Freedom of Choice is the Freedom to Choose God’s Ways

Freedom of Choice is the Freedom to Choose God’s Ways

Written By Ken, my husband

With Lori’s posts going viral again and USA Today and others wanting interviews, it gives me pause to consider what this is all about. Certainly I am Lori’s biggest fan and love her heart for trying to fulfill God’s admonition for the older Christian women to teach the young Christian women. What is always a concern is the big pushback she gets from society, and even fellow Christians who don’t seem to get that what Lori is teaching is actually about CHOICE and FREEDOM. After all, is not most of life a series of choices knowing that when we make the right choices, we find the blessings that come with them, and with the wrong choices come the discomfort, suffering and heartache that can come from a life that was not well lived?

We only get one shot at this life to try and do it right. The natural process of life means that we either learn from the wisdom of others, especially the wisdom found in God’s instruction manual, or we learn from our own mistakes. Lori’s blog is born out of pain, real and debilitating pain. She was basically house bound for a time and wondering how God could use her, so she decided to take the things she had learned from her one-on-one mentoring of younger Christian women and pre-marital counseling and turn it into a blog. Little did we know at the time how much God would use and bless the blog as it was never her intent to be speaking to well over 100,000 a day, or to be in the news around the world for her “controversial” teaching because it went counter-culture. The idea was to simply be obedient as an older godly woman who was willing to open up her life, her mistakes, and her blessings to those who cared to learn from her wisdom.

Jesus sat in the temple and opened up the scroll to Isaiah and read,

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor… Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing (Luke 4:18-21).

Here we find the Messiah, Emmanuel, God in the flesh, who is standing in the Temple of God proclaiming the good news of freedom. One would think that the listeners would be thrilled. Who would want to continue to be blinded by the culture and the world and remain as prisoners to their own bad thinking? Surely the oppressed and the blind would want to follow a Messiah who was ready and willing to grant them freedom, but such freedom comes with a cost.

The cost was to actually open up their eyes to the things of truth that Jesus would show them and change their ways. No longer simply following along with the slippery slope of this world and its culture, but actually making new and better choices for their lives based on what God says is best for mankind. For as Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).

For more than 30 years, I have crisscrossed the US and worked in Canada, Australia, and Europe delivering powerful management and systems information to a select group of businesses. I did not create the original content but rather inherited it at 25 years old from some very wise people who developed it, then I added my own additions and simplifications. Even as the consultant, I remain astonished by how much better results can be achieved with just a little bit of truthful information. The truth sets free doctors and teams to accomplish far more with much less time and energy.

Truthful information is powerful in many ways but what gives it its greatest power is that it offers to the listener the freedom to choose. When we do not know the truth, we have no choice but to continue to run our lives as we see life. But when God enters our lives through Christ Jesus, we take on a whole new perspective and we have a whole new set of truths to illuminate our paths and choices. Truth sets us free to be able to choose wisely. Not that we always make the right choices, not that what Lori teaches is always the truth for every woman, even as she tries to base what she teaches on God’s Word. The truth is not relative, but it also is not cookie cutter as it is applied to each individual life. It is as we seek to apply God’s truth to our lives that we make good choices that we believe will be pleasing to Him and in turn give us earthly blessings and heavenly rewards.

Take for instance the issue of the choices Lori writes about often, like a wife’s submission and being a keeper at home. Many want to accuse her of teaching that ALL women should be following these two important biblical admonitions… ALWAYS, and this is not so. If she did not know all the potential exceptions to God’s principles in these areas when she began blogging, she has now heard them all. Yes, no wife should submit to abuse, and yes, some women must work. Lori fully understands and can sympathize with those who have significant exceptions in their lives that seem to keep them from fulfilling what we see as strong biblical and natural mandates. Does not nature itself teach that a mother should be home with her very young babies?

What Lori is doing, yet is often purposefully misunderstood by her detractors, is to give Christian women the freedom to choose God’s ways and design. Christian wives and moms cannot choose “to love their husbands and children, to be sober, discreet, chaste, good, and obedient to their own husbands” (Titus 2:4-5) if an older godly women does not show them these truths. We certainly are not hearing them from the pulpit anymore, are we?

This 60 year old grandma of nine who takes great care of her home, husband, and grandkids, is not forcing anyone to read her, to follow her, or to obey her. She is simply exposing a set of truths that have remained constant in the Church since its beginning until now, the modern age of feminism. Yes, the messages Lori teaches, and does so in a strong manner, are counter culture. Our culture has so dumbed-down God’s mandates all the while empowering women yet not realizing that the greatest empowerment and freedom comes when the Christian believer actually believes and trusts God at His Word.

Thousands of Christian women both young and old are reconsidering the focus and purpose of their lives because one grandma decided to take God at His Word and try and explain why it is best for the family of God that wives follow God’s design. The readers now have all the freedom in the world to pass on by the information, to apply parts of the information that fit their lives and purpose best, or sell out to doing things according to God’s instructional and perfect manual and trust that God will be there to provide. After all, our walk with Christ is not called “faith” by accident, but it is the choosing to believe God and test Him to see if He will not keep His promises to his beloved Children.

Here is the bottom line if you still don’t get it. Lori and I are encouraging you to stop looking at your own reality and begin to adopt not part, but all of God’s reality found in His many promises.  When we step out in faith believing what God says to be true, only then can He prove to us that He is indeed a promise keeper. Look to the Bible and see that the lives of believers were never easy, but in each and every case, God kept His promises. Some of these promises are slow in coming, and some may take years or even eternity to come true, but we who have put our trust in God know Him to be true. If He is not true and trustworthy, how can we believe Him for our great salvation?

Our Father in heaven is not in the business of making our lives more blessed, although He blesses us.  No, He is going about the job of making His children into heirs who will rule the universes with His love, joy, peace, and patience. Not simply with all the fruit of the Spirit, but actually having God’s Spirit Himself living within us!  “For the just shall live by faith” (Hebrews 10:38) and “without faith it is impossible to please Him” (Hebrews 11:6).

Join me in choosing the life God says is best for you and me. A life He promises will be a abundant and free as we walk in the Spirit of the life of Jesus flowing in and through us. When you doubt if you can fulfill God’s admonitions, don’t fret if you try and fail. Remember that much of what Lori is teaching comes out of her own mistakes and heartache. I am the guy who had to try and patiently put up with a contentious wife for many years, but I can also tell you it was all worth it. Lori wants to try to spare other women from the heartache she, at times, still wishes that an older, godly woman would have spoken these truths to her at 22 instead of learning the hard way through physical pain.

The moment Lori decided to believe God at His word and to trust that she is a new creature in Christ, dead to sin, and alive in Christ Jesus, it was then that the promises of Jesus for spiritual and relational healing began to come true for her. In some ways it happened overnight, and in some smaller ways the struggles to believe God fully at His Word lingered.

It’s okay if you are a working mom.  It’s okay if you want to go to college. It’s okay if you struggle at being submissive to your husband or even respecting him. Lori knows firsthand how hard it is to step out in faith and give up the job and come home to two clingy crying babies, but in retrospect, she wishes she had never worked at all. Lori is not trying to dictate every woman’s choice, but she does feel passionately about the things she sees in God’s Word that are regularly being violated by the Church. If you feel you are being called to go to college, or become a professional, then use your freedom to choose with a clear conscience before the Lord knowing what He has asked most wives and mothers to do.  Allow Lori to be a champion for keepers at home helping them to feel good about their choices without every woman who is not choosing to stay home feeling put down by a grandma’s blog post.

As the apostle Paul wrote in God’s Word, “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery… For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.  For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Galatians 5:1, 13-14).

If you are using your freedom to make selfish choices, you are not fulfilling the purpose for why God has set us free. We have been set free from the yoke of sin in order to fulfill the law of righteousness and to say “no” to self, and “yes” to God’s ways of being focused on the best interest of others, especially our family. This idea that women are empowered is great, but empowered to do what? To make the right choices for their lives. For the Christian, we are empowered by the indwelling of God’s Spirit who leads us and guides us by God’s Word to choose wisely, to choose life over death, and a walk in the Spirit over walking in the selfish flesh.

So ask yourself, Christian, are you free or are you in bondage, following along with the ways of this world and a culture that is all about me, me, me? If you are going to college or working for the glory of God and feel that God has your family safe and secure without your full-time focus upon them, then that is your choice. Whatever you have decided, be sure that your own conscience supports you in it. But also don’t be offended when someone like Lori, or your pastor, challenges you to try and consistently work towards God’s ideals.

We can work now but plan for a future when we have enough resources to have mom at home full time. We can plan to cut back at work so mom is home more and making greater investments in the lives of her children. Wherever we are at, God will meet us there, but please don’t try and quench the Spirit or the message of God’s Word just because at this time your life does not fully match up. Hey! We are all a work in process, and it is God’s job to mold us and make us like Jesus, but we must be free to be willing cooperators.

As the seasons come and go… moment by moment … choose to walk in the freedom God has given us in all the peripheral things of life, but make good choices that conform to God’s will found in His Word. If your conscience does not fault you, then neither do we. After all, this is between you and the Lord and your family. We just want the very best for you. Don’t fault us for trying to stop what we see is far too many Christians running headlong into the culture of our times yet not finding the abundant and free life Jesus promises because they are truly not yet free.

If your life does not look very different from that of the rest of your unsaved friends, you must ask yourself where is the transforming life of Jesus that promises to set us apart from the world? We want to walk in the joy and peace that only God can give us when the life blood of His Son is running through every part of our lives. All is offered up to Him: our body, our ego, our jobs, our spouse, and our family, all handed to God who then hands them back to us and asks us to walk in His ways.

If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.  For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
Colossians 3:1-4

40 thoughts on “Freedom of Choice is the Freedom to Choose God’s Ways

  1. Exactly. Lori strongly encourages other women to live as traditional women, but one cannot force anyone to do so…As they say, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink it!

  2. Col. 3:1-4 IS the heart of a genuine believer!! Oh, how I love those words (verses) of challenge and encouragement.

    Thank you, Ken…..for your VERY edifying thoughts. My prayer, for years(!), has been that the elders and leaders in our Bible-teaching churches would be bold and courageous enough to first, actually teach these scriptural truths, and then, stand firm on them. Principles and standards that were once held high, have been lowered until there’s nothing to attain to. I’m afraid too many have caved to the world’s ideology, and we are now reaping what was not properly sown.

    Yes…..”stop looking at your own reality, and begin to adopt not part, but all of God’s(!) reality….” We do walk by faith, not by sight. Over my many years, I have learned (and, continue to learn) that walking in obedience, even though it may seem utterly “foreign,” or may even go against my “better” judgment, that God’s ways exceed my own fallible thinking. There are blessings and rewards in walking by that faith that I could not ever have known about, sometimes only showing up years later.

    If our lives are truly “hid with Christ in God,” then there will be an inner joy (though not without probable suffering!!) brought about by living in obedience to His Word.

    Thanks again, Ken!!

  3. I discovered this blog about 2 months ago. I am SO grateful to the Lord for leading me here. I am a stay at home mom but i was struggling with anger and resentment towards my husband for what i perceived as his lack of willingness to ever help out even with yard work.

    I’ve been in church all my life but NO ONE has ever taught me what my true job was according to God.

    I still have to fight a bit of rebellion but i know how to pray about it now. I’m ever so grateful to Lori for teaching the truth. Its not easy but its so freeing. Thank you so much!

  4. As a keeper at home, I live a pretty quiet, peaceable life. This is one of the many blessings God gives us when we do what He says we should do. The fact that you have so much opposition from the world and even carnally-minded Christians, confirms to me that there’s a great work that the Lord is doing through your ministry, Lori. We battle not against flesh and blood. Thank you for the encouragement you give to me to stay the course. Many times you’re the one cheering and gladdening my day. God Bless!

  5. Lori is pointing out female rebellion against Gods word. The world is pointing to the few instances when the very same activity is not spiritual rebellion or when the spiritual rebellion doesnt seem to be producing immediate and obvious negative results, offering these examples as evidence in support of broader recreational rebellion.

  6. I do NOT subscribe to your hateful Calvinist views.

    You and Lori will stand in judgment one day and will find out how wrong you were to JUDGE women. Good luck!

  7. Excellent! You do indeed sound Redeemed 🙂 and you “get it.” It is all about Jesus, not self.

  8. Excellent Lee! Have you ever confessed to your husband your resentment and anger and asked him to hold you accountable for these things because you want to learn to give up self for the sake of being a willing servant of God? That does not mean you can never talk to your husband when you feel you need help, but it does mean that the resentment and anger have no place in a marriage, or in the life of the Believer. If the God of the universe can come as the suffering servant and die for us on a cross, our suffering is nothing much in comparison, but it can positively impact others as they see Christ in us.

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Thanks Holly! All great comments. Even SaHM’s have another 30+ years after the kids are out of the home to do wonderful things for the Kingdom of God and their grandbabies.

  10. It is a favorite tactic by those who do not want to follow God’s Word to point to what they say are the “exceptions” in order to disqualify the rules.

    “Someone may get abused, so I must protect myself from a husband who would never abuse me. ”

    “A husband can leave and divorce a wife, so I must work to ensure that I am financially protected if my loving husband who would never leave me, did leave.”

    The list of justifications is endless if one is searching for reasons why God’s Word does not apply to them, and so many women are choosing to be the exception that the admonitions of God are no longer followed but by a few.

  11. As women we cannot formally preach (or should not) but as older women we can teach younger women and girls and we can help by giving them the confidence to follow God and their own heart and reject the evil influence of feminism.

  12. Karen, I am curious as to what you have found here that is Calvinist as we are not Calvinists, and what you find as “hateful views?”

    No one here is judging anyone by presenting an alternative to culture’s slippery slope of feminism. Nature tells us that generally, a mom should be home to nurse and nurture her babies. Even sociology tell us this is the ideal, yet you want to claim it as “hate” to speak these truths? One has to wonder who is really being hateful here…

  13. I too am curious as to how “Karen” believes the truths of God’s Word is considered ahem… ” hateful” and “Calvinistic”. There are many people who believe in Biblical womanhood who aren’t Calvinist and I don’t choose to get into doctrinal arguments here as that is not the purpose of Lori’s blog.

  14. This blog has been a blessing. But also a challenging one to follow. For as much as I’ve been blessed by it and I despise feminism and the leftist movement. I often find myself squirming in my seat. And feeling convicted by Lori’s words. And so I keep reading. Because I know it’s what I NEED to hear. But not always what I want to hear.

    And you’ve been to Australia?! If you ever come to Melbourne and I see you walking down the street, I’ll be sure to say hello. ?

  15. What a beautifully written testimony from a husbands point of view. I have questioned a few things lately and if it wouldn’t have been the article Lori wrote on contentment I may have done something I would have regretted. I am now becoming a transformed wife. Thank you for your daily messages.

  16. I too am grateful for having found this blog. I must admit I have heard many of Lori’s messages before, but they hasn’t taken root or been explained to me biblically before. It has introduced a serious spiritual battle in my heart because these new roots are competing for soil that the worldly ways have rooted in me.

    When I say spiritual battle I do mean it because I have finally allowed myself to feel discontented in the work and education I’ve been working so hard on. I am finishing a doctorate. Early on I thought I should quit, but I didn’t and now being only months away it seems pointless to quit because these few months are the difference between a mediocre paycheck and one that can pay off my loans.

    I sat down with a supervisor recently to discuss my next steps and I mentioned wanting a family and how I was torn because I didn’t know how to have a family and a career. In my soul I know Lori’s teachings are true. My place is in the home. My supervisor told me I could have both and I’d learn to accept my home won’t be as clean as I want and that I’ll make enough to pay someone else to clean, take care of my children, and order out more. She meant to make me feel better because in the worlds opinion those things are acceptable. Instead, her words felt like a ton of bricks.

    God has been working on me since before I found this blog to have a family. My husband and I have decided to stop birth control because we have been convicted it is wrong. Lori’s messages were part of God’s work in my heart. Now the spiritual battle is suffocating me because I’m realizing I can’t only partially submit to God’s plan. I am a woman who is not fulfilled by work and I’m discontented with even the idea of being a working mom just like the flowchart said.

    I have not one woman in my life who believes as I do, but many who are unfulfilled with “having it all.” I wish this was a bible study/ fellowship of women I could see and be close with. I want to be around women who understand these struggles and Encourage each other to fight these spiritual battles. We all have battles, but these are specific to women and I could use women’s fellowship to encourage me in my spiritual warfare.

    Thank you Ken and Lori for helping me face the fire.

  17. “An unhealed person can find offense in pretty much anything someone does. A healed person understands that the actions of others have nothing to do with them. Each day you get to decide which one you will be.” – Unknown
    “What people resist most about spiritual healing is changing their minds.” -S Kelley Harrell

    The backlash is because our society is deeply wounded.

  18. Not to overstate the obvious but, Lori is a lucky woman to have such a well spoken husband who supports and loves her sooo much. And he is, of course, equally lucky (I know they know). We have much to learn from their example. I think church leadership could learn a thing or two as well…..
    Thank-you Lori and Ken. Thank-you.

  19. It’s never too late to change direction, HW. We all have regrets in our lives but it’s what we do with these regrets that matter. I hope you don’t have a ton of debt to pay off because this makes the situation more difficult but you can read The Tightwad Gazette and learn to live seriously frugally on your husband’s income while paying off the debt. You’ll NEVER regret having children, raising them in the Lord, and being home full time with them. Children are incredible blessings that keep on giving!

  20. You’re welcome, Tammy! Stay in the Word of God (continually renewing your mind with truth) and go to a strong Bible believing and teaching church. God’s ways are SO good!

  21. I found your blog several years ago, and it quickly became one of my favorites. I check it every morning for encouragement. When my oldest was a baby, (10 years ago) I was working in the field I had spent time and money being trained in, with a clientele I had spent years building… Then the Lord told me to leave it all behind and go home to my baby. I remember telling my boss I was quitting with tears in my eyes and had wondered if I’d regret it. But my heart was to follow the Lord. Ten years later, I am now a homeschool mother to my four children, and I’ve never looked back! I am thankful for the years I worked because it gave me a taste of it. But being home with my children every day is a far more enjoyable life! I have admired you for this blog, and how you consistently put forth truth in a loving and gracious way. I’ve felt sorry for you about the ugly things people say. But you have been nothing but a blessing to me! I have a hunch more people feel that way than the other, it’s just that the offended ones tend to be the mouthiest. Those of us who love your encouragement and learn from your teaching are quietly standing by. I pray the Lord’s blessing and protection over you, Lori and Ken, as you stand on the Word of God in this wicked generation.

  22. This was a wonderful presentation of all your beliefs, full of mercy as well as truth. What a team you are together! I’m so glad for the publicity you are receiving and may God use it to reach those whose hearts are open but who might not hear this message in any other way. God bless you as you meet all these challenges!!

  23. Thank you, Courtney. If I didn’t receive letters like yours on a consistent basis, I would have quit writing long ago but I love teaching women the beautiful ways of biblical womanhood. I thank the Lord for giving this ministry to me. His Word never comes back void!

  24. I know I’m late to the party but I wanted to thank you both Ken and Lori. I always had a good marriage but because of Lori’s teaching both my husband and I can say at ANY time that we have a GREAT marriage and are at peace. I’m sorry for all the detractors but seriously they have believed the lies of the world and show animosity and hostility towards anyone who doesn’t agree with them.

  25. Thanks Diamond in the rough! Lori indeed has the gift of exhortation but conviction comes from the Word and the Spirit who lives inside the Believer. We always have to keep in mind that God’s truth stands on its own whether we can attain it fully in our lives or not. The one who is speaking or writing of what God has instructed does not have to be a perfect vehicle of obedience to be able to teach, but it sure helps when it is a truly godly woman like Lori is. Thank you, Lord for taking each of your children right where we are and doing your mighty work in our lives, if only we will allow you to convict and direct our paths.

  26. Thank you, Lord, for working on Tammy’s heart. If you truly love the Lord He will touch you with whatever he can use to help move us to where He needs us to be… full of joy and contentment, resting in His loving arms and ways.

  27. Is it not comforting to know that our God will take us right where we are and in time, with our patience and surrender to HIs will, move us to where He wants us to be? “God takes our misery and mistakes and turns them into our ministry.”

    Don’t think for an instance that God cannot take your Doctorate and allow it to be a source of ministry for Him even if you do have regrets that you have not seen His best ways and started a family sooner. Rest in His grace and forgiveness all the while allowing His convicting work to move you to exactly where He wants you to be.

    We have all made mistakes in our lives and gone the wrong direction at times, but thank God He can, as He has promised, not only make all things new, but will “make all things work together for good for those who love Him, and are called according to His promises.” (Romans 8:28). So complete your Doctorate with joyful anticipation of what God is going to do as a mighty work for you and your family. Life is too short to allow our mistakes and regrets to keep us from the joyful Christian life, but we do need to seek Him and His ways with our lives to have the best life He will give us.

  28. WOW! Great quotes and spot on. Our hearts ache for a broken Church which results in a broken society. If our churches had stayed strong and on the message that the greatest evangelistic tool, the best salt that we can be, is to raise a quiverful of godly Christian offspring, America would not have fallen into the pit of hedonism and selfish living it now finds itself in. The worst tool for evangelism is parents who prove to their children by their actions that God and His ways are not very important to them. Then these parents wonder what happened when their kids walk away from faith in Jesus. “Well Mom and Dad, we saw that a bigger house, vacations, two cars and lots of things were more important than we are, so we just assume that is how God sees us too. Not very important to His Kingdom.”

  29. This is, hands down, the best teaching blog I have ever read. Pure, simple Biblical truth. It is such a blessing to me to read a new post daily.

    Lori, I know it is a lot of work (and most likely emotionally exhausting when the world takes a negative reaction to everything you post). Please keep posting. Do not quit! Be blessed and encouraged as you have blessed and encouraged so many other women.

  30. Thank you Dianne!

    True ministry, especially in the Social Media domain, is not without its perils, persecutions, and ridicule. But after all, is this not exactly what Jesus promised to us. “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man!” (Luke 6:22).

  31. Thank you M! Great to hear about your wonderful marriage and thank you for the words of encouragement. It means a lot!

  32. Lori does put in a lot of reading, studying and prayer into her blog. Thank you for recognizing this and for your support. She does it out of obedience and out of regret, wishing she had had such teaching back in the days when our marriage and thinking was not on God’s perfect path. Thank again for your very kind remarks! It is the many words of blessings and the miracles of transformation that Lori gets each day that keeps her motivated to be keeping on the task God has given to her.

  33. As a single man, it is refreshing to know that Biblical womanhood is alive and well. When men refuse to compromise and look only to marry women who are in accord with God’s design, women will change in a hurry, IMHO. Adam was given God’s expectations, and so are Godly men. Obeying God and becoming servant leaders who do not kowtow to a woman’s every whim, as the mega church preacher did who foolishly bought his wife a $200,000 Lamborghini, will bring great rewards long term.

    This blog grows women, and as a result men, and children.

    If you wish to have prosperity and security for a year, grow grains.
    If you wish to have prosperity and security for ten years, grow trees.
    If you wish to have prosperity and security for centuries, grow Humans.
    Chinese Proverb

    I look forward to reading this blog daily, and it does grow the soul of a very sick nation.

    So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
    Isaiah 55:11

    I also post it on my news website, daily. Thank you!

  34. I don’t read the blog all the time, but I have learned a lot over the years. The things that come to me immediately are:
    “Godliness with contentment is great gain.”
    Don’t be a woman who tears down her own house.
    Woman’s greatest struggle is her need to control.
    You introduced me to black salve and manuka honey!

  35. I love your wisdom and the wise Chinese saying. I wonder what our country might look like today if our Christian women, and their parents, had not bought into the feminists lies and 10-15 million of them had chosen the well-proven path of Christian family living, raising instead of two children, 5-6 godly offspring to advance the Kingdom of God. Imagine what the USA looks like today if 40 million more strong Believers were roaming about coast to coast. We gave up the high ground of God’s perfect ways for worldly comforts and selfish ambitions.

  36. We do indeed all fall short but this isn’t about perfect people setting impossible standards for and judging others (as some seem to believe). It’s about conforming our hearts, minds, and souls to God’s will. We are all going to fall short, but all believing Christians should be striving every day to do better AND encouraging their brothers and sisters in Christ to do the same.

  37. As someone else said, I also wish that there had been someone to teach me all this when I was young. It’s so much easier to obey than to make a life of regrets and have to live with them.

    I’m 56 and still a work in progress. I started staying home full time at 38 and I love it! Even with no children, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Even more, I love that my husband will always come to my defense if our decision gets questioned. It’s funny/odd that men are never the ones that question it. It’s always the women.

  38. The best thing keepers of the home can do is stay out of the workplace. I’m sure it will thrive without us.

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