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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When Christmas Changes

When it comes to Christmas, I challenge you to find a more diehard fan than myself. Growing up, I often "joked" (not really a joke) that I wanted to dedicate an entire…

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My Crowd-Sourced Marriage

Sharla Langston had a unique journey to finding her husband at the age of 50. Find out the secret to her success! ------ 4word: What made you want to minister to…

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Single? Embrace it!

Singleness. It's a topic that everyone seems to have an opinion on, especially during the month of February. "Why aren't you seeing anyone?" "That biological clock is ticking!" "The 'right one' is…

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Why No Second Dates?

Picture this scene, and maybe it's one that is familiar to you. A woman is getting ready to go on a date. It’s a first date. She is an extremely capable businesswoman.…

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Strangers In Their Own Church

A hot topic among Christians lately has been single or childless women in the church and how they "fit in." Church small groups, classes, and weekly activities seem to cater either to…

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Single But Not Alone

Not having a "special someone" may not be your choice, especially around Valentine's Day. So how can you deal with it? We spoke with Jennifer Howell Spaulding, a 4word woman who lived…

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Better to Want What You Haven’t Got

As women in the workplace, we are very accomplished and love accomplishing our goals. We are often assertive fixers who go after what we want and make it happen. This trait is…

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Separation, Singleness, and Starting to Unplug in this week’s Friday Faves!

13 days left 'til Christmas! Have you shopped 4word's online store yet? Let 4word Be Your Personal Shopper This Christmas! Christmas is just around the corner, but don't fret! Find fantastic…

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Dating, Sex and Jesus

Does God really expect you to save sex for marriage? This week regular guest writer Stacy Repult opens up about her experience with Christian dating and the “S-word.” I so appreciate her…

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When God Says "Not Yet"

Unmet desires can be heartbreaking. So how do you handle it? Today, we are speaking to Jennifer Howell, who lived with a deep unmet desire for a life partner for many years.…

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A Path to Joy in Singleness

Valentine’s Day is coming up, but instead of a blog on romance, my guest writer today will share her story of singleness. Jennifer Howell is a business marketing development officer (and 4word…

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“Women Can’t Be Ushers,” And Other Adventures of a Single Woman in Church

This week, instead of my usual blog, I'm sharing with you an essay by my friend "Leslie," (who asked to be kept anonymous). As I was preparing to write about how the…

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Does the Church Know How To Love Childless Women?

I read a pair of articles this week that touch on this topic from two very different perspectives. One from a married woman in her 40s who has struggled with infertility, and…

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Single on Valentines?

Diane wrote Monday about trusting God's timing when it comes to love and mentioned Joy Eggerichs, our favorite relationship blogger. We know many of you (and some of our staff!) are anticipating a single…

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Love That's Worth the Wait

Want to marry the right guy? Feeling like you’re behind schedule? We are working Christian women. Women of action! As such, we like plans, goals, and tasks to complete. That’s why it…

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Surviving as a Single in a New Church

Meet Jessica Bufkin. A former junior high English teacher, Jessica currently serves as Editor for SingleRoots, a website that encourages Christian singles to be intentional with their lives and offers many resources…

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Top 10 Interviews of 2012

Welcome to 2013! The new year is officially here, but before we forge ahead with another series of interviews with inspiring women, we wanted to pause and call your attention to some…

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The Illumination Project, Essentials for First Time Managers and Being Yourself

Another Friday... another roundup of our favorite blogs, news, videos and pins this week. Enjoy! Take Notice GO: Do you live in or near Portland? Are you a Joy Eggerichs junkie like…

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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…

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