Mothering is marginalized in society now
As a man I don't feel fully qualified to speak about this — but as someone who spent years in the church and outside, at least here in the career-minded Silicon Valley, that's something I miss and admire. It seems I've read a half-dozen stories like this recently:
Where I live you can feel the sense of identity and status of being able to say you're a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer. When women are spoken of admiringly in the press, it's almost always about occupation.
That's something I loved about Cammi Brady's memorial a few weeks ago. Her service was filled with people who had deep admiration for her as a woman and a mother. I miss that terribly outside of the church.