There is a term that is not new… which refers to the equality in a marriage! Egalitarian vs complementarian! I was doing a little Google searching on this topic and came across a plethora of sides (so to speak), on how we should interpret the scriptures to define our ‘roles’ as men and women. I never truly gave it much thought, until I started reading Rachel Held Evans book (see virtual book club). Mr. English and I are both pretty easy going and when a big decision has to be made, we usually talk it over…but due to this book, I am intrigued!
I found this seemingly unbiased article, over at Patheos. Adrian Warnock takes the broad spectrum of ‘camps’, so that we can make a more well rounded approach to this discussion. Check out his article, I am curious as to what category or ‘camp’ we think we fall into. Don’t feel pressured to put your label out there, but would you be willing to discuss it with me?
Ok it’s not an actual book club, more like a virtual book club!
I am beginning a book called A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband “Master” by Rachel Held Evans. You may have heard of her before. She is the author of a well written blog based on her “big questions about faith, doubt, culture, gender and the church”!
My husband is actually the one who came across her blog! He said that I needed to read one of her books and tell him about it. (He is a reader…but I think this one he was less anticipated to read, since it had “womanhood” in the title 🙂 Well I love reading, but I especially love talking about books with others who have read it!
So of course, I enlisted one of my friends and soon a couple of others wanted to join (BAMA included). Now I invite you to take part in this discussion with us!
What does it mean to live by the scriptures? And how ultimately are we to be wives. mothers, etc.? Are we to be the negative “submissive” and always be below… meek, quiet…?
I look forward to hearing your thoughts:)