Linde Declercq is a convert to the Catholic faith who currently lives in Brussels with her husband and two children. She holds a degree in Law (from the University of Leuven and the University of Cambridge) and is currently completing a bachelor's degree in Philosophy. Before choosing to stay at home, she worked as a lawyer at an international firm. She loves to reflect on the contemporary Western lifestyle and analyse it from a Christian perspective.
 

Purifying our individualistic ways

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It is striking that non-Western – and often non-Christian – people seem to be able to teach us essential lessons about life. Lately, two encounters with non-European women have made me question our individualistic lifestyles in a particular way.

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8 Reasons to Be a Stay-At-Home-Mom

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Women willing to give up their career (be it temporarily) to stay home for their children should be prepared to have this choice criticized as a waste of talent, a suppression of women, an impediment to self-realization, or as the confirmation of patriarchal structures. This is illuminating for the philosophy of modern culture. It uncovers how society thinks about freedom and the important things in life: freedom is the state of not being constrained by any external factors and what really matters in life is making money, careering and accumulating goods.

Once again, Christianity offers a great alternative view, turning the worldly logic upside down. Here are 8 arguments in favour of staying at home.

 

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