True Woman 101: Week 4 & 5

Welcome back for further discussion on our Bible study through True Woman 101: Divine Design by Nancy Leigh Demoss & Mary Kassian. I apologize for the delay in getting Week 4 up, but I decided to combine these two lessons into one post this week, due to time limitations. The focus of these two chapters in the book center around the fall, what took place in the temptation and fall of Adam and Eve and how this affects our roles and relationships.

WEEK 4: Snake in My Garden
Did you watch the video? These 20 minute panel discussions on each chapter are just a fabulous addition to the materials:

Download our audio discussion on Week 4 here.

WEEK 5: Battle of the Sexes

Watch the video panel discussion:

Download our audio discussion of week 5 here.

Satan took a stab at damaging our relationships in the temptation of Eve and sin entered the world. Eve lost fellowship and harmony with Adam and instead of working together they started to turn against each other and blaming the other. Satan planted doubt in the woman’s mind and the seed of independence began to grow. She no longer trusted the God who had given her everything in the garden, but she took matters into her own hand and craved the one thing she lacked. She declared, “I will do it my way!” She abandons the protection of a loving Savior and believes the lie that she is missing out on something. As a result, we as her daughters bear the consequences of sin. We suffer through pain in childbearing, not just in the birthing process, but the difficulties of raising, discipling children, conflict and separation with our husbands, and challenges in all our relationships. Man endures difficult push back in all his work – finding pain his efforts to provide and protect.

The good news is that God offered amazing grace. Adam and Eve tried to hide their sin and make inadequate coverings for themselves, which could never cover their sin, but God gave us a glimpse into his powerful redemptive love by taking the skin of an animal and covering them Himself. Through the shedding of blood brings salvation. He began the story of redemption from the beginning. He promised that through the very seed of Eve, eternal life would spring through the second Adam, Jesus, who would crush the serpent for all eternity. As Adam names Eve as the mother of all living, we see hope that they could be redeemed and still be fruitful and life-giving.

What do you think Eve found compelling about Satan’s sales pitch?

What are some subtle lies about womanhood that Satan pitches in our culture and in your own heart?

What are your thoughts?

About Lindsay

Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of three, homemaker, and writer. She is the editor of Passionate Homemaking since its beginning five years ago. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

3 Responses to True Woman 101: Week 4 & 5

  1. Lanae September 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Are you still doing the series? I enjoyed reading it. I’m going through the book by myself and it was nice to read what other people thought.

  2. Maureen Colhoun August 16, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    I am Deaf Christian lady… I am a full time homemaker at home…. I read a Passionate Homemaking on the website. It was fantastic.. I want to watch 20 minutes video about True Woman 101 week 4 and 5.. there is no subtiltle for deaf. which mean I cannot hear what they are talking about….I wonder if there is possible for you to consider to provide a subtitle for deaf Christian women and also for those who are not christian as well…. May the Lord continue to bless you and your heart for homemaking….

  3. Candice August 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    I found this very interesting. My views of Adam and Eve are quite different from most other Christians and I wrote an article on my blog on this subject back in May, if you’re interested in a fresh perspective. It’s titled Adam and Eve: Sin vs. Transgression…I really appreciate all of the good that you do with your site, Lindsay. You reach and inspire a lot of women in their journey toward divine mothering and homemaking/ raising children to God, like Hannah of the Old Testament with her son Samuel. It’s a noble work and I’m glad to be engaged in it with you and the other women who read and write here.