Godly Women · Traditionalist Bird

Good Study. Bad Study.

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Lori says that studies aren’t necessary true and that we basically shouldn’t look at them:

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Oh really?!

Then why is she posting possibly untrue information when she uses studies to base her entire blog post on. She prefers to look at God’s Word, but for some reason feels its still important to cite studies in her post rather than just his Word. Here are just a few examples:

  1. Women who do Housework Live Longer and Have more Sex

Studies have proven that I was right! I guess I should say that God is right. Remember that post on housework of mine that went viral because so many women can’t fathom doing all of the housework? Some who commented on it even said they wouldn’t marry a man unless he helped with housework! Well, a new study found something very interesting. “They found that women who clean, hoover and do the laundry are likely to live almost three years longer. But men can breathe a sigh of relief – housework appears to have little effect on them. They are better off in the garden, according to research by Dutch academics.”

Studies are great when it proves that God and godly mentors are right. Studies are bad and untrue when they don’t prove God and godly mentors right. Plus, studies aren’t always true. So, don’t get excited about living longer and having more sex.

2.  36 Million Study Proves Women are Weaker than Men

The Marine Corps chose the best Sports Medicine and Physiological Department University in the country to see how women were doing in the military. The study came out with: “The current study demonstrated female soldiers are significantly different from male soldiers.” The military spent $36 million to find out that women are weaker than men as if this was news. Women can somehow be in the military but not be strong enough to play in an NFL game! The ignorance in all of this is astounding and corrupt.

The study found that females didn’t move as quickly or shoot as accurately as male marines.

So, if studies can be untrue, maybe women are actually strong, they can move as quickly.

3. Teaching Godly Values Causes Divorce

This one is interesting because it uses one study she doesn’t agree with or think is true and then finds another article to prove its untrue. Why not just scrap both studies/articles and focus on the Word?

Yes, you read that right. According to Jennifer “Glass and her fellow researchers concluded that the conservative religious culture is in fact a major contributing factor thanks to ‘the social institutions they create’ that ‘decrease marital stability.’ Specifically, putting pressure on young people to marry sooner, frowning upon cohabitation before marriage, teaching abstinence-only sex education and making access to resources like emergency contraception more difficult all result in earlier childbearing ages and less-solid marriages from the get-go, Glass writes in the paper.”

Glenn Stanton wrote an article explaining that the finding of these “studies” proving Christians divorce more are wrong.”

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6 thoughts on “Good Study. Bad Study.

  1. “My SAHM experience is empty neighborhoods during the day and no one around to talk to. I do alright but I’m an introvert but even despite that, it gets lonely at times.”
    Same. Perhaps its the new problem that has no name or at least its not talked about. You don’t realize the value of adult conversation until its gone; which I suppose is why I keep up blogging.

    “It’s very understandable to me how a social butterfly extrovert mom would be turned off by the idea of staying at home now when there’s no one around all day long.”
    Yes, I get why it can be tempting to go back to work. Besides the social experience, you actually get to go pee in peace.

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  2. “Also, once again, this was not the life LA herself lived. I saw a quote elsewhere from LA talking about how when her kids were little she and the other moms on the cul de sac would hang out chatting while their kids played. That sounds lovely! But LA never advises young mothers on how to set that kind of situation up–which would actually be pretty useful information.”

    Yes. This is what my neighborhood was like when I was growing up. The mom’s got their socializing and adult conversation while the kids played in each other yards or rode bikes up and down the block. My SAHM experience is empty neighborhoods during the day and no one around to talk to. I do alright but I’m an introvert but even despite that, it gets lonely at times. It’s very understandable to me how a social butterfly extrovert mom would be turned off by the idea of staying at home now when there’s no one around all day long.

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  3. Two-Cent Woman said:

    “For most of us, it will be done organically with our children as they marry and have their own kids or for nieces and such. This will be on an as needed basis and not something that becomes an every day mission. It’s also more in line with what the Bible had in mind, I think. I’m not sure that it meant that the average older woman was to start a ministry to teach to the massess. It’s supposed to be more of a sharing of the “collective memory” passed down in families from one generation to the next.”

    Right–in fact, younger women have a tendency to tune out a constant stream of “do this/don’t do that.”

    Plus, it’s more effective to SHOW me that you love your husband rather than telling me about it.

    A number of “godly women” don’t sound like they love their husbands.

    “Yes, AmyP, this type of “teaching” should be a one-on-one conversation with a woman you know personally because nuance and details matter in giving this kind of advice and the black-and-white “rules” that a lot of these Titus 2 types give out can cause a lot of unecessary difficulty and heartache in women trying to live by them.”

    Right–in that case there’s more room for back-and-forth.

    Back-and-forth is not LA’s forte, of course.

    I’d also add that it’s not a good plan to spend all of young adulthood solely mothering and wifing and then (at 50+) dive into having some sort of adult social life where you are attempting to teach younger women. That sounds like a disaster, frankly, because a person who had lived that life just would not have the sort of social finesse to pull off the mentoring.

    Also, once again, this was not the life LA herself lived. I saw a quote elsewhere from LA talking about how when her kids were little she and the other moms on the cul de sac would hang out chatting while their kids played. That sounds lovely! But LA never advises young mothers on how to set that kind of situation up–which would actually be pretty useful information.

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  4. Lori says “she will use plenty of words in training her children.”

    True. But conversation with children, while it can be delightful at times, still leaves you feeling that lack of back and forth conversation with your peers that can help satisfy a woman’s need for relationship at her own level.

    She also says she will use plenty of words when she gets older and teaches the younger women. Well, most women aren’t going to take it upon themselves to teach younger women as a “Titus 2 ministry.” For most of us, it will be done organically with our children as they marry and have their own kids or for nieces and such. This will be on an as needed basis and not something that becomes an every day mission. It’s also more in line with what the Bible had in mind, I think. I’m not sure that it meant that the average older woman was to start a ministry to teach to the massess. It’s supposed to be more of a sharing of the “collective memory” passed down in families from one generation to the next.

    Yes, AmyP, this type of “teaching” should be a one-on-one conversation with a woman you know personally because nuance and details matter in giving this kind of advice and the black-and-white “rules” that a lot of these Titus 2 types give out can cause a lot of unecessary difficulty and heartache in women trying to live by them.

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  5. Some thoughts:

    1. Even if men and women had exactly the same number of words to use up, a SAHM would tend to have a much harder time using up her quota if her husband is at work all day, talking to people.

    It’s just common sense that it’s not even fair to the husband to expect him to be his wife’s sole adult social outlet. He may need a break at the end of the day.

    2. How are younger women supposed to be “trained” without having chances to talk to older women? Or how are older women supposed to mentor younger women without talking to them? (It wasn’t like St. Paul expected us all to be tapping away at our laptops at home or talking on the phone.)

    Hmmm. Maybe the “keeping at home” is not meant to be as extreme as LA suggests?

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