Worth Reading…

Adonai is my shepherd

DEAR WOMEN’S MINISTRY, STOP TELLING ME I’M BEAUTIFUL


I shifted in my seat at the women’s ministry event; the speaker said it again.

“You are a beautiful, chosen, special woman of God. There is no one in the world like you!”

I’d heard this message dozens of times – on the radio, in books, at conferences – even emblazoned on coffee mugs and shirts at every LifeWay Store in America. It’s the same message directed at Christian women in every corner of western culture. And it’s a message that – while well-intentioned – remains deficient no matter how many times it’s preached.

You see, I’m not actually that special – and neither are you. An honest look at our humanness reveals this truth. Any woman who’s done a degree of self reflection knows that her struggles, insecurities, and sins aren’t unique to her. They’re part…

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One Response to Worth Reading…

  1. Tom says:

    Hope, I replaced “women” with “men” and beautiful” with “strong” and got a good lesson.

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