Does God Want Women to Be Weak?

Does God Want Women to Be Weak?

First of all, we need to understand that the world’s definitions of strength and weakness are very different from God’s. In the world: Power means having the ability to do whatever I want to do. Weakness means not being able to do exactly what I want to do all the...
Being a Peaceful Bride-to-Be

Being a Peaceful Bride-to-Be

For some reason, it has almost become accepted in our culture that a wedding day is “all about the bride” and that she can do basically whatever she wants – even if she hurts her groom, family members, or friends in the process. This may be okay in...

No More Little Boxes!

I am still learning and have much growing to do in my faith in Christ. I think I am pretty much a “toddler” spiritually when it comes to how much more maturity and growth still needs to happen in my soul. There is so much more, I know, that I could...
Don’t Purposely Provoke a Man

Don’t Purposely Provoke a Man

Sometimes when we women are upset, we may feel so hurt that we think things like: I want him to hurt as much as I hurt. I want him to show that he is upset, too. He doesn’t look as upset as I feel, so I am going to push him to be as angry as I am right now. If...
How Do I Stop Responding Negatively in the Moment?

How Do I Stop Responding Negatively in the Moment?

Let’s imagine a scenario together: You were looking forward to seeing your man after work. He had set up a date for tonight and you were so excited to get to share some time together after a couple of weeks of hardly seeing each other. You text him at work...
Keep Your Dignity in Front of Your Man

Keep Your Dignity in Front of Your Man

If you are seeking to live for Christ and you are dating a guy who lives for Christ – there will be plenty of opportunities, even for believers, to offer grace to one another. You may mess up at times. He may mess up at times. Especially when one of you is...
“There’s This Guy I Like…”

“There’s This Guy I Like…”

I am writing for women who are seeking to follow Christ as Lord wholeheartedly and who desire to only have a relationship that would honor Christ with a man who is seeking Christ as Lord wholeheartedly. Thanks for understanding. Sometimes, when we are interested in a...
“A Guy I Am Interested in Doesn’t Have a Long Range Plan”

“A Guy I Am Interested in Doesn’t Have a Long Range Plan”

Sometimes it is easy to think that if a guy doesn’t have a formal, written out, detailed outline of his plan for the next few years that he “must not be a godly leader.” I hear from a number of women who tend to reject guys who don’t have an...
Upcoming Conferences: Ohio and South Carolina!

Upcoming Conferences: Ohio and South Carolina!

Ladies, I am thrilled to share that there I will be doing two conferences coming up in the next two months. I hope that you might be able to join me. Eaton, OH: February 25th, 2017 I will be at the Eaton First Church of God women’s retreat in Eaton, OH Saturday...
“A Guy Comes to Me for Spiritual Advice a Lot”

“A Guy Comes to Me for Spiritual Advice a Lot”

Many of us hurt so much with people who are hurting. I know I do! When someone comes to us with their relationship problems or spiritual problems, we want to help. We want to see them feel better ASAP. We want to comfort them, sympathize, and be a good friend. It is...
Ten Questionable Reasons to Get Married

Ten Questionable Reasons to Get Married

There are some great reasons to want to be married. And then there are some not-so-great reasons to want to be married. Here are ten examples of reasons people sometimes want to get married that are not good ideas (a lot of these apply to dating relationships, too,...
Review of Girlz 4 Christ Magazine

Review of Girlz 4 Christ Magazine

I had the opportunity to look through some issues of a Christian magazine for girls that I had never read before – Girlz 4 Christ. The magazine is full of stories from teenage girls and women about their relationship with Jesus and things they have learned...
What Do You Desire Most in 2017?

What Do You Desire Most in 2017?

Precious sisters, I’d like to get a bit of a pulse on where each of you are as we look out over a new year together. What kinds of things do you desire to learn about God? How do you most long to grow spiritually in Christ? What kinds of topics about...
It’s Wrong for Men – but Is It Okay for Women?

It’s Wrong for Men – but Is It Okay for Women?

We all know that it is wrong for a man to hit a woman, to throw something at her, to threaten to harm her, to scream at her, to cuss her out, to verbally/emotionally abuse her, to belittle her, or to take advantage of her in some way. Those things are just not...
He Wants to Be Your Hero

He Wants to Be Your Hero

There is a desire in a spiritually, emotionally healthy man to be the hero for a woman who will truly admire him for his character, his Christlikeness, his words, his actions, and his abilities. Women encouraging men to be heroes is different from control or...

A Painful and Precious Time

Sisters and brothers, Just wanted to send an update that the past 3 weeks have been extremely difficult as my grandmother was put on hospice the week before Thanksgiving and has been slowly dying. Yet, at the same time, there have been so many surprising moments of...