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    Quotables: Passionate Housewives Desperate for God

    January 29, 2010 by Brandy Vencel


    Passionate Housewives Desperate for God:
    Fresh Vision for the Hopeful Homemaker

    Biblical motherhood means sacrifice, selfless love, and faithful dedication. It means we’re there with our families–body, mind, and spirit. To recognize our purpose in motherhood, we must see the godly generations beyond our own children {Genesis 24:60, Deuteronomy 4:9, 7:9}. This means denying ourselves {Matthew 16:25} and being consumed with God and His love for us. It means starting each morning on our face in repentance and thanksgiving, pleading for His grace and for the strength to glorify Him in our daily endeavors. It means loving God more than we love our children–and consequently, He will equip us to truly love them and prepare us to serve them through Christ our Lord. It means impacting future generations by our faithfulness now.

    {p.21}

    Of course, much of the world would agree that being a housekeeper is acceptable as long as you are not caring for your own home; treating men with attentive devotion would also be right as long as the man is the boss in he office and not your husband; caring for children would even be deemed heroic service for which presidential awards could be given as long as the children are someone else’s and not your own.

    {p. 25}

    Every home has a culture–either good or bad, whether by design or by default.

    {p. 45}

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    2 Comments

  • Reply Wendi January 31, 2010 at 2:56 am

    I read this book about a year ago – it completely changed my perspective on mothering and homekeeping.

  • Reply Nancy January 30, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Brandy,
    Thanks for posting. I’m going through this very book with a group of women at church. It’s a very diverse group and these will be new ideas to many of them. But, that’s what makes discussion groups interesting!

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