Ezer Rising: Coming to 16 Cities/3 Countries in October! #EzerRisingMeetUps

In October we will be hosting 16 "Meet Ups" across the United States, Toronto, and Scotland! We hope that you will consider coming out and joining us for an afternoon of coffee and conversation! Ezer Rising Meet Ups will be a great time to meet the people in our online community! We will have a… Continue reading Ezer Rising: Coming to 16 Cities/3 Countries in October! #EzerRisingMeetUps

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.

Biblical Marriage, Egalitarianism, For the Men, husband, marriage, Patriarchy, Uncategorized

Equality in Marriage: An Unexpected Ramification

I’d like to talk today about one ramification of equality in marriage that may not come easily to many men coming out of a traditional gender role environment. I’ve certainly had to learn this lesson the hard way, and I’m not even going to pretend to have arrived at a state of enlightenment here – more like a daily war of attrition with laziness. I don’t want to project too much, so I’ll talk to myself here, and maybe folks can follow along if they see themselves in my monologue.

Marriage Monday, Stories and Testimonies

#MarriageMonday: My Journey Into Egalitarianism

I’ve shared bits and pieces of my own personal story here and why I’m so passionate about spreading the dangers of complementarianism. My husband and I went through a very, very dark period of 5 years. We had always functioned as a team. And then, because of complementarianism in our lives (we had no idea… Continue reading #MarriageMonday: My Journey Into Egalitarianism