Titus 2 womanhood

A statement on the book on domestic abuse that I co-authored

In 2010, I came across a sermon series on domestic abuse that Reformed Baptist Pastor Jeff Crippen had just posted online. I’d woken up in the wee hours of that morning full of fear and overwhelmed by the pain in my family due to my husband’s cruelty. After listening to the sermons, I contacted Pastor …

Homemaker, Titus 2 womanhood

Mamas, don’t let your daughters grow up to be career women

Genesis 2: 18, “Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” The Lord didn’t design us to be career women. From the beginning, a woman’s purpose was to be a helper to a man. Not to be a man herself, nor to be like a man, but to be his helper, his companion, and his wife.

Titus 2 womanhood

Feminism and the creation order

Feminism has proven destructive to women, to families, and homes. Today those who embrace it have their sight set on the church. The end game is to put women in the pulpit and to denigrate the duties of men in the home, church, and society. To this end, they’ve made tremendous headway. God designed women …

Feeding our families, Frugality

Putting food on the table in times of want

Times of want In times of want, people get desperate. Many women cannot cook and seem to take pride in that. It’s nothing to be proud of. Mama didn’t teach me how to cook. I learned through watching her when I was little and later through reading, and by trial and error. I wanted to …

Feeding our families, Frugality

Feeding our family in times of deprivation

Feeding our family in times of deprivation can be so hard. It’s made far harder when we don’t know how to use the limited ingredients we might have on hand. There’s nothing worse as a mama and wife than not knowing how to take care of your family. I’ve faced many times of deprivation through …

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Feeding our families, Frugality, Titus 2 womanhood

A frugal homemaker: stewardship in the kitchen

When hard times hit your family, even if you have never been a frugal homemaker and cook before, chances are you quickly become one. The question of the day is this: does having to be frugal as a homemaker make you grumpy and, because of your grumpiness, make your family miserable or do you see the chance …

Homemaker, Titus 2 womanhood

Grandma: my Proverbs 31 woman

Grandma was a small town Proverbs 31 woman who raised chickens, pigs, and cows, grew and canned vegetables, had a once a week laundry day when she’d boil and scrub her family’s clothing, and who cooked three full meals a day. She raised a family, took care of her home, helped those who had less than she, fed hungry hobos who would exchange a day’s work for a day’s food, attended church, read the Bible by the light of a kerosene lamp and, much later, under the light of real ones.

Motherhood and children, Theologically sound books

Teaching children and youth with theologically sound books

Theologically sound books are a must for me. I love reading books that present the truth of God’s Word in a way that honors Him and stays true to the text. We sometimes forget that our children also need theologically sound books or if we know we need them, we might not know where to start or which authors to trust.