a procedure that took my fertility away, I began studying the history behind the birth control movement. I found that the seeds of birth control were rooted in the soil of feminism. I also found that birth control was a stepping stone to abortion. Birth control had to come before abortion. Because we had to first warm up to the idea of contraception before such a radical idea as killing our own children could ever be made legal. We had to feel that it was OK to control whether or not a life would be allowed to grow inside one’s body before we could come to the decision that it was OK to stop a baby from growing by having an abortion procedure. Now back to the origin in all of this in feminism. Before birth control there had to be feminism or the idea of wanting to be in control, being free to do what we want. (True freedom comes from obedience to God. We can never have true freedom apart from Christ no matter how hard we try). The more I read and studied, the more I started to realize the magnitude of the damage that has come from the feminists philosophy. I knew that I wanted to have no part of it. Continue reading “Combating Feminism”

Keepers of the Springs

Women used to know the importance of being in the home. They realized the gravity of their roles of being a wife and mom and knew that abdicating their roles would most certainly not be good for the family. I personally know that I could not be the wife and mom that the Lord has called me to be if I spent many hours outside of the home. We have such an important job in loving our husbands and raising the next generation for the glory of God.  There is so much to be done in the home. Feminism has not made us equal; it has lowered our standards. God created men and women equal in importance but with very different roles to perform. Look at what has happened to society since the majority of women are spending more time in the world or outside the home. I love this most powerful sermon by Peter Marshall. It was delivered years ago but the truth still rings true today. Continue reading “Keepers of the Springs”

Advice for the Newly Joyfully at Home

I used to have nightmares about mannequins when I was a little girl.

Seriously. They creeped me out. No matter where the dream started, I always ended up running from an army of mannequins, gasping for air as I finally made it to Daddy’s office, tentatively calling out his name, my eyes pinned to the back of his office chair. Continue reading “Advice for the Newly Joyfully at Home”

Too Conservative?

Over the years I’ve gotten used to my ideas of traditional womanhood and godly femininity being called “too conservative,” but, even so, I’ve sometimes wondered if friends and family were right: I just needed to loosen up.

After all, going to extremes can be dangerous, and being too conservative is no better than going to the other extreme and being too liberal, right? At least, that’s what I was beginning to wonder after being repeatedly told so all along. Continue reading “Too Conservative?”

Prepare to Get Your Grey Matter Moving

Sarah Mae at Like a Warm Cup of Coffee has started up a fantastic series dealing with several hot-button issues and common myths about biblical womanhood, family, children, etc. Here are some of the topics she has set to tackle (with the help of guest writers): Unique callings in Christ Putting women in a box/dictating their roles Proverbs 31 woman being a “career” woman Guilt … Continue reading Prepare to Get Your Grey Matter Moving

The Beauty of Chastity: What is Biblical Beauty? (Part 2)

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If you haven’t read Part 1 of The Beauty of Chastity begin HERE

What is biblical beauty?

Biblical beauty and how it pertains to chastity is often misunderstood. We seem to see one extreme attitude or the other. While one side appears to obsess over outward beauty, vainly (and often carelessly) taking pride in this withering flesh (1 Pet. 1:24), the other side sometimes rejects beauty altogether, attempting to avoid sin through fleshly means (and sometimes taking pride in the attempt).

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Modesty and attractiveness

You should not judge a book by its cover. That is true. And if you have time in the library to browse and read the back flap or half a chapter, you will often come home with an amazing book even though the cover didn’t really promise much. But how often do you have time for all that? Between children, household, work, family, hobbies… quite often we run in and out of the library in fifteen minutes and we have to content ourselves with first impressions. After a while you even become very good at this. You know what styles of illustrations probably promise a great read, or what kind of font is often used just to draw attention to a cheap sensationalist piece of non fiction. Now and again we have pleasant or unpleasant surprises, but, in general, we know what we get. After all, a scientific work will not often have a full-colour shot of playing children against the background of a wheat field on it, a family novel will rarely have a shiny black dust jacket with blood drops over the title.

In the same way, people who do not have the time to truly get to know us and be surprised by our personality must judge us by what they see–the woman we pass in the grocery store, the librarian, the people we meet on the street. While it is true that beauty starts on the inside, the way we present ourselves shows that we care about the feelings of others who meet us. Continue reading “Modesty and attractiveness”