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Thursday, October 21, 2010

A truly sad testiment

I was clicking through a few news articles online today when I happened on one that really made me sad... if not climb a little higher up on my soap box!

Did you know there was a "50 and Fabulous Gala Benefit"? Didn't sound so bad in and of itself, until I read the next line where I learned they were "celebrating 50 year of Women's advances since the Pill." I guarantee I'll never think of Cybill Shepherd the same again. (And what's more, it was benefiting all sorts of abortion supporting organizations here in the states and abroad.)

Fifty years of women's advances since "the Pill"? From where I sit it's more like 50 years of societies regression. 50 years of stepping, day by day, away from the heart of God.

This has me wondering. Where would we be if "the Pill" was never created... never introduced? Where would we be if, instead of stepping out, women had made another decision 50, 80, 100 years ago and each year since? Where would we be today if women had made the decision to stay put? Support their husbands? Keep their homes? Raise their children?

Was this really an advance? Are women really needed outside the home more than inside the home?

In case you can't tell where I stand on this issue, I don't think so!

I don't often delve into controversial topics on this blog... it's a little scary. I know there are a lot of people out there who disagree with me on this point (though I don't know how many of them read my blog). I would ask this...if you disagree with anything I (or others in the comments) have said, please have Scripture to back it up. I will not post negative comments that do not include Scripture to back up their opinion. And let's remember to build one another up! Thanks!

(Updated: I've been enjoying the conversation in the comments... join us!)

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At October 21, 2010 at 9:58 AM , Blogger Holly said...

I totally agree...I finished high school and was determined to become a I first married my husband and then 6mths later I started nursing school...I did get my license and off the work I went then I got I paid for him to go to a daycare then I got pregnant again and then again I paid someone else to take care of him...I thought that this was best for all of us....When my 2nd child was about 3 yrs old, me and my husband decided we really needed to raise them in church and that is when our view of parenting changed....I became pregnant again and decided I wanted to stay home for a while after he was born...we were a happy family and it was amazing how our God provided us with everything we needed even though our income was cut in half but we decided for me to go back to work when he was 6mths and this was a huge mistake so I quit and decided to become a full time homemaker and mother and since we have been blessed with baby boy #4 and life could not be any better :)
I hope I did not bore you with my story but I fully believe God intended for me to be a mommy and a nursing can wait....

At October 21, 2010 at 10:32 AM , Blogger ~Babychaser~ said...

Not bored at all! Thanks for sharing. I love to hear how God works to bring women home!

Blessings to you!

At October 21, 2010 at 5:22 PM , Anonymous Megan Southwell said...

I agree to an extent. Every household is different. Even the Prov. 31 woman worked outside her home. Holly, thank you for sharing your story. I've been a stay at home mom, a working mom, and now I'm in school while my girls are in school. I still take them to school and pick them up, and I volunteer in their school. No, we don't have the money to do everything 2 income families do, but it's our life!!!!

At October 21, 2010 at 10:04 PM , Blogger ~Babychaser~ said...

Thanks for pointing that out Megan! Certainly, Proverbs 31 does talk of all the work she does. Buying land to work, sewing garments to sell, delivering sashes to the merchants (31:16, 18, 24).

From my own home I run our photography business while my husband works with computers away from home. This does take me out and away from my home and children when we shoot portraits or do weddings more than I like (we are careful to limit our business schedule so that we are the ones raising our children) but it seems to be where we are right now.

I suppose the saddest testament is that the hearts of women left the home when they did. It seems that not all women these days can be at home, whether it's because of their husband's wishes, being a single parent, or other reasons... but where our hearts are is the real issue. After all, God looks on the heart! (1 Samuel 16:7) Do our hearts long to be at home... caring for our home, family and children???

At October 21, 2010 at 10:53 PM , Anonymous Rebecca said...

If there was no Pill, I would have suffered much more pain due to primary dysmenorrhea ( For me and for other women, the Pill doesn't always mean birth control.

I don't equate the Pill with feminism and society's ability to cause inequality while "striving for equality." The medicine isn't the problem - mankind has been messing things up since the Fall...

I'm a proud mother of two boys (oldest: 3 next week, second: 11 months) and wife of 10 years. I don't plan to work outside the home until the boys are in school full-time. I don't really have a desire for a career, just want to fill the hours "playing" in a library to help folks find books and materials they need.

Working hard on being the Proverbs 31 woman and becoming more domestic (and loving it!) every day...

At October 22, 2010 at 9:14 AM , Blogger ~Babychaser~ said...

Thanks for bringing that up too Rebecca. I have known a number of women to use the Pill for medical things. You are right. The Pill is not the evil. But I'm pretty sure the women at the Gala weren't celebrating the medical advances. It has more to do with the heart of the women than the medicine.

At November 6, 2010 at 8:37 PM , Anonymous Kristi said...

I just stumbled across your blog today! I think you are so right in saying that in the last 50 years our hearts have gotten farther and farther away from God in so many ways. In our marriages, in our parenting, in our values. It is a sad state that we are in. I recently began a website with a couple friends called are trying our hardest in every post to bring back God's heart into our homes. I even did a 5 part series called, Is it a Sin to Work Outside the Home?...I read and studied scripture for weeks preparing for it and I really think that God had some great things to say. Some great things to think about!


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