Generation Cedar: A New Woman in the New Year

| December 29, 2015

“I’m very optimistic by nature, but I’m still prone to get bent out of shape fairly easily. We’ve been reading some books about “bygone days” and something that strikes me is how hardy those women were. I find it terribly ironic that in our day of “empowerment”, most women can’t hold a candle to the […]

Schwartz: Restoring Women to Full Citizenship in the Kingdom of God

| December 27, 2015

There is a perspective within Christian circles that espouses the idea that men should never learn from women or seriously consider what they say.  There is an unspoken rule that, when it comes to theology, women should take a backseat and let men do the heavy lifting. The underlying assumption is that women should only […]

What is the Difference Between Being Humble and Being a Doormat?

| December 17, 2015

Paul tells us in Philippians 2:3-4 that we should count others more significant than ourselves. He presses the point further by saying that we should not only look to our own interests, but to the interests of others. This, in his view, is what it means to have the mind of Christ. Do nothing from […]

Challies: Homemaking in the Light of Eternity

| December 8, 2015

They say it is only what you do in this life that matters. They say that you need to full-out live your dash, that little line that will someday appear on your gravestone to represent the time between the day you were born into this world and the day you died out of it. And […]

Cheerful Giving

| November 30, 2015

By Mrs. Kelle Swanson Originally published Feb 25, 2009 How many times have you heard someone say, perhaps in a joking tone, that “when I am rich I will…?” Or perhaps, “When we make our millions, we can…?” How many times have you said things which indicate your discontentment with your income level? These kinds […]

Words of a Housewife

| November 28, 2015

By Chelsea Patterson Originally published Nov 21, 2007 God, I want to do great things for you, And speak to all the nations! God replies: That’s well and good, But for now Fix your children’s complications.

The Hope Box and the Charitable Work of Two Dedicated Women

| November 18, 2015

Two Cobb County women are on a mission to make sure the heartbreaking circumstances of babies left abandoned and unwanted are turned around into something life-changing and hopeful. Read the rest here Recommended Resources The Dropbox Rescued: The heart of adoption and caring for orphans  

Challies: Saved Through Childbearing

| November 16, 2015

In a recent sermon I found that I had to touch upon one what I consider of the trickiest passages in the Bible: 1 Timothy 2:15. Here is what this verse says: “Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.” Taken on its own, this is […]

Replace worry with gratitude for added success

| November 10, 2015

Judy Pace Christie: Most of the people I encounter these days aren’t in the mood for a challenge. They are busy and tired, worried about their 401(k)s and credit cards and how secure their businesses or jobs really are. But maybe this is just the time for a challenge, the one I issue today – […]

Growing Home: Feminism Has Given Me An Adjective I Should Not Need

| November 9, 2015

Earlier this year, we moved to a new neighborhood. I love to garden and our kids adore playing outside. When the warm weather arrived, we spent many evenings in the front yard. I would often prune the boxwood hedge or pick weeds, and the kids would ride their bicycles up and down the sidewalk, or […]

Empowerment vs. Grace

| November 2, 2015

Feminism is based on empowerment which encourages the elevation of women by a ‘strength’ (read pride and self will) rooted in mankind. The strength of biblical womanhood is rooted and founded in Christ, alone. It is in Him we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28. This is the first principle of religion. […]

MercatorNet: It shouldn’t be ground-breaking that women are not men

| October 26, 2015

[Editor’s note: In the end, our goal isn’t to achieve a purer form of feminism, but biblical femininity. This is an important distinction. This article is a rich and rewarding read otherwise. Enjoy!] The struggle to get more women into CEO jobs and boardrooms can seem like a puzzle where the pieces don’t quite fit […]

Well-Behaved Women Making History

| October 23, 2015

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” It’s a common feminist slogan. The suggestion, however tongue-in-cheek, seems to be that for a woman to make headlines, turn heads, or alter the course of human events, it’s necessary for her to misbehave somehow, presumably as defined against the social norms of traditional patriarchal society. Like most propaganda, this […]

4 Reasons Modesty Empowers Women

| October 17, 2015

Empowering? I don’t think so. A study called “The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness” stated, “Women are less happy nowadays despite 40 years of feminism. Despite having more opportunities than ever before, they have a lower sense of well-being and life satisfaction.” Rather than jumping on board with our culture’s push to undress, I’m proposing […]

Challies: It’s Not Just A Guy Thing?

| October 14, 2015

Every guy has received a warning about “the second glance.” Here’s how it works: When you see an attractive woman, you are morally responsible for the second glance, not the first. Because you cannot help seeing what is there in front of you, the second glance is the one where you will display sin or […]