Blog Posts on Women

Is Feminine Modesty About Sex?

Tony Reinke

During the summer, the topic of modesty comes out from hibernation. But with the renewed conversations come many assumptions about modesty, assumptions that are always worth re-thinking.

Here’s the main assumption: Feminine modesty is about sexual provocation. If a woman’s skirt is too short or blouse is too low, it will cause her Christian brother to lust.

Two Important Texts

This assumption raises two challenges. The first one is whether…

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How Are Women Saved Through Childbearing?

John Piper

What did Paul mean when he said in 1 Timothy 2:15, “Yet she [the woman] will be saved through childbearing — if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control”?

Henry Alford’s interpretation of this verse is not widely known. I find it compelling and would like to commend it for your consideration. Henry Alford was a British Anglican scholar who published commentary on The Greek New Testament

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What’s Wrong with Our Women

Marshall Segal

We don’t have a hard time thinking of men as depraved. After all, they are responsible for the vast majority of violent crime.

  • 90% of murders
  • 98% of sexual assaults
  • 93% of armed burglaries
  • 88% of simple assaults

That’s stunning. And it might reasonably lead you to think that men are more evil, and therefore more guilty and needy before God. But the trustworthy word of God teaches us otherwise.

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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:

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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…

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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…

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A Year of Biblical Womanhood: A Review

Trillia Newbell

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…

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

Trillia Newbell

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.


I remember sharing my desire to…

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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…

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Interview with Don Carson on the TGC Women's Conference

Tony Reinke

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…

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