Behind every good man….

So after the The Church of England’s decision to not allow female bishops was made yesterday, I thought today’s blog should be on women and I’ve tried to make it light hearted but not offensive in any way!   ♯bloggingcarefully

Now let’s be clear from the beginning, I’m no expert on the topic of ‘understanding women’ but read on and you might find a glimpse of encouragement!

Though, I say I’m no expert, I’ve been married for almost 4 months now and I’ve learnt at least 4 things;

For example;

– My understanding of ‘a mess’ is quite extreme compared to hers.
– I soon realised that my idea of trash TV was an understatement, but I’ve come to love it. (See previous blog)
– Bringing Tea & Toast up to her in the morning seems to get me in her good books!  – Even if the only verbal affirmation I get at 7 o’clock is a mildly-feminine grunt.
– Cushions on the sofa have a set order of display.

All of these differences and characteristics of my wife (and perhaps your female friends / relations) make me smile.

I believe that women are incredible and have just as many skills and gifts to offer as men do. They were created by the same awesome God that men were. They have exactly the same credibility, value and worth.

I believe women have essential roles to play in society, in business and in the church.

So why didn’t God sort this out in the Church of England yesterday?

Because he’s given us the perfect example of Jesus’ life, he’s given us a brain to think and he’s given us the freedom to make decisions.

Sadly, we don’t always use all 3 correctly.

Nonetheless, the Church of England belongs to a loving God – He’ll sort this out in his perfect timing. Meanwhile, let us be assured that he values you regardless of your gender and he has a plan for your life. After all, he created both of us, male and female.

Now, I’m off to put the cushions back as they should be before the wife returns…    (Notice the female leadership in this house 🙂 )


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Tom Elliott is a Christian Communicator who is passionate about introducing people to Jesus. Tom is also a credible and experienced Comedian, Magician, Speaker and writer, with a heart to use his gifts for the extension of Gods Kingdom. He has travelled extensively throughout the UK and abroad, whilst also being on the leadership team of his home church in Gloucestershire. Tom has been mentored by some of the UK’s most influential evangelists including J.John, Steve Legg, Mark Greenwood, Mark Ritchie, Matt Summerfield, Barry Woodward and more. Through his acclaimed show, Tom captures the attention of non believers through quality entertainment and as a result has been able to share his faith on TV, Radio, Online, in schools, churches & theatres reaching thousands of people with the Gospel. Tom has also taken his work to many large scale events and Festivals such as ‘New Wine’, ‘Detling,’ ‘Gorsley’, ‘Greenbelt’ and ‘Spring Harvest’ Tom is honoured to be an Ambassador for the international Christian charity ‘Compassion’ who work to change lives in over 26 countries that suffer extreme poverty. Toms desire is to see all people take hold of Jesus’ promise of life to the full. On stage and off stage, Tom’s passion for this fulfilment of life is contagious. Tom has been personally trained by expert entertainers and in 2013, Tom contributed to a book titled ‘Does God LOL’ alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, to raise money for national charity, ‘Mary’s Meals’. This book is now available in many good book stores.
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