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Barr's historical insights provide context for contemporary teachings about women's roles in the church and help move the conversation forward.

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The debate concerning gender roles in the church and in marriage continues to divide Christians. Can the gap be bridged between complementarians and egalitarians? 

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Are you in a destructive marriage? One of emotional, physical, or verbal abuse? Infidelity? Neglect? If you need a Life-Saving Divorce, there is hope for you, your faith, and your kids!

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Many books on Christian marriage assume that the Bible puts men in a leadership role. But there’s a better way. Not only is it healthier for families, but it’s more faithful to the Bible, which casts a vision of marriage where men and women co-lead and co-serve as equal partners.

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Kutter Callaway considers why marriage, which is a blessing from God, shouldn't be expected or required of all Christians. Through an examination of Scripture, cultural analysis, and personal accounts, he reflects on how our narratives have limited our understanding of marriage and obscured our view of the life-giving and kingdom-serving roles of single people in the church.

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Farnsworth argues that when it comes to gender roles, "too often we turn to secondary writing, our own faulty reasoning, or passing along misinterpretation as truth." The book attempts to illuminate wrong assumptions, examine their implications, and propose a different path forward.  

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Eminent Missionary Women by Annie Ryder Gracey in 1898 provides biographical sketches of a variety of nineteenth century missionary women.

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Gruenler explores something he calls disposability. Father, Son, and Spirit are there for the other—servants who place themselves at the other person's disposal in an act of total generosity. 

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This five-part lecture series explores the biblical, historical, and social precedent for women's shared leadership in the church, the home, and the world. Topics include Old and New Testament evidence of women's leadership, women's leadership in church history, understanding power dynamics, and working cross-culturally.

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When Others Shuddered: Eight Women Who Refused to Give Up is the story of eight women called to serve God and who, in doing so, changed the world.

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