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Women Need More Than Proverbs 31 and Titus 2

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Women Need More Than Proverbs 31 and Titus 2

Jessalyn Hutto

Today I have the incredible honor of sharing my heart for gospel-centered theology for women over at Credo Magazine’s blog. I am thrilled and humbled to announce that I will have the joy of contributing to Credo’s blog on a monthly basis, adding a female voice to the cast of male writers who have been serving the body of Christ there already. I hope you will join me as I talk about the need for applying the gospel to our view of the Proverb’s 31 and Titus 2 Women. Here is an excerpt:

It has been my experience that women especially can find it hard to keep the gospel at the center of their daily pursuit of holiness. Why would I say this? Because there seems to be a disproportional emphasis within women’s ministries, retreats, conferences, the blogosphere, and friendships focusing on biblical texts that are specifically applicable to the female sex but lacking in proper biblical context. We go to women’s retreats expounding on the different virtues of the Proverbs 31 Woman without ever hearing the gospel from where those virtues spring. We engage in Titus 2 relationships, mentoring each other in the practical outworkings of our faith without ever reminding one another of the life-giving truths of the gospel it’s all rooted in. We find accountability partners who will help us focus on the lists of things we need to change about ourselves rather than on the One who has promised to change us.

As a result, our lives can often feel like a vicious cycle of striving to be the perfect wife and mother, failing to be the perfect wife and mother, and then being overcome by guilt because of our inability to be the perfect wife and mother. We have not been taught these important passages of Scripture – which are meant for our edification – within the broader context of Scripture, and we rarely see them coupled with the good news of the gospel… {Read The Full Article Here}