Think of Conflict Like Tax Season

July, you have been a very full month! We knew the topic of conflict and confrontation would need many voices to speak about it, so we were so honored…

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Defending Your Faith In Spiritual Conflict

Spiritual conflict and confrontation is something many - if not all - of us will encounter in our walk with God. To learn how to react in a Christ-honoring way,…

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Why Relationships Are Prone to Conflict

Conflict is never a fun experience, but it becomes just a little more hostile when it involves those with whom you are close. Donna Carlson, 4word: Colorado Springs leader…

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No Simplicity? No Intimacy.

As Christian women in the workplace, we all desire to be closer to God and grow our relationship with Him. But the relentless demands of work and family can drain not…

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Gender Equity and Safety Position Statement

This position statement was drafted and agreed upon by the 4word Board of Directors on March 10, 2018.  4word Position Statement Gender Equity and Safety 4word's mission is to "connect,…

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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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Enjoyment: The Ultimate Source

Over the past three weeks, we've written about enjoyment: what brings you joy, how to live in the moment, and wondering if enjoyment is "easier said than done." Were you…

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Enjoyment: Easier Said Than Done?

This month, we’ve talked about enjoyment and how we can add a little more enjoyment to our daily lives in the midst of hectic schedules and the demands of work and family.…

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All the Single Ladies

To All the Single Ladies, Whether or not this title evokes a feeling of freedom and hopeful expectation, a twinge of sadness, or has you humming the tune to Beyoncé’s hit song,…

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Want to be a great leader? Take the Kindness Challenge

Do you think of yourself as a kind person? A generous leader?  In what ways are you unkind – sabotaging your work life in the process -- without ever realizing it?  Shaunti…

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No Flirting at the Water Cooler

What’s the big deal about flirting at work? When men and women working together in close quarters day in and day out, we expect some flirting to happen, and many people consider…

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Quagmire of Office Dating

Should you date someone at the office? Maybe! We've seen some fabulous relationships develop.....AND we've seen it go horribly wrong and crumble into a hot mess. It depends on several things.…

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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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How to Mind Your Own (Family) Business

Working wives and moms have enough on their plates. As all of us can attest to, balancing family, faith, and our careers is hard work that takes constant effort. What happens when…

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Meet Our Moms!

Ashley. I feel blessed to be able to call my mom one of my best friends. Growing up she was always my biggest cheerleader, my dream pusher, and the best shoulder to…

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