Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live.  Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.  Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried.

We are so accustomed to hearing these words spoken at a marriage ceremony, that I don’t think many of us stop to ponder that this pledge was made by a daughter-in-law (Ruth) to a mother-in-law (Naomi).

It is a beautiful book in the Bible written about the love between two women and their resourcefulness in overcoming adversity.

If you have had times in your life when the love and friendship of women have helped you not just to survive but thrive, I invite you to link your story to Feminist Friday to celebrate all women on Sunday.

Wishing you times spent with cherished women friends family,


About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

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  1. My favourite Bible story since I was a child. The women in my life are very important to me. I chatted with my daughter for almost three hours last night and realized how rewarding conversations with an adult daughter can be. It doesn´t have to be a daughter, of course, but maintaining close relationships with female friends and family members is so beneficial for your well-being.

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  2. The other thing I love about this story is that Ruth was a Moabite (a foreigner) and her marriage to Naomi’s son was a mixed marriage as Jews were not to intermarry, and Moabites were considered unclean. It was risky for Naomi to have Ruth stay with her and would have been more socially acceptable and probably somewhat of a relief for Naomi if Ruth had gone her own way like the other widowed Moabite daughter-in-law who returned to her people. When Ruth married another Jew, Boaz, (and that is another interesting story) she bore a son who was an ancestor to David and this made Ruth, the foreigner, an ancestor to Jesus.

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