“The Ideal Christian Woman.”

October 30, 2007

I really appreciated this article by Wendy Alsup of Mars Hill Church in Seattle (found through Carolyn McCulley’s blog, Solo Femininity).

Some sweet excerpts:

“The godliest of Christian women . . . First of all, ‘godliest’ is a bad label. It implies we determine our godliness by comparing ourselves to others. ‘She’s godlier than that other lady, so that makes her the godliest.’ Wrong! Christ is our standard of perfection, and we all fall short of His glory.”

“If we want to paint a stereotype of the Ideal Christian Woman, she would first simply be honest about the condition of her heart . . . Oh that we would be a church of humble women who are honest about our sin. Instead, so often we are a mix of shame and pride. We’re ashamed of ourselves because of what others have done to us and what we, in turn, have done to others. And we’re too proud to admit it to anyone. We must become women who value confession.”

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2 Responses to ““The Ideal Christian Woman.””

  1. jennifer lee Says:

    when i think about public schools and christian teachers, i often wonder if this isn’t the appropriate place to apply acts 5:28-29
    “‘We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, …’ But Peter and the apostles answered, ‘We must obey God rather than men.'”

  2. jennifer lee Says:

    umm… i don’t know what happened, that comment should have been under “the inferno”


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