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. …

Let’s Get Naked

Sharon Body Image, Self-esteem 1 Comment

For some reason I have a high number of male friends who really enjoy being naked around one another. There’s nothing weird or sexual about it–they just like the freedom of it I guess. In fact, some of them consider it to be a valued form of quality time! I even knew some guys in college who lived together and …

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! …

“I’m Doing It For Me”

Sharon Body Image, Pop-Culture, Self-esteem 3 Comments

The other day I saw a t.v. show interviewing women over the age of 30 who’d decided to have plastic surgery. Specifically, they’d all had breast implants. Now this was a bit surprising to me. When I think of breast implants, I think of women in their twenties who are perhaps hoping it will boost their specific careers. But that …

I Am a Rose of Sharon

Sharon Encouragement, Self-esteem 3 Comments

One day when I was a little girl, I asked my parents why they chose my name and what it meant. My mom told me she had found the name in a book, and the meaning given for it was “princess.” I subsequently spent my entire growing up years believing that my name meant “princess,” and feeling pretty darn special …

A Christmas Tree Christian

Sharon Leadership, Seasonal, Self-esteem 2 Comments

Even though the Christmas season ended over a month ago, our Christmas tree is still sitting in our front yard. “Why?,” you ask. Well I blame the garbage pick-up people. Apparently there was some sort of miscommunication between us. A couple weeks after Christmas had passed, we dragged our Christmas tree to the top of our driveway so that the …

Love Thyself

Sharon Body Image, Girl Stuff, Self-esteem, Theology 1 Comment

A couple days ago I was talking to a friend about a book she’s been reading that’s been really encouraging to her. The book deals with lies that women tend to believe about themselves, which is definitely a relevant topic to women, so I took a look at it. As I glanced over the Table of Contents and read the …