How Do I Discuss Gender Stereotypes with My Kids?

Sarah Hamaker Contributing Writer
Updated Mar 21, 2023

While the New Testament affirms God's creation of humans, Paul also reminds his readers that in Christ, "there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28, ESV). Paul is not saying Christ has erased genders; rather, our Savior doesn't differentiate between men and women regarding his saving act on the cross.

As Christians, we should celebrate both our alikeness as new creatures in Christ and also our differences as men and women. In today's culture, the lines between men and women have blurred, which has both positives and negatives. While this article will not delve into the social or cultural conversation about genders, we will talk about some common gender stereotypes and how we should talk about those traits with our children in a way that honors God.

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sarah hamaker author bio picSarah Hamaker is a national speaker and award-winning author who loves writing romantic suspense books “where the hero and heroine fall in love while running for their lives.” She’s also a wife, mother of four teenagers, a therapeutic foster mom, a UMFS Foster Parent Ambassador, and podcaster (The Romantic Side of Suspense podcast). She coaches writers, speakers, and parents with an encouraging and commonsense approach. Visit her online at

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