Starting Point

Any discussion of manhood and womanhood in the Bible must start here [discussion of “image of God”]. Every time we look at each other or talk to each other as men and women, we should remember that the person we are talking to is a creature of God who is more like God than anything else in the universe, and men and women share that status equally” (Wayne Grudem, Biblical Foundations for Manhood and Womanhood [Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2002], 20).