Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
My New Theory
I've decided that for women (most of us, at least) insecurity and discontentment are the same thing. Or are so closely connected that they might as well be the same thing. Or are cured by the same means. Or something like that. What do you think?
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 2:41 PM
On November 11, 2008 5:40 PMSheilawrote... I am an insecure person, but do not feel that I am discontent about what I am insecure over. I actually am content with some of those things. Maybe you are saying that I am discontent because I wouldn't be insecure if something were different, therefore I wish for things to be different? But, I don't see it that way. This will certainly make me think more closely about my insecurities.
On November 11, 2008 6:28 PMAngiewrote... I'm not so sure that insecurity necessarily always equals discontent, though it can lead to that. Nor am I sure that all insecurity is sinful...maybe you could explain what you mean by it. But when insecurity is sinful, it is, at its root, more fear than discontent.
On November 11, 2008 7:30 PMValerie (Kyriosity)wrote... Explaining is just what I can't do yet. This is one of those intuitive things that I think I'm touching the edge of, but I can't grasp it. Maybe it's just that the two are so closely connected in me, and I think that because of the nature of the things, and the nature of women, it must be a universal, or at least a general rule. Or maybe I'm out to lunch!
On November 12, 2008 10:21 AMpentamomwrote... I don't think I'd go so far as to say equal. Closely related, yes, and maybe equal some of the time, but not so precisely equal that they are never distinct and one always causes/results from the other.
On November 12, 2008 11:40 AMMargaret in VAwrote... I don't know, as the other ladies have said, they are definitely related. And where I'm insecure, I would say that I'm discontent, because I'm not satisfied with how God has provided whatever need it is at the time. But, I'm also discontent with a lot of things that I'm not "worried about". Like my home, my home is more than sufficient for my needs, I do not worry about it at all, but I'm often discontent with what has been provided. Do you see?