Why do girls want to become Boy Scouts, but boys don’t want to become Girl Scouts? The sad truth is that women and girls have stopped valuing their own femininity, thanks in large part to feminists who have encouraged them to become like men. Recently, I discussed how this problem developed in our culture, and
Last month, another bastion of male exclusivity vanished as the Boy Scouts of America reversed its long-standing policy and announced it will admit girls. As a woman, I should be happy – at least according to some feminists. Toni Van Pelt, President of the National Organization for Women (NOW), said in response to the decision,
My Interview on Moody Radio: How Can Strong, Gifted Women Find Their Place in the Church? Should Christians be Feminist? And more…
How can strong, gifted women find their place to serve within conservative churches? What is Jesus Feminism, and what should Christians think of it? And how should pastors shepherd the women in their congregations?
Though I admire the courage and sacrifice of our Armed Forces, I’ve never been a big fan of war movies. The carnage turns my stomach. And often the morally questionable behavior of the characters, even ones who claim to be Christians (as in American Sniper), makes it hard for me to embrace them wholeheartedly.
Reviews of Redeeming the Feminine Soul: “Your book made me not only understand myself, but celebrate how uniquely God made me!”
Without a doubt, the best part of writing a book is seeing how God uses it to touch other people. I have been so blessed by the many emails, Facebook comments, tweets, texts, and even blog posts about my book, Redeeming the Feminine Soul. Here are some of my favorites! Joan from Lynchburg, VA: “I
This article first appeared on the Religion News Service website on October 26, 2017. Today Brandan Robertson is a leading voice among LGBTQ-affirming Christians. But 10 years ago, he was a new believer from an alcoholic home, trying desperately to live up to his fundamentalist church’s ideal of manhood. And failing miserably. “According to many
Unfortunately, men abusing their power and taking advantage of women is not unique to Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood. Sometimes this abuse happens even in the church. And just like in Hollywood, this abuse often goes unchecked. In a discussion with radio host and writer Seth Tower Hurd, I go back to Genesis to unpack the
I was so thrilled when I got the following text from Hannah, the twenty-something sound engineer and radio personality on Karl and Crew Mornings on Moody Radio: “Reading your book Julie and am already half-way through. Can’t put it down. So healing!” I wanted to hear more, so we recently sat down for what turned
Top Hollywood executive and darling of the Left, Harvey Weinstein, has fallen from grace and some conservatives are outright gloating. Commentator Ann Coulter ripped into actress Meryl Streep for her apparent hypocrisy. Streep had denounced supporters of President Trump during her Golden Globe acceptance speech, but had fawned over Weinstein, even referring to him once
What is healthy manhood and womanhood? And how do we as men and women embody both masculine and femiinine? As I write in “Redeeming the Feminine Soul,” the church sometimes promotes unhealthy hyper-masculinized and hyper-feminized visions of manhood and womanhood. But a truer, more biblical model recognizes that men and women need a balance of