Look Outward to Others in Divine Ways

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When Jesus transforms our hearts and minds, He gives us His power to love others in divine new ways.

Do You Struggle with Vanity? Take the Quiz to Find Out!

Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash Vanity is an issue we all must address as followers of Christ, especially in our culture today. But before we can really assess properly whether we have an issue with vanity, we need to have a good definition of what vanity is. Here is the biblical definition according to… Continue reading Do You Struggle with Vanity? Take the Quiz to Find Out!

Does the Bible Teach That Women Are Inferior to Men?

Some women think terrible things about God and His relationship with women today. They’ll say things like: God hates women. The Bible is misogynistic. God created women to be inferior to men. Men are more important than women to God. If that was the kind of God we had, I could understand why a lot… Continue reading Does the Bible Teach That Women Are Inferior to Men?

God’s Victory over Food/Weight Obsession for One Sister in Christ

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A woman allowed me to share her story – praying it might bless someone who is struggling with food/weight issues today (if you are having a very serious battle, please seek appropriate help medically and spiritually!): I very slowly and insidiously became weight obsessed in high school. I was normal weight. But I wanted to… Continue reading God’s Victory over Food/Weight Obsession for One Sister in Christ

A 30 Day Modest Skirt/Dress Challenge

April wearing one of her long skirts This post is authored by a single Christian woman in her 30s. Her experience is very similar to mine since I began wearing just skirts (usually ankle length – unless I am running, or cleaning) in March, 2009. If you feel that God may be calling you to try a… Continue reading A 30 Day Modest Skirt/Dress Challenge

I Don’t Have to Be “The Most Beautiful Girl” in the Room

  What do you think when you look in the mirror, my precious sister? I am an identical twin. I know the pain of being CONSTANTLY compared to someone else in every single way. Other people compared us all day long every day. And we compared ourselves, too. You never want to be the ugly… Continue reading I Don’t Have to Be “The Most Beautiful Girl” in the Room

What Body Image Issues Should We Talk about?

My precious sisters,   What are some body image issues that you struggle with or that you believe are common for girls and women to struggle with? What pressure do girls feel today to look a certain way, to be “sexy,” and to be “perfect” physically? How much pressure to girls feel to have plastic… Continue reading What Body Image Issues Should We Talk about?

Thoughts on Self-Hatred

Self loathing, body image issues, false humility and low self esteem are actually forms of pride. They are insidious. But, the idea is, “I am not content with how God made me. What God has given me (my body, my life or my circumstances), is not good enough. God was not good to me.” Thankfully,… Continue reading Thoughts on Self-Hatred

"Weaning Myself Off of Worldly Beauty"

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From a wife I greatly admire and respect. I appreciate her willingness to share! Wow !!!! I have not had access to the internet for several days so i was going through the posts I’ve missed (about worldly beauty vs. godly beauty this week on www.peacefulwife.com) and I am about to fall out my computer… Continue reading "Weaning Myself Off of Worldly Beauty"

Our Identity in Christ

Ladies, Two days ago, we looked at insecurity in the post “Trying to Find Security in All the Wrong Places.” Yesterday, we looked at “The Roots of Insecurity, ‘Low Self Esteem,’ Sinful Jealousy and the Desire to Control” Quite honestly – what I am addressing in these several posts could easily be a book or… Continue reading Our Identity in Christ

Roots of Insecurity, Low Self Esteem, Sinful Jealousy and a Desire to Control

  Yesterday, we looked at how we as women desire security in our lives and in our relationships so desperately.  But we often look for it in all the wrong places instead of finding our security in Christ alone. I believe that the deep roots of a woman’s insecurity in her relationships,”low self esteem,” desire… Continue reading Roots of Insecurity, Low Self Esteem, Sinful Jealousy and a Desire to Control

Trying to Find Security in All the Wrong Places

Insecurity seems to be a practically universal struggle for women. We want security in our relationships with men, and – really, with other people, too.  We want to know that we are lovable.  We want to know that no matter what happens, those we love will still love us. We want security in the love… Continue reading Trying to Find Security in All the Wrong Places

What Do Guys Really Think about Modesty? (From the archives)

I deeply appreciate the willingness of these Christian single guys to talk about this issue so candidly and clearly with us.  If modesty is not an issue you’ve thought about much – you may be in for a bit of a surprise.  I would recommend that teenage and young women read “For Young Women Only”… Continue reading What Do Guys Really Think about Modesty? (From the archives)

What Our Brothers in Christ Have to Say about External Beauty/Body Image

It can be really confusing for women because we get so many messages from the media and other women and even men sometimes that we must look like a swimsuit model in order to attract men.  I don’t believe that is actually true.  But what would be really helpful, in my view, is if some… Continue reading What Our Brothers in Christ Have to Say about External Beauty/Body Image

What Do Guys Really Think about Modesty?

I deeply appreciate the willingness of these Christian single guys to talk about this issue so candidly and clearly with us.  If modesty is not an issue you’ve thought about much – you may be in for a bit of a surprise.  I would recommend that teenage and young women read “For Young Women Only”… Continue reading What Do Guys Really Think about Modesty?

I'd Be Happy if I Could Just…

As humans, and especially in our culture, we always want more.  We are never satisfied.  When we get one thing we want, we are immediately chomping at the bit for the next big thing we think we MUST have in order to be happy. WHAT MY CHILDREN TAUGHT ME My son begged and begged for… Continue reading I'd Be Happy if I Could Just…

Who Is Really Being Affected?

WOW!  God is working so much in Kayla’s life this week!  I LOVE IT!  Thanks, Kayla, for sharing this.  I think that MANY, MANY women will benefit from this post.  I can’t wait to see what God plans to do!  (You can find Kayla’s blog at www.lessonsofmercy.wordpress.com)  For those of you who are not married –… Continue reading Who Is Really Being Affected?