Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Why I Do These "Don't Waste Your Summer" Posts

This quote from Nancy Wilson's book The Fruit of Her Hands explains it well:

Christian wives tend to leave the "fat books" and theology to their husbands. While this may look "submissive" to some, it is actually disobedience. It is not enough that we know Proverbs 31, Ephesian 5, 1 Peter 3 and 1 Corinthians 1 and 14. We have to know more than how to be a good a wife. After all, our first calling is to be good Christians; and if we are good Christians, we will be good wives and mothers, as I
mentioned earlier. We musn't be afraid to study topics other than those which directly deal with being a wife and mother. We see in scripture that women became
disciples along with men. What is a disciple? It is not a mindless follower. A disciple is a student--someone enrolled in the class.
It is clear from the rest of the book that Nancy does not frown down upon older women teaching the younger women how to love their husbands and children as well as homemaking skill--in fact that is what she spends the rest of the book doing. But she does want to make the point that a woman should not limit herself to only learning those things--with a few Christian romance novels swirled in the mix.

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