Tired of that infamous icon, the “Proverbs 31 woman”? Weary of plowing through sites devoted to women’s roles, “helpmate/meet” duties, mothering tips, home economics, or how to be saved, sanctified, roll out a perfect pie crust and get your whites “whiter than white”?  Me, too.   Don’t misunderstand.  There’s nothing wrong with those Proverbs 31, “How To,”  to-do list type books or sites.  I’m just tired of them.  In fact, I’m tired of most “women’s ministries.”  That’s why I started HEvencense.

The primary focus of this blog – subject to whatever I’m interested in at the moment 🙂 – is exploring the delightful, sometimes dangerous and always mysterious realm of Christian womanhood and relationships between Daughters of Eve with candor, hope, and faith.  Always a work in progress, right now HEvencense is about:

— Christian women relating to other women as women (good and bad. There are no pat answers here).

— The tender, bold, intricate, amazing and mysterious process of revealing a woman’s HEART (rather than her To Do List).

— Dispeling the notion that Christian femininity = brainlessness, mind-numbing myopia, diminishment, boredom, ingrown-itis,  or its twin sister, lockstep-itis.  (See October 1 post.  Also note that I’ve deliberately avoided defining “Christian femininity.”  I’ve left that for you.)

— Revealing the complex beauty of Daughters of Eve

— Inhaling the dual fragrances of faith and femininity a la Ephesians 5:1,2:

“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly beloved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

So come on in. Put your feet up.  Pour yourself a lemonade, latte or an ice-cold glass of milk. Take a breath.  Relax.  Soak up an aroma from Above.

Welcome to HEvencense.


2 Responses

  1. I like your confiction about spiritual abuse in the church. All of it so true, I had many experience about it. many egoistic people are insite the church.

  2. Hi,

    Glad for the good post on this difficult subject.

    I have done doctoral research on spiritual abuse and recovery which is now available in a book. I have books available at my home.

    Have a look at my website: http://www.churchexiters.com

    You can contact me at: info@churchexiters.com

    Keep at it!

    Dr. Barb Orlowski

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