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What Christian Women Want Now

How do we respond to recent reports of women's declining happiness?

Get excited, because Her.meneutics brings two perspectives on Time magazine's recent cover report, "The State of the American Woman." Author Nancy Gibbs explores the questions, "Is the battle of the sexes really over, and if so, did anyone win?" Time, in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation, conducted a survey to find out how we have responded to 40 years of change as we now approach a time where women will for the first time make up a majority of the American workforce. Gibbs reports, "Among the most confounding changes of all is the evidence, tracked by numerous surveys, that as women have gained more freedom, more education and more economic power, they have become less happy." Just a few weeks ago Maureen Dowd wrote on the same topic in The New York Times, and now everyone's asking, "Why aren't women happier?"

Is it because we now take on double the responsibilities and stress, as Gibbs suggests, that we now report more unhappiness? Is this necessarily a bad thing? And how ...

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