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A glimpse into the ordination journey of one woman whose church affirmed and celebrated her gifting from the very beginning, even as she searched for reconciliation within her identity as a Korean American Christian woman.

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Women need not shy away from seemingly impossible tasks, even when they’re usually done by men. We should trust God to equip us for what we’ve been called to do.

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As women progress toward equality in the church, with more and more denominations affirming women in full ministry, some subtle barriers hang on, easily unseen by those they don’t affect. Gaslighting is one of them.

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How do you cultivate a healthy marriage based in partnership and equality? Patient conversations, expressing individual needs, intentionally engaging outside the home, and pursuing your core values are four areas of focus.

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Only when we interpret Galatians 3:28 as one piece of the larger story of Scripture can we appreciate how Christ has ended the dualism that was creating division between our spiritual standing and vocational calling.

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Many women do not have role models in ministry around them. In these instances, let us cast our gaze to the women who are lifted up in Scripture, especially the ones who worked alongside Paul.

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Churches and Christian organizations need to examine their policies for mothers, especially maternity leave. We need to create generous provisions to care for the mothers who serve in our midst.

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In 1970, Mrs. Billie B. McClure brought suit against the Salvation Army after realizing she was paid less than the men she served alongside. How the courts treated her case has had lasting effects in the US.

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Nonconformists reject the status quo—which can be good when it comes to the church and corporate world’s standards, but not when it comes to God’s plan.

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A myriad of barriers—theological, cultural, historical, sociological, and institutional—continue to keep women clergy from flourishing at all levels of leadership and must be addressed for women in the church to gain equality with men.

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