Wife? Nope. Mother? Nope. Great cook? Well … working on it.
Katelyn and Roxy both grew up in homes that felt more egalitarian — there wasn’t an emphasis on gender roles or an elevation of a “traditional” family model. However, somewhere along the way, they began to encounter ideas from church and Christian culture about what a “godly” woman looked like. This maven of domesticity kept a clean home, a well-fed brood and a satisfied spouse. She was queen of her home but submissive to her husband. And she was smoking hot. In this episode, Katelyn and Roxy unpack some of their own lingering baggage around this female Christian ideal and they talk to author and historian Beth Allison Barr about why “biblical womanhood” isn’t really all that biblical. Plus, a special appearance from a fan-favorite guest.
Feminism and Christianity are often pitted against each other. But the Bible isn’t the reason why.
- Beth Allison Barr, author of “The Making of Biblical Womanhood” and professor of history at Baylor University
- The Rev. Ben DeHart, vicar of The Parish of Calvary-St.George’s and co-host of the podcast “Our Triune Pod“