Abuse, marriage, social justice, women's issues

13 Signs You Are Probably In An Abusive Relationship

This is my story. A part of my life that held many mistakes, much pain, and heartache I never knew possible. A part of my life I am not proud of. It is a part of my life that God has redeemed, restored, and forgiven me for as well as brought complete healing to me… Continue reading 13 Signs You Are Probably In An Abusive Relationship

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What God Really Cares About

A few months back, a gentleman on Twitter, in the course of an argument with an egalitarian, posited with a note of accusation that, essentially, egalitarians wouldn't approach the doctrine of the Trinity with the same flippancy towards the plain words of scripture as they do with the passages relating to gender roles. That buzzed… Continue reading What God Really Cares About

Modesty, Uncategorized

Modesty 101: Are dress codes helpful or harmful?

by Christine Woolgar   It might have escaped your notice, but Hogwarts has a dress code. In having a uniform, Hogwarts’ follows mainstream practice in UK primary and secondary schools (that is, those for pupils up to the age of 16). Uniforms certainly differ, but regardless of how a school is funded, they all have… Continue reading Modesty 101: Are dress codes helpful or harmful?

Biblical Marriage, complementarianism, Comptradictions, Egalitarianism

Focusing on Your Role is Not Enough

Has anyone else heard from complementarians that it's not the husband's job to make his wife submit to him, that he's just to lead with following Christ and a godly wife will follow? A godly wife will decide what submission to her husband means. The husband doesn’t tell the wife how to submit, and the… Continue reading Focusing on Your Role is Not Enough

Equality, Patriarchy, social justice, women's issues

Open Letter to the Sisterhood of Social Justice Warriors

Sisterhood. It's a word I hear a lot. A word I love. "Sisterhood" is simply a group of women linked together by a common denominator. To my Christian Social Justice Sisters, I am so grateful for you. I am so grateful for your hearts, your minds, your existence. Mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, friends, soulmates. I… Continue reading Open Letter to the Sisterhood of Social Justice Warriors

complementarianism, Egalitarianism, Marriage Monday

Complementarian and Egalitarian: What Does It All Mean?

On Ezer Rising, we talk a lot about two words that may, or may not, be new or unfamiliar to you. Maybe you have heard them but have no clue what they actually mean. We want to clarify and define the words "Egalitarian" and "Complementarian" for you and help you understand what we mean when… Continue reading Complementarian and Egalitarian: What Does It All Mean?

Egalitarianism, Equality, Race Issues in the Church, Stories and Testimonies, Women of Color, Women of the Bible

The Lonely Journey: My Search to Find Women of Color in the Bible

The Bible is the mirror image we are to look in daily to be reminded who we are and whose we are. It is crucial that our leaders look into this mirror and tell us ALL of what they see. Because these stories are the DNA and legacy the next generation of world Christians will be carrying. I desire the greater church to find their inheritance and identity in Christ more than I was ever given opportunity, as a young woman of color, throughout my biblical pursuit and training. In order to do that, I believe church leaders will need to see themselves as the appointed Storytellers they are. Telling the full story of Jesus that includes women who bore many colors.