Hi there! Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope The Beautiful Kingdom Warriors becomes a landing spot for you in your quest to understanding “biblical womanhood.” This blog is a place to share research, Bible studies, book reviews, and other resources from those who are asking similar questions about the place of women in the Church and in the Kingdom of God. I hope you will interact with the posts in the comments section, giving feedback and differing perspectives to consider. What does Biblical Womanhood mean to you? What is your background with church teaching, cultural pressures, etc.? Your contributions are so valuable and enriching!
I am a passionate Jesus follower, lover of The Book, and devoted to God’s redemptive work of restoring His Kingdom. As a beautiful daughter of the King, I believe that God’s creation is good and His design for the world was perfect before the Father of Lies infected it with sin. Before the Fall, God presented Eve to her groom as his ezer,
“a powerful Hebrew military word whose significance we have barely begun to unpack. The ezer is a warrior, and this has far-reaching implications for women, not only in marriage, but in every relationship, season, and walk of life. Eve and all her daughters are ezers–strong warriors who stand alongside their brothers in the battle for God’s kingdom”
(Carolyn Custis James, in Lost Women of the Bible).
Joining with Jesus in redeeming Biblical Womanhood from the muck and mire of a sinful world, I am eager to do so with grace, humility, and kindness. I do not want to polarize people of differing views, but engage them in beneficial dialogue. I try to carefully guard the comments section, deleting comments that are not loving, peaceful, forbearing, kind, gentle, and self-controlled. Fight the good fight with me, bearing in mind that we are all on a journey of understanding and if we do not contribute in love, we are only doing harm.
The Christian Warrior. a hymn by L.M. Montgomery (pronouns edited by Ruth)
The Christian warrior, see her stand In the whole armor of her God; The spirit’s sword is in her hand; Her feet are with the gospel shod.
In panoply of truth complete, Salvation’s helmet on her head, With righteousness, a breastplate meet, And faith’s broad shield before her spread.
With this omnipotence she moves; From this the alien armies flee; Till more than conqueror she proves, Through Christ, who gives her victory.
Thus strong in her Redeemer’s strength, Sin, death and hell she tramples down,— Fights the good fight; and takes at length, Through mercy, an immortal crown.
Ruth Perry has a B.A. in Music from Gordon College and a M.A. in Educational Ministries from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and has her Local Minister license in the IPHC denomination. She grew up as a Pastor’s Kid and Missionary Kid, and as an adult has been involved in lay ministry in the church for seventeen years, from college, children’s and women’s ministry, music ministry, teaching in Bible studies, Sunday School and sermons, to administrative roles on leadership boards. She is married to Logan and has three beautiful children. She is passionate about discipleship, writing, and empowering women and girls to find their callings in God’s kingdom.