Ladies lounge (women only)

Roosh

Cardinal
Orthodox
This thread is for women only. Men must refrain from posting in this thread. I will not post in this thread again.
 

christie2

Woodpecker
Woman
Other Christian
Thanks.
I have rhetorical question(s).
Would you consider a story request @ ro osh?
A fiction story written by you about a priest's wife.
An encouraging and edifying story, a story that helps women by providing a moral role model. Maybe some detailed passages on household-running skills-it could be fun to research for this story!

Maybe set in a different era?

Maybe in first person narrative, it would be interesting and engaging to read what you think a priest's wife thinks like.
 

christie2

Woodpecker
Woman
Other Christian
I know several priest's wives very well and can tell you also how they think. :laughter:
Hi, I figured that out awhile ago but wasn't sure until now, thank you for everything IconWriter, one day I'll meet you perhaps! I'm in a different country though, currently facing east and I will pray for you now.
 

PineTreeFarmer

Woodpecker
Woman
Orthodox Inquirer
Thanks.
I have rhetorical question(s).
Would you consider a story request @ ro osh?
A fiction story written by you about a priest's wife.
An encouraging and edifying story, a story that helps women by providing a moral role model. Maybe some detailed passages on household-running skills-it could be fun to research for this story!

Maybe set in a different era?

Maybe in first person narrative, it would be interesting and engaging to read what you think a priest's wife thinks like.
lol in protestant culture, the preacher's wife is the worst sort of chatty Cathy. I guess that doesn't translate to Orthodoxy?

I just got a novel that's a historical fiction about The Great Persecution. I cannot wait to find out how it is. When my kids go back to school. I have a hard time reading a book and not knowing things about the cultural norms addressed within the text, so I will have A LOT of questions. I wish I remembered who suggested the book.

It was @IconWriter or @messaggera -- someone who posts frequently in the women's forum. <3
 

christie2

Woodpecker
Woman
Other Christian
lol in protestant culture, the preacher's wife is the worst sort of chatty Cathy. I guess that doesn't translate to Orthodoxy?

I just got a novel that's a historical fiction about The Great Persecution. I cannot wait to find out how it is. When my kids go back to school. I have a hard time reading a book and not knowing things about the cultural norms addressed within the text, so I will have A LOT of questions. I wish I remembered who suggested the book.

It was @IconWriter or @messaggera -- someone who posts frequently in the women's forum. <3
Hmm, I'm not sure at all.

That's a nice feeling to be looking forward to your book.
I'll look up the title.
 

PineTreeFarmer

Woodpecker
Woman
Orthodox Inquirer
Hmm, I'm not sure at all.

That's a nice feeling to be looking forward to your book.
I'll look up the title.
By divine hand, my brother killed all of the WASPS that tried to attack myself and our children in our pool yesterday evening, and my mother left church and took all four of her grandkids swimming herself!!

I am sitting on my couch with a book and a dictionary, in silence, for the first time in months!

The book is called The Crown of Life. Just got through the first chapter. This is going to be dense with information that I can remember, and I know that because it's a very easy read, has short chapters, with tiny print and 500 pages.

First questions -- what are a tablinum or triclinium? I intended to turn my phone off, but I'm not even sure the largest of my 1981 Webster's Dictionary, which my mom purchased and had sent to the mouth of the Rhine river where we were born during the Cold War, where officers went for rehab, and ruins of the furthest north continental Roman baths were -- has words with Latin roots.
 

IconWriter

Woodpecker
Woman
Orthodox
Gold Member
Thanks.
I have rhetorical question(s).
Would you consider a story request @ ro osh?
A fiction story written by you about a priest's wife.
An encouraging and edifying story, a story that helps women by providing a moral role model. Maybe some detailed passages on household-running skills-it could be fun to research for this story!

Maybe set in a different era?

Maybe in first person narrative, it would be interesting and engaging to read what you think a priest's wife thinks like.
The Orthodox priest's wives that I've known have all been godly women, and worthy of emulating. There could be some more ornery ones in the mix though.

Regarding gossip: I've been told that Orthodox priest's wives are not known to be gossipers for several reasons:

1. They are truly "the last to know". Their husbands keep many confidences, including those from holy confessions, so they are even more careful than normal, about what to share.
2. "They are the last to know" also because gossipy women may not always talk to her, afraid she would tell her husband.
3. If a woman gossips, she knows it's a sin and that she'll have to confess it to the priest. A great deterrent.

Roosh is a good writer and story-teller; we should continue to encourage him.
 

PineTreeFarmer

Woodpecker
Woman
Orthodox Inquirer
The Orthodox priest's wives that I've known have all been godly women, and worthy of emulating. There could be some more ornery ones in the mix though.

Regarding gossip: I've been told that Orthodox priest's wives are not known to be gossipers for several reasons:

1. They are truly "the last to know". Their husbands keep many confidences, including those from holy confessions, so they are even more careful than normal, about what to share.
2. "They are the last to know" also because gossipy women may not always talk to her, afraid she would tell her husband.
3. If a woman gossips, she knows it's a sin and that she'll have to confess it to the priest. A great deterrent.

Roosh is a good writer and story-teller; we should continue to encourage him.
In the Protestant tradition, a lot of times the daughter of a minister will have a church, and her husband married into the family to secure his station as the next minister. However, in the modern era, churches are closing their doors. Where we live, they're owned, with hundreds of acres of land, by the remaining congregation who maintain the properties and earth. The beauty of religious non-profits.
There are three churches in the denomination I went through confirmation in, Methodism, in the next county. They alternate Sundays in each space to be sure all of the houses remain cared for. First and third at the same church, and second and fourth at a second and third church. Fifth Sundays we go to another local church with other family members or friends. My grandparents got married when they were 15 and 16 in the church in Adrian, where they go to on second Sunday.
The only thing I don't like about this arrangement, aside from a woeful lack of congregants, is that everyone can tell every female cycle, because there's a very obvious route to all of the restrooms.
 

PineTreeFarmer

Woodpecker
Woman
Orthodox Inquirer
In the Protestant tradition, a lot of times the daughter of a minister will have a church, and her husband married into the family to secure his station as the next minister. However, in the modern era, churches are closing their doors. Where we live, they're owned, with hundreds of acres of land, by the remaining congregation who maintain the properties and earth. The beauty of religious non-profits.
There are three churches in the denomination I went through confirmation in, Methodism, in the next county. They alternate Sundays in each space to be sure all of the houses remain cared for. First and third at the same church, and second and fourth at a second and third church. Fifth Sundays we go to another local church with other family members or friends. My grandparents got married when they were 15 and 16 in the church in Adrian, where they go to on second Sunday.
The only thing I don't like about this arrangement, aside from a woeful lack of congregants, is that everyone can tell every female cycle, because there's a very obvious route to all of the restrooms.
And preacher's wives in the south almost repel congregants because they're so fastidious about vetting out characters with formerly questionable habits.
 

christie2

Woodpecker
Woman
Other Christian
The Orthodox priest's wives that I've known have all been godly women, and worthy of emulating. There could be some more ornery ones in the mix though.

Regarding gossip: I've been told that Orthodox priest's wives are not known to be gossipers for several reasons:

1. They are truly "the last to know". Their husbands keep many confidences, including those from holy confessions, so they are even more careful than normal, about what to share.
2. "They are the last to know" also because gossipy women may not always talk to her, afraid she would tell her husband.
3. If a woman gossips, she knows it's a sin and that she'll have to confess it to the priest. A great deterrent.

Roosh is a good writer and story-teller; we should continue to encourage him.
I think being a priest's wife would be humbly wonderful. Except the worrying about members of the flock could be potentially hard to avoid.
What a great responsibilty it would be, to be a priest's wife.
I know I am not worthy; Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner; but I support those women that are.

Everything would be in its place, it would be an ideal marriage.

My cousin married a man that went on to become a religion teacher at a high school. I remember the conversation when she told me what class he was teaching, and me saying oh that's perfect! Good job! And her quite knowingly nodding at me with relief.
 

christie2

Woodpecker
Woman
Other Christian
And preacher's wives in the south almost repel congregants because they're so fastidious about vetting out characters with formerly questionable habits.
Oh that's interesting, I always wanted to travel through the South.
When I was still on f*cebook, before summer 2020, my cousin drove all through the States so I've seen some of her pictures she posted.
I have a friend in West Virginia(which maybe is not so South) that I've lost contact with and she was the one who explained the concept of 'put' women.

I didn't know there was still men who would not make you work outside the home and would also hire housemanagement employees so the woman wouldn't be working inside the home either.
It must be very rich in parts of the South.
 

PineTreeFarmer

Woodpecker
Woman
Orthodox Inquirer
Oh that's interesting, I always wanted to travel through the South, when I was still on f*cebook before summer 2020, my cousin drove all through the States so I've seen some pictures and I have a friend in West Virginia(which maybe is not so South) that I've lost contact with and she was the one who explained the concept of 'put' women. I didn't know there was still men who would not make you work outside the home and would also hire housemanagement employees so the woman wouldn't be working inside the home either.
It must be very rich in parts of the South.
... It's not necessarily men. My mother pays for my home and maintenance. But I'm poor? We have a different kind of social structure. Everyone fulfills different roles. I usually cook. And my parents consider child rearing a full time gig. My children are the seventh generation on our farm, and my dad was not from here, and too ambitious for our community.
 

christie2

Woodpecker
Woman
Other Christian
... It's not necessarily men. My mother pays for my home and maintenance. But I'm poor? We have a different kind of social structure. Everyone fulfills different roles. I usually cook. And my parents consider child rearing a full time gig. My children are the seventh generation on our farm, and my dad was not from here, and too ambitious for our community.
Hmm, I think I could maybe understand.

I know my last boyfriend had some exasperation with me in trying to explain his farming lifestyle. "It's a way of life Christie"

I only know hourly work, I've never even worked a salary job.
I find the thought of entrepreneurship tiring. I like complete compartmentalisation between work hours and home/leisure hours. I don't like being available for customers/clients all the time.
 

christie2

Woodpecker
Woman
Other Christian
The Orthodox priest's wives that I've known have all been godly women, and worthy of emulating. There could be some more ornery ones in the mix though.

Regarding gossip: I've been told that Orthodox priest's wives are not known to be gossipers for several reasons:

1. They are truly "the last to know". Their husbands keep many confidences, including those from holy confessions, so they are even more careful than normal, about what to share.
2. "They are the last to know" also because gossipy women may not always talk to her, afraid she would tell her husband.
3. If a woman gossips, she knows it's a sin and that she'll have to confess it to the priest. A great deterrent.

Roosh is a good writer and story-teller; we should continue to encourage him.
Yes, he is, I agree
 

PineTreeFarmer

Woodpecker
Woman
Orthodox Inquirer
Hmm, I think I could maybe understand.

I know my last boyfriend had some exasperation with me in trying to explain his farming lifestyle. "It's a way of life Christie"

I only know hourly work, I've never even worked a salary job.
I find the thought of entrepreneurship tiring. I like complete compartmentalisation between work hours and home/leisure hours. I don't like being available for customers/clients all the time.
I feel like I would be completely equipped to run a private fda approved kitchen and manage a staff, even for alcohol service. I have thought about it, and may even one day. It's just not that time of my life yet. I had my kids young and really look forward to lol them being grown ups with a good head on their shoulders!!

I have done a lot of jobs and had a couple that were salaried, but I love food.
 

christie2

Woodpecker
Woman
Other Christian
I feel like I would be completely equipped to run a private fda approved kitchen and manage a staff, even for alcohol service. I have thought about it, and may even one day. It's just not that time of my life yet. I had my kids young and really look forward to lol them being grown ups with a good head on their shoulders!!
I have a cook apprenticeship to finish, I am happy to report that Michelin is now finally considering starring up some restaurants in my country. If one gets recognised near me, I will apply there. We could briefly work together(me, for you as employee) if I succeed in completing my skills
 

PineTreeFarmer

Woodpecker
Woman
Orthodox Inquirer
I have a cook apprenticeship to finish, I am happy to report that Michelin is now finally considering starring up some restaurants in my country. If one gets recognised near me, I will apply there. We could briefly work together(me, for you as employee) if I succeed in completing my skills
I would never ever do anything that fancy.
 
Top