We did it! Part 3 in the Feminine Design! Today I invited my husband to discuss some biblical principles of femininity AND masculinity. We talk a bit of culture and land on guiding prinicples of the Word when it comes to what is feminine and masculine and how to live out our roles with enthusiasm and thanksgiving. This is part 3 in a 3 part series.
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Notes and Scripture from the Podcast
Masculinity and Femininity
“God is the only one that should define anything. God defines everything.
We must submit to the standard that God set forth in His Word.
There we will find definitions and what is right and wrong; we will find clarity and a guide for our feelings.
Man and Woman Catechism for Young Men and Women
What does a man say? Grrrr - sound of strength
Who does a man follow? God
What does a man do? He leads
Man verse: 1 Corinthians 16:13
What does a woman say? Welcome!
Who does a woman follow? God and her man?
What does a woman do? She helps.
Woman verse: Proverbs 31:30
Not exclusive to a man or woman, but priorities.
“Act like men” means there is a biblical way that men are to act.
“Words mean things and ideas have consequences.”
“Each culture needs to, with biblical principles, express masculinity and femininity in a godly way.”
MEN - What is Masculine?
need to be strong
need to protect
go out and provide
husbands are the head of the home (authority) Ephesians 5:23-28
Authority in the home - 1 Corinthians 11:3
Authority exists to BUILD UP not destruction 2 Corinthians - this benefits the family
Ephesians 5 paints the picture of masculinity in authority in the home - sacrifice and responsibility and authority
takes responsibility for the whole family
responsible for washing wive in the Word
WOMEN - What is Feminine?
strength comes out of femininity, not trying to be like a man
wives are submissive to their OWN husbands (as to the Lord) Ephesians 5:23-28
Help-ship - woman given to man to help!
Active submission - doing it on purpose; an attitude and posture toward our husband
Husband should have full trust in her (Proverbs 31)
Attitude of gratefulness
If you look at culture, feminism is a desire for women to be like men, not be more feminine.
Feminism sees an oppressor and oppressed relationship - cultural marxism
The “oppressed” in the feminist mind is women; women are always oppressed by men and the only way to be free from oppression is to take over men. They do this by taking over men’s roles.
Christian idea of progress and trajectory is restoring back of God’s definitions.
Feminists want to redefine masculinity as femininity.
1 Corinthians 6:9 - malakoi - softness, weakness = effeminate
If you can redefine something, you’ve already won the argument.
1 John 1:5 - walk in light; live out the Truth; gives fellowship with others; Jesus’ blood purifies us.
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