Equipping Godly Women is a non-denominational Christian lifestyle site dedicated to helping Christian women of all denominations be the AMAZING women, wives and mothers God created us to be.
We're not here to preach at you, interpret the Bible for you, or insist you have to believe exactly like we do. We aren't pastors, priests, Bible scholars or counselors, and we don't claim to always get it right.
Rather, our mission is to challenge, encourage and equip you to grow in faith and family and to help you live out your faith on a day-to-day basis -- not to give you all the answers or tell you what to believe.
Think of us like your big sister in the faith. Your cheerleader. Your coach. (Not your pastor)
We understand you want to make sure we're not drinking the crazy kool-aid, though... So here's our official statement of belief:
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? Regarding: The Bible| We believe the Bible is in inspired, inerrant Word of God. The Bible is our standard and our guide. As Christians, we have a responsibility to continually read, study, and know its words, and to live our lives according to its wisdom and direction to the best of our ability. The Bible's commands and guidelines are always in our best interest and the best interest of others.
That being said, while the Bible is inerrant, our human interpretation of it is not. Pastors, priests, Bible teachers, you, me -- we ALL get it wrong sometimes. This is why it's so important to not only read the Bible for ourselves, but also to challenge our personal beliefs with further study and open-minded, polite, edifying discussion.
? Regarding: The Trinity| We believe in one God in three persons (the Trinity): God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. God created the entire Universe (including us), and knows how it works best. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died for our sins, and rose from the dead, granting us new life in him. The Holy Spirit currently works in our hearts to instruct us, guide us, prompt us, and empower us to love God, love others, and live for Him.
? Regarding: Salvation| We believe God offers the free gift of salvation to everyone. However, as humans with free will, not everyone will accept this gift. We believe our works cannot save us -- only Jesus can -- but we also know that a real faith naturally produces good works. When we truly love God, we want to serve Him. When we truly believe He is who He says He is, we want to be more like Him. We obey out of love and gratitude, not fear or obligation.
? Regarding: Marriage | We believe God intended marriage to be a lifelong, unbreakable covenant between one man, one woman, and Himself. While there are certainly times when separation and divorce are necessary and unavoidable, we should seek to avoid them whenever possible. We cannot control our husbands. (They have free will.) But we do have a responsibility to God, to our husbands, and to ourselves to be Godly wives, to work to strengthen our marriages, and to love our husbands well.
? Regarding: Parenting | We believe children are a gift from God, and as their parents, we have a responsibility to raise them well. We have a responsibility not only to teach them about God, but also to model a vibrant Christian life. We have a responsibility to set limits, guidelines, and boundaries for them, while respecting them as unique individuals made in God's image who also have free will.
? Regarding: Homemaking | We believe we have a responsibility to be good stewards of the time, talent, and resources God has given us. This will look different for each family, but all families should work together to glorify God in all that we do.
? Regarding: Community | We believe God created each of us to live in Christian community. This includes regularly gathering with other believers at church, making disciples as called, setting a positive example, and challenging and encouraging others as needed.
? Regarding: Self-Improvement | We believe no one is perfect, but we all have a responsibility to grow. The Holy Spirit prompts, guides and empowers us, but it's our responsibility to step out in faith and action to make positive changes to our lives.