Lighting the Nations with the Message of Biblical Womanhood

For people like me (Laura) living in the United States, it’s easy to believe that the stereotypical American woman—the one who does it all, has it all, and feels she doesn’t need anybody to help her— is the woman who most needs to hear the message of biblical womanhood.

While women in the United States certainly need to hear our call to principles outlined in the True Woman Manifesto, we envision a world in which the message of biblical womanhood is meeting women as far as our digital reach can go. You name a country; we want to get there.

Our sisters from regions outside the United States report on the impact of the message of biblical womanhood in their areas—and their hopes for its future spread.

When I [Retha] think about the impact of the biblical womanhood message on the Afrikaans women in South Africa, I think about God’s grace to our nation. The basics of biblical womanhood are part of our culture, even if their truths are sometimes distorted. For most women, however, biblical womanhood is seen as cultural tradition, not biblical Truth, and the younger generation often wants to be liberated from these traditions. The beauty of introducing women to biblical womanhood is to watch them realize that what they see in older generations is beautiful and God’s design is not old-fashioned, but liberating.

From the United States to South Africa, now we turn our eyes to Latin America, where Yamell is beginning to see glimpses of biblical womanhood taking root:

By understanding the background of women in Latin America and the great influence that feminism has made here, it is clear that the message of biblical femininity is completely counter-cultural—not something that is cultivated or promoted. Because in the last decade these truths have been permeating the culture and many women are being exposed to them, I see a glimpse of a great change in the midst of God’s people. The women who have been exposed have embraced these truths, have begun to live them, and most importantly, have begun to pass that legacy on to the next generation.

From Africa to Latin America to the United States and far beyond, may God help us to continue to call women to live counter-culturally and to model biblical femininity.

Laura Elliott, Retha de Villiers, and Yamell Jaramillo

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