by Lori Alexander from Always Learning – Wasting Time on Frivolous Pursuits
Editor’s note: This is a pretty ugly piece, conflating all young women with the young widows of Paul’s time in 1 Timothy 5:13. which isn’t even about young wives and mothers. Why is it that these older women female cultural enforcers always go to the ridiculous trope of women sitting around eating bon bons and watching soap operas all day as what most women do? It’s insulting, old fashioned and not true for most. Plus most mental health professionals will tell you that taking a small sliver of time each day to recharge is an important part of staying emotionally and mentally healthy. Life for women in the CPM is no better than slavery.
Younger women tend to waste their time with frivolous things. When I was a young mother, I would watch several soap operas. I would tape them every day so I wouldn’t miss an episode. During the children’s naps, I would watch people do things that are unbiblical and far from anything resembling purity. I was so addicted, however, that I was easily able to justify it by saying to myself that I deserved to be entertained and have time for just me. When Alyssa, my oldest, was five years old and no longer took naps, she began watching them with me. This was when I knew I could no longer try to justify watching them so I stopped cold turkey. I haven’t watched one since, nor do I want to spend my precious time on such useless things.
There are many distractions today. In olden days, the women would waste their times leaving their homes and gossiping with other women. Now, we can do it in our own homes through television, Facebook, emails, texts, and tweets. These are all distracting young women from what they should be doing and causing them to be idle. They also use their tongues for evil and tearing others down with their words.
Young women should be taking good care of their husband, children, and home. This is the prescription the Lord has given them. They don’t need to be in other women’s business and speaking things against them.
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