The lost art of servanthood (a letter to my feminist sisters)

Dear sisters, dear spiritual mothers and daughters and midwives and stay at home mamas;

Dear women pastors and elders and janitors and lawyers and teachers and artists,

I celebrate us. I think this is obvious from my Woman’s Manifesto.

But.

I fear for us too.

I fear we’ve lost the art of servanthood.

(for the rest of this post, please join me over HERE at Prodigal Magazine today, friends. Thank you. And don’t forget to link up your imperfect posts tomorrow at Imperfect Prose.) 



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7 Comments

  1. I see you are being attacked by this article on the other site. Whenever I speak about biblical submission, I get attacked by the feminists trolls, I assume, but I simply don’t publish their comments. Your article was wonderful! They try and twist God’s ways into something very ugly. You are a very talented writer. Love, Lori

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  2. I agree, Lori.

    When we have to explain our positions (like Rachael and the others have) then we are not following Christ.

    ~lisa

    ps. Another sister in Christ lead me here. I am looking for Godly women out there in internet land and I am fortune enough to have found a very few, good, God fearing women. It is nice to know when I fall, I am NOT the only one. ;o)

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  3. Oh how you speak to me! I too come from a long line of willful women…women who browbeat their husbands and nag and criticize and completely run the show. And then they criticize their mothers for not being submissive, for not teaching them to love their husbands properly. It was something I vowed to do differently. I had to work harder at it the first few years, but now that I’ve gotten to see the benefits of gentleness and given my husband the space to be the man God intends him to be, it is easier. And he thanks me all the time for not being this way (especially after a visit with my parents :). I hope we are setting an example and changing the future, just as you hope for your sons. Much love,
    Rachel

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  4. I got this, and as a recovering feminist, totally got it. I read almost all of the comments at PM and it saddened my heart. It seems we haven’t learned very much from the example of Jesus… he too stood against the politically correct and they crucified him… sad that we tend to crucify each other in the comment sections of our blogs. (Don’t misread that to say that a great dialogue of apposing sides it not merited, but there is a difference between dialog and crucifying.) It’s that crucifixion that makes me wonder if I am cut out for the writing world. I think you are brilliantly brave!

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    • Oh how I hope you won’t think “crucifixion” and the writing world go hand in hand! I certainly see how one could think that, based on so many, many forums we have today to write something and then see it deconstructed and picked apart by “strangers”. Still, I submit… you don’t have to open yourself up to that in order to write. There are all sorts of writers and in this day and age probably more of us call ourselves by that vocation when we should not, but I digress… what I mean to say is…. if you want to write, then write!! Do not be discouraged by the sea of unrest that is known as the blogging world… set your boundaries and stick to them and write. My goodness, if I thought I must partake in the chaos of modern day social media in order to express myself, I would be very sad indeed.
      And I agree with you… some things are great to dialogue about…. I just happen to think there are better venues than online in which to do most of that. ;>
      Blessings!
      Maria

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  5. Your post is amazing, sweet friend. Thank you for your obedience to Christ and the message He’s given to you, my dear one.

    Janelle Marie

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  6. This post in a nutshell: “I was tired and not very nice about this nacho thing, so nobody be a feminist.”

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