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“The Essence of Femininity” by Elisabeth Elliot

Every woman- and man- should read “The Essence of Femininity” by Elisabeth Elliot (pp. 394-399 of “Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood,” edited by John Piper and Wayne Grudem; also available online here)

It is only the second essay that I have read in “Recovering Biblical Manhood,” but I feel discriminated against because there is not an equal manifesto on masculinity (or at least not one so obviously titled).  I could go on about it, but I would rather you just go read it!

For those of you who need more than just my words before you’ll click on over there and read it, here is the opening paragraph:

“Feminists are dedicated to the proposition that the difference between men and women is a matter of mere biology. The rest of us recognize a far deeper reality, one that meets us on an altogether different plane from mere anatomical distinctions. It is unfathomable and indefinable, yet men and women have tried ceaselessly to fathom and define it. It is unavoidable and undeniable, yet in the past couple of decades earnest and high-sounding efforts have been made in the name of decency, equality, and fairness, at least to avoid it and, whenever possible, to deny it. I refer, of course, to femininity—a reality of God’s design and God’s making, His gift to me and to every woman—and, in a very different way, His gift to men as well. If we really understood what femininity is all about, perhaps the question of roles would take care of itself.”


April 21, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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