The first paragraph from the latest Honor Academy newsletter actually makes me want to barf. Regarding the Men's and Women's Life Transforming Event, it said:
It was an encouraging weekend with men doing manly activities (like rescuing their sister core) and women doing womenly activities (like being rescued by their brother core) as well as hearing solid teachings that brought Godly manhood and womanhood to the forefront.
Who decided those categories of manly and womanly things? These are just reinforcements of negative gender stereotypes. There are plenty of strong women in the Bible who led men and actually did the rescuing themselves. Where is Teen Mania getting this gender philosophy? Because its not from the Bible...
There is A LOT more that can be said about this topic and I'll try to tackle that next year. Time for a holiday break now and posting will resume January 2nd.