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Biblical Womanhood

Surviving the Winter Blues

Feb 15 2017 6:50 am

It’s February in Louisville, and we haven’t seen the sun for more than ten minutes all winter. The air is wet and cold, the kids are sniffly, and it’s... Read More ›

Why It’s Worth It

Feb 10 2017 8:16 am

To all of you who sent encouraging messages about us restarting girltalk, thank you! We have been so blessed to hear from you, and we’re excited to get started... Read More ›

New Year, New Content

Feb 7 2017 8:02 am

After almost a year hiatus—which sounds a whole lot more restful than it was—we’re excited to re-start the conversation here at girltalk. We never meant to stop, actually. What... Read More ›

Going Out and Coming In

Feb 2 2016 9:23 pm

”The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and... Read More ›

Who to Follow In the New Year

Jan 13 2016 9:27 am

(The New Year presents a new temptation for me to sinfully compare my life and productivity to other people. This biblical counsel from my mom—which she first shared with... Read More ›

Christmas Expectations and Emotions

Dec 10 2015 8:38 am

Christmas is about expectations. “Come thou long expected Jesus” was the prayer of God’s chosen people as they waited for the Messiah. In celebrating Advent, we enter into those... Read More ›

How to Express Our Emotions

Nov 19 2015 8:48 am

How does a mature Christian handle her emotions? “Keep a tight lid on them” is the answer many of us might offer. But this intuitive reaction is not God’s... Read More ›

Should We Suppress Our Emotions?

Nov 10 2015 9:57 am

(Editor’s note: Last year we wrote several posts about helping children handle their emotions. Here are a couple of thoughts for grown-ups on the same topic.) Many of us... Read More ›

The Good Kind of Comparison

Oct 22 2015 8:31 am

We see them when we walk into a room or stroll through a crowd: the women who are prettier than we are. They are everywhere, aren’t they? Women have... Read More ›

Surviving the School Year

Sep 9 2015 12:09 pm

“Few things frighten me more than the beginnings of barrenness that come from frenzied activity with little spiritual food and meditation.” John Piper Fall and the start of school... Read More ›

Watch Elisabeth Elliot Memorial Service

Aug 12 2015 7:14 am

We are still talking and reminiscing about our mother-daughter-granddaughter trip to Chicago to attend Elisabeth Elliot’s memorial service. It was a profound experience to hear from so many of... Read More ›

All Our Griefs to Bear

Jul 29 2015 9:09 am

Last Thursday morning, we received the agonizing news that our friend Rebecca’s husband, Wade, went home to be with the Lord after being killed in a car accident. Since... Read More ›

No Grace for Your Imagination

Jul 22 2015 6:09 am

(We’re in the throes of book writing at the moment, thus the recent slow-down in blogging. Here’s a recent archive written by Mom that continues to serve my soul.)... Read More ›

From Clingy Colds to Crushing Cares

Jul 8 2015 4:41 am

“Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Selah.” (Psalm 68:19) I’ve been suffering from various mild ailments for what seems like a month... Read More ›