Sunday, January 20, 2008

Passionate Housewives Desperate for God

I am just beginning to read this book and I am very excited about it. I'll give you my thoughts on it along the way...

In the 1970s, the pro-feminist bestseller Stepford Wives turned the traditional housewife into a mindless, husband-pleasing, yes-woman who was literally heartless—because, come to find out, she was actually a robot. The message was clear: a woman who faithfully serves her family, loves pleasing her husband, and joyfully takes care of her home (from home) is not a “real person,” but a contrived fantasy of her overbearing and selfish husband.

Instead of treasuring women and properly utilizing their gifts, our culture has attempted to discard the beauty and uniqueness of biblical womanhood and create an emotionally androgynous power-woman whose worth is measured only by the degree of her ambition, the shape of her body, and her money-making potential.

It’s time to lay aside the stereotypes and glamorized myths and discover the rare jewel of godly womanhood —to rediscover what it means to be a passionate housewife “desperate” for God alone!

Click here to read the entire preface

1 comment:

Jenny said...

This book sounds wonderful! I am the product of a women who belives those messages of the 70s and 80s and it has been so challenging to cast that off and follow the path of being a Biblical woman. Thanks for the post!