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Whether you're married or single, female or male, you can be deeply involved with "wife-ing"—doing all the quiet, backup, foundational, strengthening work generally associated with being a good wife. Why? Because wife-ing isn't personal or sexual. Although traditionally associated with marriage and the female spouse, wife-ing is actually the commitment to support right action.
If we're involved with life, we're involved with action. All right action calls for adequate support. Many kinds of activity go into the home, our work, the community, church, and personal relationships, but there's an unmistakably familiar feel to the supporting work that makes success possible. Wife-ing sets the stage, clears the decks, buttresses calm with patience, weaves frazzled details back into supporting order, "knits up the ravell'd sleave of care." When the blast comes and goes, and an individual or project is still standing, what's that from? Good wife-ing, doing all the supporting work that gives the hidden strength and secret reserves to cushion and nullify the shock of reaction when going forward makes waves.
Does speaking up get you down?
L. DARLENE BASFORD
An interview: with an opera singer
John D. Moorhead with contributions from Philip van Lidth de Jeude
SYLVIA DICK KARAS
JAMAE WOLFRAM RICHARDSON
BRETT L. STAFFORD
Not of the world
JOHN L. SALLINGER III
A lesson from the timberline trees
KATHRYN H. BRESLAUER
HARRIETT L. THAYER
Silence the witnesses to discord
GEOFFREY J. BARRATT
True religion and pure Science—one, not two
BEULAH M. ROEGGE
THE STANDARDS ARE WORTH IT
While I was growing up, I struggled with many...
WILLIAM J. TURRIE
Many years ago I found Christian Science through a sister who...
I have gone to the Christian Science Sunday School since I was...
COREY ASKINS with contributions from MARTHA LYNN BELL