Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A power point presentation on why we should dress modest

Hello ladies,
At the time this article was written, things have changed drastically.  She was trying to get ladies to understand that ladies should be modest and feminine.  She is seven days Adventist but if you are not seven days Adventist please do not throw out the baby with the dirty bath water.  She back a lot of what she is talking about with Bible and also history of Christian ladies and how they dressed before feminism.  But now days, we have to fight for the right to wear clothes.

Women now are going about their daily business topless.  It will not be long before the United States is no different than pagan Egypt.  Women will go about their business completely naked.  And, many churches are going along with it as long as the money keeps coming in.

I was going to quote Quaker Jane but it looks like she took down all of her site.  Too bad.  She had a lot of good information.  It is for this reason I am downloading all of Sisters-in-Skirts.  They also have abandoned their site and I feel the good information will be lost forever. 

Quaker Jane had said to the order of, that as more and more women stop wearing dresses all together, those of us who do will be seen as an anachronism.

Anyway, for those of you who want to dress modest and feminine, here is a good research to help you support your beliefs.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Keepers At Home

Part of the mission of this blog is to be a haven for ladies who want to be a Titus 2 and Proverbs 31 Christian lady.

This article really especially good at helping in this manner.

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In Titus 2:3-5 the apostle Paul charges the older women in the church to teach the younger women “to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” The instruction for women to be “keepers at home” generally has been understood by the church as teaching that the sphere of a married woman’s work is her home

Nonetheless, in accord with the spirit of our age that looks in disdain upon the notion that the sphere of a married woman’s work is her home, many in the church have rejected the earlier consensus understanding of “keepers at home.” Instead, to be “keepers at home” is interpreted to mean that a wife and mother is “to be busy at home” (NIV), i.e., she “should not be idle or derelict in fulfilling home duties.”[4] In other words, “keepers at home” does not define the married woman’s calling or the sphere of her work, but is simply an admonition not to neglect her domestic duties. Therefore, a wife and mother may pursue a career outside of the home — as a lawyer, teacher, sales clerk, etc. — as long as she fulfills her responsibilities in the home.

The difference between the traditional interpretation of “keepers at home” and the modern version is considerable. While the traditional interpretation established the home as the sphere of a married woman’s work and calling, the modern understanding says that the term does nothing of the kind. While the traditional interpretation defined a married woman’s “career” as homemaking, the modern view teaches that a married woman may pursue a career outside of the home as long as she does not neglect homemaking. While the traditional interpretation calls the woman to focus her energy, time, and talents in the home in the service of her family, the modern view says that she is not so “restricted” and may go outside the home for her employment. Which is the correct understanding? It is our belief that the traditional interpretation is the correct one. We base this opinion on the meaning of the Greek word translated “keepers at home,” and on the wider Biblical teaching on the roles of the wife and mother.

A common objection to the interpretation that to be “keepers at home” requires a married woman to confine her work, her “career,” to that of her home, is that the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31 did not confine herself in this way. We are told that she was a “business woman” engaged in pursuits beyond the sphere of her own household, thus justifying the claim that a wife and mother is free to pursue employment and a career outside of the home. But the picture of Proverbs 31 is that of a woman managing her own household, not of a woman leaving the home for employment elsewhere.

Actually, the portrayal of the virtuous woman provides strong support for the traditional interpretation of “keepers at home.” She is a wise manager of the resources her husband commits to her care (vv. 14, 16, 24). She is a true helper to her husband enabling him to rise to prominence (v. 11, 12, 23). She cares for the needs of her children and husband, assuring that they are well fed and well clothed (v. 15, 21). She sees that all their property is put to good use (v. 16).[10] She even engages in “cottage industry” by using any available time and strength to make fine linen and sashes to be sold to the merchants.[11]

These are just a few paragraphs that wet the understanding of “Keepers At Home” but you really must click on the link and read the whole article.  It really should help you to feel good about being a “Keeper At Home” or a Housewife. 

What is a Housewife

I was speaking with a lady who told me she wasn’t a housewife.  She felt a housewife had to have a perfect house. 

Here are some dictionary terms for housewife.\
a married woman whose main occupation is caring for her family, managing household affairs, and doing housework.
a small case for needles, thread, and other small sewing items.

From the oxford dictionary.
1A married woman whose main occupation is caring for her family, managing household affairs, and doing housework.

The urban dictionary:
A Housewife is a woman who has chosen to not work outside the home for money, but rather devotes all time, energy and love into creating a safe, warm, clean home for her family to grow and thrive. She cooks, cleans, does dishes, laundry, childcare, shopping, countless errands and careful money management all while supporting her family and community through community service work, volunteering and general parenting. Commonly referred to as a stay at home mom or homemaker.

So basically a housewife is a keeper at home.  Nothing is said of having a perfect home. 
Whenever I write on this topic, I get a lot of comments disagreeing with me.  I am told in God's Word to 
teach the young women with children to be keepers at home and that is what I am attempting to do.

My definition of keeper at home is a mother who is mostly at home taking good care of her husband, children, and home.  I had a mother that was home full-time growing up and I loved it.  My dad refused to let my mom work outside of the home.

Every day I would come home from school and yell "Hi Mom!" and tell her all about my day.  Lots of my friends loved coming to my home because it was warm and homey.  When I went to my friend's homes where their moms worked, it felt cold and uniniviting.  I could sense a huge difference between the two.

I was home full-time for my children and I loved it.  They loved it.  They loved being taken care of and trained by me.  They knew I was always there to help them whenever they needed me for anything.  It gave them a sense of security in this very insecure world.

So this is my view on this topic from my childhood years and the years of my children's growing up years.  You can argue the definition of being a keeper at home however you want but I, as an older women, am teaching you what I think it means.

If you don't agree with me, that is your right.  You will stand before God with the way you lived your life, not me.  I don't pretend to know everything.  I just study and observe a lot and love to share my views as what I see works best.

I don't believe in quality time verses quantity time.  Children need both.  Children need their mothers.  They need them to feed them healthy, discipline them, and protect them.  This is what I think is meant when the Bible says that mothers need to be keepers at home or they blaspheme the Word of God.

That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children. To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Titus 2:4,5
No one is going to be perfect but woman’s first care is to be to the home.  There are different circumstances that different women have, like a husband dies or leaves the home and a woman will be forced to work outside the home.   But I don’t believe in the wholesale leaving of the home and family that has become the norm in America.  Where I live I am the only Keeper at Home except for the very conservative Mennonites down the road from me.