A range of differing roles are available to women, whether they are work- or home-related. However, the church oftentimes advocates a "one-size-fits-all" model for women's roles which makes them believe they have to adhere to a specific prototype, says Carolyn McCulley, author of The Measure of Success: Uncovering the Biblical Perspective on Women, Work and the Home.
In her book, McCulley, along with collaborator Nora Shank, explain the true meaning of female productivity, according to the Bible. They delve into the topics of feminism and being godly and ambitious while providing a blueprint to single and married women working in or outside of the home to understand God's purpose for their identity.
"I wanted to write this book to help women in all stages of life think clearly about the God-given gifts and opportunities they have, and how to invest those individual and specific situations in light of eternity," said McCulley. more >>
Across the United States people will soon be holding events over a period of seven days to advance the value of the institution of marriage.
Known as National Marriage Week, the annual event will go from Friday, Feb. 7 through the following Friday, which is St. Valentine's Day.
Sheila Weber, executive director for National Marriage Week USA, told The Christian Post that this will be the fifth year for the observance. more >>
The Indian village where a woman was ordered to be gang-raped on the orders of a kangaroo court earlier this week has defended the men who participated in sexually violating her.
Both women and men alike in Chowhatta in West Bengal, India, have come to the defense of the at least a dozen men who attacked a woman, who was punished for having a relationship with man who lived outside of their town.
Authorities have been hampered in their investigations into the horrific gang rape incident, according to The Times of India. Local residents have said that they do not want authorities entering Chowhatta and "interfering in our daily lives." They have also moved to prevent journalists from entering the village and "demeaning their culture." more >>
Christian author Shaunti Feldhahn writes about 12 habits that most couples embrace that make their marriages happy and successful in her new book, The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages. Contrary to popular belief, Feldhahn discovered that highly happy couples put into practice seemingly negative habits like going to bed angry and not looking to their marriage for happiness, among others.
After interviewing and surveying 1,000 couples to uncover the most important habits, Feldhahn found that these "secrets" are shared among individuals regardless of age or racial background or any other factors. Furthermore, she found that half of marriages in America are not prone to fail but the truth lies closer to 30 percent and even less within the church.
"The key is that no matter what the state of your marriage, small changes in awareness and action truly can change everything," writes Feldhahn. "These habits can yield gold for those who apply them." more >>
A Michigan church recently began offering worship services geared toward bringing more men into the congregation and helping with the everyday issues they may face.
"If men make the unselfish decision to fulfill their obligation to their wives and children, many problems like the fatherless epidemic simply go away," Mikie Bartee, who is Connection Church's pastor of development and leads Man Church, told The Christian Post. "We believe many of the problems facing America today are solvable problems … It's not a religious problem or a socioeconomic problem, it's a man problem."
Connection Church of Canton held its first "Man Church" service last Thursday. Bartee told CP that the opening service was "awesome," with nearly 90 men in attendance. more >>
Comedian Sarah Silverman recently invoked Jesus in a profanity-laced, pro-abortion skit to rally support for a national pride day for women and some critics have dismissed it as offensive and blasphemous.
The event billed, "From V to Shining V," is scheduled for Sept. 28 and is being organized by a group called Lady Parts Justice. The group is aiming to set up rallies in all 50 state capital cities and Silverman is expected to lead one in Concord, N.H.
A video of the skit, which was posted to YouTube on Tuesday, shows NCIS actor Michael Weatherly appearing as Jesus Christ to Silverman and declares to her that he is "really bummed by all these people who use my name for intolerance and oppression." more >>