How Boundaries Are Self-Care

“Setting boundaries is a way of caring for myself. It doesn't make me mean, selfish, or uncaring because I don't do things your way. I care about me too.” -…

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Boundaries Should Protect, Not Hinder

Do you remember, when you were a child, wishing or saying that you couldn’t wait to grow up so you could do whatever you wanted? Children usually utter that…

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The Most Important Boundary You’ll Ever Set

Despite what you may think, you actually love boundaries. Don’t believe us? Natalie Jones, founder and president of Parent Compass, takes us through Scripture to see what God has…

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Is Work-Life Balance a Myth?

"Work-life balance" seems like it should be the unofficial mascot of women in the workplace. Right? It's easily one of the top 3 issues women (and men — let's…

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Enjoyment: Live in the Moment

When was the last time you slowed down and really enjoyed something? For many women, this is a luxury we feel we said goodbye to back in our school years! So how…

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Gender Identity in the Church

Women battle gender debates, gaps, and inequalities almost everywhere they go, from work to church to social events. It is an epidemic that, unfortunately, is not a surprise to most women and…

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No Supermoms Required

It’s back to school time again. That time of year packed with parent orientations, meet the teacher nights, supply shopping, clothing shopping, shoe shopping, and my favorite this year…..magnetic locker decorations. WHAT?…

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Bringing Your Business Smarts Home With You

Do you feel confident and capable at work but overwhelmed and overstretched at home? If so, you’re not alone. I know countless women who feel the same way. But it might be…

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5 Steps to Mentor Bliss

So, you know you need mentors, right? You don’t have to take my word for it. If you have any doubt, pick up almost any career guidance book or magazine, or check…

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Are YOU Addicted to Work?

Has work taken over your life? The day I realized it had gone too far, I woke up at 5:00 am to go from dreaming about work to doing it. As I…

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Want a Promotion? LinkedIn Says "Get a Mentor"

At 4word, we believe that one of the best investments you can make in yourself and your career comes through a mentoring relationship. As you are navigating and evaluating life and career…

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One Woman’s Tale of “Having it All”

We are thrilled to introduce you to May Oh. Now the owner of her own law firm in Singapore, May formerly held the position of the first woman director of Mobile Oil.…

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The “Bad” Little Word You Need To Say More

No. There, I said it! It feels good to practice; maybe you should give it a try. Repeat after me: “No, I cannot attend this event.” “No, I cannot serve as room…

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You Can Definitely Maybe Absolutely Sort of Have It All

This week I’m bringing you a guest blog from 4word Board member and staff writer Richelle Campbell. Richelle started her professional life as a lawyer, but transitioned to part time work when…

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How I Met God In Rome

A few weeks ago, my family and I spent some time together in Rome. My daughter Rose has been studying abroad there this semester and the rest of us joined her for…

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Balance Starts With You

One of the most common questions I hear from professional Christian women is: “how do I get more balance in my life?” Usually when women ask me that question, they’re looking for…

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Love in a Time of Deadlines.

What happens to relationships when work must take center stage? When you’re balancing work, relationships, and faith, there will be times when one area of your life has to take precedence for…

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The Truth About Ambition

So, women have made some great advances in education and in the work place in recent decades, but we still lag behind men when it comes to compensation, promotion, and executive-level management.…

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Balancing Act: a Dual Career Marriage

Brooke Armstrong and her husband Drew are in the middle of very successful careers, yet they have managed to balance two demanding work schedules with a strong marriage. Last week, we chatted…

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When You Don't Fit the Traditional Mold

Former professor, mother of two, consultant and church elder, Andrea Trice has worn several hats in her lifetime. She also co-authored a book on work-life balance, which is what we chose to…

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