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 …

Perpetua: My Kind of Woman

Sharon Girl Stuff, Women's Ministry 6 Comments

Women’s ministry today is primarily driven by emotion. It responds to our feelings of inadequacy in the face of singleness, marriage, and motherhood. It is often about helping women get through the day, keep their heads above water, survive. But Scripture gives us a different picture of the Christian life. We are to be more than conquerors (Rom. 8:37), not …

Fembots: A New Breed of Women?

Sharon Girl Stuff, Pop-Culture, Women's Ministry 1 Comment

A friend of mine recently forwarded me an article that appeared in Marie Claire magazine entitled, “Fembots: The New Breed of Woman.” The caption of the article read as follows: “Tired of touchy-feely friendships and being the vulnerable one in romance, a new breed of steely female is beating guys at their own game.” In this article, the author described …

Holy Hotties

Sharon Women's Ministry 2 Comments

so I just heard about two ministries that I think you should check out. One is called “JC’s Girls” and the other is called “Hookers for Jesus.” Both ministries reach out to women in the sex industry, and both ministries were started by women who were themselves in that industry. What is so beautiful about these ministries is that they’re …

The Intimidation Factor

Sharon Girl Stuff, Relationships, Women's Ministry 0 Comments

I was recently directed to a blog that a woman named Carolyn McCulley wrote entitled, “Women Who Intimidate.” In this blog, Carolyn discussed what it means when a woman is labeled as being “intimidating.” (If you wanna check it out, the link is below). She argued that labeling a woman as “intimidating” is not necessarily a comment on her success, …