Explaining another term from the list Leaving the Orbit of Planet Christian.
This isn’t a phrase from our previous church experience. In fact, I didn’t really encounter this belief until I began reading blogs. To be honest, I had not given the topic much thought and was quite surprised to discover that many Christians do not believe in gender equality.
When my husband was reading the post, he said, “What’s Biblical Womanhood?”
I replied, “That would be like if I would submit to you.” ;)
Actually, I believe quite strongly in submission within relationships, including marriage. However, I also believe that submission is given voluntary as an expression of love and that it is mutual within the relationship.
Whenever I see the term Biblical Womanhood used, it is used to define requirements and restrictions for women which contradict the freedom that we have in Christ.
I reject that bondage.
A few posts that I wrote related to this topic:
- Head of the Home
- I Don’t Have the Balls to Be a Leader
- The Gender Issue
- A Relational Ethos of Leadership