Friday, August 23, 2013

Four Great Biblical Womanhood Resources

In a world that constantly seeks to flatten gender differences, as Christian women we need to constantly "renew our mind" (Romans 12:2) by learning about biblical womanhood from the One who created man and women.

Here are four great resources about biblical womanhood for your refreshment and encouragement.

1. The Bible

Reading and meditating on scripture is by far the most effective way to battle the lies we hear daily by living in the world.  Proverbs 31, 1 Peter 3 and Titus 2 are great passages on godly womanhood, as well as Ephesians 5:22-24 and Proverbs 14:1.  The whole book of Proverbs is excellent for increasing in wisdom.

2. Under Authority like Christ by Mark Driscoll (a sermon on 1 Corinthians 1:2-16)

I have listened to this sermon probably 5 or 6 times.  I love how he is very upfront and unapologetic about what the Bible teaches about womanhood in the context of the church, even when it goes against our current culture.  Moreover, the reasons for why biblical womanhood is better than feminism are important to hear.  He delves into the topic of submission and being under authority, and points out that Christ himself was also under authority, showing that submission is not a demeaning thing.  I especially love the two stories he tells during the last part of the sermon, so make sure to listen until the end.

3. Speaking on Womanhood by Voddie Baucham (a sermon on Titus 2)

I found this sermon randomly last month.  I listened to it and found it to be the best sermon on Titus 2 that I have ever heard.  I found myself going "yes!" and "amen!" the whole time I was listening.  This sermon focuses on a woman's role, especially in the context of marriage and family.  A strong, biblical wife and mother will make for a godly family.

4.  The Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney

This is the best book on biblical womanhood that I have read.  I am hoping to re-read it sometime in the near future.  Carolyn Mahaney touches on some of the same things as Baucham (as they are covering the same passage) but she is able to go more in depth since it is a book, and she is able to speak more from personal experience, since she is a woman.

What resources on biblical womanhood would you recommend?

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