The book of Judith depicts one such woman of faith, who is as chaste and shrewd as she is beautiful. Judith uses her superficial charms as a gateway to her gallant actions, which save her people and exemplify her trust in Yahweh.
If we read the Bible without preconceived ideas about “roles” that men and women should play on this earth, we can begin to see its true teaching. Unfortunately, most of us have been brought up with predetermined concepts of what the Bible says that men and women should be like and in what ways they should serve the Lord.
We must educate women and men that they are human and Christian before they are male or female, rich or poor, black or white, and so forth. This is the teaching of Scripture, and we are stronger in our service when we embrace our renewal in Christ above all else.
In Love & War, the Eldredges attribute the "absurdity of marriage" to innate gender discrepancies. Men and women are so fundamentally different, they assert, that it is no wonder that few can make it work.