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Equal to the Task: Men and Women in Partnership

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Would you like to discover how to break through gender barriers at the office?learn how to work through conflicts on ministry teams?have a healthy friendship with a man or woman who is not your spouse?better understand the relationship between sexuality and spirituality?move beyond stereotyping to godly partnerships?

God has created male and female to live in community as one. Yet in the church we have created systems that segregate and limit us rather than unify and free us. ...

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Overview

Would you like to discover how to break through gender barriers at the office?learn how to work through conflicts on ministry teams?have a healthy friendship with a man or woman who is not your spouse?better understand the relationship between sexuality and spirituality?move beyond stereotyping to godly partnerships?

God has created male and female to live in community as one. Yet in the church we have created systems that segregate and limit us rather than unify and free us. But we can be together the way God intended--not only as husbands and wives in the safety of marriage but also as brothers and sisters in the safety of community.

The disciplines of biblical community, partnership in marriage, good communication and more can help us serve God together. Only a radical return to Christian community can take men and women beyond ineffective relational patterns to genuine models of mutuality and interdependence. Ruth Barton's biblical insights, personal experience, extensive research and real-life interviews will help you take significant steps toward true teamwork in all of your cross-gender relationships.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830813575
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 5/26/1998
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,023,340
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Haley Barton (DD, Northern Seminary) is founding president of the Transforming Center, a spiritual formation ministry to pastors and Christian leaders. A trained spiritual director (Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation), teacher and retreat leader, she has served on the pastoral staff of several churches, including Willow Creek Community Church. A sought-after teacher, preacher and consultant to leadership teams, she is currently adjunct professor of spiritual transformation at Northern Seminary.

Educated at Wheaton College, Northern Seminary and Loyola University Chicago Institute for Pastoral Studies, Ruth is the author of numerous books and resources on the spiritual life, including Invitation to Solitude and Silence, Sacred Rhythms, Longing for More and Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership. She is also the author of an online resource titled eReflections, spiritual guidance via e-mail. She contributes regularly to Conversations: A Forum for Authentic Transformation.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Bill Donahue
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Created for Life Together
2. The Disciplines of Biblical Community
3. The Discipline of Honoring Sexuality
4. Tearing Down Walls, Building Bridges
5. Beyond Stereotypes to Partnership
6. Improving Male-Female Communication
7. Teaming Up to Get Things Done
8. Together at Work
9. Mutually Empowering Marriage
10. Partners in Parenting
11. Love, Sex and Friendship
Notes
For Further Reading
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