The aroma of pepperoni and cheese lingered in the air as my girlfriends and I tossed our paper plates into an overflowing garbage can and meandered into the living room where our pretty, twenty-something youth leader was waiting to inspire us with a weekly “devo” (youth group slang for a devotional lesson).
I sat nervously among a small group of other teen girls, gazing at a gorgeous, slender blonde as she took her place at the front of the classroom. “I think I saw her in a Cover Girl commercial,” my friend Stacy whispered to me in an awe-struck voice. We stared enviously at the woman’s flawless skin, impeccable make-up, and ultra-chic clothing. She was an in
From eating disorders, to self-obsession, to provocative clothing, to unhealthy romantic flings, to pop-culture preoccupation, today’s young women are desperately searching for feminine fulfillment - but looking in all the wrong places.
Have you ever heard the voice of Discouragement whisper accusations to your soul? “You are a miserable failure,” he mocks. “You aren’t doing anything right! Look at all the mistakes you are making!” Discouragement loves to point out all our imperf
1 Corinthians 13:5 says, “Love is not rude.” At first glance, this principle seems almost too basic and simple – and yet, it is profoundly brilliant and life-changing. Just think about how our churches, marriages, families, and relationships could change for the better
The message “love yourself” seems to be everywhere in modern culture - even in the church. It’s a message that especially appeals to us as women. Today’s beauty and fashion industries promote a truly impossible standard for feminine beauty (i.e.
When I was sixteen, my brothers and I regularly visited residents at our local nursing home. Our favorite person to visit was a delightful little lady named Dolly. She was eighty-seven years old, nearly blind and in frail health, but she was truly radiant. She loved to talk about G
The women that I admire most—both now and throughout history—are women who have chosen to live their lives on purpose for Jesus Christ. They are women who build their lives around His priorities instead of frittering away their time on the meaningless distractions of the world.Take, for instance, Corrie ten Boom, who traveled the world to share the Gospel—even into her old age.