#068: Single Moms, Women in Ministry & Interacting with the Opposite Sex [Podcast]

On this week’s episode, we talk about God’s order in the context of single moms, while we also questions on women in ministry and how to interact in a healthy way with people of the opposite sex in the workplace.

Question 1: Charity Spicer from California

Hi, my name is Charity I am eleven. I am a worship leader in our church with my dad. I don’t understand this scripture:

1 Corinthians 14:34 “As in all the churches of the saints, the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.”

Shouldn’t women be doing the same things as men do? Thanks for your podcasts I enjoy listening to them.

Question 2: Audio Question from Sherina from California. 

Regarding single moms and how to apply God’s order in that context.

Question 3: On Interacting with the Opposite Sex at Work

My question has 2 parts – First, how do you interact productively with men in the work place in a way that honors them as brothers – for example, there are times when I need to work alone with a man who is married for extended periods of time. Additionally, how can women best interact with men in the work environment when they tend to be more passive? I find that most of the men that I work with are more passive than the females, and the women end up dominating in many areas. What can I do to empower men to rise up out of passivity? My strategy has been to wait to see if they will take the lead, to ask for help when I need it and to accept help when it is offered, but beyond this I’m not really sure. I do end up just leading/doing the task myself, because it seems like it won’t get done if I don’t!


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Mark DeJesus has been equipping people in a full time capacity since 1995, serving in various roles, including, teaching people of all ages, communicating through music, authoring books, leading and mentoring. Mark's deepest love is his family; his wife Melissa, son Maximus and daughter Abigail. Mark is a teacher, author and mentor who uses many communication mediums, including the written word, a weekly radio podcast show and videos. His deepest call involves equipping people to live as overcomers. Through understanding inside out transformation, Mark's message involves getting to the root of issues that contribute to the breakdown of our relationships, our health and our day to day peace. He is passionately reaching his world with a transforming message of love, healing and freedom. Out of their own personal renewal, Mark and Melissa founded Turning Hearts Ministries, a ministry dedicated to inside out transformation. Mark also founded Transformed You, a communication platform for Mark’s teachings, writing and broadcasts that are designed to encourage people in their journey of transformation. Mark and Melissa currently live in Connecticut.

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