Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Dorothy Patterson is the wife of Paige Patterson, who is the president of Southwestern Seminary in Texas.

She says, “[M]uch 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 the office and not your own husband; caring for children would even be deemed heroic service for which presidential awards could be given as long as 7 the children are someone else’s and not your own. We must not be overcome by the surrogacy of this age, which offers even a substitute womb for those so encumbered by lofty pursuits that they cannot accept God-given roles and assignments” (in her chapter in Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood).

Some would say that many men have prostituted their wives to the world, for money, but we call it "career" and "a good use of the gifts God gave me".

Being a wife, a mother, a female is a unique gift when lived out in harmony with biblical masculinity, as John Piper says: The solution to bad harmonizing isn't to make everybody sing the same note.

Being a biblical woman:
Pray about it.
Think about it.
Live for it.
Love it.
Embrace it.
It is precious.
Don't waste it.


  1. i have heard that quote before and loved it then too. i definitely need that book!


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