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I Refuse to Be Embarrassed

Posted on 22-Sep-14 15:35 by Erin Davis | Twitter: @ErinGraffiti
Topics: Womanhood

Maybe I will never fully outgrow my desire to fit in or my fear of sticking out. But, after almost twenty years as a Christian, I can tell I am growing in grace because I blush a whole lot less often.

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Three Ways to Fight a Gossip-Enticed Heart

Posted on 28-Aug-14 10:52 by Leslie Ludy | Twitter: @LeslieLudy
Topics: Womanhood

Have you witnessed the damaging effects of gossip in your own life or in the lives of others? Here are three key principles that can help us exchange gossip and drama for quietness and peace.

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This Ain't About Throwbacks

Posted on 13-Jun-14 14:45 by Erin Davis | Twitter: @ErinGraffiti
Topics: Womanhood

Women at home rocking tea-length dresses, frilly aprons, and adorable high heels, vacuuming with an Electrolux vacuum while their 2.5 children play quietly near by . . . Is this the picture of perfect womanhood?

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Why I'm Not a Feminist

Posted on 13-Jun-14 14:09 by Erin Davis | Twitter: @ErinGraffiti
Topics: Womanhood

I don't have all of the answers, but because of the Bible I am not a feminist. Here's why.

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I'm Choosing to Age Gracefully

Posted on 23-May-14 13:42 by Dawn Wilson | Twitter: @HeartChoices
Topics: Womanhood

Watching the godly grandmothers in my life, as well as women I respect, I've come to understand: Aging well requires intentionality.

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Going from Busy to Productive in an Unusual Way

Posted on 25-Mar-14 13:07 by Catherine Parks | Twitter: @cathparks
Topics: Womanhood

If Jesus was the most productive person to ever live, how can I tap into that productivity in my own life?

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A New Way of Thinking

Posted on 13-Feb-14 09:21 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

It's a no-brainer that what we think about determines our actions. If I think about chocolate all day . . . (which isn't hard to do) I'm probably going to be hitting the candy bar aisle at the grocery store before the day is over!

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What's Sex Got to Do with It?

Posted on 30-Oct-13 16:02 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

What is the meaning of sex? And how is God honored by this act? Mary Kassian unpacks five necessities for God-glorifying sex "in the shadowlands."

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Can Complementarians Have It Both Ways?

Posted on 30-Oct-13 15:26 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

Feminists believe in mutuality. So does Mary Kassian--and she's anything but a feminist. What if complementary roles and mutuality aren't opposing concepts after all?

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The Dance of Complementarity

Posted on 30-Oct-13 14:53 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

Wouldn't it be amazing if your marriage with your husband could be like a smooth Tango or a lively Cha Cha? Mary has encouraging news: it can be.

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A Peek Into This Word Nerd's 2014 Calendar

Posted on 05-Dec-13 16:36 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

I've always been a word nerd (as a young girl, you'd find me salivating in the paper aisle while my mom shopped Walmart for groceries), and there's plenty of room for words on this wonderfully large calendar. In fact, I just spent a few minutes penciling in important dates I'm aware of in 2014 . . .

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The Dreaded "M" Season

Posted on 22-Oct-13 16:31 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

It sounded so old; it sounded frail. I didn't like the sound of the dreaded "disease" they kept mentioning: "menopause."

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Super Woman Is Not God's Goal for You

Posted on 26-Aug-13 14:48 by a Guest Blogger
Topics: Womanhood

Do you find yourself striving to be perfect? A June Cleaver, your favorite Christian speaker, and Martha Stewart all rolled into one? Maybe you're OCD (or, in alphabetical order, CDO). Or maybe you simply desire to be a 'well-rounded person.' But have you paused to ask yourself Why?

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Eve's Influence and a Call to All Women

Posted on 12-Jul-13 14:41 by Lindsay Swartz | Twitter: @LindsSwartz
Topics: Womanhood

I am not unlike my mother, Eve. I don't go a day, sometimes even an hour, without hearing the faint whisper of the serpent in my ear, "Did God actually say?" I'm tempted to walk by my feelings and dub myself the new queen of authority on a regular basis, without thinking about the long-term impact.

 

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Four Videos for Your Monday (Plus My Favorite Caramel Popcorn Recipe)

Posted on 10-May-13 17:05 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

Dannah Gresh's TED Talk releases today, Leslie opens up about her two death penalties, WORLD's Marvin Olasky interviews Rosaria Butterfield, and Nancy DeMoss shares how to be intentional in your faith walk. You won't want to miss it!  

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Is Gullible's Travels Your Life Journey?

Posted on 02-May-13 15:12 by Dawn Wilson | Twitter: @HeartChoices
Topics: Womanhood

Would you describe your life journey as "Gullible's Travels," or are you a Wise Warrior Woman?

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Real Beauty

Posted on 22-Apr-13 16:49 by Tim Challies | Twitter: @challies
Topics: Womanhood

When it comes to beauty—whether inner or outer—we are our own worst critics.

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The Fine Art of Selection

Posted on 04-Apr-13 14:00 by Randy Alcorn | Twitter: @RandyAlcorn
Topics: Womanhood

Are you mistaking Christian busyness for true spirituality?

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Self-Control and Pickle Cravings

Posted on 20-Feb-13 15:16 by Erin Davis | Twitter: @ErinGraffiti
Topics: Womanhood

Is pregnancy a good enough reason to not be self-controlled?

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Where Is God in All of This?

Posted on 08-Feb-13 12:27 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

As you size up your life circumstances, do you wonder how God could possibly be in them?

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A Sneak Peek at My Lifetime Goals

Posted on 29-Jan-13 15:50 by Jani Ortlund | Twitter: @JaniOrtlund
Topics: Womanhood

Peek over Jani's shoulder at five of her lifetime goals—as well as how she broke them down into measurable goals for 2013.

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Will the Real Biblical Woman Please Stand Up?

Posted on 24-Jan-13 09:16 by Gabrielle Pickle | Twitter: @GabriellePickle
Topics: Womanhood

Single women can be biblical, too!

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Exercise and the Eternal Story

Posted on 22-Jan-13 09:20 by Trillia Newbell | Twitter: @TrilliaNewbell
Topics: Womanhood

What aches, pains, and flabby muscles all point to.

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Kissing Traditionalism Good-bye

Posted on 03-Dec-12 15:24 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

If you grapple with how to minister in a complementation context, this conversation is for you.

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For What It's Worth

Posted on 28-Sep-12 17:48 by Nancy Leigh DeMoss | Twitter: @NancyDeMoss
Topics: Womanhood

Are you letting others determine your worth? Great news for you here if so, as well as a chance to win Nancy's new devotional.

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Shopping for Swimwear, The Science Behind Bikinis, and More

Posted on 08-Jun-12 16:37 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

Shopping for modest clothes--let alone modest swimwear--can be painful. Try shopping for swimwear with your daughters or granddaughters, and you’re already digging through your purse for the Ibuprofen. We'd like to prevent your headache with some super practical swimwear shopping tips.

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From a Black Female Congregant

Posted on 23-May-12 09:59 by Carolyn McCulley | Twitter: @CarolynMcculley
Topics: Womanhood

“Many of the black females I ran with in college went on to be doctors, lawyers, etc. I was looked down upon by a research professor when I expressed my desire to stop grad school and do the internship with my church college ministry, Volunteers For Christ. See, I was forfeiting all that the civil rights leaders had worked so hard for me to be able to do—I had gotten into law school and wasn’t going to go.”

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A Tribute to My Mother

Posted on 01-May-12 17:43 by Nancy Leigh DeMoss | Twitter: @NancyDeMoss
Topics: Womanhood

Growing up, I didn’t realize that my mother’s view of her role as a wife and mother was terribly out of sync with our times.

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Womanhood in the 1950s . . . It's All About Stuff!

Posted on 05-Apr-12 14:14 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

Tupperware! Ovens! Floor wax! Electric washers! Vacuums! Polyester! . . . The message of womanhood in the 1950? You'll be happy when you have your stuff.

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The SlutWalk Is Bad for Women

Posted on 05-Apr-12 14:21 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

Sexual violence is a problem that ought to concern us all. However, I fear that SlutWalks do little to improve woman's lot. In fact, they arguably exacerbate the very problem they say they're trying to solve.

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The Cosmic Significance of Your Womanhood

Posted on 08-Mar-12 16:09 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

Feeling small? Insignificant? Don’t believe it. YOU matter . . . more than you know! Your life exists to tell Christ’s story to the world.

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Little Things Matter--A Lot

Posted on 03-Jun-11 13:28 by Nancy Leigh DeMoss | Twitter: @NancyDeMoss
Topics: Womanhood

My dad used to say it this way: “You are what you have been becoming. And you will be down the road what you are becoming now.” 

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A 20-Year-Old Writes About Biblical Womanhood for Teens

Posted on 06-May-11 15:18 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Relationship with God, Relationships with Others, Womanhood

Hear about the book, a little about Hannah’s story, and how it all comes back to Jesus.

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Unfulfilled Longings . . .

Posted on 30-Mar-11 14:25 by Nancy Leigh DeMoss | Twitter: @NancyDeMoss
Topics: Singleness, When Life's Hard, Womanhood

Our society has bought into the philosophy that there is (or ought to be) a remedy (preferably quick and easy) for every unfulfilled longing.

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Silence, Scarves, and Other Questions

Posted on 07-Mar-11 14:39 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

Do you ever read verses like this and feel a little irritated or “cramped” as a woman? I mean, I thought Paul valued women, but what’s up with this idea of “No talking for women in church”?

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Calling All Men for International Women's Day

Posted on 09-Mar-11 16:08 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood, Workfront

The message we are hearing this International Women’s Day is that women will only be equal when they assume the same roles as men. Enforcing “sameness” will uphold woman’s worth and dignity. I beg to differ.

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Aching Arms and Tough Questions: Technology and Infertility

Posted on 28-Feb-11 17:47 by Mindy Kroesche
Topics: Relationship with God, Womanhood

According to Wikipedia, one in seven couples have problems in conceiving a baby. When you're facing a childless future, how do you know what's right when it comes to infertility treatments? Should you seek medical help? What kinds are okay? Is it even biblical?

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The Church in a Post-Feminist World: An Interview with Mary Kassian

Posted on 01-Feb-11 16:00 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

The implications of the postfeminist era for ministry in the local church are enormous . . .

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Name the Book Contest

Posted on 24-Jan-11 15:16 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

Submit your suggestions for a suitable title and subtitle for this 8-week study, and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a Kindle with Voices of the True Woman Movement already downloaded to it!

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My hormones have me in a tailspin!

Posted on 05-Jan-11 16:47 by Erin Davis | Twitter: @ErinGraffiti
Topics: Womanhood

I have all the tell tale signs of a hormonal overload. My skin has betrayed me. There isn’t enough chocolate in Hershey to satisfy my cravings. Worst of all, my emotions seem to have stamped their ticket for a roller coaster ride where there are no exits.

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Grieving June Cleaver

Posted on 30-Nov-10 08:45 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

So what are we to do? Should we start playing “Leave it to Beaver” re-runs and tell women they’d be happy if they followed June Cleaver’s example? Should we encourage them to start wearing high heels and pearls while vacuuming? Should we run advertising campaigns that glorify the value of ironing, or disparage women who can’t bake cookies from scratch?

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The True Woman CLICK

Posted on 25-Oct-10 16:35 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

Most change happens gradually. A child slowly learns to read. Braces slowly straighten teeth. A bush is slowly trimmed and shaped into a hedge. But then there are those changes that happen all at once. They are “Click!” or “Aha!” moments when our perspectives suddenly shift, and we begin to see the whole world in a different light.

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What in the world is a “true woman”?

Posted on 20-Oct-10 14:51 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

A couple weeks ago, I left my computer and cubicle behind, and hit the streets asking women some tough questions about what it means to be a true woman. While I’m glad I didn’t have to answer these questions on the spot, I will say that there’s a whole lot of confusion amongst women about who we are, why we exist, and what will make us truly happy.

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My True Woman Story

Posted on 28-Sep-10 10:25 by Erin Davis | Twitter: @ErinGraffiti
Topics: Womanhood, Workfront

I often told people that I was destined to do great things. I assumed that meant being exceptional at my job, and I secretly suspected that I would soon be filthy rich.

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Mommas Who Leave

Posted on 13-Sep-10 16:32 by Erin Davis | Twitter: @ErinGraffiti
Topics: Impacting your world, With Your Kids, Womanhood

I was feeling a little under the weather the other day, so my sweet husband decided to take my boys out for breakfast to give me a break. When the hostess asked how many to seat and my husband replied “just the three of us,” she bent in close and whispered, “Did momma leave?”

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A Willingness to Bend

Posted on 23-Aug-10 08:59 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Marriage, Womanhood

While listening to Nancy and Mary talk, I continued pondering how well the movie The Incredibles illustrates several points made by speakers in the True Woman Movement . . .

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Girls Gone Wise 20: You're invited to a Party!

Posted on 12-Aug-10 07:51 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

You're invited to a party! In fact, you're invited to two. The catch is, you can't go to both. You''ll have to make up your mind which one to attend . . .

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LifeWay Women LIVE Webcast for Leaders

Posted on 06-Aug-10 12:55 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

Next Tuesday, I will be joining host Chris Adams LIVE on the LifeWay Women’s Video Livestream Webcast to discuss the ministry challenges and opportunities of living in a world gone wild. Join us as we discuss how you can seize the moment to help women discover the meaning of womanhood, and live according to God’s beautiful design.

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Girls Gone Wise 9: Who Wears the Pants?

Posted on 17-Jun-10 12:15 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

Anything guys can do, girls can do better. Right? Well maybe-maybe not. But according to the Bible, roles aren’t based on who’s more capable or competent, or whose turn it is, or who wants to have a go at it.

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True Woman Videos: Why you don't have to quit

Posted on 31-Dec-09 11:49 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

Do you feel like “throwing in the towel” in your marriage, in your faith walk with Jesus, in life in general? As you watch this video, be encouraged that because God is a God of redemption, there’s no reason to quit! There is a way out, and He will provide that at the right time.

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Girls Gone Wise 5: Tied to the Kitchen Sink?

Posted on 01-Jun-10 15:55 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

Does God doom women to a barefoot, tied-to-the-kitchen-sink existence?

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Say "I Do" to the Name Change

Posted on 02-Jun-10 09:16 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood, Marriage

Why should you say “I do” to changing your name when you get married?

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Girls Gone Wise 4: That Girl�s Got Attitude!

Posted on 01-Jun-10 09:52 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

Pop culture upholds a saucy, sassy, my-way-or-the-highway, karate-chopping, male-kicking attitude as the ideal for women.

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Girls Gone Wise 3: Are you a Wily Coyote?

Posted on 24-May-10 15:19 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Singleness, Womanhood

The image of Wile E. Coyote obsessively scheming to catch the Roadrunner fits the description of the Wild Thing to a T.

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Girls Gone Wise 1: Have you been swept off your feet?

Posted on 19-May-10 21:15 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

Did you know that you can tell the difference between a Girl-Gone-Wild and a Girl-Gone-Wise by looking at her feet?

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The Not-So-Golden Anniversary of the Pill

Posted on 18-May-10 13:20 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood, With Your Kids

The pill was not a benign medical advance. It was introduced to advance a particular worldview and philosophy. And women, en masse, have swallowed it.

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Girls Gone Wise Intro: A Tale of a Girl Gone Wild

Posted on 17-May-10 16:20 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

The Girl-Gone-Wild could be the girl next door, your best friend, or the lady sitting next to you at church . . . she may even be you!

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Laura on "Voices": I can be useful to Him?!

Posted on 05-May-10 17:09 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

"That I could be useful to God in my circle of influence was beyond my comprehension . . ."

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Dawn on “Voices”: A Conversation After Swim Class

Posted on 04-May-10 17:41 by Dawn Wilson | Twitter: @HeartChoices
Topics: Womanhood

It didn’t take long for an opportunity to share some of what I learned with a woman after a swim class. Leslie’s mom was a Feminist, and Leslie had obviously absorbed much of the Feminist philosophy into her life. A lesbian in a relationship that she admitted was “not satisfying,” Leslie said she didn't think she could relate to the biblical model of womanhood.

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Liz on "Voices": Biblical womanhood is for singles, too!

Posted on 28-Apr-10 10:22 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

"I am no less of a woman in my singleness, and when I embrace God’s purpose in my singleness rather than resenting it, I am able to display trust in a sovereign God to the world around me. This type of trust will reveal much about God’s character to the world around me: 'Therefore, a single woman who lives with that final day in view, and finds Christ to be her all in all here, says something very powerfully and very clearly about her Savior.'”

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True Woman Videos: Cross-cultural Women

Posted on 10-Mar-10 14:49 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

True women of God are . . . well, strange! Learn why as Janet Parshall discusses the three hallmarks of these women that are so antithetical to the culture.

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Wear the Pants MAN-ifesto

Posted on 08-Apr-10 09:54 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

Men are not women. They are not genderless. They are not androgynous. They have an innate, God-given bent to initiate and be heroes. They want to untie the world from the tracks of complacency. They want to get their hands dirty. They want to answer the call of manhood. They want to be MEN . . . and what’s more, they want women to be women.

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A Tribute to Kathy

Posted on 08-Apr-10 15:59 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

My friend’s long walk through death’s shadows has ended this week. Kathy Helvey’s four-year battle with leukemia has given way to the victory of eternal life.

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Pull Off the Tape and Bless!

Posted on 07-Apr-10 14:09 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Relationships with Others, Womanhood

Recently I overheard a young man complain that he received plenty of pats on the back at work, but had to work really hard to ever hear any kind of compliment at home . . .

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Girls Gone Wise Video Book Blog

Posted on 06-Apr-10 18:19 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

Hey Girls! I'm inviting you to study the "Girls Gone Wise" book online with me on the Girls Gone Wise Video Book Blog . . .

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HALT!

Posted on 05-Apr-10 16:39 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

I wish I had known this principle as a teen, and especially as a young bride. Practicing it would’ve saved me from countless conflicts, I’m sure.

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Tape, please!

Posted on 05-Apr-10 09:34 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

I lost the battle with my tongue last night.

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A Book on the Beach . . .

Posted on 31-Mar-10 12:00 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

. . . That’s just one of the many reasons it gives me great pleasure to announce the just-released book, Voices of the True Woman Movement. Pull up a chair (or sit down on the corner of my beach towel), and let’s turn the never-before-opened cover and take a glance inside.  

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True Woman Videos: I Don't Like Change

Posted on 10-Mar-10 17:37 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

While we as women tend to think that stability is the norm, the fact is—life is really all about transition!

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Outrunning the Guys!

Posted on 08-Mar-10 22:24 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

Struggling against God's design will leave you wounded and confused, wondering what went wrong. God had something much better in mind for women when He gave them life. 

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Super Bowl—Super Question

Posted on 08-Feb-10 14:24 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

Besides the expected beer commercials (getting the girl), and annoying chicken commercials (getting the food), and voice-over babies trading stocks (getting the money), there were a few commercials during this year's Super Bowl that illustrated men were getting frustrated.

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Betty Boop Man-Training Kit

Posted on 04-Feb-10 15:42 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

There's nothing unusual about the idea that scantily clad Betty would use her seductive charm and kisses to "train" a man. The classic Betty Boop, and women throughout history, have used that tact. But the other message on the box was startling. 

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Define your own reality!

Posted on 11-Jan-10 15:13 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

According to a recent article I read, feminism allows individuals to redefine feminism and construct a personal feminist philosophy. So, for those who care to see it, here is my "personal feminist philosophy."

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Curse of the Good Girl

Posted on 30-Dec-09 17:44 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

Being good is bad. Being bad is good. That's the message communicated in Rachel Simmons' book The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence.

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Where have all the babies gone?

Posted on 08-Jan-10 15:25 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

As a result of the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, we've lost over forty million babies as a nation. Four thousand pregnancies per day are ended through abortion. Did you get that? Please allow these numbers to sink in.

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Different By Design

Posted on 30-Dec-09 17:54 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

Our Creator delights in making things according to His unique design. That's why snowflakes are different. That's why male and female are different. That's why each individual is different.

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Mary Daly Dies

Posted on 08-Jan-10 15:19 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

According to the obituary, Mary Daly was 81 and died on January 3rd of natural causes at Wachusett Manor nursing home in Gardner, Massachusetts.

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True Woman Videos: "We're all feminists"

Posted on 10-Dec-09 12:38 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

"I think that all of us--to one degree or another--are feminists." Learn what Mary Kassian means, and just how feminism affects your life.

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Mary and Elizabeth--Two True Women

Posted on 30-Nov-09 14:40 by Mindy Kroesche
Topics: Womanhood, Homefront

Amidst the busyness of Christmas, I want to pause and reflect more deeply upon the Christmas story. And this year God has brought to mind two women who played a major role—two women who I think are true examples of biblical womanhood.

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Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Posted on 03-Nov-09 14:31 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

Our responsibility as True Women is to apply the truth of God's Word to our lives in order that others can see the transforming power of Christ at work.

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Who are these kids and why are they calling me "MOM"?

Posted on 02-Oct-09 12:05 by Holly Elliff | Twitter: @TSCMomlink
Topics: Womanhood, With Your Kids

Do you ever have a day when it seems that someone yells “mom” every five minutes?

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Does God have a plan for your family?

Posted on 02-Oct-09 12:11 by Holly Elliff | Twitter: @TSCMomlink
Topics: Womanhood

What might happen if we really got honest about what we believe about children and held our current life choices up to the scrutiny of God’s plan?

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Posted on 18-Sep-09 11:06 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Impacting your world, Womanhood, Relationship with God

"As Christians, we have an opportunity to help families around the world by both standing against incredible injustice against women and by preaching the gospel of reconciliation. Let's not lose any ground to lesser solutions."

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Please Stop the World--I Want to Get Off

Posted on 16-Jun-09 22:38 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

Ephesians 2:14 states that Jesus Christ Himself is our peace. If this is true, why are so many homes brimming over with stress-filled activity, busy schedules without margins, chaotic bustle, and conflict? 

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Studying Housework

Posted on 06-Jul-09 14:18 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood, Homefront

Oakley concluded that women needed to be educated about how bitter and demeaning housework and caring for children really was, and to be convinced to reject this traditional woman’s role . . .

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More than a Ball of Yarn

Posted on 06-Jul-09 14:37 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood, Homefront

What I saw stopped me dead in my tracks. The aisle had been transformed. From top to bottom, beginning to end, it was stocked full of colorful balls of yarn. I stood there gawking in amazement.

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Please Don't Throw Tomatoes!!!

Posted on 11-Jun-09 18:26 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood, Relationships with Others

As you read today's post, I just ask that you prayerfully consider what I've presented with a gracious heart ... AND please don't throw any tomatoes (or messy verbal jabs)!


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One Strong Woman!

Posted on 11-Jun-09 18:02 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

Without hesitation, I would say Priscilla was a gifted, strong, and intelligent woman. But I want us to observe a few things as we consider this True Woman.

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Strong Women

Posted on 11-Jun-09 17:51 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

One of the most debated church issues is "women's roles." At the risk of invading seemingly "shark-infested waters," I'm going to wade in today to discuss women's role in the church. And let me say from the outset, I am NOT opposed to strong women.

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Taking a Biggish Step Toward Humility

Posted on 02-Jun-09 15:19 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood, Relationship with God

Is your heart filled with pride or with humility? Take a look at this list, and examine your heart to take a "biggish" step toward humility today.

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Jesus and Equal Rights

Posted on 02-Jun-09 16:09 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood, Relationships with Others

So, if we're all equal, why shouldn't I expect to be treated equally? Why should I “esteem someone better” than myself? Doesn't that seem a little like “inequality?”

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Did the Fall Cause it All?

Posted on 27-May-09 15:19 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood, Marriage

There is much debate in the Christian community over the touchy subject of role distinctions. One camp argues that the wife's role of submission was the result of the fall. If this were the case, I would have an even greater struggle with submitting!

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The Power of Words

Posted on 19-May-09 15:09 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Relationships with Others, Womanhood

Just a couple days ago, I was wounded by someone’s words. As I wiped my tears away, I picked up Nancy DeMoss’ four-week devotional booklet titled The Power of Words, and found my perspective changing as I read this . . .

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Is Meek for the Weak?

Posted on 12-May-09 12:19 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

In modern English, "meekness" carries the stigma of cowardly acquiescence. But the meekness of the Bible—the meekness manifested by God and given to the saints—is a strong, active, volitional, courageous attitude.

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Imperishable Beauty

Posted on 14-May-09 22:22 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

I had always confused the idea of meekness with weakness. I pictured a fragile-hearted, mouse-like woman when I heard this term—not appealing in the least! Then I came across 1 Peter 3:1-6 . . .

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Prejean's Story Points to Deeper Issues in Evangelical World

Posted on 14-May-09 14:05 by Nancy Leigh DeMoss | Twitter: @NancyDeMoss
Topics: Womanhood, Sexuality

Nancy Leigh DeMoss explains why Carrie Prejan's story is symptomatic of deeper root issues in the evangelical world. 

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I know what you're thinkin'!

Posted on 22-Apr-09 19:08 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood, Sexuality

We can be performing some pretty spectacular looking, super-duper, spiritually impressive activities . . . but if our motives are impure, these activities are worthless.

 

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Soft Spot

Posted on 21-Apr-09 19:23 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood, Relationships with Others

The “softness” of woman thus also became our “soft spot”—the point at which sin affects and impacts us the most.

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Fulfilling Your Purpose

Posted on 22-Apr-09 15:34 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

What do all these have in common? None of these objects are fulfilling their designed purpose.

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Foreign virtues?

Posted on 22-Apr-09 11:50 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

I’m excited because these very virtues are the ones that please God—the ones He finds beautiful, according to His Word. That’s enough to motivate me to tackle these all-too-often foreign virtues!

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How, Why, and What's the Pay-off?

Posted on 08-Apr-09 19:05 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

I find it helps me to think and process this dilemma logically . . .

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I am Woman

Posted on 03-Apr-09 15:03 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

We tried. We really did. We embraced education, careers, prominence. We despised all relationships and responsibilities that would hold us back. We moved marriage, mothering, and homemaking from the top of our lists to the bottom–or crossed them off altogether. After all, we were so much more enlightened than our fore sisters were. The world had revolved around men, but it was our turn now.

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Painting Biblical Womanhood

Posted on 22-Apr-09 11:55 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

I asked Barbara Rainey—painter extroardinarre and True Woman ’08 speaker—“If you painted a picture of biblical womanhood, what would it look like?”

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Looking out for number one?

Posted on 22-Apr-09 17:48 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

Whether you work in an office or at home, how do you see selfish ambition playing itself out in your life?

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These Boots Are Gonna Walk All Over You!

Posted on 01-Apr-09 14:14 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

As we sang we'd glare at the boys, while digging our heels into the ground, giving the impression of grinding them into powder. I doubt we understood the song's content, and although our little game may have been innocent, in actuality, we girls loved the feeling of power brought on by this early form of ‘male bashing.’

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Fearless Femininity

Posted on 08-Apr-09 18:44 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

Embracing our role and calling as women does not include placing our trust in our husbands, but in our God.

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Steel Magnolia

Posted on 08-Apr-09 17:33 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood, Marriage

There’s one Southern phrase that I’m quite drawn to: “Steel Magnolia.” I love the phrase, because to me it speaks to the essence of womanhood. The image melds beauty with perseverance, softness with backbone, delicacy with durability, sweetness with stamina.

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Bicep-boasting girl

Posted on 09-Apr-09 11:03 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

I’m pushing a lawn mower, biceps flexed, wearing a t-shirt I’ve earned by waking up before dawn to detassle in the cornfields. Yes, I feel good about myself and my strength.

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Expressing Your Uniqueness

Posted on 01-Apr-09 13:58 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood, Marriage

Today, let's consider how we express our femininity in more substantive ways than time spent in malls, dressing up for dates, collecting hundreds of lipstick colors, or the love of “Southern Living” décor. 

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Plastic Womanhood

Posted on 31-Mar-09 10:43 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood

With her beauty, clothes, cars, houses, careers, and independence, Ms. Roberts is the epitome of fulfilled womanhood.

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Eric or Erica?

Posted on 31-Mar-09 14:19 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood

Why not dress him in some of my old dresses, complete with a purse? We could let his hair grow long; no one would ever know the difference. We could call him . . . Erica!

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Connecting the Dots

Posted on 23-Jan-09 13:17 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Womanhood, Marriage

My husband, a pastor, eventually reached a crisis of faith brought on by his inability to reconcile the question of God’s power to transform. You see, he watched me begin every day on my knees in prayer and in diligent study of the Word, and yet I was a terror to live with.

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Does the Bible Believe in Women?

Posted on 27-Jan-09 09:53 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

"There is no other worldview that gives the respect to womanhood that Jesus does.” Watch this short video by Dr. Ravi Zacharias and tell me if you agree.

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An Exercise Routine You Won’t Want to Pass Up

Posted on 19-Dec-08 12:35 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

. . . Think of it like exercise. Few and far between are the women who look forward to running alone on a treadmill. But, get a group of women together at the YMCA, with a loud, peppy cheerleader-type at the front, and suddenly exercise becomes . . . enjoyable!  

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Help for the Busy Woman

Posted on 15-Dec-08 14:31 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

What if I told you that you do have enough time? 

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Going like hotcakes . . .

Posted on 23-Dec-08 15:30 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

So many copies have sold that Crossway Publishers need to print more! That's not all. The new printing in early ’09 will include . . .

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How to Control Your Tongue (Day 22 of the True Woman Make-Over)

Posted on 30-Oct-08 12:37 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: 30-Day Makeover, Womanhood

Learn how you can become a woman who doesn't sin with her tongue.

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Modeling Humility (Day 3 of the True Woman Make-Over)

Posted on 15-Oct-08 14:37 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: 30-Day Makeover, Womanhood

It's more important that you model humility than that you model perfection.

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A Biblical View of Womanhood (Day 1 of the True Woman Make-Over)

Posted on 13-Oct-08 20:27 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: 30-Day Makeover, Womanhood

Many of you signed up—and should have received—the first day of the 30-day True Woman Make-Over. I thought it would be fun to post this “make-over” on the blog so that we can talk about what we're learning together . . .

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John Piper on True Womanhood

Posted on 09-Oct-08 14:30 by Tim Challies | Twitter: @challies
Topics: Womanhood

True womanhood is a distinctive calling of God to display the glory of his Son in ways that would not be displayed if there was no womanhood...

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Girl Power and God: A Conversation with Mary Kassian

Posted on 10-Jul-08 14:17 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

Today’s women are beautiful, sexual, uninhibited, independent, powerful, and above all—in control . . .

 

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A Conversation with Joni Tada: Part 2

Posted on 19-May-08 12:36 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

Here are three more questions from my interview with Joni Tada—as promised in my last post . . .

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A Conversation with Joni Tada: Part 1

Posted on 19-May-08 12:31 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

I recently asked Joni Eareckson Tada ten questions—questions about the True Woman ’08 conference, about true womanhood, and about her marriage. You can watch the entire behind-the-scenes interview now, or just read a condensed version here . . .

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Esther . . . And You

Posted on 20-Mar-08 15:20 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Womanhood

God has a job with your name on it . . .

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