Thursday, August 02, 2007

Godly Womanhood

Ok, I am stalking Mrs. Wilt over at the Sparrow's Nest! Really, her posts have just hit the nail on the head. I love this quote from former U.S Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall that she posted today:

"Godly womanhood ... the very phrase sounds strange in our ears. We never hear it now. We hear about every other type of women: beautiful women, smart women, sophisticated women, career women, talented women, divorced women. But so seldom do we hear of a godly woman - or of a godly man either, for that matter. We believe women come nearer to fulfilling their God-given function in the home than anywhere else...." Click to read more of this quote at the Sparrow's Nest.

Women have been so deceived into thinking that no value can be found in serving their homes and raising their children. Is it a random coincidence that as women have found "liberation" and "equality" with men that homes and morals have disintegrated, and the women have become emotionally and physically exhausted? And that anti-depressants have become like Tylenol? Why is it that even some Christian women cannot see the value God places on a woman being the "keeper of the home?" God wants us to be women who love and obey our husbands and love our children, He gave us a clear commandment in His Word. When we don't obey it, the Word of God is blasphemed (blaspheme- 1 : to speak of or address with irreverence 2 : REVILE, ABUSE- from Merriam Webster dictionary)

The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Titus 2:3-5

1 comment:

Sam Bishop said...

Question: do you believe that God calls us to not work outside the home. My cousin-in-law is convinced that the only role for a woman is in the house cleaning, cooking, and raising kids. Right now I am a single mom so I have no choice but to work but right now even if I were married I feel like I would still enjoy working even just part-time. I love being a mom at home and doing "stay at home" things but I also love being a nurse!

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