There are three main reasons why strong women, as seen in the Bible, are essential to the Church, a Moody Bible Institute professor says.

In a recent post for, Paul Maxwell, who serves as a philosophy professor at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, seeks to dispel the misconception by some that women are meant to be “delicate and quiet.”

While it can be easy for Christians to “diagnose” the reason someone may be single, we are doing ourselves a disservice by categorizing women as needing to be quiet or weak, as “Strong women are as vital as strong men to God’s purpose in the church,” the professor and blogger writes.

According to Maxwell, there are three main reasons why strong women are vital to the Church: they expose evil men, rebuke good men, and raise believing men.

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