Blog Posts on Women

What Does It Mean to Be Complementarian?

Andrea Froehlich

Being complementarian doesn’t mean believing that the man’s job is to fix the car and the woman’s is to wash the floor. It goes much deeper than a breakdown of jobs.

Christian complementarity is about the different roles of men and women that are meant to give us insight into the relationship between Jesus and his church. Mary Kassian explains in this two-minute video:


Recent videos from Mary Kassian:

What Makes Women Happy?

Andrea Froehlich

“If only I had ________, I’d be happy.”

We have all felt this at some point in our lives. It’s the idea that we’ll discover the happiness we desire if we could only improve our circumstances. It’s actually what sparked the Women’s Movement in the 1960s, as Mary Kassian explains in this short video.

If women could just change their circumstances, if we could just get out of these traditional roles, “then we’d be happy.” But the fact is: women are not happier today. The happiness we long... Continue Reading

Women in the Workforce

Andrea Froehlich

Is it possible for a woman to exercise leadership in the workplace while still retaining her femininity?

In this video, Mary Kassian talks about a misconception among some Christians that holds that women shouldn’t do anything or have any interests outside the home. But the Bible doesn't teach that. The portrait of complementarity put forth in the Scriptures includes women who fruitfully participate in the civic realm.


Recent videos from Mary Kassian:

A Year of Biblical Womanhood: A Review

Trillia Newbell
A Year of Biblical Womanhood: A Review

There are several reasons why I decided to read and review Rachel Held Evans’ forthcoming book A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband "Master" (Thomas Nelson; October 30, 2012).

I certainly am not writing this review out of any sense of convenience and comfort. Here’s why I did:

First, as a Christian woman who adheres to Reformed doctrine, I believe the Bible to be the inerrant... Continue Reading

Femininity: June Cleaver, Clair Huxtable, or the Valiant Woman?

Trillia Newbell
Femininity: June Cleaver, Clair Huxtable, or the Valiant Woman?

One of my female icons growing up was Oprah Winfrey. I dreamed of being like her one day. After high school, I went to college and did everything I could to be successful. I made good grades, took internships, studied abroad, and got into law school. Then something odd happened. I began to sense God calling me to be a wife and mother.

Yikes!

I remember sharing my desire to be a wife and mother with a research professor and not being well received.... Continue Reading

Interview with Gloria Furman

Tony Reinke

Recently between sessions at the Gospel Coalition Women's Conference in Orlando I sat down to chat with DG blog contributor Gloria Furman. Gloria is from Texas but now lives in Dubai with her husband Dave and their three kids.

In the 14-minute interview I asked her about her testimony, her writing and reading habits, and what makes a Christian blog post spread online. We also talked about her forthcoming book with Crossway and her seminary experience. The interview drew to an... Continue Reading

Interview with Don Carson on the TGC Women's Conference

Tony Reinke
Interview with Don Carson on the TGC Women's Conference

The first Gospel Coalition National Women's Conference is approaching (June 22–24 in Orlando, Florida). Don Carson, the president and co-founder of TGC, answered a few questions about the conference and the priority of training women for ministry.

Explain for us the origin of the women's conference and how it serves the broader vision of TGC?

Don Carson: TGC aims to reform evangelicalism, putting the "evangel" (the gospel) at the center of our thinking... Continue Reading

Wimpy Theology and True Womanhood

Josh Etter
Wimpy Theology and True Womanhood

Pastor John, from the 2008 True Woman Conference:

Wimpy theology makes wimpy women. That’s my assumption that I bring to this evening. Wimpy theology simply does not give a woman a God that is big enough, strong enough, wise enough, and good enough to handle the realities of life in away that magnifies the infinite worth of Jesus Christ.

Wimpy theology is plagued by woman-centeredness and man-centeredness. Wimpy theology doesn’t have the granite foundation of God’s... Continue Reading

How Can You Identify a Woman Who Fears the Lord?

Josh Etter
How Can You Identify a Woman Who Fears the Lord?

Pastor John from 1981:

First, a woman who fears the Lord is not anxious about the future. Look at verse 25. I love this line, and I praise all you women who are like this: "Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come." Satan dangles in front of her the specter of tomorrow's troubles, but she glances up at the almighty God at her right hand (her magnificent German Shepherd!) and laughs at Satan's folly.

Second, the woman who fears... Continue Reading

My Journey to Gospel-Centered Womanhood (Part 2)

Wendy Alsup
My Journey to Gospel-Centered Womanhood (Part 2)

(See Part 1, "Confessions of a Conflicted Complementarian")

Well before I understood that there was an aspect of the curse in Genesis specific to women, I experienced what it predicts: “…in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you” Gen. 3:16.

The Difficult Truth

We all have a problem desiring God. As C. S. Lewis said, we all play in the mud puddles of the slum, ignorant of the joy of the holiday... Continue Reading