I grew up with a Complementarian approach to relationships. I was a firm subscriber to the set-apart femininity lifestyle and after many failed relationships, had resigned myself to wait patiently for my warrior-poet to arrive. After all, everything I read promised he would. I met my husband about 2 years into this phase of life … More You Can Find a Man to Marry, But You Can’t Make Him Lead
I believe that the hurt which Bailey experienced, along with many other women, is rooted in male headship. Complementarian theology puts the spotlight on men and lets the women fade into supporting roles. It’s time we put this hurtful and sexist theology behind us, and move towards individuality. Here is her story. – Charlie I hate being called “Mrs. … More I Have A Name (By Bailey Steger)
Have you ever heard of the prophetess Huldah? What about Junia the Apostle? If not, you aren’t alone. There are so many great women in the Bible that are rarely (if ever) talked about. Today, Ashley and I are telling some of these great women’s stories!
Both Ashley and I have had people tell us that they just can’t support egalitarian theology because they think men and women have differences. Today, we spend some time discussing this misunderstanding. I think Ashley sums it up perfectly: “I think that’s what it kind of boils down to – yes, we are different, but those … More Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley & Charlie
Scripture is full of examples and stories supporting egalitarian theology. One of my favorite examples is the story of a brave woman named Abigail. This particular story is found in 1 Samuel 25:2-44. To summarize, David (who was set to be King) sent out a servant to ask Nabal, Abigail’s husband, if he and his … More Abigail and the Courage to Take Charge
I am so excited for y’all to hear Ashley’s story! She has been through so much, and is such an inspiration to me. My favorite quote from this podcast is, “I began to see how equality lines up much more with the Bible, and mutual submission and mutual leadership in marriage just really fits better with the Bible … More Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley & Charlie
I am a feminist, but my fiancé opens the door for me. I am a feminist, but I don’t victimize myself. I am a feminist, but my fiancé usually pays for my meals. I am a feminist, but housework is one of my favorite activities. I am a feminist, but I love Jesus with all … More I Am a Feminist, but I Am Not What You Think
Faith. Feminism. Freedom. Hi everyone! Ashley and I are so excited to share our first podcast with you! The first one explains what our podcast is all about. We hope you’ll check it out! And check out Ashley’s blog too!
Anti-feminism tells me that men are better than women. It tells me that women don’t deserve to be paid equally to men. It tells me that God calls men to pastor and preach, but not women. It tells me that women should not be allowed to vote, and that violence and sexual harassment in the workplace are perfectly … More A Message to Anti-Feminists
Part of the foundation of complementarian theology is that because men are natural born leaders who need respect, and women are sensitive and emotional, needing love. In fact, over at crosswalk.com, Mark Gungor says that if a husband doesn’t feel like a hero to his wife, he will become “insulting and gross.” Yikes. I’ve even heard … More R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find Out What It Means to Me