For too long, Christianity as a whole has ignored, belittled, and even outright suppressed the feminine. I’ve witnessed first-hand the dysfunction that such imbalance creates within individuals and families.
When we portray God using only masculine terms, it’s natural for women to think that godliness is more of a masculine virtue. Instead of embracing our natural feminine strengths, we either suppress our unique traits and try to act more like men, or we simply back down and defer to men, becoming weak, needy, and helpless. Either way, true femininity becomes something shoved into the shadows, something shameful and inferior.
When we portray God using only masculine terms, it’s natural for men to assume that God is far more like them than their wives, mothers, and sisters. Such an unconscious assumption allows men to see themselves as the superior gender and it becomes easy to take women less seriously, especially regarding spiritual matters. Men suffer for not being able to receive what women have to offer.
When we portray God using only masculine terms, everyone suffers- both women and men. There’s so much that could be said on this topic, so much that has been said by so many. I am thankful to be living in a time of a long overdue great feminine awakening. The Feminine Spirit is arising to take her rightful place beside the Masculine in equal power and importance.
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Yes! Overly masculine imagery of God is harmful for all people. Great post!
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