There is a lot of “Biblical Womanhood” material in books, magazines and on the Internet that complain about “women who put career ahead of family.” A recent George Barna study suggests that very few Christian women do:
At least 73% of Christian women call either motherhood or being a spouse more important than being a follower of God. Only 13% of them call themselves firstly a follower of Christ. A mere 3% firstly sees themselves as employees or executives.
Preaching against “careerism over family” is like preaching against the ditch on the left side of the road, and admonishing everyone to stay on the right side, when almost everyone are falling into the ditch on the right side. Lessons on the importance of being a wife or mother seems to be the utterly last thing that the average American church woman need. Instead, at least 73% need to learn putting Jesus first, before children and husbands.