Thursday, February 17, 2011

Book Talk Thursday

Today we will be reviewing chapter two. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this :)

Here is a question that was presented in this chapter- Has the number of mothers in the workforce increased or decreased from 2000-2005? The answer is decreased! I was a bit surprised although I left my teaching job in 2003.

Chanski discusses the three chief dimensions of the creation mandate.

The first is dominion. To subdue and rule. The definition for subdue is to make it serve you by force, to bring something into bondage, to dominate it. The definition for rule is to govern something, to reign or hold sway over it.

The second is procreation. In Genesis 1:28 we are told to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. There have been some negative consequences of this mandate being ignored. Can you guess what they are? Fertility rates have dropped and depopulation has started in some countries.

The third is position. We are all one in Christ, but men and women are different. Men were created to be leaders and women followers. I know that is not very popular these days, but God's Word does not change with culture.

My favorite quote from this chapter is "By rocking the cradle conscientiously, you rule the world profoundly" (Chanski, page 42).

I am linking up with The Chatty Mommy


  1. Oh my...I wish you had of been on the other end of the phone line today when I talked to my son...he is eating up too much of the worlds thoughts on women...and he knows better. This would be interesting for him to see...but he is 24 and knows it all...LOL

    Good post..agree with all of it!

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  3. I've heard that more and more women of my generation are choosing to stay home...isn't that great? :)

  4. First, I love the music you have on here! How beautiful! I get encouraged from your words and your music choices!!

    This book sounds great, I am not reading this now but I will have to add it to my lil reading list!

    I love what you said about how God's Word does not change with culture.. that is truth and I love how the Word never changes.. :)

    Oh and thank you for the sweet birthday wish!!

    Blessings to you, Sarah beth

  5. I always need to remind myself that God's word is for everyone!
    Sometimes I am tempted to say, but my situation is different because of such and such and it is just not so.
    His word is truth today just as it was centuries ago.
    Can't say that about anything else today.

    I also believe as women we need to encourage other women in staying home and not place so much greatness on careers and material possessions.

    Have you read Debi Pearl before?

  6. Hi Theresa! Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight. :) I do follow Stacy's blog. I used to read her other blog and then when I took a break from blogging 2 years ago I also stopped reading most other blogs - so a few months ago I came across her blog (I had forgotten about it). It was fun to read through some of the articles that I had missed. I am loving the book!!

    We are getting a snowstorm here this weekend. Should I send it your way? :)

    Theresa (Tessa)


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