The Relationship You’ve Been Waiting For

We blinked and February is done! It's been so refreshing to see the response to this month's discussion on relationships. As we shared back at the beginning of this month, relationships…

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Why Love Takes Work

Every February, we’re inundated with messages about love, and the focus is almost always on romance. While loving and serving our significant other is important, God has blessed each of us with…

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I Never Wanted To Be Divorced

When it comes to “relationships,” women tend to throw more of their time, energy, and even money into the ring to keep things “just right.” Chances are, you are one of these…

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Is This Why Relationships Fail?

If you had three seconds to state your most important relationship, what would you come up with? If you're married, it would likely be your spouse. Single? Maybe your best…

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Finding Strength in Friendship

Are all friendships equal? Do Christian friendships have an edge over your other friendships? Author Beth Hicks weighs in on the uniqueness of Christian friendships and how you can benefit from them.…

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Run to Him for Rest

“Rest” and “peace” are noticeably absent in almost everyone’s lives, and yet, they are vital to being at the top of our game. Susan Thomas, author of The Best Life and Girlfriend…

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Eating Lunch Alone at Your Desk

Who in your workplace do you consider to be a friend? When we say "friend," we don't mean someone who works on your floor that you see every morning for a few…

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Let’s Take the Time to Get Down & Dirty!

What is keeping you from building deep friendships? One of the key pillars of 4word is building connections between women. Authentic, supportive relationships with people who “get you” and can speak into…

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Are You a Yucky Friend?

When is the last time you spoke with your friends? It can often be difficult for working women to make time for friendships, especially if you’re married or in a serious dating…

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Put Your Cell Phone Away

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much of a multi-tasker are you? Honestly? I’m probably an 11. And I’m not entirely sure how my life would work if I weren’t…

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Mentoring Outside the Box

As a professional Christian woman who started 4word to minister specifically to professional Christian women, the most likely scope of my mentorship is pretty clear. Over the past few years though, I’ve…

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Women, Ideas, and Solidarity; Notes From The 2013 4word Leadership Retreat

Even though I’ve been a Christian for about as long as I can remember, God never stops surprising me. I guess that's the way its supposed to be. A few weekends ago…

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Advice to My Younger Self

As part of an ongoing series, NPR has been asking working women to offer advice to their “younger selves.” It’s great to look back and really think about what kinds of things…

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Where Does God Run?

What a week this has been. I arrived in Boston last Wednesday night for the  Salvation Army National Advisory Board meeting, already shaken from news of the Boston Marathon bombings. The next…

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The Simple Secret to Building Successful Relationships

I’ve been thinking about relationship-building a lot lately. A few weeks ago I explored how Facebook can help you build stronger relationships. Then last week I had the honor of attending and…

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How Facebook Can Improve Your Relationships (Or Ruin Them)

Okay, I’m not what you might consider a “Facebook expert.” And I never really intend to be. As I mentioned last week, there's a lot I'm still learning about social technology. While…

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Feeling Isolated in the Workplace

Do you have any friends at work? I’ve noticed that, even though more women are in the workplace now than ever before, many of us still eat our lunches alone. The guys…

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Tame Your 24/7 Job, “Share Some, Maybe” and Forming Solid Female Friendships

Happy Friday, ladies! Here’s your weekly serving of 4word’s favorite blogs, videos, pins and more from around the web. Take Notice JOIN: On Call in Culture is forming a Check In Team…

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Listening For Real: How to Win Friends, Strengthen Relationships, and Invigorate Your Faith.

Do you know how to spot the best listener in the room? It’s the person everyone wants to talk to. And when you’re talking to a really good listener, you know it.…

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Friday Faves :: Born to Be Boss, What Every Mother Has to Know and the Blueberry Girls

Welcome to the weekend, ladies! Whether you’re a mother yet or not, we wish you a happy Mother’s Day celebration with your family this coming Sunday. Take Notice A GREAT GIFT: If…

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