I’m a Christian egalitarian.
You too? You’ve come to the right place.
Since egalitarianism still gets a bad rap in Christian circles, I wanted to create a battle-free zone for egalitarian Christian women to talk about both the deep things and the little things of life. Here, we’re concerned less about proving egalitarianism as a valid, biblical belief and more about discussing every day life with other women who share that belief.
I write about things egalitarian women care about, like gender issues, finding a place within the church, and tips for making better conversation and better relationships. Sometimes I get technical about the Greek, and sometimes I get angry at the injustices people suffer and perpetrate — but mostly, I talk about working, loving, and figuring out existence, just like egalitarian women do in real life, as normal human beings.
But I don’t wish to speak for all egalitarian women. To me, the essence of egalitarianism is affirming the personhood of each man and woman outside of gender stereotypes. Here’s where you, the reader, share your own interests and ideas. What does your womanhood look like? Let’s talk!
Unsure of egalitarianism? Read along, anyways!
Egalitarians believe that wives should submit to their husbands. We acknowledge the beautiful differences between the sexes. We celebrate femininity. We support stay-at-home mothers. We draw our teachings, inspiration, and redemption from Christ, the gospel, and Scripture.
We also believe that husbands should mutually submit to their wives, that gender differences do not lend support to gender inequality, that femininity and female vocation is not a one-size-fits-all box, and that the gospel narrative supports the liberation and equality of women.
We want Christian women to know they are persons with unique callings and stories, that they share more in common with men as humans than they do differences as male and female, and that their femininity reflects God’s nature too. Look around. Feel free to ask questions. I promise we don’t bite.