I didn’t know there was such a phrase. I didn’t know there was a name for a subject I am passionate about. If you know me, you know I’m passionate about the woman’s role in her home, and about being a “SAHM”, and about exposing the feminist lies that have snuck into even conservative Christian circles. A girlfriend of mine proved that she did know this about me, ’cause she got me a very appropriate book for Christmas.
“Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood – A Response to Evangelical Feminism“. It’s big. It’s thick. It’s heavy, slow reading as you chew on the truths expounded upon by John Piper, Dorothy Paterson, Elizabeth Elliot, and many more. It’s actually a text book from my friend’s recent semester at Focus on the Family’s Leadership Institute. And it’s awesome. It’s putting into words all the Lord has impressed upon me about the kind of woman He wants me to be and why. I’m just warning you, I’m gonna be quoting from it a lot as I read it over the following year. Here’s a sample of what I love from the book so far…
“In our quest to be all we are meant to be, let us not forget what we are meant to be! The question has never been whether a woman wants the best for her husband and children and even for herself. Rather the real question is this: Is being someone’s wife and another’s mother really worth the investment of a life? Does it take preparation of skills, concentration of energies, and the commitment of both to keep a home? The secular presuppositions of the present age, as well as one’s own assumptions and priorities, must continually be tested against the sure written word of God, which warns us, ‘…but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world’ (1 John 4:1)” – Dorothy Paterson (emphasis hers)
Stay tuned for more, and if you want to delve into some real solid, biblical teaching on evangelical feminism, put this book on your reading list for the new year!