Yes, the Christian Church has an “s-word” all of its own and it is “submission.” Everyone has some sort of reaction when they encounter that word. It may be positive and it may be challenging, especially with the changing attitudes of our culture. A traditional approach to understanding how men and women relate isn’t always well-received, even within the Christian community. The concept of egalitarianism is actually on the rise within the Church. What does that all mean for both Christian men and women of today?
In this episode, Jory and Jennifer explore and discuss what Jesus said and demonstrated about the role of women in life and ministry during his time on Earth 2,000 years ago and how that translates to living in modern America. What does “submission,” as it is used in Scripture, really mean? How should it look today, for both men and women, in both the home and elsewhere? How can we reconcile tradition, Biblical directives, and our culture?
About Jennifer Miller
Jennifer Miller is a Christian pastor, counselor, and author who has dedicated her career to helping individuals, couples, and families strengthen their faith and their relationships.
Her new book, “No Longer Two: A Guide to How God Created Men, Women, and Marriage,” available on Amazon, is a compilation of all the wisdom she has gained and shared over the years on what truly makes relationships work.
In addition to teaching and writing on marriage and family topics, she serves as the Co-Executive Director of The Center for Living Well, a nonprofit Christian wellness ministry, based in Phoenix, Arizona with divisions in Canada and Michigan.
Jennifer’s Success Tips
~ Investigate the biblical definition of “submission” and consider how it relates to your life experience, where you might need to do some reconciling of differences
~ Stop avoiding the subject of submission and be intentional with conversations at home about roles and expectations
~ Read for yourself what Jesus said and did for women during his time on Earth and see how you might apply those principles to your life and relationships
~ Join Jory and Jennifer’s group coaching experience, “Relationship on Purpose,” starting in January (learn more www.joryfisher.com/healthyrelationships)
Jennifer’s Quote of the Day
“Guilt is wasteful. Pride is childish.” ~ Ben Howard
Jory’s Success Tips
~ Don’t compare yourself to others.
~ Take mini-Sabbath rests throughout your day and week.
~ Celebrate your femininity.
Jory’s Quote of the Day
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ~Oscar Wilde
Listen to Jory and Jennifer by clicking the audio player below.
Piano music by David Nevue.