7 Lies Churches Tell Women

“The culture of women in the church today is crippled by some very pervasive lies. ‘To be spiritual is to be busy.  To be spiritual is to be disciplined. To be spiritual is to be dutiful.’  No to be spiritual is to be in a Romance with God.”

That is one of the quotes that hit me hardest from John & Stasi Eldredge’s book Captivatimg (review, quotes from the book)

Four other lies I hear are

  • To be spiritual is to act like you’re happy all the time.
  • To be spiritual is to act like your marriage and kids are perfect.
  • To be spiritual is to be quiet and not create waves.
  • To be spiritual is to let the men lead (or fail to lead) even when you have a God-given passion to do something.

Are any of these lies pervasive in your church?

What other lies do you hear churches telling women?

If you’re a woman, what lies have you been told by churches?  How have these lies affected you and the women around you?

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