“…in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:27

This is so embarrassing to admit, but I used to be a hater…embarrassingly enough a hater of my own kind: women. I got frustrated with some of the struggles or pitfalls that we girls tend to typically share as a gender; you know, the things like being overly dramatic, unnecessarily sensitive, more prone to bitterness. Yuck! Now to listen to us girls talk, sometimes these are the only traits that we attribute to each other. I also remember as a teenager, feeling like maybe the guys had it better. Their life seemed simpler, more free, and offering more opportunities. I almost wondered if being a girl meant being a second-class citizen.