I will never forget my first semester in the Women’s Studies program at Southwestern. I decided to tackle the hardest class first…Biblical Theology of Womanhood. I remember sitting in class and hearing the professor teach on the roles of women, and I thought I had stepped back in time. This teaching was not what I was expecting. Every Tuesday and Thursday I would sit through the class furious about what the professor taught. She actually told us that the highest calling of women was to be a wife and/or mother. At that time I was not married, so I wondered how that fit into my life. I was at seminary to learn how to do ministry not learn how to be a good wife! Yet, through the class God showed me that I was a feminist and didn’t even know it. Every day I praise God for that Biblical Theology of Womanhood class, for, through it, God began to work on my hardened heart to bring me to a place of submission before Him.
So how did I go from resenting the idea of being a wife and homemaker to actually loving the calling that God has given me? It has definitely been a journey.