• Let Me Be a Woman Article by Elisabeth Elliot

    FROM TABLETALK | June 1996

    The first woman was made specifically for the first man, a helper, to meet, respond to, surrender to, and complement him. God made her from the man, out of his very bone, and then He brought her to the man. When Adam named Eve, he accepted responsibility to “husband” her—to provide for her, to cherish her, to protect her. These two people together represent the image of God—one of them in a special way the initiator, the other the responder. Neither the one nor the other was adequate alone to bear the divine image. God put these two in a … View Resource

  • A Woman’s Mandate Article by Elisabeth Elliot

    FROM TABLETALK | February 1996

    When speaking to a group of pastors’ wives I learned that 80 percent of them were working full time outside of the home. I was shocked. Is it wrong for a pastor’s wife—or any other wife—to have a job? There is another question that should be asked first: Has God said anything about women’s work? The consensus among Christians seems to be that careers for women are not only permissible but to be encouraged. If we take a careful look at the scriptural lists of womanly responsibilities (1 Tim. 5:9, 10 and Titus 2:3–5), we may ask whether there is … View Resource

  • Loneliness: A Cause for Joy Article by Elisabeth Elliot

    FROM TABLETALK | April 1991

    You hear the wind move around to another quarter in the night. Soon rain is slapping against the windows, rattling the gutters, rushing through the downspouts. You try to sleep but a chill seems to have crept into the room—and into your heart. The old longing rises unbidden, the longing for someone who isn’t there. That thickness in the throat, dryness in the mouth, that restlessness—what is it? You lie perfectly still, listening to the rain, telling yourself that all is well, the bed is your own, comfortable, familiar, the place where you belong at this wee hour. You have … View Resource

  • There’s No Coming to Life without Pain: An Interview with Elisabeth Elliot Article by Elisabeth Elliot

    FROM TABLETALK | February 1989

    Flannery O’Connor once responded to an interviewer’s question about why her short stories left such a bad taste in the mouth with, “Well, you weren’t supposed to eat them.” Her wry sense of confidence in herself and her craft was undoubtedly due to her utter confidence that God was in total control of her life and writing habit. In her words, both written and spoken, Elisabeth Elliot exudes this same quiet confidence. Hers is a Lord whom she has learned is nothing less than trustworthy. Ask her to sum up what God has taught her and she says simply, “Trust … View Resource