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Archive for September, 2006


“Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman; for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God.”
I Corinthians 11:11-12

Before we begin with the regular posting on this site, a brief explanation is necessary. Biblical femininity is a beautiful, precious thing. Biblical femininity, simply defined, is woman following the role that God has given specifically to woman, her role as a helpmeet (specifically to man, but really, woman is to be a helpmeet to all those around her). Biblical womanhood thus encourages men in the role that God has given specifically to man. There are hundreds of books, blogs, and articles that have good definitions of Biblical femininity. Soon, we will have a list of some of these in our recommended resources. For now, I want to state two things, one about myself, and the other about this blog.

First, I am not stating (or even implying) that I have Biblical femininity figured out, nor do I live it out perfectly. I am a sinner, justly deserving God’s wrath, but because of Christ, given His free mercy. Anything good in me is His work, not my own.
In light of this, “Created to be a Help” will be my reflections, encouragement, and applications of Biblical femininity. However, I am not perfect, and this blog will not be perfect either. I encourage your comments and thoughts! Most of what is on this blog is the ideas and opinions I have learned from others who are much wiser than I am.

Secondly, there are two things that I want the reader to realize about Biblical femininity.
1. Woman needs man. Please do not think Biblical femininity is some sort of “Girl Power” idea. Yes, women are strong, capable, and intelligent. However, women are not more important, more valuable, or more necessary than men. Women are the weaker vessel. “Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the women as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.” (I Peter 3:7) Women are weaker than men in certain ways, but that is how God created woman! Woman needs man to protect, strengthen, and provide. However, this is not to say that woman is a poor, helpless, or defenseless creature! It is to say that God created her with a different purpose that man. This brings us to our second point.
2. Man needs woman. In Genesis 2, God saw that man needed a helper. So, He created Eve out of Adam’s side. He was to love and cherish her, providing for her, and she was to honor and love him, supporting his efforts. Think back to the many wonderful stories of knights and their ladies. Many a noble knight was inspired and given special strength in battle at the thought of his fair lady. That is only one example of how woman affects man. God created her to support him, and he needs her support, just as she needs his leadership.

One may think of the relationship between man and woman and the kingdom of God as a jigsaw puzzle. The puzzle itself represents the kingdom of God and His plan. Half of the pieces have only indentations. The other half have only tabs that stick out. If we only have the indented pieces, the puzzle will be incomplete. If we have only the pieces with tabs, the puzzle will be incomplete. Both types of pieces are vital to complete the puzzle so that the puzzle will fit together and be a beautiful work instead of a jumbled mass of pieces.

Thus, man needs woman, and woman needs man. This is a complementary relationship. It is a beautiful picture. Some have compared it to the relationship of the Trinity. When man and woman are united (joined together in marriage, specifically), it is a beautiful, powerful relationship. This is a very brief synopsis of the relationship between man and woman.

In summary, this blog, though it is not perfect, is intended to encourage and inspire. It is to be a place where the ideal of Biblical manhood and Biblical womanhood is upheld. Most importantly, the purpose of this blog is to glorify God and give thanks to Him for how He has created man and woman- in His image. Man and woman have different roles, but when both (necessary) roles are performed, the kingdom of God is furthered in a spectacular way.

The idea of Biblical manhood and womanhood goes against the grain of what our culture believes. Ever since the fall, sin tries to make woman crave independence and man to lay aside his important role as a leader. Only Christ has power over sin. Thus we must look to Him in order to understand and fulfill our roles as women and men of God. It is only by His grace that we comprehend this. It is only by His grace that we may live it out in our daily lives!

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Welcome!

Welcome to the new home (and new name) of “A Daughter of the King”. This blog was created to help and encourage young women to pursue Biblical femininity. The central idea of this blog is that woman was created to be a help-meet (helper) to man. On this blog, we will discuss various aspects of Biblical womanhood. In a few days, we hope to have it up and running.

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