Part of that is because biblical womanhood is a topic I’m speaking on at an upcoming conference. Also, to coin an overused and sometimes annoying term, I’ve been feeling woke about the topic lately. And, lastly, it’s because talking about PPD, while mostly empowering, is also a vulnerable and scary thing. Everyone has an opinion on depression, and I can’t tell you how many people have critiqued how I tell my own story.
But it’s a real thing. And it’s something that continues to teach me so much about being a woman of God. Because of this, I have honestly been able to say that God used the darkest season of my life (so far) for beautiful purposes (Romans 8:28). Even though that is the last thing, I wanted to hear in the midst of my suffering.
Fair warning: this is about to get real.
These two dresses have been a fabulous addition to my fledgling wardrobe. One step closer to having a personal style, y’all. It’s coming!
We must base our understanding of meritorious womanhood on the Gospel that applies to real women.
It’s harder than the culture’s notion that we are perfect and more complex than the inner voice that screams that we are worthless worms in every way. Be kind to yourself.
Here on earth, marriage is broken sometimes… because we are broken.
We’ve bought the stereotype that women are either wallflowers or warriors. In reality, every one of us is more complex than that.
Our list of acceptable spousal qualities is often little more than a self-gratifying thesis of what we think we deserve.