When my husband and I were engaged, we read a lot of marriage books. While these books were all helpful in some way, they became less helpful when the advice within them was based on gender stereotypes.
Instead of simply being counter-cultural, let’s counter the fallen and broken aspects of all cultures, even Church cultures. But while we do so, let’s honor and build upon the redemptive glimpses of God that we find.
One day I was leaving my Christian Ethics class, having just discussed masculinity, industrialization, and lots of other great stuff. On my way out, in the most casual way, a classmate said the simplest yet most brilliant thing: “If women were weaker and more easily deceived, why would we trust them to teach our children?” […]