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Idealized Domesticity November 3, 2011

Filed under: life,marriage,parenting — aswewalktogether @ 8:41 am

I came across this good post warning of the dangers of idealizing domesticity and turning it into a sort of sacrament, when it is really just self-sacrifice, which all believers are called to in Scripture.  Not to downplay the importance of it or to say that we cannot glorify God in it, but all of life is worship, not that we might be comforted and find meaning in what we do, but that we may be comforted and find meaning in who God is and what He has done for us.

Read the article here. 

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3 Responses to “Idealized Domesticity”

  1. Christina Says:

    wow, that author totally missed the point of ‘1000 Gifts.’ Totally.

  2. Christina Says:

    …just read the article and am trying to figure out what the author’s point was. He basically tried to set up a new paradigm against supposed unbalanced positions (which are straw men because they don’t get the point of the books he’s bashing), but his paradigm sounds to me exactly like the books he claims to be against, i.e. “let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we shall reap,’ and ‘be content with what you have, for He has said ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ ” Is he forgetting that Jesus is the joy in the journey, not the journey itself? poor man.

  3. Kara Says:

    First of all, it’s a she. Read closer, maybe, before you judge it.
    And she is saying that it’s not a sacrificial act to be praised (although it is commendable to do what we are commanded); it is an act of obedience – something we are called to do, and it is no more than our duty. That doesn’t mean we can’t find joy in doing it, in fact we should find joy in doing it, but not because we are somehow martyrs for it, but because we can glorify Christ through doing our duty to Him.


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