God Didn’t Call Us To Be Nice

Your weekly roundup :: August 12 – 16

As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy.


Sign up now for the upcoming 4word Mentor Program class!

It’s time for a new 4word Mentor Program class! If you’ve been thinking about getting a mentor for a while but just haven’t found a good fit, give our program a try.

Our mentor and mentee pairs are hand-picked according to the mentee’s goals and expectations for the mentorship, and our mentors all operate from a foundation of faith. Click here to sign up today! 


The Richness of Differences

Today’s world puts an undue amount of focus on the differences separating genders, races, and ethics. Instead of condemning the differences making each of us unique, why aren’t we celebrating the richness of those differences? Dr. Michelle Deering, clinical psychologist and Mother-Daughter Relationship Consultant, encourages all of us to stop keeping track of everything that sets us apart and instead start celebrating and empathizing with the uniqueness of our stories.

Did you know our Monday blogs are now available in Spanish? If you or someone you know is interested in receiving these blogs each week, click here

Listen to Episode 11 now!

Racism, ageism, sexism, and many other issues affect us in the workplace and then bleed outside the office and into our daily lives, too. Joi Freeman, a highly successful business woman and 4word woman, talks about what it’s like to be a single woman of color in the workplace, and how her status carries over to the church. Hosted by Jordan Johnstone.


Our work, love, pray favorites

women in the workplace, career advice, Christians in the workplace

How can we talk about workplace equality when we still punish women for getting pregnant?

Maren Thomas Bannon with Quartz shares the business world impact of women still having to worry about pregnant in the workplace. 

relationships, dating, singleness, Christian dating, Christian relationships, parenting

4 Reasons a Strong Woman Will Try to Help Her Friends, No Matter How Busy She Is

Women Working explains why a woman’s strength comes from looking beyond herself. 

Christianity, faith, spiritual walk, relationship with God

Why Niceness Weakens Our Witness

Sharon Hodde Miller with Christianity Today discusses why God has not called us to be nice. 

Listen to this week’s Mentoring Monday show!

Don’t miss this week’s episode of Mentoring Monday, featuring Dr. Marlene Bizub.


4word: Local Group Events

Take a look at these upcoming 4word: Local Group event dates and see which one(s) you can attend. We’d love to see you there!

For details on these events, please visit our 4word Events page.