Misconceptions of femininity hamper faith development

...we must discard the notion that all things of the heart belong in the realm of women, and things of the mind belong to men. Women and men each have gifts and characteristics that we tend to identify as more “female” or “male,” but these gifts are not uniquely or solely theirs. The perfect human would encompass all these gifts. The perfect church and society would tap into the richness of both in order to access the potential of wholeness within humanity….

The Prairie Messenger has kindly published the second of my two part column on the perceived view that our church is becoming too feminine…Misconceptions of femininity hamper faith development.

What do you think? I’d love to hear from you!

3 thoughts on “Misconceptions of femininity hamper faith development

  1. I especially like “Mary is the woman of the Magnificat, placing herself firmly with the poor and lowly, crying out for justice and the toppling of the powerful and arrogant.”
    I am a big fan of the Eldredge books, especially Wild at Heart, Captivating, and Beautiful Outlaw. However, I do not find the Catholic Church “too feminine”. The Bible, while being the inspired Word of God, was written by men, in men’s language. And they saw God moving in spheres such as politics and wars. I would like to know what women would have written about, and where they would have seen God. Now, I do not believe in inclusive language — I think that the biblical translations should be accurate, but I think we are missing out on something.

    1. Missing out on something for sure. I just visited your blog. What beautiful, poetic images of God! We all need to hear and share our diverse voices. Inspired souls feed the inspiration in us all. Keep up the beautiful work!

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