Why are so many well-intentioned women falling for poor—even false—theology? The Devil has been effectively targeting women from the beginning, so why are they often left to fend for themselves in so-called women’s ministries?
Strengthening women in the church strengthens the whole church. Cultivating resolved, competent women equips them to fulfill their calling as Christ’s disciples and men’s essential allies. Writing to concerned women and church officers, Aimee Byrd pinpoints the problem, especially the commodification of women’s ministry. Aimee answers the hot-button issues—How can women grow in discernment? How should pastors preach to women? What are our roles within the church?—and points us in the direction of a multifaceted solution.
Part One: Pinpointing a Real Problem
1. The Danger in Women’s Ministries
2. Always Learning and Never Able to Arrive at the Knowledge of the Truth
Part Two: Examining Our Context
3. Eve, Households, and Mary
4. How the Church Ministers to Every Member
5. Women’s Ministry as a Commodity
Part Three: Working toward a Solution
6. Men Learning from Women?
7. What Should We Be Doing Then?
Part Four: Honing Our Skills
8. Competent Allies
9. Honing and Testing Our Discernment Skills
10. Preaching to Women and Sitting under the Word
“Aimee Byrd is asking the right questions. . . . [She] steers the discussion about women and the church back to its rightful place by uniting a high view of Scripture and a high view of women.”
—Karen Swallow Prior, professor of English, Liberty University
“Women are our most committed resource for doing the work of the kingdom, and they deserve our best thinking and support. . . . Aimee Byrd writes with wit and wisdom, biblical clarity and theological maturity.”
—Liam Goligher, senior minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
“Aimee Byrd fearlessly takes on a range of problems that are not often addressed. . . . May all those who need to hear her message give it heed.”
—Kathy Keller, author, Jesus, Justice, and Gender Roles
About the author
Aimee Byrd is just an ordinary mom of three who has also been a martial arts student, coffee shop owner, and Bible study teacher. Author of Housewife Theologian, she now blogs about theology and the Christian life and co-hosts The Mortification of Spin podcast.