Wendy Alsup Articles

Believing for Healing—Even When the Pain Overwhelms You

I am going to be raw and honest in this post. And I hope I'll be a little bit encouraging too. I am emerging from a...
Desperate Women in the Church

Desperate Women in the Church

In Part 1 of this series, we explored what beyond sexual relationships is left for relationships between men and women in the church. We see there is quite a bit, though you wouldn't always know it in conservative evangelical churches. In Part 2, I talked about the...

What Causes Jesus to Rejoice

What Causes Jesus to Rejoice

Other than posts on refugees and political fear, most of my posts the last few months have come from my Bible reading in the book of Luke. I have been working slowly through various books of the Bible since picking up a New Testament with Psalms at a sale at a...

What Does the Bible Say About Refugees?

What Does the Bible Say About Refugees?

A lot of people are arguing about what to do with Syrian refugees. Many people are afraid of terrorism. Others are horrified by the lack of compassion that fear seems to cause. Many want our government to be open to immigrants. Many want it to be closed. Some people...

How the Church Needs to Redefine Male and Female Relationships

How the Church Needs to Redefine Male and Female Relationships

"Do not rebuke an elder, but exhort him as a father, the younger men as brothers, the elder women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, with complete purity" (1 Tim. 5:1-2).I've been thinking for the last few weeks how evangelicals have lost the mentality of...

2 Biblical Principles for Dealing With Racism

2 Biblical Principles for Dealing With Racism

I am a white woman, raised in South Carolina, talking about race. I face a number of easy pitfalls when writing on this subject. I am more aware than not of the pitfalls. For I have fallen in them many times while trying to better understand racial struggles,...

Why the Duggars Kept Josh Duggar’s Sexual Abuse a Secret

Why the Duggars Kept Josh Duggar’s Sexual Abuse a Secret

One of the most important things I've learned over the last few years (and am still learning) is to listen well to people directly affected by some topic or circumstance that I want to write on. I like to find people to read or talk to who share the big points of my...

Can Satan Speak to You?

Can Satan Speak to You?

As a blog author, I am intrigued by what posts strike a nerve and what posts do not. Apparently, (some) people have strong feelings (to use a phrase from my children's preschool) about Lectio Divina. The concerns I've heard are that it opens the door to Satan, it...

4 Things You Can Learn From Suffering

4 Things You Can Learn From Suffering

Philippians 3:8-10: "I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but refuse, that I may gain Christ, and be found in him, not having a righteousness of mine...

This Teaching Is Dangerous for Women

This Teaching Is Dangerous for Women

In this post, I want to explore the ways this wrong teaching can affect women practically. A major concern is that wifely submission in marriage is not actually helped by teaching the woman reflecting the church as her ultimate thing. I've sat under such teaching, and...

Why God Allows You to Suffer

Why God Allows You to Suffer

"Yes, certainly, I count everything as loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have forfeited the loss of all things and count them as rubbish that I may gain Christ, and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness which is...

What ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Says About a Woman’s Desire

What ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Says About a Woman’s Desire

Well, Fifty Shades of Grey is coming out on Valentine's Day. Oh, what a warped view of love we have. I doubt Christian women need a lecture against reading the book or going to the movie. I can't imagine anyone is going because they think it is a morally good thing to...

Why a Husband Should Pray With His Wife

Why a Husband Should Pray With His Wife

In evangelical Christian marriages, the issue of roles and leadership tend to plague both husbands and wives. When hormonal euphoria begins to wane in a relationship, the friction of two distinct but overlapping genders becoming one heats up. Sexual heat may fade as...

Pin It on Pinterest