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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

on being a nice Christian girl (Karen)

I ran across this interesting article and thought our college girl readers would enjoy it.

This young woman's observation about stereotyping is interesting.

Any thoughts?

2 Comments:

  • At 10:20 AM, Blogger Laura said…

    Thanks for sharing that article, I not only enjoyed it, I felt as if I could have written it.

    Growing up in, what my husband and I affectionately term, "the Christian bubble" I felt an almost overwhelming pressure to be a "nice Christian girl" in ways that denied my true (and God-given) personality. My Christian high school even offered a Proverbs 31 Woman class, a sort of biblical home-ec.

    Not only was I not, sweet and quiet and soft spoken, I was busy in pursuit of academic goals and ultimately degrees in the sciences. I tutored a lot of NCGs in high school and many times heard them say "I don't need to do well in school, I just need to love Jesus". Often I felt disenfranchised from believers because I wasn't an NCG.

    Today, as a wife and mom, I still sometimes feel like I would be a bit more holy if only I wasn't myself. But God has graciously revealed to me that He didn't create me to be just like someone else. He is glorified when I use MY heart, soul, mind and strength to love Him.

     
  • At 9:52 AM, Blogger Tim's Mom said…

    I identified with the article. I'm quiet, but I don't have the traditional NCG gifts. Instead of spending any more time regretting what I don't have, I'm learning to make use of healthy convenience foods, and to focus on using the gifts I *do* have.

     

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