Then here are some questions to discuss:
In Christian circles, it is sometimes frowned upon for a woman to take the first steps. And this, based on four popular arguments. Let’s discuss them.
Argument no. 1: “The man should make the first move because he is the head of the family.” Have you ever heard that? Do you agree with that? If yes, why; If not why?
Read Ephesians 5:23
Read Genesis 1:28
Argument no. 2: “Only scandalous women take the lead.” Have you ever heard that? Do you agree with that? If yes, why; If not why?
Read Proverbs 7:10-19
Are all the women who take the lead like that one? Name 1 woman who took the first steps and who is not seen as a prostitute.
Read Ruth 3:11
Argument no. 3: “A woman who makes the first steps shows a lack of trust in God.” Have you ever heard that? Do you agree with that? If yes, why; If not why?
Argument no. 4: “The girls that approach guys are desperate and that scares them off.” Have you ever heard that? Do you agree with that? If yes, why; If not why?
Read 1 Peter 3:7
Name a woman in the Bible who had a very strong character, and what does this story teach you.
Read Judges 4:4-5
Society (even more so with Christians) put a heavy burden on men. What is expected from a man in a relationship? And do you find that weight can be too intimidating for some men?
Of course, there are different ways to take the first steps. What would be inappropriate for a woman to do? And what would be appropriate for a woman?
What should a woman do if she takes a few steps towards a man, and the man is offended that the girl has taken those steps?
Read Genesis 2:18
Didn’t God say that the woman would be “a help” for the man … maybe she can help him start the conversations too!
Some prayer points to conclude:
Pray for order, respect and openness;
Pray for patience and to have a listening ear to the Holy Spirit.
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