Article by Andrea Maher
This blog is entitled Women Arise and will tackle the many issues that women of faith must grapple and confront in an ever -changing culture. I want to remind us of who we are in relationship to our faith and the power we wield as daughters of a living God. I want to encourage us back to our biblical moorings. It is time like no other to pick up the sword of the Spirit—which is the Word of God– and let it infuse us to godly action on behalf of all children and our society.
So, I am calling back to the past to present a challenge to women for our present-day future. I find myself repeatedly asking: How is it that so many women have lost their way? How is it we have not only bowed down to a culture that kills its unborn children, but are now leading the charge? I wonder where are the voices of biblical wisdom that are unashamed to stand in the gap to protect children from an onslaught of gender confusion, to honor marriage, and to speak such truths with a gentle but unwavering voice of love?
I pray that we, as godly women arise, and begin to engage our culture on behalf of the family and the home and most importantly the living God. A woman who enjoys, radiates and shares God’s grace will retain honor not just now but through the ages. Let us be noble, but fearless women.
Andrea Maher is the former editor-in-chief of PARENT ABC’S a monthly magazine. Her writings have been featured in local newspapers and parenting publications nationwide. She is the author of SLAMMED: Overcoming Tragedy in the Wave of Grief, and had her book selected as FAITHBOX book of the month.
She is the executive director of the Be Still Foundation, a ministry that disseminates hope and encouragement to families in crisis. She has been married to her husband John for 43 years and has four children, and 8 grandchildren.
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