Passionately pursuing the heart of God with our whole lives.
FRIDAY, MARCH 13 | 6:30PM – SATURDAY, MARCH 14 | 4PM
With ten years of experience reclaiming purity and sexuality, Across My Heart Ministries invites you to our FIRST EVER women’s conference in West Michigan. We hope you’ll join us for worship, teaching, food and fun as we uncover why God created sexuality, what it reveals about the gospel, and how purity brings clarity to our everyday lives
- Reclaiming Purity: Understanding the Holistic, Biblical definition
- A Sexual Revelation: The History of the Sexual Revolution and God’s Good Design for Sex
- Holistic Sexuality and Our Emotional Health: Understanding Relational Ties and Our Need for Connection
- Holistic Sexuality and Our Mental Health: Lust and Your Brain
Break Out Sessions
- Revealing the Objective Standards of Modesty
- Understanding the LGBTQIA Community, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity
- Reframing Preconceived Ideas of Femininity in a Disoriented World
- Consuming or Consumed? Social Media and the Christian Woman
- Sexual Heartache and the Language of Healing
- Diagnosing the Porn Epidemic and Overcoming Sexual Sin
We’d grown up in the church. We’d heard about purity. But it seemed to miss the mark. We knew that God’s good design for sexuality had to be about more than the physical standards of abstinence and virginity. So we set out to read God’s Word and reclaim what purity actually means for our lives.
1 : (Verb) Passionately pursuing the heart of God with your whole life
2: (Noun) A lifestyle; so much more than the physical
Our middle school and high school retreats are designed with activities to fit into overnight or one-day formats. Retreats are complete with workbooks and application for young women to walk away with biblical truths and a memorable experience.
From Father-daughter banquets to youth retreats and women’s conferences, Across My Heart Ministries provides a team of experienced speakers on the topics of purity, womanhood and sexuality.
COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY
How can a young woman keep her way pure? By living according to His Word. So we are committed to studying His Word with our community through online Scripture Challenges and Scripture memorization! Join one of our online groups today!
We use this little corner of the blogging sphere to write about a grander vision for sexuality, a holistic purity that encompasses our whole self by passionately pursuing God with everything we have.
Writing His Word across our hearts is the only way it’s going to be lived out in our lives.
Fear of being speechless. Fear of not relating. Fear of not feeling deeply. Fear of not being compassionate enough. Each of these core fears were at the root of an anxiety of mine – not being able to interact rightly with those who were grieving or suffering. How could I grieve with them if I didn’t personally have anything to lament? How could I live into the beatitude “Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted”?
I wrestled with questions like this for years even as some of my own friends experienced loss, injustice, and seeming hopelessness. I just couldn’t seem to relate, no matter how desperately I wanted to.
In movies and media, men are often the ones who get stereotyped as not wanting to ask for help. They won’t stop for directions. They won’t admit they are wrong. But I think this male stereotype wears thin because, the truth is, pride is a woman’s problem too.
In fact, in today’s third wave feminist world, I think women have a complex with proving themselves to others. Have you ever noticed how women have a tendency to tell each other stories of female empowerment to boost our self esteem? “Who run the world? Girls!” We shout. We always comment on how amazing and beautiful we are and share pictures and stories that make us look put together, on top of our game, and in control.
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As we arrive at this new season with the stability of a paycheck, a house payment and a family of three, it seems we are no longer “in the waiting”. In the world’s eyes, we’ve finally arrived. This is “the moment we’ve been waiting for”, or so we are told.