Freed to live through the death of another.
This blog post is really quite ridiculous. God wants us to be moms who embrace life and seek the best for our children, and the best way to do this is through example.
This quote shows how out of touch this author is: “Yoga, painting, music, exercise, and who knows what else(!) all become ‘essential’ for good moms. Though previous generations knew nothing about these things, they are apparently now essential for a child’s brain development or emotional and relational health.” I’m pretty sure all of these activities have existed in some form since people began walking the earth, and weren’t just invented! A good parent cares about their own, and their kids development, health and social interaction. God wants us to embrace the life he’s given us, and moms, dads and anyone who is part of kids’ lives should set an example by becoming engaged with community, be it Christian or otherwise. I think it’s sinful to close yourself off from society and to give up on life, wasting the life God has given you. The only way we can teach our kids to be vibrant Christians who live life abundantly, the way God has planned, is to set this example ourselves.
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Proverbs 31 gives a wonderful picture of the Wife of Noble Character. “16 She considers a field and buys it…17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. 18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.”
This gives an example of a woman who is multi-faceted, busy providing for her family and also caring for her children and her husband, and they don’t have to be separate things, but are part of a life that is vibrant and praised by the Lord. This is the opposite of the disparaging tone used by the author of the blog when he writes “Plus, you should probably earn some income (at the very least, open an Etsy shop) to prove you’re not inferior to the women around you who hold down jobs.”
Anyone who thinks that a woman should be ONLY a mother and should not use her talents, incorporating them into her life, (which of course can take many forms and is different for everyone), is not valuing women. I think I’ll stick to the Bible’s interpretation of a wife of noble character, rather than this condescending, one –dimensional version on this blog.
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