Blog Posts on Wives & Mothers
We Are Wives of the Resurrection
I find it helpful to think in paradigms, particularly in terms of the biblical sequence creation-fall-redemption-recreation. The glorious vision of the recreation of marriage under and in Christ has expanded my small thoughts on the entire issue, to help…Continue Reading
A Wife’s Submission in the Cosmic Plan of Christ
“I believe wives should be submissive to their husbands. And so do you. See? We’re the same.”
My neighbor was mistaken.
Her argument is quite common. Living overseas, we often hear people drawing the same conclusion when they compare the…Continue Reading
The Unbaked Biscuit
I’ve had this thing going lately about biscuits. It is probably due to the colder (delicious) fall air. This is the season of comfort food. But to have comfort food, there needs to be a comfort person. This is not…Continue Reading
Tiger Mom, Brave Mom, or Desperate Mom?
Any woman who willingly delivers her baby in a harsh and dilapidated hospital in Djibouti is a brave mom. That was Rachel Pieh Jones’s experience on the fourth anniversary of 9/11 when she delivered her daughter. Rachel wrote about her…Continue Reading
What If I Had Stayed In the Workforce?
I have certain days as a mother — like the one I had a few weeks ago — where the eight-year-old, four-year-old, and one-year-old were all crying at the same time, each for a different reason. It is these kinds…Continue Reading
Battling the Bitterness of Parenting a Disabled Child
On October 16, 2006, my oldest son was diagnosed with autism. That word — autism — spoken over my son and over my life on that day sent me into a year-long spiral of grief and confusion.
One of the…Continue Reading
The Nowness of Obedience
Have you ever noticed that obedience is actually only possible in the present?
I’m not trying to be overly philosophical here — because to be perfectly honest, philosophy class bored me out of my mind. I have no interest in…Continue Reading
A Pregnant Woman’s Defense Against the Schemes of the Devil
If you are a pregnant mom, perhaps with your first baby, you may be reading these articles about Mommy Wars and shaking your head. As if you didn’t have enough on your mind already!
In the chaos of battles over…Continue Reading
Mommy Wars Are Spirit Wars
As a part of American jargon, the “mommy wars” have raged for more than 20 years. The term was coined in the late 1980s by Child magazine to describe the tension that existed between working and stay-at-home mothers. Since then,…Continue Reading