The Mind of a Conservative Woman: Seeking the Best for Family and Country

September 1, 2020

For September’s Book of the Month, we’ve selected Marsha Blackburn’s new book, “The Mind of a Conservative Woman,” published just this month by Hachette Book Group. Marsha Blackburn is the junior Senator from Tennessee, elected in 2018. Blackburn previously served in the U.S. House for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district from 2003 to 2019, and Tennessee State Senate from 1998 to 2003. She is a tireless advocate for conservative principles in every office in which she has served, and this book illustrates her continued efforts to advocate for issues that impact women all over the country. Blackburn grew up in Laurel, Mississippi and graduated from Mississippi State University. She and her husband, Chuck, have been married for 42 years and have two children and two grandchildren.

About the book…

The Mind of a Conservative Woman challenges women to improve their place in life and open doors for themselves and the next generation through the courage of their convictions. Senator Blackburn expounds upon why beliefs labeled as “traditional” have common ground and can improve all of society, such as:

  • Protecting the next generation, the family, and the freedom of faith and values
  • Supporting a free market that rewards women who apply their talents and rise to great heights
  • Respecting the institutions in our nation to make change from the inside
  • Securing an effective government that will not overreach, and
  • Honoring and respecting those who hold differing opinions

Though politically liberal women receive the attention of left-leaning media and universities, it is conservatism that guarantees what most women hold dear. Blackburn addresses the frustrations of working women and the false perceptions of women presented by the media in general. 

Her maxim “Leave Things in Better Shape Than You Found Them” will challenge you to improve your place in life and create opportunities you never dreamed possible for yourself and those around you.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are some examples of how Marsha “left things in better shape than she found them” ?
  2. What was your favorite quote or passage from the book?
  3. Has reading this book inspired you to act a certain way in your life? How so? 
  4. Did reading this book change your perspective on running for office? Politics in general?