Too Good for Girl Time?

Sharon Friendships, Girl Stuff 0 Comments

Have you ever noticed that there’s a Christian ranking system about what constitutes the best, most holy spiritual activities? Not that anyone publicly acknowledges this system, but you’ll see it when you get that “look” of judgment from your friends. Like when you opt out of attending a special lecture series put on by your church, or you don’t participate …

Lipstick Jungle

Sharon Friendships, Girl Stuff, Gossip 2 Comments

This past week the Wall Street Journal featured an article about the state of female culture in America. While women may moan and groan about how poorly their male counterparts treat them, this article noted that women treat one another just as badly. Now that is a topic that I have touched on numerous times here on my blog, but …

When Healing Becomes an Idol

Sharon Girl Stuff, Theology, Women's Ministry 5 Comments

Well I’m back from the Kaleo Conference and it went great! I made some new friends and was greatly encouraged by the other speakers who were there! It was a really wonderful experience and I was blessed to be a part of it. Perhaps the highlight of the weekend, however, were the shirts we leaders had to wear. Picture this–long-sleeve, …

Unique Issues for Women in Ministry

Sharon Girl Stuff, Women's Ministry 3 Comments

This weekend I’m speaking at the Kaleo Conference at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the topic is “Unique Issues for Women in Ministry.” I didn’t actually pick the title, but I think it’s perfect–women face so many challenges in ministry that are unique to our gender! It’s actually been quite overwhelming to think about. But it should be a great …

Saving Sarah

Sharon Body Image, Friendships, Girl Stuff, Relationships, Self-esteem, Women's Ministry 1 Comment

Imagine, for a moment, that you’re in college and your boyfriend is rushing a fraternity. You two have been dating for awhile, and you really like him a lot. He’s a total gentleman, you get along great together, and He loves the Lord. He even feels called to the fraternity as his mission field, and hopes to be a light in that particular darkness. …

What is Beauty?

Sharon Body Image, Girl Stuff, Self-esteem, Women's Ministry 3 Comments

One of the topics I spend a lot of time writing, teaching and speaking about is beauty. Beauty is a central theme in women’s ministry because all women desire it. And in the face of this desire, women’s ministry fights to protect God’s standard of beauty when culture perverts it. But having said that, what is beauty? If we are …

The Desire to Be Beautiful

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

Well right now I am on the other side of the world visiting Southeast Asia. I probably won’t disclose the exact location until I get back, but if you want a hint I can tell you that Passion will be doing a concert here on August 3. That’s all I’m going to say! So far the trip has been amazing! …