Seven Virtues of a Godly Wife and Mother
While many newer authors on the market these days are only “fluff”, as my mother would say, Carolyn Mahaney has been a surprising encouragement. A bad habit of mine is to open every book with a more than healthy dose of skepticism. However, I have almost no criticism of this book. It is really a great read, encouraging and challenging to Christian women. I especially loved her chapter on the Safety of Self-Control. Here’s an excerpt of that chapter.
“I have heard of women who pride themselves on being ‘night people.’ That means they have trouble getting up in the mornings because they come alive at ni8ght. They may stay up to all hours reading, watching television, or pursuing some sort of interest. The next morning they are too tired to get up and care for their family…. These women are not ‘night people.’ They are lazy and selfish. Who would not rather stay up late to do whatever they pleased and sleep late the next day? Once a young wife begins getting up earlier than her children and her husband, she will cease to be a ‘night person.’ She will be tired at night and go to bed at a reasonable hour so she will be there to serve her family the next morning.”