Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Example of Womanhood

As I've stated in my first blog post, I like Christian biographies. One of the first ones I read when I became a follower of Christ was "Kitty, My Rib" about Martin Luther's wife Katherine. In a day when women didn't come close to having the privileges we do today, she threw her whole self into whatever God brought to her life. Recently I found, on the Oct. 31 post over at titus2talk , what seems like a better biography on her life is Katharina Von Bora, so I plan to get it. Life was tough for Katharine but she was tough back, like the proverbs 31 woman must have been, which is a true example of femininity (practicing God's role for women) without being a feminist by today's description.
Todays post over at CBMW's gender blog says "A Christian feminist must be categorized as an oxymoron. A recovery of true equality and dignity for women will first begin at the Cross, and in men and women living in the way that God designed them to be. "

While I'm on the subject, let me also add that being fulfilled as a Christian woman nowadays does not depend on marriage as it did so much in the past, where society either ostracized or hounded women who did not marry. Probably out of worry that she could not survive otherwise. But Paul tells us it is better for us to be single, we can focus more on being God's tool with less distractions. There is enough in this world to distract us away from godly life choices, add the myriad of activity and emotion that is involved in spouse and children and it is that much harder. If God calls us to marriage, we should teach our children that it is just as important if He has chosen singleness for them. There have been a number of famous single Christian women that I have read about and I'm sure many of us know personally those who are very successful at blessing us with living out their love for the Lord. I recently found Carolyn McCulley's site on singleness and thought I would pass it on to you, or to pass on to someone you think may benefit. A couple of books on the subject to check out as well are Carolyn's book and another book on single womanhood.


Cherdecor said...

Thanks for stopping by for a visit and thank you for your sweet comment. You have an inspiring blog and later today I want to read more of it.

I, also, have a daughter who is about the age of Deliverance. I love that name! Is there a story about how you came to choose that name? Our daughter was born in 1977 and is not married. She lives on the other side of the U.S. How blessed you are to have your daughter so near!

As We Sail... said...

Well, I wish there were more of a story behind the name, but my husband saw a movie when he was a teenager were one of the girls had that name. When he heard it, he decided that if he ever had a daughter, he would name her that.
Thanks for coming by, hope you will often.