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God’s Design for Wives

WIVES UNDER ATTACK Wives who hold to the traditional Biblical role of a wife and mother are under attack today. In Focus On The Family, Dr. James Dobson said: Everything they have been taught from earliest childhood is being subjected to ridicule and scorn. Hardly a day passes when the traditional values of the Judeo-Christian heritage are not […]

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Book Review

Women and Worship: Their Places in Today’s World by Herman Hoekstra, Brentwood Christian Press, Columbus, GA 31904-7217 reviewed by Thomas Vanden Heuvel I am delighted to review this book by Rev. Herman Hoekstra on the subject of women and worship. Rev. Hoekstra is a faithful ChrIstian Reformed Church minister who has served churches in New Mexico, […]

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Women at Work: The Courageous Woman

Judges 4:1–9, 23–24 …I Deborah, arose…a mother in Israel. Judges 5:7b (NASV) The Bible assigns to mothers many domestic tasks. But that is not all. There are times when mothers have to expand their role as did Deborah—the wife, mother, prophetess, poet, singer, judge, patriot and military expert. There was a need in Israel for […]

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But She Shall Be Saved Through Child-bearing

The following study of 1 Timothy 2:15 interrupts my series of articles on the “Bible and the Future.” I am writing on this subject for two reasons. First, many proponents of the ordination of women to church office appeal to the apparent obscurity of this verse to prove that 1 Timothy 2:11–15 is a notoriously […]

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Women at Work: The Serving Woman

Bible Reading: Acts 9:36–42 …this woman was abounding with deeds of kindness and charity which she continually did. Acts 9:36b (NASV)         That Dorcas has endeared herself to women in the Christian church for centuries is demonstrated by the fact that so many ladies’ societies have named themselves after her and that […]

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Women at Work: The Devout Woman

Mary was listening to the Lord’s word, seated at His feet…Martha was distracted with all her preparations… Luke 10:39b, 40a(NASV) The Christian life is a life of faith expressed in works. Faith needs feeding and works need doing. But so often we find ourselves very busy with works and neglect to feed our faith by […]

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Having It Both Ways in Bejing

There is much to praise in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s blunt remarks to the U.N. women’s conference in Beijing. Her gutsy defense of human rights was a proper and welcome affirmation of the core values of the United States. To have been more diplomatic and less forceful would have appeared to China’s dictatorial government as weakness. […]

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“Great Women Leaders” – Who Are They?

“Does your wife work?” the inquiring mind wanted to know. “All women work,” I replied with my best ‘90s sensitivity. “They are compensated in different ways.” I was reminded of that little exchange when I saw the story in November’s Vanity Fair magazine titled: “America’s Most Influential Women: 200 Legends, Leaders and Trailblazers.” With few […]

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Study Finds Women Becoming More Religious, Conservative

New York, NY (EP) — American women are becoming more religious and more conservative, according to a poll released earlier this year by the feminist Center for Gender Equality. Women polled were evenly divided when asked it elected officials should be guided by their religious values. In a similar survey done in 1992, 63 percent […]

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