As a single woman constantly revolving in conservative Christian circles it can be difficult for me to find value in my life. When I am surrounded by women who are raising children or serving their husbands, I can feel quite out of place. When I cook, it’s just for me. If I do manage to do some housework, the only one who sees it is me. When I am eating alone, which is 95% of the time, I never have to yield to someone else’s food choices. In so many ways I do what I want when I want. As long as I get to work when I’m supposed to and accomplish what I am supposed to, the rest is up to me.
Sometimes being around my friends who wear the mom hat so well makes me feel guilty. My life looks so selfish compared to theirs. So what do I do? How can I pursue selflessness, self sacrifice, and those other godly characteristics when I don’t have a family?