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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Autumn 2012

The print + digital magazine of CBE International

Mutuality offers articles from diverse writers who share egalitarian theology and explore its intersection with everyday life.

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The opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of CBE International or its members.

Parenting

Autumn 2012

Volume: 19 | Number: 3

Parenting

This issue of Mutuality, focused on parenting, is full of personal stories, helpful research, and biblical wisdom organized into three sections: how to share parenting responsibilities in an egalitarian way, how to empower children to recognize their worth and pursue their gifts, and how to teach children about biblical equality. 
 

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Resemble Me
By: Megan Greulich | September 5, 2012
My friends Paula and Eric welcomed their first baby just three weeks ago. Visiting them a few days after they returned from the hospital, I held baby Avery tightly and stared at his tiny face and unusually thick white blond hair—for only ten minutes before I was overcome with anxiety that I would drop [...]

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Now Panic and Freak Out: Reflections on Role-Swapping for Parents
By: Jennifer and Luke Reynolds | September 5, 2012
Picture this: A young American couple arrives in York, England with their two-year-old son to start their new life—the mother to return to school and earn a PhD at the University of York, the father to become a stay-at-home-dad. Amidst a light drizzle, they walk the streets of York on their first day in [...]

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Learning to Co-Parent
By: Kendall Potter | September 5, 2012
Even though my husband and I had exhausted (or so we thought) the topic of co-parenting our new son together, we kept finding the discussion needed some clarification. And we often found that the topic needed finessing during a diaper change or feeding session in the wee hours of the morning, when both the need [...]

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Praising Achievement: Strategies for Developing Your Children’s Confidence
By: Susan Harris Howell | September 5, 2012
“I made an A on my math exam!” your child exclaims.  “Great! You are so talented!” you respond. Or you might say, “That studying really paid off. You’ve worked hard!” On the surface, both sound like compliments. Both congratulate the child on a job well done. Both convey your pride. Yet, they are [...]

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Raising an Egalitarian Son
By: Susan McLeod-Harrison | September 5, 2012
“God is a woman,” my son, Micah, announced one day last summer when he was still three. Then he added, “You can see Mama, but you can’t see God.” My husband had just explained that it was God who made the peas we were shelling in the shade of our tree. Intrigued [...]

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Short Answers to Tough Questions: What does Paul mean when he writes that women will be saved through childbearing (1 Tim. 2:15)?
By: Jeff Miller | September 5, 2012
Though Paul knew what he meant when he said, “she will be saved through childbearing,” his meaning has long eluded his readers.

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“It Takes a Village to Raise a Child”
By: Susan McCoubrie, Jo Ellen Heil | September 5, 2012
Throughout Scripture we see numerous relationships which are as strong and loving as any biological bonds. In the Old Testament, Ruth's loyalty to her mother-in-law Naomi and Jonathan's friendship with David are well-known. The prophet Elijah mentored his successor Elisha so well that when he was carried to heaven in a whirlwind, Elisha cried out, “ [...]

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CBE at the North American Christian Convention's 2012 Conference: “But Doesn't the Bible Say...”
By: Amy R. Buckley | September 5, 2012
Over the years, I have volunteered at many such conferences and have discovered that conversations vary as much as individuals I meet. Discussing biblical equality with people—of differing experiences, personalities, giftings, and circumstances—always challenges me. 

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Is God Male?
By: Mimi Haddad | September 5, 2012
For the first time in history, significantly fewer women in North America are serving or participating in the life of the church, according to the George Barna Group—considered the leading research organization studying faith and culture. Several weeks after Barna released their twenty-year study, two prominent pastors’ conferences focused on the need for male-only [...]

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