We live in a time when the biblical picture of biblical manhood and womanhood has been blurred, confused and redefined. It seems taboo to think that there is actually a difference in role and function between males and females, moms and dads, boys and girls. John Piper frames our situation in this way:
“The tendency today is to stress the equality of men and women by minimizing the unique significance of our maleness or femaleness. But this depreciation of male and female personhood is a great loss. It is taking a tremendous toll on generations of young men and women who do not know what it means to be a man or a woman. Confusion over the meaning of sexual personhood today is epidemic…the consequences are more divorce, more homosexuality, more sexual abuse, more promiscuity, more social awkwardness, and more emotional distress and suicide that come with the loss of God-given identity.”
–Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
How can we make our way forward in such a confusing landscape? What does the Bible teach about gender roles in the home, in the church and in the marketplace? What can parents do to train their children to be successful in marriage, family, and leaving a godly legacy? This session will focus on biblical passages regarding our personhood as males and females. What is a biblical model of manhood and womanhood? What are we training our children to be? How much freedom do you give your adolescent or teen? What limitations must you have? Join us as we delve into these issues and see what the Bible says… and doesn’t say.
Date: Friday, May 22nd
Location: First Baptist Church, Missouri City, Family Life Center. Click Here for Directions and a Map to the Seminar.
Session 1: Unity and Diversity: Why Has God Made us Different and the Same?
Session 2: Recovering A Vision for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
Session 3: Panel Discussion and Q & A
Childcare will be provided–please indicate your need as you register online.