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Men Are Not In Their Right Minds

I recently read a study that stated that men and women use different parts of the brain to complete the same tasks.  Men tend to lean toward the left side of the brain, while women tend to lean to the right.

Literally, when men and women approach the same subject, men are not in their right minds.

I make that statement simply to point out that men and women are different.  Maybe you have picked up on that already in life.  I certainly didn’t need to read a study to know this.  I’ve known it all my life, but noticed it in greater detail watching my children grow up.

My daughter was always, for lack of a better term, feminine.  She gravitated toward playing with her Barbies and watching princess movies.  She would play some ball with me and she, her brother and I played a unique game of kick ball.  Left to her own devices, though, she would play with her dollhouse.

Her brother?  He wouldn’t sit down to watch a ballgame with me until he was about nine years old.  Instead, he would play with, are you ready, cars and trucks.  He would go into his room and shoot basketball into an indoor goal.

Needless to say, they were different.  Yet they shared so many similarities as well.  They have many common interests.  It causes me to think of how this works out in the Church.

There are those out there who push feminine theology.  Others push masculine theology.  I don’t espouse either one.  I don’t really even give any thought to them unless I run across an article here and there.

I simply believe in biblical theology which I believe that says that men and women are different.  God made the first woman to be different from the first man.  Yet, in Christ, there is neither male nor female.  We are equal.  Different, but the same.

I wish that all of the angst that some see to have regarding masculinity and feminism within the Church would go away.  Let’s celebrate each other and our differences within Christ.

Instead of being in different parts of our minds, let’s become of one mind, one mind in Christ.

How do you feel about the differences in gender roles within the Church?


  1. October 28, 2013 at 1:42 am

    The Bible doesn’t put one sex as better than the other, but it does make us different by design…and every good design needs one to have the role of head and the other as the helper. Like a company needs only some people to be CEO’s and others to be Admins, or an Army needs only one General and others to be soldiers, its just a matter of ordained roles. He ordained the men to be leaders and women to be the helpers in the church as in the family, otherwise there would be no order.

    • October 29, 2013 at 5:20 am

      Definitely agree with you that neither sex is better than the other. We’re different but the same in many ways.

  2. October 28, 2013 at 5:29 am

    This is a “sticky wicket” as they say. I, for one, believe God has ordained certain roles within the family and the church. neither one is more important than the other, but necessary. It gets skewed when men give up their leadership role by their sheer lazy attitude toward godly things.

  3. October 28, 2013 at 9:26 am

    That’s nice, I agree with you. I believe that God created men and women differently, he created two genders, to live with what other and complete each other. The difference is true and obvious either in the body or even the mind. The problem is that we understand these differences wrongly, we tend to fight for our sex forgetting that we are all created to worship God and build up this earth.

    If only we give up on the difference and focus on what makes sense, on the essence of our existence, then we’ll definitely grow past these meaningless issues that only aim to separate us.

    Have a good day.

    • October 29, 2013 at 5:24 am

      Definitely, we shouldn’t focus on what is different and should on what binds us together

  4. October 30, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I like gender roles because if there were no differences between my wife and I that would be a big problem! I agree with you that the innate differences are evident early on. Our youngest boy turns barbies into pistols and our girls turn trucks into doll beds!

    • October 31, 2013 at 5:29 am

      Boys are boys and girls are girls. Wonderful things.

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