These were ordinary women. Much like us, they probably didn’t feel like they had particularly extraordinary lives.
The beauty of each one’s service flowed from a humble love for the truth.
I have sadly heard it said to me, “Well it’s great that you’re learning a lot about God and want to share it, but be careful not to go outside of what God has commanded women to do!”
We do not want to avoid equipping women just because it can be hard.
The ministries in which women participated are among the markers of genuine Christianity in a community and these ministries led to the growth of the early church.
You may call me foolish or underfoot, you may even accuse me of being blinded by my male leadership, and I am okay with that, because here is what I know . . .
If the pastor and his wife do not bind together to fight against sin in their lives and ministry, Satan will take hold.
Not every pastor’s wife will be faced with the need to work outside the home. But if she is, it is important for her and her husband to weigh the consequences, both positive and negative.
FTC.co asks Trillia Newbell, Director of Community Outreach at the ERLC, "What keeps younger and older women divided in the church?"
I invite her to our women's day retreat. She says no. She describes past experiences of women's events characterized by shallow conversation, girly crafts, and topics never veering far from marriage and motherhood.
At root, I think a move of the gospel requires many more ordinary moments than we realize—and far fewer grand gatherings. It is in the little moments, the simple times of meals and working and expressing kindness that Jesus is displayed. Such moments are, after all, much more poignant than any sort of spectacle we might produce.
Value all of the workers, not just the ones who put on a suit and tie, or plaid and cords, at 8am and come home for dinner at five.
Every woman has something dynamic to bring to a local body.
Pray to bravely and boldly expose the lies in your own church body and step confidently into the truth.
We’ve gone so far down the road of feminism that we’ve forgotten how to proudly be feminine.
We’ve bought into the same worldview of the larger culture, which is that women—and all people, really—are objects for our consumption.
An assault against Eve is an assault against Eden.
Others can do the work to study and reframe the truths of God’s Word for you, but you’ll then miss the riches and rewards that come from hard work and study of the Word for yourself.
The world’s picture of the sexually liberated woman isn’t empowered at all; rather, she’s enslaved by the deception that becoming a commitment-free object of lust was all her idea.
After living a lot of my life passively, I've discovered that pushing through the awkward is better than retreating almost all of the time. Because it's in pushing through the awkward that life gets a little bit crazy and a lot more complicated but also where God gets to come through.
God spoke into these situations with temporary protections that pointed to the Savior coming who will correct all injustice.
Since we all bear God’s image, we should affirm and celebrate every kind of personality He has designed.
God created men and women to work in such a way that we both have the same goal and we need one another to get the job done.
Being more and more aware of my own depravity simply leads me more and more to the cross.
Recovering from feminism and embracing God’s idea of womanhood is far more than a throwback to a 1950s television show. True freedom is knowing that God had a good design when he created us male and female.
While we must fight against the oppression and violence that women experience around the world, we must be careful not to venture beyond that into a realm of self-exalting and unbiblical femininity.
I’d been a pastor’s wife for less than a year when I began preparing my exit strategy . . .
When we pursue kindness, we direct our lives to reflect God and to live for what He expects of us.
Eventually, if we actually believe what we believe, obedience will be the tell-tale sign that follows us.
Our goals as Christian women should and will look different the more we behold Christ and, in desperation, throw everything aside and root ourselves in him. Only then can we be immovable, unshakable, laughing at the days to come.