When my husband asked me to do this seminar I began reading and studying what some other Christian women, whom I greatly admire, and some preachers, had written on the subject. I read numerous books and listened to hours of tapes. I prayed, "Lord, I don't want to use their material, give me something fresh. Lay something on my heart that I can give these ladies that is from You."
One reason that I wanted something new is that the culture here in the Ukraine is very different than it is in the United States. Like many Eastern European countries, Ukraine, is a matriarchal society. Women dominate, women make all the decisions, women run the family, and women are the spiritual leaders. This is contrary to Scripture and I needed these women to understand that.
The other reason was that the young people here have been greatly influenced by western music, entertainment, dress and morals (or lack thereof) and need the teachings of God in their lives. I had to have something that would speak to the hearts of these women and reach them where they live.
Two days later I sat down with a notebook and pen and out poured what I am about to give you. This is from God and I want each of you to open your hearts, your minds and your spiritual eyes and ears to receive it.
Some of it may sound old-fashioned. Some of it may be considered out-of-date. Some of it may seem impossible to do. Most of it is not according to popular opinion. None of it is what the world teaches women to do or to be. Some of it you are not going to like. In fact some of it you are going to hate. That doesn't bother me at all. What does concern me is that you understand that it is all Scriptural.
These are not my opinions or those of my husband, although we both endorse these values, principles and doctrines. These are from God and they are for you.
"Great peace have they which love
thy law: and nothing shall offend them."
(All Scripture is taken from the King James 1611 Authorized Version without exception.)