Masculine and feminine

“Just as big muscles and athletic ability do not evidence biblical masculinity, so weakness, passivity, and fear do not evidence biblical femininity. Both are caricatures. … biblical femininity is a constellation of heart qualities. A woman with biblical femininity is strong, convinced, and unshakable. Faith is her bedrock. ‘Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come’ (Prov. 31:25). Just as men become more masculine around men who are humble servant leaders, so they become more masculine in the presence of biblical femininity.”

–Bill Farley, Gospel-Powered Parenting

Read more: Candice Watters’ “Hyper-Achieving Women, Underachieving Man


3 thoughts on “Masculine and feminine

  1. Ahh! I love this so much! Such a great, powerful quote! If only more of us men would realize when peer pressure and social norms come against us, that humility is true masculinity. It’s pretty darn difficult being a godly man/woman. Thank God we have Jesus!

  2. Yes – this has been the hot topic of the week with one of my friends here – I’m trying to get the phrase “Woman up!” to catch on… think it’ll happen? And my favorite men are the humble ones. And my favorite women know that strength & dignity are never out of style. High five, Casey!

    1. WOAH. It is so cool to see you write this, because I’ve actually been thinking a lot about the idea of “Wo-MAN-ing up” these days… awesome 🙂

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