I have just finished reading a wonderful book titled Designed for Joy. This book focuses on the roles of Christian men and women in today's society and how the gospel impacts us. A group of authors come together and weigh in about their thoughts on being and raising men, femininity, submission, discipline, raising our kids in a transgender world and more! I loved reading the different views and as a wife and mother I enjoyed the insight into the man's mind as the men explained how they view living Christ like and raising their sons to do the same.
At the beginning of the book Jonathan Parnell examines sexuality through three perspectives sex, gender, and gender identity. He explains the first perspective is biological (sex) which is given by God and this regulates the others. The second perspective (gender) is societal and is how others view males and females act. And the third is psychological (gender identity) how we view men and women act. He goes on to define manhood from there.
Some of my favorite words from the Masculinity Handed Down chapter by Joe Rigney:
A perspective I hadn't previously thought of as a mother.
As women, we should raise our sons to live like this!
This is one of my favorite quotes from The Feminine Focus chapter
of the book by Trilla Newbell:
I think this is very true and have never heard or read of it expressed this way, but Trilla is on point! Makes me even more proud to be my husband's helper! So empowering!
Family Christian is giving away one copy of this book to one blessed winner!
Giveaway ends Sept. 14th at 11:59pm CST!
You can purchase this book here!
~Be beautiful, inspired, and blessed!