Marital Conflict for New Wives
Sep 12, 2023
New wives should be both realistic and hopeful. Conflict will certainly come, but it need not spoil the first years of marriage.
Chapters of Mothering
How Reading Shapes a Child
Jul 17, 2023
Stories, good and bad, shape us deeply — our minds, imaginations, hopes, and character. As Christian parents, we invite children, through story, into worlds of wonder — and guard them from worlds of filth.
Are You Glad to Be a Woman?
May 2, 2023
Whether you’re married or not, whether you can bear children or not, all women can embrace and celebrate the particular wonders of being a woman.
Happy to Be She
My Glad Path to Complementarity
Mar 14, 2023
Far more important than the word “complementarian” is the happy reality — rooted in creation, discovered in Scripture, reclaimed in Christ, and worked out in life.
For Mothers of Future Men
Jan 7, 2023
If our sons were asked about what they heard most from their mom, what might their answers be? How would we want them to answer?
She Needs Truth
How Hard Words Serve Women
Nov 1, 2022
Many women in the church receive an overwhelming amount of comfort and dangerously little correction. Why do godly women, too, need uncomfortable words?
Meal Times Are God Times
Cultivating Fellowship at the Table
Sep 10, 2022
Meal times have always been significant for Christians. How might we, as families, sanctify the moments we sit down to eat together?
Is Jael a Model Woman?
Feminine Fight in a Feminist Age
Jul 2, 2022
Some today hold up Jael as a model of feminine strength, but how much should we imitate the tent-peg-wielding heroine?
The Sacred Life of a Mother’s Mind
May 10, 2022
Moms may feel like we can’t prioritize our own minds over the needs around us, but how we keep our minds will shape how we keep our homes.
Your First Years of Marriage
Three Lessons for Young Couples
Mar 5, 2022
When we get married, we might assume that life together will be easy and fun, but the first years can be especially challenging.
Suffering Under an All-Powerful Love
Jan 15, 2022
When those who know God’s sovereignty suffer, we may be tempted to question his love or rethink his power. But again and again, it is his ruling over the storm that becomes our bedrock.
More Than Mom Can Bear
How to Love Beyond Our Limits
Oct 2, 2021
In times of crisis, when we know our best isn’t good enough, and our strength isn’t strong enough, we learn more fully what trusting in God means.
Love Your (Imperfect) Pastors
Jul 17, 2021
God will meet us in unexpected ways when we forsake our own expectations, and receive our imperfect pastors as the men God has made them to be.
Young Mom, You Can Read the Bible
May 4, 2021
For young moms to find consistency in Bible reading, we have to learn to embrace flexibility in Bible reading.
Submission Is a Wonderful Weapon
Mar 10, 2021
What makes a wife’s submission a rare and wonderful weapon? It shows the reliability and worth of her God.
Obeying God Will Make You Wise
Jan 5, 2021
If you want to grow in wisdom and understanding, trust and obey God, especially when you think you know better.
Blessed Are the Unoffendable
Nov 7, 2020
When someone hurts us, it is all too easy to take offense and shut the gates of our hearts. But blessed are the unoffendable.
What Does the Body Say?
The Voice of God in Human Form
Sep 18, 2020
The bodies God gives us teach us not only what is, but what ought to be. And when we disregard our bodies, we disregard the God who made them.
Woe Is Me
The Sin of Self-Pity and How to Be Free
Aug 15, 2020
Self-pity invites you to hold onto your hurt and lick your own wounds. God invites you to bring your hurts to him and find healing.
The Beauty and Abuse of Empathy
How Virtue Becomes a Tyrant
Apr 14, 2020
Empathy moves us toward suffering, arouses our love, and attunes us to others’ emotions. But empathy can also become a tyrant.
We Become What We Watch
What Entertainment Does to Our Minds
Oct 6, 2019
We might think we can shut off our minds while we watch television or movies, but we are always thinking — and that thinking shapes who we become.
How Does She Do It?
The Making of an Atypical Woman
Feb 12, 2019
Young mother, breathe. God will increase your capacity while you are faithful in what he has called you to do today.
Precept Upon Precept
A Common (and Serious) Problem in Bible Study
Jan 28, 2019
“Precept upon precept, line upon line.” The familiar and beloved phrase for Bible study may not mean what we’ve always thought.
God Knows What You Don’t Have
Nov 7, 2018
The big trials aren’t always the tests we think they are, and often it’s the little trials that threaten to unravel us.
in Your Inbox
A digest from Desiring God