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If Men Give Love to Get Sex

This article appears in the Spring 2014 issue of Mutuality. If you like what you read, consider subscribing or purchasing a CBE membership. Micah J. Murray writes about church and culture at Redemption Pictures, A Deeper Story, and the Huffington Post. Follow him on Twitter @micahjmurray. I’ve always wanted to get it right the first time. I don’t like […]

The Parsonage: House Boyfriends

This week, the CBE Scroll features a series called “The Parsonage,” written by CBE Intern Krista Wilson, who is currently a student at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. In it, she writes about her experiences living with a group of women who have felt God’s call to minister in the church. Enjoy! With six unmarried […]

Proposals, Parents, and Purchases

By Ryan and Anna Snyder In the most recent edition of Mutuality, we wrote an article titled “When We Said ‘I Do,’” which discussed how we tried to tell an egalitarian story with our wedding.  From the making of mutual decisions while planning the ceremony, to the symbol of equality we provided by having both […]

Reviewing Christian Dating Books

I have read a lot of Christian dating books. A lot. I started reading them in high school, as a new Christian. And then when I became passionate about biblical equality, I read even more, in order to analyze their teachings on gender. Through my reading, I have found that the vast majority of books […]

Biblical Principles for a Cultural Practice

Dating: Biblical Principles for a Cultural Practice by Christensen Low Throughout my dating experiences, I have asked many questions. What does it mean to be a godly boyfriend? What does the Bible truly say about dating, finding a mate, and other types of relationships before marriage? If I strip away my cultural background, both in […]

Chivalry vs Servanthood

I began considering the issue of chivalry some time ago, inspired by a very close friend of mine—more specifically, when he tried to give me his seat. On this evening, my small group was meeting in my living room. Though there were a few open chairs, I decided to sit against the wall, since I’m […]

Letter to a friend: Paul Washer Sermon

This was my first response to a friend who was inspired by the American revivalist preacher, Paul Washer, in his series on “What it takes to be a man.”  My friend and I are still discussing this issue, but you may wish to comment after viewing, or listening to the sermon content yourself here. Managed […]

All’s Not Fair In “Love and War”

A book review by Anna and Ryan Snyder This past fall, when we first learned John and Stasi Eldredge had written Love and War, a book on marriage, our initial reaction was negative, to say the least. Don’t get us wrong, we find the Eldredges’ desire to help people improve their marriages admirable. But having […]

An Inclusive Name

by Mary Ann and Sam Mary Ann: Did you know there was a man in biblical times who took his wife’s family name?  In Nehemiah 7:63, a man is mentioned named Barzillai, who had married a woman who was a descendant of Barzillai of Gilead and had taken her family name.  He changed his name […]

I Didn’t Change My Name

When I got married a year ago, I kept my maiden name – just the way it had always been. It wasn’t that I ever came upon a final decision; rather, it was more the result of a lot of indecision. It was assumed, of course, by all of our family and friends that I […]

Dating Tips

I came across this concept in a book some time back and then more recently someone sent me an email with the same content which had been taught at a school. It demonstrates what is happening in some sections of the Christian community and gives us cause for concern when young people endorse these practices. […]