This struck a chord.

I subscribe to a limited number of blogs.

When I’m scrolling through my emails in the morning, I don’t always read the ones I subscribed to, and if I delete them two days in a row, I unsubscribe since the content wasn’t worth the thirty seconds it would have taken to read.

I think I’m down to four blogs.

This morning, a statement hit me hard:

[callout]”As women, none of us ever really sees each other, do we? We’re always looking at ourselves through each other’s eyes.”[/callout]

The rest of the paragraph was just as profound, but I didn’t want to take away from her article. In fact, it hit me so hard I stopped reading and started writing this. It was as if time stopped and I could do nothing but share it with you.

So instead of the post I had for today, I urge you to read this woman’s post.

The title is “Why I Hide Behind My Kids at Church.” Since I have kids, and I’m a youth minister’s wife, I read it. But it has far less to do with kids and more about our identities as women.

Please read it. I’m going to go finish it now.

Emily Wierenga guest posted for The Better Mom blog here and the original post is on Emily’s site here.

[Tweet “”As women, we need to stop looking at ourselves, even it’s through other’s eyes.” @emily_wierenga @thebettermom “]



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Bethany Jett

Bethany Jett loves sipping coffee and jamming in her planner while raising three boys with her college sweetheart Justin.

December 17, 2013

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  1. Emily Wierenga

    Honored, Bethany, truly, friend. Thank you! e.

    • Bethany Jett

      I loved the post so much. Thank you for sharing!!