Her mother was abused, wounded and discarded. Her mother associated sexuality with evil and passed that down to her daughters. Her mother would tell her that she had a prostitute spirit and that giving herself to a man was dangerous and wicked....

She just can’t seem to get that old flame out of her mind. That relationship was so much more exciting than this one, she thinks. Her husband is steady, but life has gotten boring and predictable. Their sex life is ho-hum. ...

“How can he be upset?” she thinks to herself. Wasn’t she thinking of him when she wrote on her list, “make time for hubby?” She doesn’t know what he expects of her. He should be happy that she recognizes that she must...

It all began innocently for Miriam. She received a message on Facebook from an old crush that simply said, “Beautiful family. You’re looking better than ever.” It brought a smile and even some butterflies to get a compliment from this man who...

She was out with a man with whom she enjoys spending time. Together they watched what initially seemed like a “harmless” movie....

She puts the kids in bed after a long day and is anxious to sit back with a drink and watch her favorite drama on TV. She feels like this is exactly what she needs after a long day. ...

She looks at herself in the mirror and groans. Who is this frumpy, out of shape woman? After a couple of children and twenty pounds, Anne doesn’t feel attractive anymore....

God designed women and put us on this earth to be ezers. We share the same calling, but our individuality and season bring a uniqueness to bear on the way that calling plays out in each of our lives. As ezers, we are uniquely...

Picture partnering as a dance. When you dance with a partner the old fashioned way, you are both moving together. The strength in the dance is that each of you has a different view and perspective....

Picture nurturing as two friends walking side-by-side. Walking together, we have the opportunity to get to know another. Sometimes we have to slow down to stay together; sometimes we have to pick up the pace to keep up with another....

Since we launched the Ezer study and began using a common language to discuss Biblical femininity, the question has been asked, "why do single women need to be concerned with being an ezer?" While it would be great if this was an uncommon concern...

As we have learned in the Forever teaching series, if we focus on Heaven then it will free us here. What does that look like though in real life?...

Her daughter is upset because the party was postponed; by the way she’s acting, you would think the whole world had ended!...

Our pastors have been teaching a four-week series on Forever and what it means to live in light of it. Thinking in terms of the end of this temporal life here on earth, or any end for that matter, it brings up the fact there...

It started when she began to complain that her husband disappeared without telling her. That was when we began to “know” Alzheimer’s—the enemy of a complete life. The anger is amazing, the guilt is deep, and the sadness is deeper. These feelings haunt our minds...

Diane, a woman with responsibility in her workplace, was working on a project that required approval from her boss, Mark. Each step along the way, Mark had given his approval. Diane was busy and procrastinated sending Mark the final portion for his review....

Lacey has a friend who has recently faced troubling times. She cares deeply for this friend and has tried to be supportive and available. In fact, it makes her feel important when a friend calls her for help, and she frequently drops everything...

front porch is a gathering place for neighbors and friends, a place to slow down. It is open, inclusive, safe and welcoming. It is a place where stories are shared, walls come down, laughter is heard, and memories are made....

Our God is an inviting God! In Revelation 3:8, Jesus says, “I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close.” He knows everything we do, the good, the bad, and the ugly....

Most college students spend their summers taking extra classes, working or just relaxing. Hannah decided months before school ended that she would spend her summer in Allendale, SC, partnering with leaders from Grace and Allendale to minister to children in the community there....

“We’re only here for a limited time. We need to serve God with that time.” As Mary reflected on the last few years of her life, an overarching theme emerged: intentional influence through obedience. ...

A woman traveling in a foreign country partners with the Holy Spirit and invites someone to learn about Jesus. In her current season of life, Susan planned a trip to visit her college age daughter who was studying abroad for a semester. For...

An older widow serves the Lord with her heart, soul and mind. Guydana, a widow who is more than seventy years old, is now living alone after having raised four children who are scattered all over the country....

Over the past several years, Chris and Kelly each found themselves in a new season of life. With children in high school and beyond, these two women were looking to invest their time in the lives of others....

It’s funny that I am writing about partnering today because after the last hour in my home, my behavior has been anything but partnering. Real, yes, but partnering? Not even close. I will get back to that later....