Jun 2

Biblical Womanhood Together

2009 at 1:15 pm   |   by Carolyn Mahaney Filed under Biblical Womanhood

My girls and I want to thank you for all your encouragement about our new home. We’re so glad you like it!

We’ve thought a lot lately, as we’ve worked on this new site, about why we do this—why we blog about biblical womanhood. Today we received an email from a young woman in Belgium. She is a fresh reminder of why we try to do our measly bit. “I so much enjoy girltalk…” she writes:

“I try, in some ways, to pass on the joy of submitting to God’s Word and being a biblical woman around here. But until now, I am quite alone in this, except for my mom.

The few young people in church think that passages such as 1 Timothy 2 are woman-unfriendly, tied to the culture back then. At a recent conference I attended, the few sessions directed to women were all advocating for egalitarianism. I felt sad, of course

In a friendly way, I try to paint the picture of [biblical womanhood], but until now, no one has followed in that path. But I will try to be a faithful woman of God’s Word and hope others will want to become like that too when they see me living it out.

So once again thank you so much for taking the time to blog your wise counsel and adventures!”

We want this young woman to know that she is not at all “alone in this.” We want to encourage her to continue to be faithful to obey God’s Word and keep “living out” biblical womanhood. Most of all, we want to remind her—and all of you—of the hope, strength and encouragement to be found in Jesus Christ.

And you all do the same for us. Your encouragement spurs us on, your passion to obey God’s Word inspires us, and your example of biblical womanhood humbles us.

So thank you for taking a seat at our kitchen table and joining in the conversation. It’s such a blessing for us to have you here (and more fun too!). Most of all, thank you for doing your measly bit to “adorn the gospel of God our Savior.” We are grateful.

Jun 1

Our Open House

2009 at 2:00 am   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Biblical Womanhood

Hi! Welcome to our new home. We’re so excited to show you around the place.

As you can see, we’ve got new wallpaper, new pictures on the walls, and each room is full of girltalk resources that we hope will serve you.

On our home page, the picture of Caly enjoying “Sweet Summertime” is a doorway to fun and useful ideas for your summer.

Just below that, you’ll see the most recent post from our Current Series. What—you didn’t know we were in the middle of a series? Last week Mom began to answer the question: “Why do we blog about biblical womanhood?” We’ll pop in and out of this topic in the days ahead.

We love to read almost as much as we love to talk, and you’ll find our latest Recommended Reading on the front page as well. A review of Womanly Dominion is coming later this week.

Head on over to the Resources room and you’ll see a directory of Blog Posts. Now you can actually find that article you’re looking for!

You’ll also find a collection of Books and Audio messages. Our stuff is there and we’ve also created a library of biblical womanhood essentials.

And, we’re excited to now offer new girltalk Series PDF’s for personal use or group discussion.

Finally, we hope you’ll visit the Contact Us room often and send us your comments and questions. Oh, and if you want to follow the conversation on facebook or twitter you can do that now too. Your thoughts are a vital part of the girltalk discussion, so let us hear from you!

The main wing of the girltalk site is now complete but we’ve got a few additions coming in the days ahead, so please keep checking back.

Thanks for the new girltalk website actually goes to two talented guys: Phil Gallo and Ryan James. If you think anything is beautiful or well-organized, it’s thanks to them. Anything you don’t like so much, you can blame on us.

Our humble prayer for this new site is that in all our girl talk we “may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior” (Tit. 2:10).

Our sincere hope is that you’ll feel like our new home is your home too.

So grab your drink of choice and have a seat at Mom’s kitchen table. Let’s talk!