Raising Little Ezers

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The podcast entitled “Upending the Patriarchy“—a subject I take up in Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World—turned into a discussion about dads and daughters. For Seth Price, host of the Can I say this at church? podcast, questions about patriarchy aren’t academic. He’s raising little ezers and wants to be the best dad he can be.

That’s what we ended up discussing.

I loved his honesty, his questions, and his heart. How do we cultivate and steward the treasure God has invested in his daughters from day 1 of their stories? Is a man’s power diminished if he empowers his wife, his daughters, and the other women in his life? Do men and boys have something to lose when women and girls thrive? Are we teetering perilously on the delicate brink of what many believe is a God-ordained social system where men are the leaders and women the followers or are we on the threshold of something better?

You can listen to the podcast here.

NOTE: The books for little ezers (ages 4-7) that Seth references at the end is the beautifully illustrated Called and Courageous book series for girls that focuses on stories of women in the Bible.

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2 Responses to Raising Little Ezers

  1. Sheryl Holman says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed this podcast! Was thinking more about your statement that we ought to teach young girls to explore their gifts and talents and God’s purposes for them instead of teaching them that someday someone will come with a purpose for them – a husband perhaps (Finding purpose in my husband was modeled for me. It was what I knew. Am now blessed to be seeing from His perspective). I was thinking that I want my 8 year old great niece to know intimately the One who has gifted her for His calling. The One who is already come and longs to support her!


  2. I just listened to the podcast and forwarded it to my daughter, who is raising a little ezer! Thank you, Carolyn, for sharing so much of what God has taught you about the role of women in the Kingdom. I knew in my spirit that there is more to the story and through my journey of searching to see what God was trying to teach me about my role and that of the women that I’m leading, I came across your book, The Gospel of Ruth. Quickly ordered and read Half the Church and have several others that I will be reading. We are starting our study on Ruth at the church in which I am a pastor using your book, on April 10th and I can’t wait to share it with everyone! Thank you again for sharing what you’ve learned. One of these days, I would like to sit down with you over a cup of coffee and visit.


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