~ 24 June 2003 ~

Lifestyle vs. Vocation

Feminism has certainly diminished (or has attempted to diminish) the position of the stay-at-home mother. Feminists have deplored those who give up careers to raise their children, as F. Carolyn Craglia has so vividly unpacked for us in Domestic Tranquility. But now it seems that in some circles the role of the stay-at-home mom has become just another fashionable lifestyle.

David Mills of Touchstone Magazine writes about this trend in his weblog. He makes a noteworthy point that those of us who champion stay-at-home motherhood should be careful that it should be seen as a calling rather than a lifestyle. I agree wholeheartedly. A calling has the sense of a lifelong endeavor–something that will last. A lifestyle can change as quickly as quickly as a woman’s hair…

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  1. Jennifer » 27 June 2003:

    Hey, I want to read that book! I told Colby to let me borrow it…maybe I’ll get my paws on it next week.

  2. jaredbridges » 27 June 2003:

    Paws? You have paws?

  3. Jennifer » 27 June 2003:

    Yes, since you last saw me, I’ve become a puppy.

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