2017 Holiday Schedules

Prepare for January 2018 class start up.

Our print on demand company will be closed November 23-24 and December 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018.  There will be no printing done during those times, so please place your order at least 3 weeks before you need the product if you use UPS. Example if you need your materials on January 4th you will need to order no later than December 14th if you use UPS.

Print on Demand and Shipping

Please read this before choosing a shipping option.

Our materials are print on demand, therefore you must allow a minimum of 4 business days after your order is placed to be printed and ready to ship.  The shipping times listed are only estimates and are not guaranteed and include the shipping time only, not from the time you place the order. So you should allow a minimum of 2 weeks from time of placing the order to date you need the order.  We prefer you to use UPS or Priority Mail for all your orders, but especially for orders with more than one book in it for safer shipping.  If you do choose Media Mail, we are not able to replace the books free of charge if you do not get your package. This form of shipping has no tracking through the US Mail. We do not do rush orders.  If you are ordering more than one book, we recommend you use UPS.

Support Five Aspects in a different way

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Five Aspects’ ministry every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same products and prices as you already do at Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon donates 9.5% of the purchase price to International Council for Gender Studies. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/75-2411050 and support us every time you shop.

Or on your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to designate the International Council for Gender Studies to receive donations before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation that supports Five Aspects’ ministry.

Once you sign up for AmazonSmile, you should always begin your shopping with the internet address smile.amazon.com. Go now to smile.amazon.com/about/ to learn more and to sign up with AmazonSmile so that your future purchases support our ministry.


Please make note that when you place an order for any of our materials, our legal name will appear on your credit card bill.  It is a long name so it may not all appear.  It should appear as:

International Council for Gender Studies 972-937-2677



Knowing God and Understanding Men

Knowing God and Understanding Men is now back in print with improved graphics. 13 Lessons with Answer Guide, 216 pages, 8 1/2 X 11, perfect-bound. Excellent tool for grounding women in foundational Bible and womanhood wisdom. Can be used as an introduction or follow-up to Five Aspects of Woman course.

Did God really put men in charge? Does He know how bad it is down here and what sin has done to marriage and family? Does God care about women? Does He care about the unloved, barren, and abandoned ones? Does He understand that even if a woman is loved, fruitful, and socially and economically secure, it is still not remotely enough?

Genesis gives the answers to all these questions on the cosmic scale of world foundations and in the intimate family story of God’s people in their earliest generations.  Knowing God and Understanding Men is a course designed to help women see God and men. Thus seeing, students will be better able to walk in faith toward God and in faithfulness toward men.

Five Aspects of Woman – now better than ever!

Five Aspects of Woman has been available in one form or another for over 20 years.  In the last three years a great deal of time, effort, and prayer have gone into upgrading this course to make the “deluxe” version, ready for the 21st century.  What makes this version the best and most complete?

  • Stronger Biblical and theological content–more extensive and clearly stated
  • Universal applications–speaks to other cultures and generations (Not only postmodern America)
  • Classic illustrations: Fleeting Americanisms replaced with Biblical and global allusions
  • Cleaner formatting, fewer errors–always a good thing!
  • Best resources consolidated in three volumes: For the first time, the Five Aspects of Woman course, the Frequently Asked Questions including notes on cross-types, the outline of the Five Aspects of Man, the extensive wisdom supplement, the course Answer Guide, the facilitator helps, plus the book on Deborah–are all here, updated and presented as cleanly and accurately as possible in three volumes.

A woman from Durango, Colorado, recently found the Five Aspects. She wrote, “I was trying to write this down (the Bible’s teaching on gender), and now I realize I don’t have to–it’s already right here.”  It really is right here–check it out, www.fiveaspects.net.


Breaking News

The first two white papers to move from our old web site to this one is now online: Crosstypes and Is God Masculine?

As additional white papers are posted to the archive of white papers, we will post a notice in this space.

Blog Updates

Bill's blog Faith and Gender is now partially migrated from the servers of ICGS' old web site to this one. The comments are now visible! When we get a few more tweaks and tests done, the category tags will show up again.

Access Bill's blog by clicking here or via a link at the Blogs page (available on the navigation bar at the top of all pages).


Duly Noted

Link to archives

A Bridge Too Far — When Masculinity Mattered at the Movies

Brad schaeffer's essay at Big Hollywood looks at the masculinity portrayed in the 1977 film A Bridge Too Far, noting the sea change in the kind of men one finds in film 40 years ago compared to the male "heros" of today: "the pasty-faced overly-sensitive coastal metrosexual vampire ('Twilight') or the buff but caricatured superhero ('The Green Lantern'). Read all of Schaeffer's essay here.

Schaeffer concludes his essay with this observation:

My son, not yet 10, loves this movie [A Bridge Too Far]. My theory is that when he sees how these soldiers comport themselves with stoic valor that belies their genuine fears it taps into his still developing innate manhood; something primordial in him triggers a connection with alpha males like Col. Frost, the taciturn Gel. Gavin (O’Neal) the rock steady British Genl. Roy Urquhart (Connery), the no-nonsense cigar-chomping Col. Stout (Gould) and the cool and collected Sgt. Dohun (Caan) – who risks court-martial to honor a promise to keep his severely wounded lieutenant alive.





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