You know who I’m talking about. She’s the woman who comes into church late, holding her head down to avoid the stares, and leaves early to avoid conversation. She’s the woman carrying the baggage of shame and rejection. She’s the kind of woman you may want to keep at arm’s length because you know wading […]
7 Steps to Ministering to the Woman with Baggage
When she smiles at you from across the church foyer, you get the impression that she’s got it all together. She appears to have a good marriage, obedient children, a comfortable life and she’s started attending your Bible study group. You don’t realize it, until you sit down for a heartfelt conversation, but this woman […]
Can Our Strengths Be Damaging?
God didn’t create women to be doormats, weak-willed airheads and pathetic losers. God created women to be iron-sharpening friends, creative life-givers and inspiring influencers. He created us to bring Him glory with our strengths. But, if we’re not careful, we can be destructively fierce instead of life-giving and inspiring — especially in our closest relationships. […]
How to Be a Fierce Leader Without Damaging Relationships
He coldly articulated what I’d suspected, but now knew to be true, “I don’t love you.” Outwardly, a long silence followed my husband’s crisply delivered words. What was there to say or add to his announcement? We’d only been married five years. I looked at the beautiful result of a wildly romantic night in Wichita […]