Woman Lives Biblically: Feminist Calls Husband “Master”

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A woman who decided to live “biblically” for one year and wrote a book about her findings is garnering heaps of praise and criticism for her decision.

Rachel Held Evans, who describes herself as a feminist Christian, says her end goal had everything to do with being a woman, despite what her critics are saying.

Evans says she wanted “To call into question that there is a single blueprint of how to be a woman. There’s no single model in the Bible – as soon as you think you have found it a woman comes along and breaks it. Everyone picks and chooses. There are verses that say ‘submit to your husband’, but also those that say ‘submit to one another’. The more women know about the bible the more they can respond when people try to silence them.”

During what she calls “The Womanhood Project“, Evans made her own clothes, grew her hair out, lived outside her home in a tent when she was having her period, called her husband “Master”, and sat alone on the roof of her home as penance after deciding she had been gossiping or nagging, which comes from the Bible verse “it is better to live in a corner of a roof than in a house shared with a contentious woman”. In doing so, she hoped to gain a greater understanding of the Bible and a woman’s role according to it, which is sometimes presented as contradictory passages.

Unfortunately, because her book, “A Year Of Biblical Womanhood”, contains the word “vagina” it will not be carried by Christian bookstore chain Lifeway. When asked about it, Evans said, “I don’t know if they were more offended by my vagina or my brain. The only thing I know is that my editor said, ‘If you leave this word in, there’s a good chance LifeWay won’t carry it.’”





Woman Lives Biblically: Feminist Calls Husband “Master”
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  • Sheila Norman

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

  • Kathryn

    WTF she calls him master that is not BIBLICAL living. The husband should treat his wife as his most prized, and should never ever harm her. screw whoever thinks anyone should call someone MASTER!

    • Gunnar Larson

      OK! Your saying screw Sarah (Abraham’s wife) who called Abraham “Master”, Abraham who was called “Master” by his wife and the references to this (Genesis) scripture in the New Testament by the Apostle Paul. Your are displaying first of all ignorance of the Bible and secondly rebellion which the Bible calls “Spirit of Witch Craft”. If you don’t care anyway, then you’ll go to Hell. If you do – read HIS WORD, repent, believe in HIM and live.

  • Joe

    I suppose she doesn’t shave her p*ssy…?

  • Joe

    Wow…christians….are morons

    • AD

      What she did is just for publicity which is why this story is here and have no idea of how to be a christian woman. JESUS is not a moron and we HIS follwers are very far from the word moron. Unfortunatenately it is people like who misrepresent the bible that gets heard first in the world we live in.

  • Kaleb

    She has no understanding of the bible at all. Instead she tried to make a mockery out of everything which in return she will pay for it.

  • http://yahoo Laura

    Please, will everyone quit being so mean and judgmental. Hasn’t your mother ever told you if you can’t say anything nice to not say anything at all? How about do unto others as you would have them do unto you?

  • Garanduser

    Sometimes sleeping in a tent sounds good to escape my nagging fishwife. The roof even.

  • l.s.thomas

    I read through the article in the hope of meeting someone who had done something worthwhile. It was a huge disappointment and i read to find some little speck of a worth while idra. This was playing cops and robbers or baby games in the garden. Make some money any how.Good luck

  • Rob

    Lifeway not carrying this book has ZERO toi do with the author using the word vagina. It has EVERYTHING to do withnthe author pushing the heresy known as “Emergent Church Theology”

  • David W

    The three simple truths here that can be garnered from this article:

    1. Most of what modern Christians criticize is actually Biblical
    2. Most women (both inside Christianity and outside “looking in”) are either woefully ignorant or just looking for parts to justify themselves, which is wrong (men do it to, so it is not just women).
    3 A woman “living Biblically” would help her to understand the Bible more (as well as the Mind of God), but also is a mirror exposing the areas where she is blatantly in consistent opposition to Him, and the ones who would have the hardest time dealing with that are actually in the Body of Christ.

    • Helen

      Well she lived according to her and her consults interpretation of the bible,for example standin on the side of the street wearing pants with a sign about her husband is not biblical.

  • jaykay7

    Obviously, not everyone will like this…but I find it a worthy experiment in times where most of us arent’ sure how TO behave these days…the methods are a little out of the box, but this is a good woman trying something out that we can All learn from. good luck:)

  • Carol

    I think it was great experiment. It really hasn’t helped me any ,I lived that way for over 15 years, I still don’t have a husband, but this is old testament, after he died for I sins everything changed,no master, no super subserviance, This is what the muslims want their woman to do, we are helpmates- in gods eyes, “She gets hers and he gets his.”

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