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Little Girls Gone Wild

Little Girls Gone Wild

| June 12, 2009

In an effort to inform parents of the harmful effects of seemingly innocuous fashion and tween buying trends, I’ve launched The Bod Squad. I’m hoping for 50,000 mothers across the nation to join me. What is the Bod Squad? It’s a group of moms who are incensed with the fashion industries attempt to take our little girl’s childhood away! The messages our girls get from the fashion industry are destructive. Let’s push back at that!

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Surplus of Singles

Surplus of Singles

| June 9, 2009

Lots of verbiage fills corners of the Internet and entire rows of bookstores about the “pesky problem” of an excess number of single adults these days. In this article, Carolyn McCulley addresses the question of the phenomenon of single adults in our churches.

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The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment

The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment

| June 8, 2009

It happened. Again. And it’s been happening with increasing frequency. I was listening to a Christian speaker, and she implied that anyone who disagreed with her position on women preaching in church was being “judgmental.” That person ought to examine his/her heart and repent of his/her attitude of superiority. Arrghh!

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Living a Poured Out Life

Living a Poured Out Life

| June 2, 2009

One of the great tragedies of American Christian young women is our total preoccupation with self. God has not called us to build our lives around the pursuit of our own selfish desires, but to be poured-out sacrifices for His kingdom…You don’t have to be amazingly gifted or highly educated to pour your life out for Jesus Christ. You don’t have to have been seminary educated or groomed at Bible college. You just need a heart fully surrendered to Him.

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Ludy & Gresh Join Girls Gone Wise

Ludy & Gresh Join Girls Gone Wise

| May 29, 2009

Let’s hear a big drum roll…… Leslie Ludy and Dannah Gresh have joined the Girls Gone Wise Blog team! Let me introduce you to these awesome ladies: Leslie is a bestselling author and speaker with a passion for reaching today’s young women the hope of Christ.  She and her husband, Eric, have been writing and […]

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The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness

The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness

| May 27, 2009

In the sixties, when Betty Friedan diagnosed her fellow wives and daughters as the victims of “the problem with no name,” American women reported themselves happier, on average, than did men. Today, that statistic has reversed. Male happiness has inched up, while female happiness has declined…. Feminism pumped its best medicine into woman’s veins, but somehow, it merely exacerbated the disease.

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A Parable of Restoration

A Parable of Restoration

| May 22, 2009

After a lengthy, intensive restoration project, one of the greatest masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance has been restored to its original splendor and returned to its home at the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery in Florence.  The Madonna del Cardellino was painted by Raphael in 1505 for the wedding of his friend, a wealthy Florentine merchant. It […]

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King of the Castle

King of the Castle

| May 21, 2009

“King of the Castle” is a silly, childish game, but unfortunately, it’s a game that’s played in the lives of most adults – albeit on a much more sophisticated level. In the grown-up game there are no physical hills… But still, people fight with one another for superiority. Everyone wants to be “King of the Castle.” Emotionally and psychologically we knock one another down so that we can claim the high place as our own.

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Home, Sweet Mission Field (for singles)

Home, Sweet Mission Field (for singles)

| May 20, 2009

If you and/or your local church are looking for ways to evangelize, opening your home is one of the best methods for reaching the lost. Most of us, however, are not using our homes as we should to reach our neighbors, friends, and relatives. Tragically, many of us don’t even know our neighbors. Yet through hospitality, we can meet our neighbors and be a lighthouse in spiritually dark neighborhoods.

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Beauty at Any Cost

Beauty at Any Cost

| May 14, 2009

Today’s women are pursuing beauty at any cost. That’s the conclusion of a YWCA report on the consequences of America’s beauty obsession on women and girls. “From new levels of spending on cosmetic alteration to health risks and to the emergence of a ‘mean girls’ culture, the lifelong burden of an unattainable beauty and body image is taking a terrible toll in all areas of women’s lives, from economic well-being to health to interpersonal relationships.”

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Is Meek for the Weak?

Is Meek for the Weak?

| May 12, 2009

Is the meek person a human mouse infected with a sense of his or her own inferiority? Last month, psychotherapist Mary Jaksch gave blog subscribers some advice on “How to Ditch Meekness and Walk Tall.”… Nowadays, “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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Singular Hospitality

Singular Hospitality

| May 11, 2009

Lydia was a single woman, head of a household consisting mainly of servants. It was probably in her house that the first church in Philippi began to meet. Perhaps it was in her house that the church gathered to take up a collection to send Paul as he endured house arrest in Rome…It’s hard to know what precisely happened in Lydia’s home, except for this fact — her first act of ministry as a believer was to offer her home and hospitality.

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