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Opposite of the Modest Housewife Who Stays at Home

Opposite of the Modest Housewife Who Stays at Home

“A woman with the attire of a harlot, and subtil of heart. She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house” (Proverbs 7:10,11). Unfortunately, these verses describe too many women today – an adulteress, a whore, or a “strange” or “evil” woman, as the Bible calls them and are completely opposite to what God calls women to be. She dresses with the “attire of a harlot.” Gill’s Exposition: “She dresses with showy gaudy garments; the word signifies…

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A Recovering Career Woman

A Recovering Career Woman

The following post is from a comment made by Dana on my post “They Want Me to Stop Teaching Women to Be Keepers at Home.” This topic is near and dear to my heart. Because I refer to myself as a “recovering career woman.” I say “recovering” because much like the recovering addict, I was addicted to my career. I was addicted to my title, influence, money, nice clothes, and yes, the corner office. But when I became a Christian,…

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They Want Me to Stop Teaching Women to Be Keepers at Home

They Want Me to Stop Teaching Women to Be Keepers at Home

Women simply want me to stop teaching women to be keepers at home. They bring up all of the exceptions. They bring up all of the “What ifs…?” They bring up all of the career women in the Bible who left their homes all day, five days a week, worked for a boss, and left their children in the care of others. (There were none.) They will bring up how much money the Proverbs 31 woman made and she just…

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Women are Called By God to Lead Fortune 500 Companies?

Women are Called By God to Lead Fortune 500 Companies?

“I find it absolutely preposterous that God would call women to places of influence and leadership within business and finance and medical practice and public education, but then in the church relegate them to mopping floors and rocking babies and leading the decorating committee. That God would think so little of women as to solely give them pacifying tasks. That He would trust them enough to lead a Fortune 500 company but not lead His flock. You don’t have to…

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Working Hard at Home With Our Hands

Working Hard at Home With Our Hands

“For ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another…that ye increase more and more; And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you” (1 Thessalonians 4:9-11). What wonderful verses for godly keepers at home to memorize and obey! Loving God and loving others are the most important commands in the Bible. If we don’t love others, all of our work and good deeds…

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Being Married and Having Children is the Pattern of Scripture

Being Married and Having Children is the Pattern of Scripture

Audrey Broggi is fantastic! This post was written by her on her Facebook page. I pulled out an old dusty journal. I had started it in March of my junior year in college and it carried me through many emotions of that spring: my relationship with my parents, my classes, friends, a young man, my job, the following summer, and the beginning of my senior year in college when Carl began to pursue me and my whole world changed. And,…

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Working Once the Children are in School Full Time

Working Once the Children are in School Full Time

Women have often asked me if it’s okay for women to work full time once their children are in school all day. I have known women who have done this and they have told me it’s exhausting. Something is always sacrificed since we weren’t created to do it all. Abbie Berringer wrote an article entitled What If I Become a Stay-at-Home Mom? Here’s what she had to say about her childhood once her mother went back to work full time….

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She Tarries in Her Home

She Tarries in Her Home

“Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil” (Psalm 68:12). This is a verse illustrating God’s beautiful roles for men and women. There are two interesting things about this verse. Namely, the men went off to war and the women were in their homes. All throughout the Word of God, this is shown. Men were to be the protectors and providers and women the ones caring for their families and homes. Here are…

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Mothers Who Have Chosen to Be the CEO of Their Own Families

Mothers Who Have Chosen to Be the CEO of Their Own Families

Written By Elizabeth Shine I’m not a mother, and at 48 I’m unlikely to become one. My whole professional life, I’ve been leaning in. It’s wasn’t until things went badly wrong that I realized the human-capital value of a group of women modern society tends to ignore or  dismiss, stay-at-home-moms. As a global management professional, I’ve lived and traveled all over the world. In 2015, my life exploded. On a dark April afternoon in Dubai, a perfect storm of issues…

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Do I Condemn Mothers Who Are NOT Keepers at Home?

Do I Condemn Mothers Who Are NOT Keepers at Home?

“What I find appalling is you condemning women that don’t have the privilege to be keepers at home. Most moms have a difficult time with self-esteem and you are adding to this anxiety. What about single moms? Are they less of a woman because they have to support their family?” A woman wrote this comment to me on Facebook last week but I hear similar sentiments often. Do I condemn single mothers or mothers who can’t be home full time…

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