Our society has taught us to believe that woman are strong and can do anything a man can do. The feminist culture has brought this lie upon us. As much as I'd like to believe that when I see pictures of thin and petite women flexing, it's laughable at best.
I have an independent and strong-willed spirit (not that that's a good thing), so I don't like to hear that women are weak. I want to believe that my feisty attitude means something, even when it's laughed at by the opposite sex. Contrary to how I wish to really be, women aren't strong. It's a fact. We can pretend all we want, but we're not. We have our vulnerable moments where we break down and feel overwhelmed. Even physically we are not on the same level as men, no matter how hard we workout. I hate saying that just as much as you probably despise hearing that, but even the Bible confirms it. The Bible refers to us as the weaker sex (1 Peter 3:7). Weaker refers physically, but I'm also reminded of the other type of weak in this verse:
"having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions" 2 Timothy 3:5-6
I'm not here to counter the feminist movement about the strength of women, rather, here to assert a prime example of why women are weaker. I've noticed more and more women get sucked into following certain rising Christian women leaders- Jen Hatmaker, LysaTerkeurst , and Ann Voskamp, to name a few. Honestly, as a woman, I'm baffled as to why these women have such a large following from Christian women.
Jen Hatmaker recently came out as saying that homosexual relations are "holy," (she didn't mind homosexuality either). I never read anything of hers to know whether it was good or bad, but judging from her responses in an interview, her warped mindset was probably obvious to begin with.
I wouldn't say Lysa's teachings are heretical, but when I went through her Made to Crave Bible study, I was appalled at how she twisted the Scriptures into something they did not say. I don't believe it was intentional, but I felt it revealed that she really needed more guidance in interpreting the Scriptures before going out on a limb by herself. Ever since then, I've avoided her. Hopefully she's improved since then.
Ann Voskamp's writings are pure heresy. I will say that. I've read her One Thousand Gifts and was quite disgusted that she would even speak about such a holy God in such a sexualized way. How disappointing. And yet, Christian women still follow her.
I see Christian women following bloggers who encourage their followers to do unbiblical things like, "Oh, you're a mom. You don't have to spend much time in the Word. God knows. It's okay. If you can't, you can't." And they blindly believe these women who probably aren't even saved themselves. It's like the blind leading the blind, and part of the reason for this is because of the fact that women aren't in the Word. Women are weak because they stay out of the Word and soak up everyone else's word. And so in turn, women who aren't in the Word become the women of 2 Timothy. They're captured by false teachers or misled teachers because they are too weak to overcome the teachers. They want to feel good about the things they're not doing, so instead of letting the Word confront them, they have other women lift them up to push the guilt they have aside. The cycle is vicious and it will continue as more heretical "Christian" women rise up.
Women don't have to be weak mentally though. Women can be strong in the Lord through spending quality time with Him. When women read the Word they're able to discern false doctrine from Truth, immediately, not after reading all twelve of their books or figuring it out years later. God gives wisdom to those who ask, so why not soak up God's strength and become a strong woman who can decipher between good and bad?