Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Pastoral Counseling, self-esteem, Imago Dei
Counseling | Religion
Orth, Bonnie M., ""Woman in the Mirror; Precious Child of God or Just a Rib?"" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3357.
This thesis entitled, “Woman in the Mirror: Precious Child of God, or Just a Rib?” is based on a request from colleagues to create a curriculum as a companion piece to the Rev. Dr. Kevin Frederick’s curriculum, “Men in the Mirror: Orienting Our Lives Toward a Christ-Centered Masculinity.” The curriculum will be used by pastors and pastoral counselors working with women who struggle with self-esteem and/or are victims of domestic violence. This thesis explores the problem that some women seem to lack a clear understanding of their position in the kingdom of God. Looking at how women understood God, their identity as followers of Jesus Christ, and how they live their faith in their identity, this thesis used qualitative research and a triangulation of a questionnaire, an inventory tool and interviews with women. The results of the research provided the data necessary to create the content for the curriculum.