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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 yourself well in a meeting can distinguish you among your peers and it’s a great way… Read More

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 is that you’re in good company. Groups in Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia and New York City are… Read More

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 friends are planning to start a 4word Boston group! But read on. We’ll let Rachel tell… Read More

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 the purposes of this post, we’ll call her Claire.  She’s been working at a small company… Read More

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 news we’ve been dying to share with you. Bonnie Wurzbacher joins 4word advisory board That’s right.… Read More

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 that we do to Stacy, below: share your funny/crazy/cute Valentine’s Day/date stories with us in the… Read More

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 me. Hearing that always cracks me up and makes me wonder where I can return that… Read More

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 amazing love that could be ours if only we had this wonderful man to love us… Read More

Friday Favorites

Hello and welcome to Friday, ladies! We’ve got another great set of blogs to recommend for you today, so we’ll get right to it. But first… The Funny Video of the Week By now you’ve probably heard of Schmoyoho and their Auto Tune the News series. This one… Read More

Interview: Dinah Nicholson

Ladies, meet Dinah Nicholson. Those of you wondering if it’s possible to raise children while you and your husband are working full time will want to pay close attention to this interview. Dinah and Steve raised three children together while they both had full time jobs. Last week,… Read More

Hijacking Valentine’s Day

So, how do you feel about Valentine’s Day? Or maybe I should say, “The Valentines season.” This time of year has a way of driving people to extremes.  You rarely find anyone who says they’re ambivalent about Valentine's day.  And you certainly can’t ignore it!  The store shelves… Read More

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, everyone! Who’s ready for Superbowl Sunday? Whether or not you plan to spend Sunday evening watching the big game with friends, we hope you enjoy your weekend. Before we get to the Friday Favorites, we have a couple of announcements for you. We’re on Pinterest! Follow… Read More

Interview: McKenzie Griffin

This week, we spoke with McKenzie Griffin, a resident of Dallas who is a young, professional Christian woman AND ministers to young, professional Christian women. (Fancy that!) McKenzie spoke with us about the “Dallas lifestyle,” which we’re guessing applies to more major cities than just Dallas, and how… Read More

Work: Performance Reviews are Your Friends (I Promise)

Nervous about your employee review? No question, it can be daunting to sit down with your boss and frankly assess your job performance, but it can also be incredibly beneficial, especially if you prepare ahead of time and approach it with the right attitude.  When I was just… Read More

Friday Favorites

It's been a pretty great week for women. Rosalind Brewer became the first woman and the first African-American CEO of a Wal-Mart Stores business unit. A 32-year old missionary was rescued from pirates. And, of course, today is Friday. In keeping with this week's theme of faith and… Read More

Interview: Esther Fleece

This week, we interviewed Esther Fleece, who works at Focus on the Family as the Assistant to the President for Millennial Relations. Esther talked with us about what makes Millennials’ faith journeys unique and where this generation fits into the church as a whole. Whether you’re a Millennial,… Read More

Friday Favorites

Welcome back, ladies. This week on the blog, we’ve been talking about love and marriage. They go together like a horse and ca-… okay, we won’t sing the whole song to you. But, on that subject, here are some of our favorite, related posts from this week. Around… Read More

Interview: Pippa Hill

This week, we’re introducing you to Pippa Hill, a 4word woman who hails from London, where she works as a solicitor. We chatted with Pippa (via email) about how she is learning to balance her time between her faith, her husband, Glyn, and friends and her career. Here’s… Read More

Love and Fairytales

What can marriage do for YOU? It seems like a funny question when phrased this way, but it’s exactly the way that most of us have been trained to think about marriage (and spouses).  Too often our marriage daydreams go something like this: Once upon a time there… Read More

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, everyone! You know what that means… another round up of our favorite work-themed blog posts this week. The Working Mom’s Devotional A great new series by Susan DiMickele, who as some of you may remember, helped us with our online book club. Each week, Susan will… Read More