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Claire Tucker

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    Ladysmith, South Africa
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    Music Teacher (Private)

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  1. New Member Self-introduction

    Welcome! Gaelic is a language that does fascinate me, although I've never had the guts to try and learn it. Looking forward to getting to know you
  2. Adele Is Here.

    Welcome Adele! You'll definitely find plenty of people to answer questions etc. here.
  3. New Member, I Think! Any Encouraging Word For Fearful Writer?

    Welcome! Looking forward to getting to know you and encouraging you on the next exciting steps of your writing adventure!
  4. Prayers

    Dear God, I pray that You give Seth peace in this time. You know his heart, and every desire within it. I pray that You give him the assurance that You hold his girlfriend in Your hands, and that You bring people around him to guide and encourage him. For Seth's girlfriend, I pray that You protect her and bring her into Your light. I pray that whatever is holding her captive and stealing her joy be brought into the light of Your truth. In Jesus' name, Amen
  5. Touchy Topic

    Thank you everyone for your replies. What myself (and my family) find interesting is that every one of you have picked up on at least one point that came up in our own debate. So here is our conclusion: These scriptures are directly related to the church setting. This isn't a gender issue, but rather an authority issue. God has placed men in authority, as Paul stated in 1 Timothy 2:12 - 13: "But I suffer not a women to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve." Paul then continues to say that Adam was not the one who was deceived, but Eve. This isn't to say that men can't be deceived, just that Eve was the one the serpent deceived back in the garden. Somewhere in our whole discussion the differences between men and women came up, and we concluded that the reason for God placing men in authority is not because women are inferior, but because we are created differently. We are all emotional beings, but women tend to react out of emotions where men don't. This is how we have been designed. And it is because of this design that men have been given the authority and headship, and women are to submit to it. From there, the discussion took many interesting twists, which for time's sake I wont list here. We ended up in Proverbs 31, and in reading it noted what happens when a women functions in her God-given role of caring for her husband and family. We noted that when that happens, her husband is free to sit with the elders in the gates, leading and judging the people, knowing that his home is in good hands, both in the needs (food, clothing etc.) and the business (she goes out and buys fields) side of things. Several years ago, I went through a slightly rebellious stage, where I didn't openly rebel but I did actively seek out scriptural backing to ignore the God-given authorities placed over my life, namely my father and mother. I think that the only reason I didn't rebel was because they had taught me as a young girl to fear the Lord, and that His word was law. Literally. In all my searching, I could not find one scripture that allowed me to ignore the authority over my life, nor even an example from the Bible that backed my opinion at the time. But through my searching, God brought me to understand that my submitting would not imprison me or reduce my freedom in any way. Rather, it would give me more freedom to be who He has created me to be. Thank you again for all your insightful answers
  6. Happy Birthday, Dr Rita!

    Happy Birthday!
  7. A Post From Called Writers

    Thanks for sharing this Nicola. Encouraging and true
  8. Hello To All!

    Welcome Darrell, and congrats on your first publication. I haven't even reached the point of publication, so can't help you on any of those points, but there are many other wonderful people and writers here who will be willing to offer advice.
  9. Question About An Article I Read

    I would agree with what has already been said and say write a letter, because it's weighing on your mind and possibly also your spirit. Bring up the issue. Ask your questions. Point out facts etc. But do so with gentleness, kindness, integrity, wisdom and with the best intentions and desires for the writer of the author. Write it with prayer. And send it, knowing that at the end of the day you cannot control the author's reaction, and that you are not responsible for what they do with your letter. But what I read in your post above is that this is concerning you and that your heart is to uphold truth and encourage others to become all they have been created to be.
  10. Touchy Topic

    My family and myself have recently been debating a rather touchy topic in churches, and I'm quite interested to see what your guys opinions are. Please note that I am not wanting to start arguments, fist-fights or turn this into a free-for-all. I also don't want this to be the cause of any division, offense or friendship severances. So the topic at hand is that of women preaching, and the scriptures in question are listed below (quoted from the KJV). 1 Timothy 2:11 - 12 "Let the women learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a women to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence." 1 Corinthians 14:34 - 35 "Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church." Our family debate did extend far beyond these two scriptures. We did come to a conclusion that I will share, but I don't want our conclusion to influence anyone's opinions in answering this.
  11. Warning: Do Not Use Cocky In Your Book Title

    Oh, well. I guess it's one way to get your name known....
  12. Newly Published

    Welcome Cynthia, and congrats on getting your work published! Looking forward to getting to know you.
  13. Looking For Prayer/accountability Partners

    Welcome Laurel. I think you will definitely find what you are looking for here. Looking forward to getting to know you
  14. The Ironroad

    Welcome David!
  15. Not What You Want From A Doc

    Welcome! Glad you found the site

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