The ‘F’ word

[This is part of a series of sorts on topics that all seem scary to me. I think they are confusing and hard and complicated. Enjoy. :) ]

Feminism is not simple.

Feminists, (despite what some people might have you believe), are not all wild women who want to take over the world.

Oh, and btw, those who hold tightly to complementarian theology, (despite what some people might have you believe), are not all misogynistic or obsessed with keeping women ‘in their place’.

Scripture is clear: men and women are equal. (Genesis 1:27, 1 Cor 11:11-12…)

Cowardly fabs

This blog is called ‘thoughts from Fabs’.

I named it that because that’s what I wanted it to be: a place for ideas from my weird and self-professed faulty mind.

I am starting to learn though, that it doesn’t work that way with words.  Turns out, you can’t just throw out thoughts and theories and expect people to discern for themselves which ones you mean and which ones are pure speculation.

It’s a lot of pressure. How can I be sure that what I ‘mean’ today will be what I ‘mean’ in the years and days to come?

Watch fabs

Guys!

A while back, I worked on a project with Ministry Grid (through Lifeway).  You can check out part of the Story of Ruth here.

So fun!

Providence promises for moms

Happy Mama’s Day weekend!

I read something on Providence today, and it made me think of mothers.  I imagine, if I were a mom – that would be one of the doctrine’s that kept me breathing.providence

Whether you have had a week where everything is falling apart, or whether it’s been a week of visible blessing, let these 13 truths be the place your feet find to stand:

(1) God is in control of His universe.

My explicit confession

My name is Fabienne.  I’m a woman.  And I’m complementarian.

I’ve been complementarian for about six years now.

There.  I said it.

Being a complementarian means that I believe men and women are made differently. I think we are designed for different roles to reflect different parts of the character of God.Confession

As I shared on Friday, I think it’s time to speak up.  Because despite what people may think, this belief hasn’t played out in my life in being chained to the kitchen sink or pushed to the corner.  I’ve seen it play out in an empowerment and valuing of women.