I’ve always disliked the story of Mary and Martha. Whenever it was the topic of a sermon in church or a ladies’ bible study, I mentally checked out. At those times, I didn’t identify with either woman and did not foresee how I ever could. Sure, Mary is the sweet…
I've always disliked the story of Mary and Martha. I didn't identify with either woman and did not foresee how I ever could...Oh.
I'm a Martha.
Not a traditional Type-A, high-strung Martha, but I'm a different kind of Martha. Maybe you are too.
If you haven’t already, I suggest reading part one of the modesty blog for the foundation of this conversation. In the previous blog, we debunked quite a few lies perpetuated by the church concerning how women should dress. This topic can’t be completely explored without remembering how often the men…
The message on modesty has been skewed, misinterpreted, and abused for eons. Women in the church have and are still limping through the hurt and confusion we’ve experienced concerning the topic. For years, we were made to think it was an acceptable rhetoric when a male pastor said, “Do not…
I'm thrilled to share this message God's been teaching me on a platform I've been wanting to share for a while. "Women Empowered for Christ" is a hosting site meant to encourage Christian young women in their walk by empowering them to live freely and fully in their identity through the discussion of difficult issues and questions we face in our homes, workplaces, relationships, and in Church. I picked a controversial topic one, because it's something God has placed on my heart for a while, and two, because I'm passionate about being honest with the hard questions we face, and I think that often starts by acknowledging a problem. I hope that this blesses some of you, and subscribe to the blog to support a sista!
"The message on modesty has been skewed, misinterpreted, and abused for eons. Women in the church have and are still limping through the hurt and confusion we've experienced concerning the topic. For years, we were made to think it was an acceptable rhetoric when a male pastor said, "Do not wear this or that, lest your brother be tempted to look at you and sin as a result of your clothing choice."
What a dirty, degrading status...."
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