Highlights from the Reading:
“It is amazing that in the garden of Eden the Lord held out hope for the defeat of sin before He even explained its consequences to the man and the woman.. What a loving, gracious God He is! In this fallen world, we all experience the brokenness of sin, but God wants us to focus on His hope and deliverance, and to rely on His power to overcome the Serpent and his schemes.” True Woman 101 – Week Five – Day One – Page 119
“After the fall, God pronounced punishment on the man and woman sex-specifically. The woman received a different sentence than the man. The sentences were linked to the way in which the sexes were created, and the way in which they had violated God’s divine design. Because men and women were different, they would experience the effects of sin in different ways.” True Woman 101 – Week Five – Day Two – Page 122
“Theologians have talked a lot about what this phrase in Genesis 3:16 meant, but here’s what we think it comes down to. god is saying to the woman: You will have the urge to control, resist, oppose, and act against your husband. Whereas you were intended to function as one–in harmony, in peace, in unity–there will be a barrier between you. Instead of following your husband’s lead and pulling together with him in seeking to serve and glorify God, you’ll have the inclination to grab control of the reins and independently go your own way.” True Woman 101 – Week Five – Day Three – Page 126
“The problem in the male-female relationship isn’t men. It’s sin. And sin is something that affects women just as much as it affects men. Men and women may sin in different ways, but the truth of the matter is that ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Women are not innocent. Women are sinners. Women can’t fix sin. So we can’t fix men. and we can’t fix the male-female relationship. The truth is we can’t even fix ourselves! (But don’t despair…..we’ll soon turn our attention to Someone who can!)” True Woman 101 – Week Five – Day Four – Page 131
“Feminism, as a cultural movement, has tapered off. This is not to say that feminism has ended. On the contrary. The only reason the feminist movement appears to have wanted is taht it has been so wildly succesful. Feminism has transitioned from being a movement to being the prevailing mind-set of the masses. Virtually every woman is a feminisy to one degree or another.” True Woman 101 – Week Five – Day Five – Page 134
If you have not taken the time to watch the video for week three please take 20 minutes this week to do so. You will be encouraged listening to this panel of women remind you about the truths in God’s Word that tell you how important your womanhood really is!! (If you are viewing this in your email you will need to click through to the blog here to view the video.)
We want to hear from you and what the Lord is teaching you through this study. Please share your thoughts with us!!
How have you seen the Battle of the Sexes play out in your life?
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Here is our assignment for next week and we will meet again at Thankful Homemaker or Homemaker by Choice on October 17th. My daughter Amber and I (Marci) will be alternating weeks with the study so she will have week six. We will put the post up on both blogs so you will not miss anything if you are a follower of one of our blogs and not the other
The History of Feminism – Visionary Womanhood
Feminism and the Christian Woman – Revive Our Hearts Video
Radical Womanhood – True Woman Audio Message
Does the Bible Believe in True Women? – True Woman Blog
The Feminist Mistake – Revive Our Hearts Radio
My Liberation from Feminism – True Woman Article
Additional video clips below on how the Battle of the Sexes plays out:
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Related Posts in the Series:
True Woman 101: Divine Design Study Series