Equipping young women to passionately pursue the heart of God with their whole lives.
1 : (noun) passionately pursuing the heart of God
2: (verb) so much more than virginity; a lifestyle
We talk love, faith, and holistic sexuality by teaching young women the gospel message behind purity. We believe that God’s ways are the best ways and living for Him means giving our whole life to Him… our mind, heart, soul, and yes, even our bodies.
We want to see a generation of women who love God with their whole lives, who live lives of purity and see God clearly, who uphold God’s design for sexuality whether single or married and write His Word across their hearts. We strive to be those women ourselves and help other young women along the way.
What We Believe
WORD OF GOD
How can a young woman keep her way pure? By living according to His Word (Psalm 119:9) We believe the Bible is the unchangeable, infallible Word of God. We are committed to writing His Word across our hearts through Scripture study and memorization as we passionately pursue God with our whole lives. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21)
We believe in the triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1 , Deuteronomy 6:4). We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. His death and resurrection on our behalf guarantees new life for all who trust in Him. (John 1:1-18, Colossians 1:13-22). The Holy Spirit convicts, comforts, and equips us for ministry. (Genesis 1:2, Acts 1:8, Ephesians 1:13-14)
We recognize our sinful human nature and our need for redemption through Christ alone, not by good works but through faith in Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:23, Romans 10:9, Ephesians 2:8-9)
We believe that the church is made up of believers who live out the gospel and show the world who Jesus Christ is. (Matthew 28:19-20, Colossians 1:8, 1 Peter 5:1-5)
We believe that we were created as sexual beings. That God purposefully designed men and women uniquely to reflect His very nature and that our sexuality is a physical reality of a greater spiritual reality. We believe God designed sex to be pleasurable as well as purposeful, that sex is to be honored and enjoyed in marriage and the marriage bed kept pure. (Hebrews 13:4)
We believe that marriage is a covenant between one man and one woman (Hebrews 13:4, Genesis 2:24, 1 Corinthians 5:9-11), reflecting Christ’s faithful love for the church. God created unique roles for the husband and wife within a marriage (Ephesians 5:22-23). Our earthly marriages serve as a symbol of a much greater spiritual reality that we as the church are the bride of Christ and we are making ourselves ready for the marriage of the Lamb (Revelations 19:7).
Biblical womanhood reflects the gospel as a whole and is not restricted to passages on women alone. But those passages do give us specific instructions such as Titus 2:3-5, 1 Timothy 2:9-11, and 1 Peter 3:3-4. It is our hope that women of the Lord will live out their womanhood according to Scripture, submitting not to the fear of man but unto the Lord.
WHAT WE OFFER
Our middle school and high school retreats are designed with Bible studies and activities to fit into overnight or one-day schedules. Retreats are complete with workbooks and application for young women to walk away with a memorable experience that cheers them on to lives of purity.
We will tailor messages for teens, college students, youth leaders, or parents about God’s truths for holistic purity in our lives. 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 Biblical womanhood and sexuality.
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.
COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY
Knowing His Word is the only way to keep your way pure, so we are committed to studying His Word with our community through online Scripture Challenges and Scripture memorization!
Because we cannot be everywhere (nor do we want to be), we are also in the process of creating printable curriculum for churches outside West Michigan to lead their own purity retreats