Why I'm a Feminist

I've been married for over 40 years to the woman I love more now than the day we married. I have a fantastic daughter I deeply admire and love. My daughter in law was born to be a wife and mother. We've been blessed with three remarkable granddaughters who light our world.

When I was voted king of my sixth-grade class, my mother cut up a bedsheet, dyed it red, and sewed yellow fringe along the border to make me a cape. The greatest summer of my youth was spent with my grandmother at her lake cabin.

Half of our headquarters staff are women--godly women who share a passion to help men become all that God created them to be.

In fact, I've said from day one that our ministry to men exists because of all the prayers of those wives, mothers, and grandmothers who for decades have faithfully prayed that God would send someone to help the men in their lives.

I hope and pray for God's richest blessings on each of these women. And I think that makes me a feminist. What is a feminist other than someone who wants the best for women? Of course, some have radicalized this idea--like so many other ideas. But the clear message in Scripture is that Jesus wants the best for women.

No one in history has done more for women than Jesus. It's worth noting that the way Jesus most helped women was by discipling their men. His strategy to change the world of women was to change the world of men. He taught men how to love, nurture, respect, and treat women.

So what's the best thing we can do for women? Easily the best thing we can do for women is to disciple men. If you really want the best for women, disciple their men.

Until every church disciples every man…

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