Fierce Biblical Women Who Changed the Course of History!
International Women’s Day
Modern Day Icons
When we think of International Women’s Day, we invariably think of certain icons; at least I do. To name a few, the following women spring to my mind: Frida Kahlo, Jane Austin, Rosa Parks, Catherine the Great, Queen Elizabeth I, Anne Frank, Sojourner Truth.
Each one of these women accomplished what, up until their lifetime, would have been considered impossible. Whether in art, literature, politics, or activism, they left their imprint on the world.
They were fierce, determined, passionate, brave, heroic, strong.
How often do we think of Biblical Women in those same terms?
Do our children realize that the Bible is full of equally brave, heroic, determined, and strong women?
I often wonder why there is a prevailing notion that to be Christian means being timid, quiet, meek, a follower.
In honor of International Women’s Day, I would like to turn our attention to women who have changed the course of history in the Bible and in Christianity.
While I have a particular fondness for our Holy Virgin Saint Mary, Saint Marina (read why here), and Saint Anastasia (read about how I discovered her in this article), I would like to present to you 5 other women deserving of recognition on International Women’s Day and a family activity to bring their stories to life.
Instead of the traditional reading of their biographies, how about hosting a family “Interview Night” to celebrate women of character?
I have provided everything you need in the steps outlined below:
Interviewing Strong Biblical Women
Setting the Scene/materials:
Set 2 chairs in the living room, facing each other.
Make a microphone (this site has simple instructions to assemble a cute microphone) or simply grab a spatula from the kitchen!
I have prepared the following interview template that you could use with your children to introduce them to lesser-known Biblical and Christian heroines.
I have also included links to their biographies online so you can customize the interview session as you see fit for your children’s age.
You can either print out the questions or write them down on index cards.
What is your name?
When were you born?
Where were you born?
What did you accomplish in your lifetime?