Sunday, November 25, 2012
A blog about Headship
Yesterday I read this article on a blog:
I found it really sad - here are people feeling unhappy because the expectations they have about marriage and relationships are based on ideas that don't seem to connect with their real lives. I particularly feel sad for these decent, Godly, caring men who are not able to live comfortably with a set of expectations laid on them by their churches, their pastors and those around them.
The reason I feel a degree of sadness and empathy for these men, and others like them is because I know what it is like to live with the tension of having a set of gifts and abilities, inadequacies and lacks, that seem to be god-given but which some people want me to think are a result of my sin, are not right for me to act on, that I shouldn't develop, that I shouldn't use in ministry in the church. I know that because I am a woman pastor. So with kindness and grace I want to say to these men "Welcome to my world" *
*Can we try and change this world, so that we can be who we are, who we have been made by God, rather than be defined by our gender?