Week 5 Battle of the Sexes: Additional Resources

Hello sisters! As we end week 5 of our study I would like to share a few additional resources for a deeper study. All these can be found on the True Woman 101 website at http://www.truewomanbooks.com.

Click here to watch a video with Mary called The Genesis of Gender.

Here is an article that can be found on the Revive Our Hearts Blog. Click here to read Does the Bible Believe in Women? by Paula Hendricks Marsteller.

Click here to read an article by Carolyn McCulley, My Liberation from Feminism.

Lastly, Revive Our Hearts has a radio with lots of great programs on this very topic we’re studying. There are 3 series in this program that I would like to share. Just click on the title to read or listen to each program.

A Battle in the Garden

Healing from Hurt in Relationships

Investing in the True Woman Movement

I hope you enjoy these additional resources. Please let us know how we can be praying for you throughout the study! Have a great weekend!

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Woman’s Ministry

Week 5 Battle of the Sexes: Discussion Questions

Hello dear sisters! I hope you have been enjoying the study as much as we have. This week as we’ve learned how sin has affected the male-female relationship. ” God created the sexes to live in oneness and harmony. But sin changed all that. Sin damaged woman’s inherent softness. Sin also damaged man’s inherent strength. Sin twisted and distorts gender and creates pain in the male-female relationship. It pits male and female against each other.

Here are some discussion questions. You can share your thoughts and comments here, write them down in your book during your quiet time or discuss them with another sister doing the study with you. These all come from the homework.

  1. Is there a relationship, sin, or struggle for which you need hope and deliverance?
  2. Read Revelation 21:4 in the margin on page 123. What are some attitudes and/or behaviors in relationships that induce pain, which you would like to see “pass away”?
  3. Where do you see men in your sphere of relationships “battling” against the pain of manhood?
  4. How do you feel when a girlfriend confides to you about how she’s been hurt by a man in her life?

“The problem in the male-female relationship isn’t men. It’s sin. And sin is something that affects women just as much as it affects men. Men and women may sin in different ways, but the truth of the matter is that All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Women are not innocent. Women are sinners. Women can’t fix sin. So we can’t fix men. And we can’t fix the male-female relationship. But Jesus – the Lamb of God – is willing and able to cover our sin and clothe us with His righteousness. He will help get manhood and womanhood right.” How could our marriages and other male-female relationship improve we as a True Woman really understood this?

We had a great discussion in our Monday Night group. Click here to see our video. I hope you enjoy it! Please let us know how we can be praying for you!

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Women’s Ministry

True Woman 101: Week 5 Battle of the Sexes

Hello sisters welcome to week 5: Battle of the Sexes. This week we learned the painful consequence of sin that bring trouble to the male-female relationships. We are all affected by this battle that came about as the result of the fall.

I wanted to share a paragraph from day 1 on page 119. “In this fallen world, we all experience the brokenness of sin, but God wants us to focus on His hope and deliverance, and to rely on His power to overcome the Serpent and his schemes.”

On day 2 the authors discuss how Eve took matters into her own hands. She didn’t acknowledge her husband who was standing by her side, she didn’t consult him, ask his input or direction, she simply acts. “She took and ate it” Genesis 3:6 NIV. I don’t know about you but I have definitely been guilty of this. I encourage to include your husbands, seek his advice and counsel. If you are single, seek direction from godly men in your life when situations warrant it. Seek the counsel of our Heavenly Father. Don’t fall into the sin like Eve.

Because of sin “you will have the urge to control, resist, oppose, and act against your husband. Whereas you were intended to function as one – in harmony, in peace, in unity – there will be a barrier between you. Instead of following your husband’s lead and pulling together with him in seeking to serve and glorify God, you’ll have the inclination to grab control of the reins and independently go your own way.”

Are you working together with your husband in seeking to serve and glorify God?

Once you’ve completed the homework for this week click here to watch the True Woman 101 Week 5: Battle of the Sexes. 

Come back on Wednesday for our Discussion Questions. You can share your thoughts and comments with us here, jot them down in your book during your quiet time or discuss them with another sister doing the study with you. Please let us know how we can pray for you throughout the study. Have a great week!

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Ministry