lessons for christian ladies

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I really struggle with how we reconcile gender equality and Christianity. On the one hand, I have Insanitybytes insisting “I exist in a very female centered belief system”, and on the other hand I have biblicalgenderroles declaring “We must rid feminism and egalitarianism from our marriages, our families, our churches and our nation, one marriage at a time.”

Luckily for me, biblicalgenderroles gives three excellent passages from the Bible to back up her/his opinion on this matter. These under-appreciated passages from the Christian holy book will help your marriage, your family, your nation, but perhaps not so much your sanity.

1. Call your husband ‘master’ or ‘lord’.

For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands; just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord… (I Peter 3: 5-6)

2. Remember to cover your head because you’re not the god God’s glory, you’re a man’s glory!

A man, in fact, should not cover his head, because he is God’s image and glory, but woman is man’s glory. (I Corinthians 11:7)

3. Bear in mind that you are a mere afterthought and accessory.

Man was not created for woman, but woman for man. (I Corinthians 11:9)

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