In April our Salon discussions will be about our female relationships. I will make the argument that one reason Christian women compete with each other is due to our definition of what it means to be a woman. Below is an article dealing with women in Christian leadership. Although it doesn’t focus specifically on female relationships, it does communicate the problem stereotypic definitions cause for us women (and men).

Here’s a snippet. “Women who pursue leadership face a conundrum: people’s perceptions of an ideal leader do not always match their perceptions of an ideal woman. The theory has been well documented in secular business sectors, but little research exists on how perceptions impact the success of women leaders within evangelical nonprofit organizations.”

Read the full article here.