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The Bachelor's Madi Prewett Discusses How She Stands Firm in Her Faith

So I came into college with as many questions as I had in high school, really asking, you know, where do I fit in? How do I belong? How do I get guys' attention? How do I make other people love me and want me and accept me ... a lot of questions that I feel like a lot of us wrestle with because we all want to be loved. We all want to be known. We all want to feel like we belong

How to Find and Embrace Your Voice

The most vital step of all in discovering and embracing your voice is partnering with the Lord. Ultimately using your voice should glorify Him who graciously gave you that voice, but there must be a connection to understand how and when, and in what context it is to be used.

Breaking the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts

We have chaotic thought lives. These thoughts often lead to wild emotions, true? Emotions that tell us how to behave. Those behaviors dramatically affect our relationships, continuing that downward spiral we looked at previously. ... Yet we walk around acting as if we have no power over what we allow into our minds.

6 Ministries for Women Over 50

Instead of resigning themselves to take less of a role in church ministry, women over 50 can engage in some great ministries that not only benefit them, but the local body as a whole.

32 Beautiful Bible Verses All Women Should Know

The Bible is God’s living word that teaches, inspires, corrects, and builds up. When women of God approach Scripture, they can come with confidence that it will speak to every issue and worry they have and equip them to reflect the love of God. God’s word contains beautiful poetry, wisdom, and the truth women need to develop a strong faith.Here are 32 beautiful Bible verses that every woman should know.Photo credit: ©Getty Images/Povozniuk

20 Ideas for a Fun Girls' Night In

We all have weeks that seem to take forever. Our meetings at work are back to back. We have to run the kids all over the place and, of course, keep up with household chores and other responsibilities. It is exhausting. What better way to say goodbye to a hectic week than to hang out with your gal pals on a Friday night? What’s even better? Spending a girls’ night in and having to spend little to no money to have a great time. Here are some ideas for your next girl’s night in.
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Is God a Feminist?

Asking if God is a feminist doesn't seem necessary as he was one before the term was ever needed. But because sin altered the world in which he created, God compensated for the broken hierarchy that evil subsequently established.

A New Perspective of the Woman Caught in Adultery

The woman caught in adultery should not be condemned throughout all time with a mistaken identity just because she is a woman used as a trap set for Jesus. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared (John 8:11).

7 Ways to Replace Envy with Joy for Friends

Friends are people who are placed in our lives as extended family. They are with us through trials and tribulations. They're there for fun times, to extend advice. A friend is someone you can be your authentic self with. They are someone you can trust and someone who trusts you. They provide companionship to help avoid loneliness. Friends wear many hats and play many roles. So it would seem preposterous to envy their good fortune, right? Well, unfortunately, this happens more often than not. Sometimes it's a conscious thing done for different reasons. Other times it's done subconsciously. Whether we want to admit it or not, we've all glared at a friend with the green-eyed monster for something, knowing that we shouldn't have. When anything good occurs in a friend's life, it should be celebrated by other friends with a pure heart and a clear mind. If you find yourself struggling with being envious of a friend's prosperity, look at the list below to discover simple ways to replace envy with joy.Photo credit: ©Youngoldman

How God Helped Me Break Free from Chronic Worry

We speak the name of Jesus over the situation and trust Him to intercede on our behalf. And we know that whatever the Spirit prays, it is in accordance with the will of God. There is great comfort in this!

Why Female Gender Is More Than a Feeling

The affliction of gender confusion or dysphoria may not be outwardly visible. But overwhelmingly, the women and girls who suffer from it feel every bit as alienated—not only from others but also from themselves. Were Jesus walking among us today, I can’t help but wonder how He would respond to the lonely little girl who feels like she doesn’t fit or to the broken woman trying to heal herself of a soul-deep wound.He would be as He always has been—infinitely kind, tender-hearted, patient, understanding, and deeply moved by her pain.

5 Ways to Fight Fatigue

It’s essential to not only ask for help but receive the help with appreciation, gladness, and gratitude.

Is it Biblical to Love Myself?

Sometimes we’re made to feel guilty for recognizing our personal value. It’s deemed a sign of conceit and considered almost evil by some religious leaders who caution against pride. But loving ourselves leads to loving others.

6 Reasons to Leave a Narcissistic Friendship

Leaving a friendship is hard for any of us. Sometimes friendships end because of life situations, or they simply drift apart. There are also times when friendships have to end because one friend hurt the other beyond repair. In the case of being friends with a narcissist, there are many reasons to leave the friendship. Nowhere in the Bible does God command us to remain in a narcissistic friendship.Here are six reasons why you should leave a narcissistic friendship:Photo Credit: ©iStock/Getty Images Plus/AntonioGuillem

3 Ways to Encourage Someone Struggling with Infertility

Infertility affects at least eight percent of the population1, with some studies claiming it is closer to eighteen percent.2 That means that it is highly likely you or someone you know will deal with this struggle.My husband and I could not conceive for almost a decade. Then we were joyously surprised with our son! We were delighted to be pregnant again a couple of years later, only to lose that baby in a miscarriage that permanently altered my health.Whether you struggle to get pregnant or stay pregnant, the journey is intensely private and public all at the same time. We “collected” (for lack of a better term) a lot of commentary from people along the way. While most of it was a lesson in what not to say to someone struggling with infertility, there were some shining gems that blessed our journey.Those words of encouragement were just like Scripture says, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver” Proverbs 25:11. Ephesians 4:29 admonishes us to speak only words that will build others up. But sometimes, it can be hard to know just how and what to say to a loved one in need of encouragement.So what sort of sweet, golden words can we say to someone struggling with infertility? Here are three ideas to encourage your friend or family member who is on this journey.Photo credit: ©GettyImages/Adene Sanchez

5 Qualities to Look for in Female Friendships

I've met many women who have shared that they struggle to connect with other females. They cite that many of us are petty, dramatic, and overly sensitive. It's just tough to navigate the emotional nuance of women.Their concerns aren't unfounded. Friendship is hard, and we tend to be more complicated as women. We require more emotional engagement than our male counterparts in many instances. Nonetheless, loyalty, forgiveness, and a shared set of values help to hold us close when we feel unsure about each other's true intentions.Even though we ladies are complicated creatures, when we are willing to invest in each other selflessly, we can become such a gift to one another. We need strong friendships to get through the many joys and trials that come our way. You are the biggest blessing you can offer the people around you. Don't forget that.What makes up the magic of true friendship? Some of this is chemistry, destiny, design, and mystery. But, a considerable part of creating lasting friendships is just about shared values and a relentless willingness to show up for others. Here are a few things you should look for in your close circle of female friends:
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