Saturday, April 20, 2013

Weekend Reading: Death of Pretty, Lies, Affording Children, and When Disagreeing with Hubby

Here are some articles of interest for you to enjoy for your weekend reading-- the first is from the Focus on the Family community:

 "Once upon a time, women wanted to project an innocence. I am not idealizing another age and I have no illusions about the virtues of our grandparents, concupiscence being what it is. But some things were different in the back then. First and foremost, many beautiful women, whatever the state of their souls, still wished to project a public innocence and virtue. And that combination of beauty and innocence is what I define as pretty."

Read the rest at:

Another good read if you are a pastors wife or ministry wife:

"It's suffocating to think that I'm supposed to be doing this ministry wife thing a certain way, but I spent too many years self-suffocating because I was trying to be like the pastor's wife at the church down the street or the ministry wife down the pew. I've tried on all their personalities, activities, and gifts, but, in the end, I've discovered it's freeing and way more fruitful to be who God made me to be rather than a stiff imitation."

Read the rest here:

 Kelly has good thoughts on affording children:

"The phenomenon is, as I think back over the years and calculate our living expenses, children really aren’t that expensive. That crazy number the media flashes to scare everyone out of having children is insane. Oh they’re expensive if you follow our consumer-crazed, recreation-obsessed culture and buy them all they want, give them all they want and carry them everywhere they want to go–if you live a child-centered life, yes they’ll drain you down to your last cent."

 Read it here:

Rhonda challenges us to be better wives:

"Did you know, ladies, that your response to your husband and child has just had a tremendous impact on the spiritual atmosphere of your home?  As a matter of fact, our response can contribute to our child's spiritual health or help ruin it."

Read it here:




Happy reading!

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Gillian Gauthier said...

Thank you for the links ... the pretty vs. hot link doesn't work. Where may I find the article online?

Thank you kindly. Enjoy your weekend! :)

iuliana said...

I like this pictures!

Phyllis Sather said...

Great articles. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

Your welcome!

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

I just checked it and it is working fine--perhaps it is a glitch? Please try it again!

Many blessings...

busymomof10 said...

Thank you for posting these articles for our edification!