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Saturday, May 31, 2008

May 31, 2008

What are some lies out in the world (secular views) today about women that contradict what God says in His word about how women should be/act? Diving a little deeper…What are some lies that are still out there in our Christian circles about women? (Feel free to talk from a single woman’s point of view or a married woman’s point of view)
Today’s question was inspired by a conversation I was having with a Christian friend I am in the process of getting to know better. I don’t know exactly how we got on the topic, but I was telling her about my early days in marriage when I absolutely did not have a clue about what it meant to be a godly, submissive wife. I was giving her an example of a situation that happened with my husband, and how in the end God showed me how I was in the wrong, but after I told the first part of the story the friend agreed with my initial reaction to my husband. The friend didn’t realize how I was going to finish the story, and admit that I was in the wrong. I think in the story she just agreed that my husband had it wrong. I quickly wrapped up the story and tried to still make my point, but later that night I was thinking about that conversation, and then I came up with this question.

The first question today should not be so hard to answer, we are bombarded with messages from the world today that stand in stark contrast to what God says about women, but my second question may take a bit longer to answer. In my past, I know that I have promoted messages about what a woman should be that did not hold up to what God’s Word says, and I am thankful that God has opened my eyes to see where I was wrong in my thinking. I also know that in the “Christian Circles” I still can come across ideas that are not consistent with what God’s Word says about women.

This question is not meant to condemn anyone, but to bring light to a subject that is so important. Personally, in regards to me being a wife, I had a friend that challenged me with God’s Word, and showed me that I had many beliefs that were wrong. Although, I can’t say I was super excited every time I found out my beliefs were wrong, I can tell you that almost every time after our conversations God would convict and show me where I was wrong. I am so thankful for that friend!!! In the end, we all want to be exactly what God wants us to be, and I hope that this week we will encourage and challenge each other through this meme. Let us all listen with open ears and hearts, and then pray to God to see what He wants us to learn.

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Anonymous sharon said...

Today's cafe chat has been generating some really controversial discussion...its fun! Not the controversy - the discussions.

This is my first time on this meme. Thank you for the privilege.

May 31, 2008 at 7:02 AM  
Anonymous annie said...

Great question. There are so many contradictions!

May 31, 2008 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Just wanted to say that Mr Linky seems to have gone a bit funny here!! I have two entries in this one but the first one refers to last week's topic - so what's happening here!?

May 31, 2008 at 3:47 PM  
Blogger Cristine said...

This was a great question. I really enjoyed pondering, writing about and reading what others have written in answer to this question.

June 1, 2008 at 2:31 AM  

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