• business,  christianity,  family,  feminist,  women

    Will the real Proverbs 31 woman stand up?

    I discovered on Facebook that there is an organization called Proverbs 31 Ministries geared toward “today’s busy woman.” I’m a big fan of Proverbs 31. It inspires me to be do and accomplish all that I can with the abilities I have been given. So, I clicked the link to check them out. This is one of the group’s seven principles of a Proverbs 31 woman from their Facebook page and website: Loves, honors, and greatly enriches the life of her husband, encouraging and supporting his leadership within his family and his church. Perhaps this group’s version of Proverbs is not the same one I have been reading all these…

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  • bohemian,  decisions,  family,  gender,  women

    Happy Childfree Day to Me

    …today, May 8, 2011, is Mother’s Day in the United States. It’s a day when people take time to show their appreciation to their moms. Some don’t even particularly like their moms, but they buy the cards and the flowers anyway. Last night, on Mother’s Day eve, the card and flower sections at Wal-mart were jammed with people who had waited until the last minute to decide whether or not they wanted to get something for their mother. Lucky for me, no human being has to spend any time wondering if I deserve their thanks on Mother’s Day. I never had any children. By choice. Not by accident. I’ve read…