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Posted on 30th Jul at 8:00 AM, with 541 notes
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The teaching that men are to be the “spiritual leaders” of their homes is found nowhere in Scripture, and yet I—along with far too many young evangelical women—spent hours upon hours fretting over this in college, worrying I’d never find a guy who was more knowledgeable about the Bible than I, who was always more emotionally connected to God than I, who was better at leading in the church than I, and who consistently exhibited more faithfulness and wisdom than I. (In fact, under this paradigm, I came to see many of my gifts as liabilities, impediments to settling down with a good “spiritual leader”!)

Well guess what. I never found such a person. I never found a spiritual “leader.” Instead, I found a spiritual companion to travel with me on the journey of faith, for better or worse, in good times and bad, in times of spiritual wealth and in times of spiritual poverty. Dan isn’t expected to always be the strong one while I am always the weak one. Instead, we cheer each other on, help each other up, and challenge each other to do better. Sometimes we walk side by side, moving along at a quick pace. Sometimes we help each other over boulders and fallen trees. Sometimes I’m leading the way; sometimes Dan is. Sometimes I carry him and sometimes he carries me. The journey of faith is far too treacherous and exciting and beautiful to spend it looking at the back of another person’s head. Jesus leads us down the path, and we tackle it together, one step at a time.

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Rachel Held Evans (via blakebaggott)

Minus Dan plus Justin literally equals my life… I’m so thankful for freedom from that constricting type of belief!

Tagged: #my love,
Posted on 30th Jul at 2:02 AM, with 161 notes

blakebaggott:

The husband should be a leader. The wife should be a leader. The husband leads the wife in areas she is weak and needs guidance. The wife leads the husband where he is weak and needs guidance.

But enough of trying to fit genders into prescriptive boxes. If the dynamics of a relationship aren’t based on the gifts of the individuals involved, then it isn’t grace-driven and honoring each spouse as created, but legalistic and denying God’s good creation.

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Posted on 28th Jun at 1:51 PM, with 1 note
beach bonnies ❤ #myself #mylove
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beach bonnies ❤ #myself #mylove

Tagged: #mylove, #myself,
Posted on 23rd Jun at 2:37 PM, with 5 notes

when i’m in a writing class and decide to write about our first date for my ~emotional experience~ paragraph

"It was just another coffee shop like all the others I frequented at the time, but I cannot remember a vanilla rooibos latte ever tasting so strong as this one. The contrast between the sharp herbal tea and the velvety cream reflected our conversation as it wove seamlessly from a post tribulation view of the rapture into the way our parents decorate for Christmas. Just a few hours earlier, I had insisted this was not a date, but the sudden realization that I was horribly mistaken overtook me like walking into a warm bakery on a cold evening. I suppose you never know how cold you have been until someone warms you up."

Posted on 12th Jun at 10:19 AM, with 76,749 notes
me everytime i go to talk at anything ever
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me everytime i go to talk at anything ever

Posted on 8th Jun at 9:43 AM, with 1 note

I can’t even wrap my mind around how busy the next few weeks are going to be.

Posted on 5th Jun at 8:27 PM
Date.Night.
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Date.Night.

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