The ABCs of True Womanhood

Sept. 21, 2012 Mary Kassian

In this workshop, we'll be reviewing the basics: What is true womanhood? Why does it matter? And how should you respond? Determining the answers to these questions will impact the way you live and the success of your relationships. It may be one of the most important things you'll ever do. This is a great primer for first-timers to a True Woman Conference and for everyone who wants more insight into the True Woman Movement.


Mary Kassian: I just want to show you a few slides from the 1950s.

"The harder a wife works, the cuter she looks."

"Honey, you seem to thrive on cooking, cleaning, and dusting, and I'm all tuckered out by closing time. What's the answer?" "Vitamins, darling, I always take my vitamins. Vitamins for pep; pep for vitamins."

"Wives," (and these, of course, were from the early sixties) "look this ad over carefully. Circle the items you want for Christmas. Show it to your husband. If he does not go to the store immediately, cry a little—not a lot, just a little. He'll go."

And, of course, you've got your toaster, your blender, your waffle maker, your electric can opener. And then at the bottom, it has a message: "Husbands, look this ad over carefully. Pick out what your wife wants. Go buy it before she starts to cry." (Laughter) Can …

About the Speaker

Mary Kassian

Mary Kassian

Mary Kassian is an award-winning author, an internationally renowned speaker, and a frequent guest on Revive Our Hearts. She has written more than a dozen books and Bible studies including Conversation Peace and The Right Kind of Strong. Mary and her husband, Brent, have three grown sons and make their home in Alberta, Canada.