posted on October 22, 2012 at 8:42 am
Girls, could you spend a year living by the Bible’s rules for women? That’s what writer Rachel Held Evans did for an entire year–including everything from calling her husband “master” to not cutting her hair. Yikes!
Evans is releasing a book about her experience, called A Year of Biblical Womanhood, at the end of the month.
How did Evans come up with the idea to spend a year living Biblically? According to Shine from Yahoo!, it developed out of her Christian background:
Evans was raised an Evangelical Christian and says within that community there is a lot of pressure for women to live according to the Bible. However, the way she sees it, many of the rules that are espoused by church leaders or in articles are ‘bullet points’ that force women to be submissive. ‘The term ‘Biblical womanhood’ is basically a reaction to feminism,’ explains Evans. ‘It means a woman who stays home and submits to her husband. It’s a remembrance of June Cleaver—not what we see when we actually read scripture.’
What do you think about this story? Would you ever try living according to the Bible’s rules for women?
Image: Rachel Held Evans