Modesty Helps Women Be Friends

| August 6, 2011

This piece from the National Catholic Register has to be one of the best articles I’ve ever read on reasons for modesty, highlighting one I don’t think many of us consider…but one that is nevertheless very important: our relationships with other women. Though each woman may have different ideas about exactly what it means to […]

Should 40-something moms dress like their daughters?

| July 28, 2011

From Mariette Ulrich at Mercatornet: When it comes to fashion advice, it seems the young are leading the way. The study of more than 300 mothers and daughters found that adolescent girls have a powerful influence on the make-up, clothes and hairstyles chosen by their mothers…. The desire to look one’s best isn’t new or […]

CitizenLink Report: Resisting Efforts to Blur Male and Female

| July 9, 2011

From Citizen Link: Have you heard about the recent report from Sweden about the staff of a preschool no longer using pronouns like “he” or “she” when referring to students? It’s another example of what happens when marriage is redefined to include same-sex couples. The preschool’s approach to gender is a reflection of Sweden’s national […]

‘Slutwalk’ and the Negation of Female Sexuality

| June 21, 2011

I was recently asked to cover an event in London known as the ‘Slutwalk.’ The event, which features scores of women walking down the street dressed as ‘sluts,’ started in Toronto on April 3. Since then, according to the Wikipedia article about it, the movement has spread to other towns throughout the US, Canada, Australia, […]

Girly-Girls

| March 26, 2011

“I’m not like other girls, who -“ I always want to stop a sentence dead in its tracks when it starts that way. Because I can guess what might come afterwards: I don’t like frilly clothing. I don’t like the color pink. I don’t scream when I see a bug (or a mouse, or any […]

Modern Women: Submitting and Serving?

| March 7, 2011

Nobody wants to be a slave. Nobody grows up aspiring to be a servant. In independent, me-centered America, all the coveted positions are on top. Words like “slave” and “servant” have negative connotations that make us think “low-class,” “subjugation,” and, in many cases, injustice or infringement of rights. Not surprising, then, is the fact that […]

Combating Feminism

| October 7, 2010

After my tubal ligation, and experiencing profound sadness for having a procedure that took my fertility away, I began studying the history behind the birth control movement. I found that the seeds of birth control were rooted in the soil of feminism. I also found that birth control was a stepping stone to abortion. Birth control had […]

Keepers of the Springs

| August 12, 2010

Women used to know the importance of being in the home. They realized the gravity of their roles of being a wife and mom and knew that abdicating their roles would most certainly not be good for the family. I personally know that I could not be the wife and mom that the Lord has […]

Advice for the Newly Joyfully at Home

| August 4, 2010

I used to have nightmares about mannequins when I was a little girl. Seriously. They creeped me out. No matter where the dream started, I always ended up running from an army of mannequins, gasping for air as I finally made it to Daddy’s office, tentatively calling out his name, my eyes pinned to the […]

Too Conservative?

| July 16, 2010

Over the years I’ve gotten used to my ideas of traditional womanhood and godly femininity being called “too conservative,” but, even so, I’ve sometimes wondered if friends and family were right: I just needed to loosen up. After all, going to extremes can be dangerous, and being too conservative is no better than going to […]

Prepare to Get Your Grey Matter Moving

| July 2, 2010

Sarah Mae at Like a Warm Cup of Coffee has started up a fantastic series dealing with several hot-button issues and common myths about biblical womanhood, family, children, etc. Here are some of the topics she has set to tackle (with the help of guest writers): Unique callings in Christ Putting women in a box/dictating […]

The Beauty of Chastity: What is Biblical Beauty? (Part 2)

| June 20, 2010

If you haven’t read Part 1 of The Beauty of Chastity begin HERE What is biblical beauty? Biblical beauty and how it pertains to chastity is often misunderstood. We seem to see one extreme attitude or the other. While one side appears to obsess over outward beauty, vainly (and often carelessly) taking pride in this […]

Daughters as Pillars

| June 3, 2010

“May our daughters be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace.–Psalm 144:12 Graceful and beautiful pillars are indeed being raised today. I have seen them with my own eyes. They stand out from the crowd. They are being raised for kingdom purposes.

Raising Homemakers

| June 1, 2010

It’s here! The Raising Homemakers website launched today! It is so exciting to have a place for all of us mothers, daughters, grandmothers and women from all types of backgrounds– to be able to gather and be encouraged on this blessed journey of raising godly daughters and preparing them in the arts of homemaking to […]

Modesty and attractiveness

| April 20, 2010

You should not judge a book by its cover. That is true. And if you have time in the library to browse and read the back flap or half a chapter, you will often come home with an amazing book even though the cover didn’t really promise much. But how often do you have time […]