True Woman 101 Online Bible Study Week 8

Welcome back to the Womens Bible Cafe and our final discussion of  True Woman 101  by Mary Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss.  We did it ladies…we’ve finished our 8 week study of Biblical womanhood!!! I’m so proud of you for not quitting and for sticking to your personal commitment. With certainty, there were many opportunities for you to just give up and quit. Those women who did quit will most likely regret their decision, so please keep them in prayer and don’t be tempted to criticize or judge them.  A seed has been planted and someday it will bear fruit. I can’t tell you how many Bible studies I did not complete when I was new to faith. It takes time to develop the spiritual discipline of Bible study. Don’t worry if you did not finish this study, complete it independently or save it for another time.

This week in our study we learned about the quiet “counterrevolution” and sharing Biblical womanhood with others. We also looked at 10 ways to make a difference and get involved in this change and signed the manifesto in the back of the workbook. As we approach the holiday season of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Kwanza, we have the opportunity to demonstrate our own Biblical womanhood to others. Let them see Christ in you, the Heiress and Daughter of the King.

I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark. John 12:46 NLT

Go back through your workbook and copy some of your favorite scripture verses onto index cards or into your tablet or iPad. Then each week memorize the scripture so you carry it in your heart and mind (see Deut 11:18 NLT).

Thank you for allowing this humble servant to lead you in such an important study. I’ve come from a background rooted in the feminist movement, and have been receptive to the lessons we’ve learned these past 8-weeks. It helped me to see where I walked off the path and how to set my feet firmly into God’s will for women. I am thankful for the authors fo this study and for each of you who shared your personal stories during the weekly small groups.

For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV

Much love to each of you!

Homework For The Week

Discussion Questions- Discuss with your small group or post a comment below

  1. What does culture uphold as the ultimate aim of womanhood?
  2. How does culture devalue marriage and motherhood?
  3. What are some ways a childless woman might have a “household” and be the “joyful mother of children?”
  4. What are some common misconceptions about the role of helper? In your relationship with men, do you categorize yourself as helper or hindered?
  5. Did you sign the pledge in your book? What do you intend to do to support the vision for the quiet “counterrevolution” shared in the True Woman study?
  6. Would you recommend the True Woman 101 study to a friend? Why or why not?

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True Woman 101 Online Bible Study Week 7

Welcome back to the Womens Bible Cafe and our online study of  True Woman 101  by Mary Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss. We’ve just finished reading week seven in the workbook and we have one more week remaining. In our lesson this week we looked at the idea of a Spiritual Makeover and dressing ourselves in Biblical Womanhood. We learned from scripture about being the Bride of Christ…so this week I though you’d like to watch this beautiful video. Turn up the volume and watch…

Homework For The Week

  • Read Week Eight in your workbook
  • Visit www.TrueWoman101.com and watch the video for Week Eight
  • Join a small group this week. To see the small group schedule please click here
  • For those in my Saturday small group, we’ll be discussing week 8 on Saturday morning
  • Register for the next Bible study- Share Jesus Without Fear when you click here

Discussion Questions- Discuss with your small group or post a comment below

  1. What are some behaviors that would indicate a woman is devoted to a particular guy?
  2. What are some behaviors that would indicate she is devoted to Jesus?
  3. What are some common misconceptions about what it means to be gentle, quiet and/or amenable? Do you think true femininity requires some women to violate these personalities?
  4. As we looked at the aspects of Biblical beauty- gentle, quiet, amenable- is there some aspect where you need a makeover?
  5. Why do you think God’s design for womanhood is beautiful and good?

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True Woman 101 Online Bible Study Week 6

It’s time for another online Bible study session as we continue with True Woman 101  by Mary Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss. We’ve just finished reading week six in the book and I really don’t want the study to end! I’ve been blessed by my small group and the conversations we have each week- I feel like I know you personally. Many of the small group leaders are sharing similar stories of fellowship and bonding over the subject of Biblical womanhood. I’m excited to see where our final two weeks of study lead us…

This week as you studied your workbook you saw how feminism has shaped our culture, your own thinking and future generations. We looked at anger and it’s impact on women as a culture, including the extreme “girls gone wild.” On page 146 we looked at acceptable behaviors for women based on our culture. As part of your homework assignment, you then went back and checked those traits that you saw in yourself. Since I’m the mother of a teenage daughter, I did the same exercise for her and was shocked at how much she is “fitting in” to a socially acceptable climate. Someone in my small group mentioned this resembles a “plumb line” and we need to constantly check to see if we are in alignment with God’s desire for women.

“Smarten Up” was the message towards the end of our lesson this week. We’re more informed than when we started our journey to Biblical womanhood, and now our task is to adjust the plumb line. We’ll learn more about this next week. Continue with your daily study, dig deeper into scripture and invite the Holy Spirit to speak to you about God’s design for women.

It is truly a blessing to participate in this study with you!

Homework For The Week

  • Read Week Seven in your workbook
  • Visit www.TrueWoman101.com and watch the video for Week Seven
  • Join a small group this week. To see the small group schedule please click here
  • For those in my Saturday small group, we’ll be discussing week 7 on Saturday morning

Discussion Questions- Discuss with your small group or post a comment below

  1. Do you agree that the philosophy of feminism is essentially incompatible with the Christian faith? Why or why not?
  2. Can you identify ways in which feminism has influenced or shaped your attitudes, values, behavior or your thinking about womanhood?
  3. Are you angry at some man in your life for the way he treated you? Based on the scripture we read this week, how does God want you to respond?
  4. Look at the chart on page 146 in your book. Mark those actions that apply to you personally. How many marks do you have out of a possible 22? What does this tell you?
  5. Why do you think the Bible’s ideal for womanhood triggers a Fear Factor in some women?

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True Woman 101 Bible Study Week 5

Welcome back to the Womens Bible Cafe as we continue our study of True Woman 101  by Mary Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss. We’ve just finished reading week five in the book and examined the impact of the feminist movement on our current and future generations.

 Knowing the source of sin, we also know there is redemption and hope in Jesus. The first Adam led us to condemnation and a life of disobedience and sin. The Last Adam leads us to obedience, grace, righteousness and life. Make a line on a sheet of paper and and draw the two Adam’s. Then draw yourself and where you think you stand between them. Look at your drawing and decide if you need to make some adjustments in your present location. Re-read Romans 5:18-19 and Romans 5:20-21 if you need help understanding this key point.

We also learned this week how sin affects men and women differently. Were you surprised to learn that sin affects her relationships and his power, or is this something that you already knew? It surprised me and also made perfect sense in our modern world. “Satan knew that each gender’s respective strength also provided a point of vulnerability,” writes Kassian and DeMoss. “The pain of womanhood isn’t trivial. It’s real. It’s devastating. And it cannot be ignored.”

Men are not the enemy, yet we’ve been led to believe that they are. Take a look at these popular quotes:

  • A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. Gloria Steinem
  • The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.  Roseanne Barr
  • Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them. Margaret Atwood
  • I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet. Susan B. Anthony

You can find 500 more feminist quotes when you click here.

Examine your own heart and mind and see what quotes are lingering there. What  beliefs about men are lingering there? Are they in alignment with God’s will? I pray you were blessed by this week’s study and attended it with an open mind.

Homework For The Week

  • Read Week Six in your workbook
  • Visit www.TrueWoman101.com and watch the video for Week Six
  • Join a small group this week. To see the small group schedule please click here
  • For those in my Saturday small group, we’ll be discussing week 6 on Saturday morning

Discussion Questions- Discuss with your small group or answer them here when you post a comment below

  1. Are men responsible for the problem of women’s pain and discontent? What is the danger in viewing men as “the enemy?”
  2. Why do you think woman’s movement encouraged women to do womanhood their own way?
  3. Why is the obliteration or self-definition of gender roles not the solution to the pain of womanhood?
  4.  Has witnessing the pain of womanhood ever incited you to blame, rail against, or devalue manhood?
  5. How can we fight injustices towards women without demoralizing men?

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True Woman 101 Bible Study Week 4

It’s time for another online Bible study for women as we continue True Woman 101  by Mary Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss. We’ve just finished reading week four in the book and now we’re already half-way through this Bible study. Please don’t quit simply because you’ve fallen behind on your reading….it takes ONE HOUR to read an entire week’s lesson and you’ll catch up in no time. Many others are reading on time or even ahead of the group and discovering this is a fascinating and life-changing Bible study. By the time you complete all 8-weeks you’ll have a better understanding of God’s design for womanhood.

Our lesson this week centered on Satan, the notorious snake in the garden. We see the wedge he placed between man, woman and God and saw several examples of how he continues to do this today. He grabs us by the ankles and pleads with us to follow the easier route, the popular route or the fairy tale promises. He distorts the truth and adds peer pressure until we’ve fallen into a tangled web. It would be hard to find a single Christian who has not experienced this at least once in life, or sees it happening in the people around her.

After our reading this week, we realize that our interactions with men involve more than just relationship. They include kinship, commitment, unity, communion, authenticity and purity. Add the Fruit of the Spirit to the mix and you have a recipe for spiritual success!

Prayer Requests

Our Prayer Wall is the place to reach out with your prayer needs and praise reports. Please visit the page and pray for those people who are asking for you to lift them up in prayer. Pray for the leaders of this study and the women in your small group.

Homework For The Week

  • Read Week Five in your workbook
  • Visit www.TrueWoman101.com and watch the video for Week Five
  • Join a small group this week. To see the small group schedule please click here
  • For those in my Saturday small group, we’ll be discussing week 5 on Saturday morning

Discussion Questions- Discuss with your small group or answer them here when you post a comment below

  1. Refer to the characteristics of Adam and Eve on page 94 (kinship, commitment, unity, communion, authenticity, purity). Which characteristics do you find most appealing and why?
  2. What’s the problem with having an “I’ll do it my way attitude?” What ideas about God does this attitude reveal?
  3. What are some subtle lies about womanhood that Satan commonly pitches to women? Are you guilty of listening, dwelling, believing, and/or acting on any of these lies?
  4. What’s the difference between independence and interdependence? How does culture encourage women to assert their independence from men? How does this impact male/female relationships?
  5. Have you ever fallen for Satan’s sales pitch? Describe how there is/has been a “snake in the garden” with regard to your womanhood.

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