The differentiation between, and the union of, male and female are utterly sacred, for they echo God’s holy existence[1]. –J. Clark, M.P. Johnson, The Incarnation of God

 Purpose Statement: Created in the image of God, whether feminine or masculine, every role is teleological to reflect the Trinity in community. Explore how feminine and masculine can function in a unified community to demonstrate the nature of God.

Initially, I had a very relaxed approach to becoming a husband.


Traditional religious views skewed my ideas of what it means to be masculine and feminine.


Behavioristic approaches to resolve conflict seem rational: “you fill my tank, and I’ll fill yours.” masculinity is revealed in a man who remembers God’s story and moves to advance its plot.”[2]

Reflecting the masculine nature of God, Zakar sees the plight of those God places in his life, remembers the God he was called to reveal, and acts in faith to reflect God’s holy heart of love.

The Role of Sin

Eve’s sin was based on deception, while Adam’s sin was a curious though i

Sin is not a judgment but rather a state of being.

The Role of the Adversary

Read Luke 4:1-14 and Matthew 28:18-20

The satan receives authority when mankind relinquishes authority, often by deception.

The Role of Righteousness

The satan maintains authority by personal choice. Just as one man started patterns of brokenness, the Godman established a new model for right living. Following Jesus’

Righteousness refuses to act defensively in the hope of maintaining healthy relationships.

[1] Clark, J; Johnson, M.P. (2015). The Incarnation of God: The Mystery of the Gospel as the Foundation of Evangelical Theology. Wheaton. Crossway. Kindle Edition. (p. 219).