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Transcript Sunday school iQ&der hasvark To Comment Write: The Journal 317 Friendswood Dr. Friendswood, Tx* 775^6 1*82-2222 by BRENDA DICKER- SON When Heather Amuny married eight years ago, she had already had a college education and three careers. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, she went to college at SMU for two years, then graduated from Southwestern in Memphis. She taught English literature in Atlanta, Georgia for a'. year to eighth, ninth, and tenth graders. She returned to Memphis and became (after six interviews) the first woman management trainee hired by Southern Bell Telephone Company in the state of Tennessee. About that experience, she had this to say: "They told me they realized they would have to determine if they could take college graduate women to put in ■ the management training program with the men." She trained for two weeks in Nashville with 17 men, then spent about six months afterwards "performing the actual jobs that I would be hiring people to do." Following training, she worked for a year and a half in the person- he' department. Part of he: job consisted of being the college and career representative for the company. In that position, Amuny visited all the area high schools on career day. After working with Southern Bell a total of two years, her father felt that she was working too hard with extra hours of preparation for her job. "My father really influenced me," she said. . "He had always wanted me to work with DeltaV He said, 'You really ought to enjoy these ' years while you're young and single."' . Taking his advice to heart, she did apply and found she needed to lose ten pounds and "get rid of all tbe j blemishes on my face." I A dieting regimen was begun and one day when she felt she had lost the required pounds and blemishes, she returned to Delta" and was accepted to begin training as a stewardess. What followed were eight years with Delta, four as a stewardess and four as a supervisor. Regarding her career with ~ Delta, Heather recalled, "I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed dealing with the customers and their problems. It was kind of amazing for me to learn the influence you can have on people with a positive attitude." During the years with the airline, two events shaped her future. She met Jack Amuny, a graphic artist who lived in Houston and some time after that she met Jesus Christ and became a Christian. Amuny became a Christian through a girlfriend in Memphis who invited her to Bible study groups where she was first confronted with the idea that Jesus loved her and had a plan for her life. "It began to come through to me that what I had always been looking for was a simple relationship with God." "After asking Jesus to come into her life, Heather began sharing with her husband how her attitudes were changing. "He begun to realize it was unlikely that we would ever get together without him becoming a Christian too." She had to transfer from Memphis to New Orleans when Delta closed the supervisory office in Memphis, and she promptly got involved with- Christian Women's Club fn her new city of residence. Frances Hunter (of the team of Charles and Frances Hunter, authors, lecturers and guiding forces behind City of Light outside Houston,) was schedul- ( ed to speak to the CWC and Amuny was'asked j to drive her in from the, airport During the drive,^ Heather confided that] she had a boyfriend in' Houston who was not saved. Frances Hunter said, "Just send him over for Thursday night Bible study." After Heather passed a;ong the invitation. Jack found himself driving toward the Hunter's home one Thursday night. "He asked Christ into his heart under their guidance," she recalled. Shortly after that, the Hunters announced that they had both received "baptism by the Holy Spirit" with speaking in tongues I and left the church they were working with at that time to begin their own ministry. "At that point, Jack began to believe that the Lord would un- timately bring us together and God did that," she said. The Amunys feel that the Lord brought them together, changed their innate differences and* gave them a "strength and solidarity" in their marriage. When they married, she quit her job with Delta to be a fulltime homemaker and eventually a mother, ' of Heather Elizabeth, now six. In giving up the career that she had trained for and progressed in for eight years, Heather based her decision on her own feelings and study of the Word of God. "I do believe there is a woman's role and like everything else that has a rule, there is an exception. I would say the most stable, happy people are those who are obedient to the word of God. In my experience, I have never known a truly happy person who was not married." Her strong feelings about the roles of men and women are based on biblical principles and have caused her to become somewhat politically active. Although she has *cut back on political involvement lately, due to taking on the responsibility of * Sunday School superintendant at Philadelphia Church, she still subscribes to the Phyllis Schlafly Report through contributions to the Eagle Forum. (This is .the primary organization working against ratification of ERA.) Last year the. Post printed a letter to the editor that Heather had written in opposition to abortion. On the day when replies were printed, she was put in the same category as Mother Teresa in Sound Off s title. Also last year, she participated in a tax- tbook screening and eventually testified in Austin. She was especially pleased that a literature textbook she alone testified against, , was not chosen for curriculum. Page 10 The Journal ftorch.12,1981 As for feminist movement, she had this to , say, "If I were going to fight for women's liberty, the first thing I would do is go into the I schools and teach obe- ' dience to authority and sexual morality." "If they want to promote women, I think Cosmopolitan magazine should stop putting women on the covers with their bosoms hanging out." To the issue of equality of men and women, she had this to say, "Surely we're just , as good as men, but I'm not going to prove anything by hopping into bed with any Tom, Dick or Harry, having my body hanging out of my clothes, smoking ' Virginia Slims, sitting on a bar stool!" To women who are angry with their position in society: "Hate and anger do not pro- j duce positive results, they only produce more hate and anger." Sexual promiscuity: ] "If we teach our young j girls to be sexually pure j (until marriage) we won't need abortion clinics and venereal disease clinics." ~ And returning full circle *o her Christian faith:- "Remember, no one has become so degraded in life that God doesn't love them, and through his son Jesus Christ has forgiveness and a beautiful life for them."