The Socratic Method – An excerpt from Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife

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In today’s excerpt from Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife, Ruth Tucker applies the Socratic method to the discussion of headship versus equality in marriage by asking questions. Many of these question, she explains, are questions she or other women she knows have actually asked in their marriages. What do submission and headship look like?–especially in the context of domestic abuse.

As Tucker says, she hopes this book will spark discussions instead of “angry wrangling.” Consider this together with her today.


The unexamined life is not worth living.


black and white bible black and blue wifePerhaps Socrates overstates his case, but it is important for us to examine our lives. Indeed, one of the reasons I so appreciate the apostle Paul is that he examines his…

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The Disconnect Between Leadership and Marriage or Singleness – An Excerpt from The Emotionally Healthy Leader

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The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero

Going beyond simply offering a quick fix or new technique, bestselling author Peter Scazzero engages beneath-the-surface issues unique to Christian leadership in The Emotionally Healthy Leader. Interact with this excerpt today which challenges our default thinking about marriage and singleness in standard practice:

Understanding Marriage and Singleness as Vocations

Every Christian has the same primary calling or vocation: We are called to Jesus, by Jesus, and for Jesus. Our first call is to love him with our whole being and to love our neighbor as ourselves. Biblical writers use many analogies to describe our relationship with God (shepherd/sheep, master/slave, parent/child), but marriage is perhaps the most comprehensive and “least inadequate” (Ezekiel 16; Mark 2:19 – 20; Revelation 19 – 22).

In ancient…

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