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Nov 14, 2010

Well, my friend, a couple weeks ago I mentioned to you that the NY Times was going to be running an article on our ministry in their magazine. We were a little taken aback when we got the phone call requesting an interview. Any interest by secular media sources always sends a wee shiver down my spine. This is simply because you are never quite sure what angle they will take or how they will try to spin the story. However, with or without your participation, they are going to do it. So, after getting wise counsel, we agreed to an interview and some follow-up meetings.

It still wasn’t clear what the article would be about until the Times fact-checker called us last week to confirm some details in the story. When she began to ask me some questions, I was able to get a glimpse into what the article’s focus would be…. and when I did…. I was a bit nervous.

They chose one of the “hot button” issues of our culture – and used me, my husband and our ministry as the illustration throughout. 

Have you read it yet?

It’s long. . .so just read as much as you can and then jump back here ’cause I’m interested to hear what you think about the topic, which involves feminism, the church and the role of women in family and church life. 

Housewives of GodOverall, we are pleased that the writer of this story (Thanks Molly!) gave a clear representation of what we believe – and it seemed, did her best to present a balanced view of the topic. While the reality of my marriage could not be clearly explained (no one’s could) in one article alone, nor were our beliefs adequately flushed out within the context of the bigger agenda (we didn’t know the thrust of the article initially), we are grateful. Thank you for lifting this up in prayer. We pray that God will use this story to bring glory to His great name. That’s what our mission is all about.

So, tell me, what do you think about this issue? Priscilla