Friday, October 12, 2007

Passionate Housewives Desperate for God

I am very excited about a new book coming out soon, Passionate Housewives Desperate for God. This book is by Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald. I have read much of Jennie's writing, and have corresponded with her personally, and I have the greatest respect for her. I have also been reading Stacy's blog recently and I have been impressed with her graciousness toward those who disagree.

I agree with Dave that the title is "odd", but I also understand why they chose it. Do you normally associate the word "Passionate" with the word "Housewife"? If you are anything like me, you are more likely to have been taught to associate the word housewife with bored, possibly in need of medication for depression, lazy, or harried. Likewise with the word "Desperate". In our culture, we are conditioned to think that if a housewife is desperate for anything it is to escape the boredom of her life at home. It is great that Stacy and Jennie are working to create new ideas about who a housewife is!

You can visit the book's site here.

I also recommend reading a recent post that quotes from Courtney Tarter's thoughts on Why Feminism Hurts Women. Feminism has impacted upon all women who are born in the midst of it. Even though I intellectually reject it, I still find myself feeling inadequate at times because I don't have a great career and I don't earn much money.

Those of us who reject feminism recognise that It's not about choice. Those of us who make choices that are in opposition to feminism still find ourselves greatly impacted by its effects on society.


  1. Great post! I am betting the title comes in part from this horrible sitcom that is on American Tv every sunday nite called Desparate Housewives. It is an awful show and is NOT allowed in our home that is for sure!
    I like to think of my self as a real Christian feminist, meaning: am I doing what the Lord has called me to do? He has given us all choices in life whether it be to stay home full time, work part time or help our mate in ministry. As long as you are doing what the Lord is telling you to do and fulfilling the Great Commission, who cares what the rest of the world thinks? this includes "who cares what other Christians think?" I have bene judged for working outside my home, but: that is what the Lord is calling me to do. Most of it is ministry but for 3 hours a day it is a secular teaching job. Hopefully I can be a light in this world and not a desparate housewife! I LOVE keeping and managing my home, being my husbands helpmeet, and raising my 2 daughters to be godly women. I also like the fact that God gave me gifts to use and in this season with my 2 kids in school, my gifts are being utilized in the church and school. Who cares if my pay is minimal and my church work is voluntary? I am just trying to follow Christ's will for my life. It sounds like you are too!

  2. By the way, Homeschooling Today® magazine is giving the book away with a one year subscription or renewal to the magazine by December 24.

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