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When You Find Out He's Actually Mr. Wrong

Diane has blogged before about the qualities to look for in a husband. But what do you do when you’ve found a guy who possesses those qualities … only to discover months later that he lacks some of the most important ones? Dallas 4word woman Julie has been… Read More

Celebrating the Subtle Changes

Ladies, meet Dr. Sarah Kong, a born and raised Dallasite who also happens to be Diane’s dentist! Like Diane, Sarah is a Christian working mother (she has a two-year-old and a four-year-old), so we sat down with her this week to find out her take on Diane’s Monday… Read More

Finding Balance

Several weeks ago, we posted a set of mini interviews with some of our board members about what “having it all” means to them. Today, we’re following up with 4word CMO, Betsy Gray, on how she has learned to set boundaries and maintain balance between work, love and… Read More

Overcoming Obstacles

Ladies, meet Jenna Quinn. A “triumphant survivor of sexual abuse,” Jenna knows a thing or two about overcoming obstacles. When she was 17, she was approached by the Dallas Morning News to be featured in an article just days after her molester was sentenced to 20 years in… Read More

Watching the world change, part 2

Yesterday, we posted part one of our follow-up interview with Laura Rodriguez' mom, Judy. As promised, here's part two. -------------------- 4word: Laura also mentioned that in Houston "there was a significant judgment on women who didn't stay home." Can you tell us more about that? How did you… Read More

Watching the world change, Part 1

We’re following up last week’s interview of Laura Rodriguez by interviewing her mom, Judy Kauer, who has led a 30-year career in the business world. In the picture to the left, you see Judy (right), her mother Helen (center) and Laura – three generations of inspiring women! --------------------… Read More

Has the world changed for working women?

Ladies, meet Laura Rodriguez, a fellow 4word woman and reader of Work, Love, Pray. Laura is a recent graduate of the Yale School of Management, and she now works at Barclays’ Investment Banking Division, covering the Commercial Real Estate sector. As you’ll read below, Laura notes similarities between… Read More

Using Your Gifts for His Glory

As Diane mentioned on Monday, her friend Lopez Lomong runs in the 5000m qualifier for the London Olympics today. We hope you’ll be cheering on Lopez during the broadcast tonight. In the meantime, we snagged an interview with a mutual friend, Steve Haas, who worked with Lopez to… Read More

Surviving Stressors (Yes, Even Layoffs)

This week, we spoke to former pharmaceutical sales woman, Sarah Martin, about her experience surviving a recent layoff. Now, Sarah’s days are devoted to encouraging women to LIVE OUT! the Kingship of Christ in everyday life. You can read more from Sarah at -------------------- 4word: How did… Read More

What "Having It All" Means to Me

To wrap up our series on “having it all,” we interviewed several of our 4word board members to ask them one question: what does “having it all” mean to you? Here’s what they said. -------------------- Diane Paddison, founder of 4word & CSO for Cassidy Turley I “had it… Read More

Partners in Christ

Olympic fever is everywhere, and this week we snagged an interview with runner Brittany Morreale, who is dating Olympic runner Lopez Lomong. (And we’re excited to announce that Lopez recently qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team.) --------------------  4word: How did you and Lopez meet? Brittany: I met… Read More

Eating Well on a Busy Schedule

Two weeks ago, we talked to Megan Roosevelt, the Healthy Grocery Girl, about her story of overcoming an eating disorder. This week, we’re posting part two of our interview with Megan. It’s chock full of great advice on how to eat well even on a busy, working woman’s… Read More

Don't Miss 'Em: Our Top 5 Interviews

Welcome to Wednesday, ladies. Did you know that last week we posted our 50th interview? To celebrate, we’re mixing things up a bit today and posting a list of our five favorite interviews from the past eleven months. Of course, we think all of the women we’ve interviewed… Read More

From Eating Disorder to Health-loving Foodie

Food is one of our greatest sources of pleasure; however, for many women, it can also be a source of anxiety, guilt and shame. This week, we spoke with Megan Roosevelt, Founder and CEO of Healthy Grocery Girl, about her journey from struggling with an eating disorder to… Read More

Anxiety, Depression and Pregnancy

Last week, Diane blogged about anxiety. Today, psychiatrist Leslie Walker shares her expertise on dealing with anxiety and depression during major life transitions like having a baby. -------------------- 4word: You said you like to help people manage life transitions. What is it that draws you to this particular… Read More

Waiting on God's Timing

This week we’re introducing you to Stacy Varghese (pictured here with her husband, TJ). Stacy is the Development Manager at Global Media Outreach, a non-profit organization founded by former Apple Computer Executive, Walt Wilson. She's spent most of her working life in non-profit boardrooms full of middle-aged married… Read More

"Well, God… I'm Still Single."

Ladies, meet Katie Keil. She lives in San Francisco, where she works as a Brand Manager for Clorox. Like Jennifer Garner’s character in 13 Going on 30, she’s “30, flirty, fun” and… still single. Last week, Katie sat down with us to talk about her struggles in the… Read More

Navigating Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace

In today’s interview, meet Lisbeth McNabb, a 4word board member sharing expertise around digital communications and social media. In October 2007, after a successful 20+ year career at companies like, PepsiCo Frito-Lay and American Airlines, Lisbeth decided to launch For professional women seeking a path to… Read More

When Faith and Work Meet in the Ministry

Ladies, meet Dr. Peggy Banks, Minister to Women at Northwest Bible Church (which, incidentally, is Diane’s home church in Dallas). Peggy is passionate about training women for leadership development and helping them see their true identity and purpose. That passion has led to a more than 20-year career… Read More

Transitioning to Motherhood, Part 2

Our interview today is a continuation of the conversation we began last week with 4word women Courtney and Meghan about making the transition to motherhood. Courtney is currently a full-time mom to her six-month-old, Ethan, and Meghan’s first baby is due in early August. We recommend that you… Read More