Q - Doesn’t the naming of Eve show that Adam had authority over her? A - No, both male and female were created in the image of God and they were given shared authority to rule (Gen 1:28). Brief explanation: There is a Jewish tradition that the one who does the naming of another has authority… Continue reading Doesn’t the naming of Eve show that Adam had authority over her?
Isn’t the wife supposed to be the husband’s ‘helper’?
Q & A Q - Isn’t the wife supposed to be the husband’s ‘helper’? A – Yes and No. The woman that was made to be with Adam was called his ‘help meet’ (Greek EZER KENEGDO), not his ‘helpmate’. Brief explanation: Ezer (help) does not mean from a lesser being. The same term is used… Continue reading Isn’t the wife supposed to be the husband’s ‘helper’?
Doesn’t the Bible say that wives are to submit to their husbands as their ‘head’?
Q - Doesn’t the Bible say that wives are to submit to their husbands as their ‘head’? A - Yes and No. Yes, only if the term ‘head’ (Greek: kephale) is understood as ‘origin’ or ‘source’ without the meaning of rank. The Bible teaches mutual submission between spouses. Brief explanation: 1 Corinthians 11:3 reads: ‘But… Continue reading Doesn’t the Bible say that wives are to submit to their husbands as their ‘head’?
Women in the Church – Common Questions
CLICK ON THE QUESTION OR ANSWER FOR A FULLER EXPLANATION 1. Doesn’t the Bible say that women are to ‘keep silent’ in church? NO 2. Can women be elders (leaders/pastors) in the church? YES 3. Doesn’t the Bible say that wives are to submit to their husbands as their ‘head’? YES and NO 4. Isn’t… Continue reading Women in the Church – Common Questions
If You Give a Girl a Bible
Excellent! This is a reblog from a reblog! It’s about being female and in the image of God. Loved it!!!
Everyday Encounters With the Creator
If you give a girl a Bible, she’s going to ask her Father what it means. When he begins to explain it to her in the quiet of her soul, she’s going to know she has a gift and know she’s made for more. When the gift becomes his glory, she’s going to use it all the time. So she will sing or plan or teach or write. When she’s done she’ll share those gifts with you and she’ll want to read some more.
She might do something unrefined or something strange indeed, but she is more than mommy, sister, wife, and matcher of the socks. She is the very image of a God who lives outside the box.
If you give a girl a label, though, and strip away her clothes, Her Almighty Father will run right back to her and tell you where to keep your nose. The…
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Husbands (and wives), Deprive and Dominate or Supply and Share
Biblical texts are often used as proofs for our own particular set of Christian values. Among those are texts which appear to subject women to men and wives to their husbands. But do these texts mean what many have ascribed to them? Clarity for these texts are found in careful consideration of each passage in… Continue reading Husbands (and wives), Deprive and Dominate or Supply and Share
Husbands, Submit To Your Wives!
HIS AND HERS? We can clearly see in Scripture that wives are expected to submit to their husbands, and that husbands are to love their wives as Christ loves the Church and to lay down their lives for them. “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the… Continue reading Husbands, Submit To Your Wives!
Equality in Marriage – 2
Continued from part 1 Countless times I have heard it preached that married women should submit to their husbands and that the man is the head of the home. It is preached straight from the scriptures. Are those who preach submission really preaching straight or are they preaching skew?In the past, Rob and I tried… Continue reading Equality in Marriage – 2
Equality in Marriage – 1
Why is it that there are so many messages on the subject of godly women submitting to their husbands and husbands being the spiritual head of the home? Is it because this message is so hard to swallow that we need to keep being reminded of it? I think if we had half a chance… Continue reading Equality in Marriage – 1