Episode 101: Things the Bible Actually Doesn’t Say, Part 2

This week we finish our conversation on things the Bible actually doesn’t say about women.

We discuss how sex isn’t just for men and that men aren’t charged with being the primary breadwinners of the family. Then we move on to Biblical pictures of femininity and masculinity (hint: we’re all being remade in the image of Jesus) and how both parents are necessary to raising children.

The article that started this whole conversation. 

Episode 100: Things the Bible Actually Doesn’t Say

This is the first of two parts where we tackle some common conservative narratives about gender that aren’t actually in the Bible.

This week we tackle the myths that men are supposed to keep women in line, that men and woman always view each other sexually, and that men are called to lead their wives.  (Don’t freak out until you listen in, ok?)

We’ll finish up this conversation next week.

The article that started this whole thing. 

NPR article about Patterson. 

Episode 99: Confronting Sin in Marriage

This week, we are tackling how to confront sin. This is not an intensive guide (please seek wise counsel from godly people in your life) but rather an overview of some Biblical attitudes to help direct your actions.

We talk about why how you talk to and about your spouse on the regular matters, when Phylicia resembled a cornered badger, and why you shouldn’t be the accountability for your spouse.

Whose Mission Is It Anyway?

I’ve been a tad obsessed with gender conversations and a Christian worldview over the past year. This has started for a variety of reasons and continued because a lot what I keep reading online (even from Christians that I respect and mostly agree with) was not meshing with what I was finding in the Bible.

I think we should tell God’s story. I think we should live God’s story. Do I have the corner on truth on this topic? Absolutely not. Am I going to God’s Word asking to know His heart? Absolutely. I hope this is something I grow in for the rest of my life.

However, I kept bumping up against this theme of women being subordinate (actual word a prominent theologian repeatedly uses about women) or secondary or servants. Or a theme of hierarchal marriages where the woman is beneath or under or less than her husband. (I’m just going to skip the theological issues with that umbrella model.) Or a theme of women only being equipped for a very tiny portion of life. I couldn’t figure out where this came from. Now I know where it comes from (we’ve discussed it on multiple podcast episodes) but I also realized that part of the story is actually missing.

Episode 98: For Expecting and New Mamas

Spring is baby and wedding shower time! In light of that, we decided to dedicate an episode to expecting and new mamas. We share books, the pared-down baby necessities list, birth accounts on Instagram, and resting- really resting- after you give birth.

Then we move into early motherhood and making sustainable decisions instead of convenient ones, avoiding the “mommy wars” by remembering the freedom we have about so many things as believers, and keeping something fun around to entertain yourself when you are up with the baby.

Note: If you listen with your kids around, we do discuss both birth and sex after babies. You might want to pop in some headphones for that part!

Holy Labor
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

Online Summer Bible Study!

I used to think that the Christian faith was private; I don’t think that anymore. I do think our faith is personal but I also see that it’s community-based. We are already part of the church, the Bride of Christ, and we should also be part of a local church. We should join with other believers to “stir up one another to love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24).

What am I getting at? Find a good, Bible-believing church and get involved! We need to run with other believers, cheering each other on and picking each other up.

Goal Setting- even in April

We’re tackling goal setting, even (especially!) though it’s the end of April. As Christians, how we spend our time matters and there’s nothing like a re-evaluation before summer starts.

We talk about casting a vision, identifying your trouble areas, and the difference between goals and practices. Then we end with a discussion about Phylicia’s productivity course!

Phylicia Masonheimer