Helpmeet: I Don’t Think It Means What You Think It Means

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This week, Ashley and I are discussing the word “helpmeet” or “helpmate.” This has been a controversial topic in many Christian circles, and today we want to discuss the origin of this word as well as share about our own personal experience.

“I think it’s really important to understand that with translations, with how things are misinterpreted, and how these verses are taught in church, Bible studies, and books, a lot of the time it is part of an agenda to keep women submissive. If the word was ‘warrior’ in the Bible, people would be questioning women’s place in the church, the home, and society. But instead it’s something that fits more with the complementarian agenda.”

Notes and Sources:

He Calls Me Warrior


My Husband, My Helpmeet


3 thoughts on “Helpmeet: I Don’t Think It Means What You Think It Means

  1. Great job ladies! When I first discovered the meaning in my own studying over 25 years ago, I was enraged! And heartbroken that church leadership would keep us enslaved to false teaching! You are blessed to have supportive husbands and partners in life and ministry. That kind of teamwork proves the saying, “we have each other’s backs.” When opposition comes or life overwhelms us, we stand back to back together with the Lord to defeat our enemies! Blessings to you both!

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  2. Helpmeet was first used by God after creating Adam and he was alone for some times. So Eve was formed as the closest relation and not to serve as a complimentary to the man’s position. Relations are shared as responsibilities are. When you understand these things one will not be afraid or pissed-off to go into that relationship.

    Ps. by the way Ashley, I am always put-off each time I am asked to supply my URL. what does that mean?


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