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Celebrating REAL Women’s History Month 2023

By March 1, 2023News and Events
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Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987 when President Ronald Reagan signed Public Law 100-9 that recognized March as Women’s History Month to celebrate and recognize “the role of American women in history {that} has been consistently overlooked and undervalued in the body of American history.

To begin our celebration of REAL Women’s History Month, CWA spotlights our Founder, Mrs. Beverly LaHaye.

Beverly LaHaye is the founder of Concerned Women for America. She has influenced American conservative politics deeply because of her faith in God and her belief in the influence that women have on the world. Beverly LaHaye began CWA in 1979 out of her faith-based belief in the value of the family. She initially began CWA as a reaction to the National Organization for Women’s attempt to “dismantle the bedrock of the American culture: the family.”

In her book Who but a Woman? Mrs. LaHaye writes, “If you take an honest look at American history, you’ll discover that women have often been in the forefront of social reform movements, especially ones that would strengthen and promote family stability … The woman has been gifted by God to bring life into the world. Deep within her spirit, she has a God-given mothering instinct, which seeks to protect and comfort those around her.”

Beverly LaHaye was completely committed to Jesus Christ, and that fire for Him set ablaze women in American conservative politics. Through the quiet strength of prayer, Mrs. LaHaye let Christ light her candle and let that flame set fire to millions of women to be courageous and stand for the very foundation of the culture: the family. Her “call to every Christian woman today: be holy, alert, and active. She calls us to keep our fire ablaze, grounded in the blaze of Christ.