Blog Posts by Wendy Alsup

The Gospel and the Bikini Barista

Wendy Alsup

In part 1 of my journey to gospel-centered womanhood, I recounted how I came to understand Scripture's instructions to women through the lens of the gospel. Apart from the gospel, the law kills. Presenting instructions to women apart from a thorough fleshing out of the gospel sets women up for failure. 

The second part of my journey involved understanding the curse of Genesis 3:16 and God's answer to it in the…

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My Journey to Gospel-Centered Womanhood (Part 2)

Wendy Alsup

(See Part 1, "Confessions of a Conflicted Complementarian")

Well before I understood that there was an aspect of the curse in Genesis specific to women, I experienced what it predicts: “…in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband,
 and he shall rule over you” Gen. 3:16.

The Difficult Truth

We all have a problem desiring God. As C. S. Lewis said, we all…

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Confessions of a Conflicted Complementarian

Wendy Alsup

(Read Part 2, "My Journey to Gospel-Centered Womanhood")

I was raised in conservative Christianity and had visions of what my life would look like if I made the good Christian choices that good Christian girls were supposed to make. I thought a lot about the Proverbs 31 wife and didn't chafe against the expectations.

Then I collected a closet full of bridesmaid gowns with no wedding dress in sight.…

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The Most Needed Peer Pressure in Christianity

Wendy Alsup

. . . the greatest of these is love (1 Cor. 13:13).

I have a friend who loves God and his Word and desires to raise her children to love him, yet one of her children has made a series of choices that has challenged their family. I asked once if she felt more peer pressure in her Christian culture to get her child to conform or to bear long…

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