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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Voices of the 'true woman' movement

So this is one of the freebies I recieved. A book called 'voices of the true woman movement by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. The guidelines for this freebie is to blog about the book. In this blog I just highlighted my favorite parts on this chapter. So here we go...

Chapter 1 The ultimate meaning of true womanhood

This chapter starts with stories of strong women. Stories of women that do not fall down under pressure. Wimpy theology simply doesnt give a woman a God that is big enough, strong enough, wise enough, and good enough to handle the realities of life in a way that magnifies the infinite worth of Jesus Christ. Wimpy theology is plagued by woman-centeredness and man centeredness.

God's ultimate purpose for the universe and for all of history and for your life is to display the glory of Christ in its highest expression, namely, in His dying to make a rebellious people His everlasting and supremely happy bride.

Womanhood and manhood-famininity and masculinity-belong at the center of God's ulitmate purpose. They werent an afterthought or a peripheral thought in God's plan. They were designed so they would serve to display the glory of His Son dying to have His happy, admiring bride. From the beginning, manhood and womanhood were designed to display the glory of Christ in His relationship to the church, His bride.

The point here is that marriage is meant to display the covenant-keeping love between Christ and His church.
*Headship is the divine calling of a husband to take primary responsibility for Christ-like, servant leadership, protection, and provision in the home.
*Submission is the divine calling of a wife to honor and affirm her husband's leadership and help carry it through according to her gifts.

Married woman should embrace the truth that your womanhood, true womanhood, is uniquely and indispensably created by God to display the glory of His Son in the way you relate to your husband, you will have a calling of infinite significance.

God has created man as male and female because there are aspects of Christ's glory which would not be known if they were not reflected in the complementary differences of manhood and womanhood.

If you would like a copy of this book for yourself you can purchase it here.

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