Empowered Women of Scripture

And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female . .  . ?” – Matthew 19:4

A while back, some women rallied in Washington, D.C. about advancing and empowering women. Some of the issues they advocated are no-brainers: pay equity for identical jobs, registering women to vote, denouncing sexual (more…)

True Beauty

Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel—rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. – 1 Peter 3:3-4

First thing every morning, my mother would get dressed, do her hair and (more…)

The Void in Our Homes

Divorce is a very real threat to our families today. Births to single mothers have skyrocketed, leaving behind a fatherless generation. Children are disconnected from their working parents as we rely more upon schools as nannies. TV commercials have to encourage families to have one meal together every week.

What happened to our families?

I have a theory about that. The problem, as (more…)

Submission vs. Subjugation

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, His body, of which He is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. –  Ephesians 5:22-23

Christianity demeans and subjugates (more…)

The Good Wife

I always cringe when I see promos for CBS’ The Good Wife because it’s so clear the title is a misnomer. A recent promo showed her responding to her husband’s insistence that his affair meant nothing by saying, “Well, mine did,” or some such blather. Add this to the long list of shows I never need to watch.

And then there’s me. (more…)