Because it's the 20th Anniversary of LifeWay Women's partnership with Beth Moore, we thought it would be a great opportunity to ask her some questions. And we'd love to share her answers with you! This will be part one of a three-part series. On Marriage & Family What's your #1 marriage advice? Be willing to fall back in love again. And again. And again. And again. And … [Read more...]

  “What are you talking about?” “Just this book we are reading.” “Really? What is the book? You know I’m always reading something! Maybe I’d like it.” “Uh…no, you probably wouldn’t.” After a pause, “It’s not the kind of book we normally read, but we’ve heard so many people talking about it.” After a moment of hesitation, my friends went on to tell me about Fifty Shades of Grey, … [Read more...]

Men and women are equal to and yet distinct from one another. In many ways this seems too obvious to even put into words. In other ways, however, this can be an unpopular position in stark contrast to the mainstream of society. Gender, sexuality, and marriage are all part of God’s perfect and beautiful design—for our good and for His glory. It’s hard to imagine that anyone reading this has … [Read more...]

Today's post is for married ministry leaders. I have a question for you: How are you nurturing your relationship with your man as you invest so much time and energy in ministry of serving those in and through the church, or other para-church ministry? Something a mentor told me when we FINALLY adopted our daughters 6 years after marriage:  always love Pat first, then your children. Invest in … [Read more...]

Today’s post is written by guest blogger and author Karla Downing.  Often we minister to women whose husbands are not spiritual leaders and many do not even know Christ. Biblical submission is often skewed in the mind of the husband and/or the wife.  Read Karla’s post as she gives thoughtful insight to help women have a healthy view of submission. “If you’d only submit to me, everything would be … [Read more...]

Often I am asked how I balance life, ministry, family, church, etc, etc.  First of all, let me tell you, I DO NOT HAVE BALANCE, at least not most of the time. But I do seek healthy balance of all God has given me to do on a daily basis. Some days are better than others! And some seasons are more stressful than others. I’ve written on balance and burnout a number of times on this blog: check out … [Read more...]

We are always challenged to teach truth in the face of difficult circumstances women face. Perhaps you too have been faced with a woman considering divorce. Consider what guest blogger Kim Jaggers  has to say about this very situation played out in her own life as a leader of women. "She isn’t sure when the thought took hold.   She never expected life would be so … [Read more...]

How’s your marriage? How are the marriages on your women’s leadership team?  What about the rest of the women in your church? Marriages are struggling and falling apart daily. The enemy wants to destroy Christian marriages and especially the marriages of Christian leaders. Our women’s team met today for what we call Marriage Monday. Sometimes we meet on other days of the week due to schedules, … [Read more...]

About every 2 weeks our women's training and event team meets for what we call Marriage Monday.  Sometimes it’s Marriage Monday on Thursday due to our schedules, but the purpose is the same no matter what day it may fall.   We have used for part of our discussion, Shaunti Feldhahn’s book, For Women Only.  She used extensive research with men to write about 7 key needs for a man.  The first … [Read more...]

Ever do something for your husband thinking it would show him how much you love him but he didn’t seem to get it? Or do you wish he would show you his love for you in a specific way but he never does? At a Marriage Monday meeting of our women’s team, we discussed something that changed one of our member’s marriage completely! Melissa facilitated our meeting this week and shared … [Read more...]