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One of the most significant demographic forces to shape American society in the past fifty years has been the massive movement of women into the work force. Now there are signs that half-century trend is reversing. The impact on the culture in general and the church in particular may be profound.

Karol Emmerich, 45, was listed by Working Woman magazine as one of 73 female executives "ready to run corporate America." As Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer of the Dayton Hudson Corporation, she became the highest-placed woman in the $18 billion retailing company. In May 1993, though, she resigned to pursue community service projects and offer her expertise to Christian organizations.

"I recognize that career advancement," said Emmerich, "is not going to fill all the needs in my life." She is after a "more balanced life" where she can focus on "nurturing relationships--with God, my family, old and new friends."

For every Karol Emmerich leaving the heights of corporate success, ...

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