Dear Anna Sofia and Elizabeth,
Just wanted to write and thank you both for your latest article on “But What If”. You handled so well what can be a touchy and emotionally fraught question. And one that many girls would probably like to avoid.
I was just reading this morning in Deut. 28 – the verses speaking of the ‘tender and delicate woman’ who ends up cannibalizing her children during a siege. I couldn’t help but think what a great example this is of why we should not accustom ourselves to ‘luxury and ease’. Compromise begets compromise. And what a contrast this is to the Prov. 31 woman.
Having been in both the public school system and the ‘real world’ [employed in the public sector], Kelly and I both give a hearty amen to what you have said concerning the means of educating a daughter. And it truly has been the ‘real life’ experiences at home that have been useful to us, both in tough times and in the discipling of others. I think it’s one of the sad ironies of our public school system that a person can come out of it believing that they are a thinking individual, ready to take on the world, when precisely the opposite may be true.
We’ve spent many an hour trying to flesh out what biblical womanhood is, failed and floundered a lot, but have always been encouraged by your example of consistently beginning at the law of God. Thank you again!
For Christ’s Kingdom,