Speaking of Hoochie Mamas

Sharon Girl Stuff, Gossip, Jealousy, Self-esteem 7 Comments

Alright, it’s honesty time. In the spirit of being transparent about my own short-comings I hope you don’t think I’m a big fat jerk! So here goes… One of the things that I have to actively resist doing on a fairly regular basis is criticizing other women who dress inappropriately. It’s so tempting to snicker in my husband’s ear whenever …

Why Women Compete

Sharon Audio, Friendships, Girl Stuff 2 Comments

This week I spoke at the Women’s Bible study on Philippians 4:1-9 (Audio at the bottom). This passage has an interesting beginning to it because Paul starts by admonishing two female leaders in the church. He never specifies what the problem was, but he encourages them to be of one mind and to live together in harmony. When I first …

A Leaky Faucet Wife

Sharon Girl Stuff, Marriage, Uncategorized, Women's Ministry 5 Comments

The last couple of weeks I’ve been reflecting a lot on Proverbs 19:13 which says, “A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.” Before getting married my husband and I used to joke about these “bad wife” proverbs and how I hoped to avoid becoming a “constant dripping.” (I also hope I never make him want to “hide in the corner of …

Female Chauvinists

Sharon Friendships, Girl Stuff 2 Comments

A couple years ago I came to the conclusion that, on the whole, men are funnier than women. I know a lot of guys that are side-splittingly hilarious, but I don’t know many women who are. In fact, whenever I do meet a woman who I think is genuinely funny, I work as hard as I can to be friends …

Preoccupied with Beauty

Sharon Beauty, Body Image, Girl Stuff, Self-esteem 2 Comments

The other day I was looking for a book at a Christian bookstore, and whenever I go I like to swing by the “Women’s Interest” section just to see what women are writing about these days. On this most recent visit, I noticed how many of the books dealt with the topic of beauty. A surprisingly large percentage of the …

Exposed

Sharon Girl Stuff, Modesty, Women's Ministry Leave a Comment

I tried not to quote Mary Kassian twice in one week, but I can’t help myself. If you haven’t heard of her, she’s got an awesome blog, and she’s an incredible writer. She’s also a gifted academic, a seminary professor publishing numerous books and Bible studies. She possesses a great balance of intellect and spiritual passion. Definitely a woman I look …

Should Christians Participate in Beauty Pageants?

Sharon Body Image, Girl Stuff, Modesty, Pop-Culture 4 Comments

It’s been a couple months now since the controversy surrounding Carrie Prejean first blew up. Since then Prejean abdicated her Miss California throne and has been touring the Christian speaking circuit supporting traditional marriage and Christian values. I just watched a video of her appearance at Liberty University, and in it she is considerably more composed and articulate than she …