Over in Hrothgar’s Hall, our citizens-only area, somebody asked a great question which I’m summarizing and anonymizing here because I think the conversation will be very beneficial to have available publicly.
Many men and women who are committed to the biblical teaching on man and woman have not, in all their lives, heard the biblical teaching on male and female applied to the sphere of the world (workplace, government, military, etc.).
Assuming those we are teaching have good will and a desire to learn, how do we apply biblical sexuality beyond the church and home to women? How should their sex be lived in the world, and how can they teach this to other women? It’s easy to give the principle that being male and female doesn’t stop at the door of our homes and churches, but there’s a lot less out there on how to take it further.
For men there is an obvious (though general) biblical application to protect and provide and lead outside the home. What is the equivalent for women?
How do you answer questions from a woman who has been appointed to higher leadership roles in local government and wonders if she was faithful to Scripture in accepting these roles? Or, how do you answer a woman who has done well at the executive level in the business world but now questions whether she was disobedient to God?
So many women, young and old today have these questions because they have succeeded in higher-level leadership positions in local government and business, but now are asking if they were outside of God’s will.