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Women and Relationships

Consider egalitarian perspectives on marriage, dating, singleness, abuse, and women’s roles in society.

    Women and Relationships / Women and the Church

    Is Marriage a Ministry Qualification?

    Leslie Anneliz Moreno

    A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with a woman while at a social gathering. In the course of our conversation…

    Biblical Equality / Women and Relationships

    One Mother’s Thoughts On Raising a Son

    Beth Wartick

    My son is six months old. He is, in my completely unbiased opinion, a perfect little baby. He smiles and coos and rolls…

    Personal Stories / Women and Relationships

    Co-Pastoring & Marriage: 5 Things That Helped Us Survive It All

    Shawna Songer Gaines

    My pastor friends ask, "How can you work with another co-pastor?" My married friends ask, "How can work with your spouse?" To be…

    Biblical Equality / Women and Relationships

    50 Shades of Grey and Patriarchy: What Exactly Did We Expect?

    Dalaina May

    There are many articles written by Christians trying to pick apart why it is that so many women, both in and out of…

    Biblical Equality / Women and Relationships / Women and the Church

    6 Differing Views on Wedding Traditions

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    I really don't like weddings. They're just not my thing. For the most part, I don't like attending them, I don't like being…

    Women and Relationships

    I’m the Bomb: A Reflection on Dating

    Cara Strickland

    I grew up in the evangelical church, one of the Jesus Girls, one of the ones who was on fire. I learned quickly…

    Biblical Equality / Women and Relationships

    Anatomy of an Egalitarian Wedding Ceremony

    Gail Wallace

    Some time ago I was part of a Twitter conversation about marriage ceremonies that reflect biblical egalitarian values. Since my husband is a…

    Women and Relationships / Women and the Church

    6 Things Egalitarian Marriage is Not

    Robin Rhine McDonald

    I have had many conversations about the egalitarian perspective of marriage with friends, family, and others. Some have been great discussions where, even…

    Women and Relationships / Women and the Church

    Proverbs 18:22 & Male Entitlement in Dating

    Khristi Adams

    I used to hear this passage preached a lot at relationship conferences or those times when a pastor started a series on relationships…

    Women and Relationships

    Hyphenating My Last Name: A Deal Breaker?

    Khristi Adams

    So about a month ago a friend and I got into a debate on Twitter after he mentioned that a woman wanting to…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and Relationships

    Co-Leadership in Marriage: Who’s in Authority?

    Tim Evans

    We believe authority is at the heart of much marriage misunderstanding and debate. Over the years traditional-hierarchical-complementarian marriage-view proponents have described their perceived…

    Women and Relationships / Women and the Church

    From a Daddy to His Daughters: Dreaming for Them in the Church

    Gail Wallace

    In honor of Father's Day being celebrated this weekend, we are delighted to share this heart-felt post by Brandon Chase. This letter is…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and Relationships

    Co-Leadership in Marriage: Let’s Talk about Submission

    Tim Evans

    Submission in marriage often comes with lots of negative baggage. In fact, many people refer to submission as the "S"-word. The reality is…

    Women and Relationships

    Questions About Egalitarian Dating

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    On The Junia Project, we talk a lot about the egalitarianism/complementarianism debate in various parts of life – Church, marriage, community, family –…

    Personal Stories / Women and Relationships

    The Dance of Mutual Submission

    Jody Fernando

    When my babies were born, I fully intended to stay home full-time with them for a variety of reasons.  However, a year after…

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