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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Autumn 1993

An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal exploring Bible interpretation, theology, church history, and other disciplines as they address a biblical view of women’s equality and justice in the home, church, and world.

"Priscilla and Aquila instructed Apollos more perfectly in the way of the Lord." (Acts 18:26)

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Priscilla Papers Autumn 1993 Volume 7 Issue 4

Autumn 1993

Volume: 7 | Number: 4

Being Single

Being single can often be seen and felt as if it is a bad thing. The articles in this issue illustrate the benefits of finding worth and participating in the world as an individual.


Being Single In A Couples’ World: Gender Roles, Identity, And Contentment
By: Kaye V. Cook, Howard E. Frost | October 31, 1993
For many people today, singleness feels like an embarrassment, a reason for apology, a motivation for therapy. We are asked if we are “called” to singleness, but no one ever asks if one is “called” to marriage. We have to “deal with” singleness. No one ever talks about “dealing with” marriage, although all marriages are [...]

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The Gifts of Male-Female Friendships
By: Marlin E. Thomas | October 31, 1993
I was well into mid-life before I overcame the fear of my sexuality. That fear prohibited me from enjoying quality non-sexual relationships with women. When I finally overcame that fear, several wonderful gifts of life came to me.

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The Never-Married Woman: Coping in a Couple-Dominant Society
By: Kristin L. Ellens | October 31, 1993
In this article I will explore some of the positives, negatives, problems and solutions experienced by the never-married woman as she lives and ages within the framework of a couple-dominant society.

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Sexual Infidelity as Exploitation
By: Craig Keener | October 31, 1993
The specific experience that moved me to write this article grew out of telling Bible stories to neighbor kids who were expressing concern about the dangerous drug dealers who daily stalk the street. One eleven-year-old girl, most of whose female teenage relatives under her roof have babies, has a bleeding ulcer and cried when I [...]

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The Gift Nobody Wants?
By: Gretchen Gaebelein Hull | October 31, 1993
Most discussions of human relationships center on questions about marriage and the family, but to be inclusive we must examine another area: the needs of singles. It in no way undermines the God-ordained institution of the family for Christians to recognize that we are in danger of developing an almost cultic emphasis on family that [...]

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