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Love and (talking about) Money

It’s a quiet evening, Chris and I are sharing glasses of wine and take-out from one of our favorite restaurants.  Seated close together at the kitchen table, we compare notes on the…

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, ladies! Did you know we’re only two weeks away from Good Friday? How does your family celebrate Easter? Leave us a comment and let us know. Take Notice Are you…

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Interview: Dawn

This week, we are introducing you to one of our mentors, Dawn, who works as a physician in Dallas, TX. While we at 4word are big proponents of women professionals mentoring the…

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Money Matters: Planning Ahead

Thinking about retirement? I know it’s hard to take retirement seriously when you’re significantly closer to starting your career than you are to ending it. Nevertheless, it’s not too early to think…

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Friday Favorites

Top o’ the mornin’ to ye all! It’s time for another Friday Favorites, and we’re changing up the format on you a bit. Take Notice First up are our announcements about news…

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Interview: Sheeba Philip

[caption id="attachment_708" align="alignleft" width="193" caption="Three 4word women! From left to right: Shaunti Feldhahn, Sheeba Philip and Diane Paddison"][/caption] Good morning, everyone. Today, we’re introducing you to Sheeba Philip, who is the Director…

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Alone in a (Church) Crowd

Feeling isolated at church? I go to a great church, one where I feel spiritually fed and uplifted every Sunday. But even though my church does a lot of things right, there…

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Friday Favorites

A happy belated International Women’s Day to all of you ladies! If you missed the holiday yesterday, don’t worry. We’re giving you permission to celebrate it one day late. After all, March…

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Follow-up with Dinah Nicholson

A couple of weeks ago, we interviewed Dinah Nicholson about how she and her husband made their dual-career family work. As it turns out, one interview wasn’t nearly enough space to cover…

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Love In a Time of Deadlines.

What happens to relationships when work must take center stage? When you’re juggling work, relationships, and faith, balance is always the goal, but there will be times when one area of your…

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Friday Favorites

Welcome to March, ladies! We’re curious: were any of you born on February 29? If so, when do you celebrate your birthday on non-leap years? Leave us a comment with your response.…

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Interview: Noel Allison

This week, we’re introducing you to Noel Allison. Since she started her career in 2008, she’s had a bit of a rough time as far as career transitions go. We talked with…

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How to Shine At Your Next Work Meeting

What’s your meeting strategy? Don’t have one? You should! You REALLY should! In the working world, every meeting—big or small—offers a chance to put your best foot forward. Knowing how to handle…

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Friday Favorites

Good morning, ladies. Who’s excited for Friday? We are! Because we have some really great links to share with you. Want to found a 4word group in your city? The good news…

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Interview: Rachel Brewster

We’re excited to introduce you to Rachel Brewster. She’s a Bostonian who had already been thinking about starting a group for professional, Christian women when she met Diane. Now, she and her…

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Ask Diane: Ugly Words at Work

Does your boss curse at you? How about your coworkers? For one young woman who wrote to me this week, suffering profanity has become a regular part of the business day.  For…

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! In case you hadn’t noticed, we’ve been focusing on singleness this week, in honor of Valentine’s Day. But now that that holiday has passed, we have a piece of exciting…

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Interview: Stacy Repult

We’re closing out our mini series with an interview with Stacy Repult. The topic? Well what else could it be but Valentine’s Day? Enjoy! And we’ll pose the same question to you…

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Single… without the Gift of Singleness

Now in my mid 40s, I’ve been single longer than I ever expected. And I do not by any means have the “gift of singleness” that so many have politely attributed to…

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Wanting the Love of a Man

I think one of the hardest challenges of being single is the gnawing desire to just be loved by a man -- this feeling that we are just outright missing out on…

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