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Resolutions: Choosing Your Hard

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Woman making a choice.

It’s hard to be consistent. Inconsistency also brings its own kind of hardship into your life. Making useful goals and resolutions has more to do with choosing the kind of hard you will endure and focusing on prioritizing things that will have the most impact. Small changes can make a big difference in your day-to-day living.

You Need a Mentor

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Mentoring is not something our culture values, but Christian women should heed God’s word and seek mentors for themselves and prepare themselves to be a mentor for others. Titus 2 women are not easy to find now, but we can try to change that for our daughters’ generation.

Moms Need Friends Too

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The mom life can be distracted, lonely, and isolated at times. How can you develop healthy and encouraging peer-to-peer relationships with other women? There are good and beneficial relationships and bad and harmful ones. How can you be intentional about the kind of relationships you have?

Getting Rest

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Mother resting with her baby.

One of the hardest things for a mother to do is get enough rest. Kara & Steve talk about the necessity of rest & some practical ways to make sure you are (or your wife is) getting enough.

When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

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Overwhelmed woman calling a time out.

Kara shares simple tips on how to get control of that overwhelmed feeling. These tips are easy to implement and just might change your home for the better.

How to Raise Girls Who Are Neither Feminists nor Doormats

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A Girl’s Life Your daughter is being poisoned by toxic messages concerning her womanhood, her value, and her place in the world. She didn’t ask to be born into a battleground, but she most certainly has been. She is consuming a contradictory hash of feminist propaganda and caricatured notions of biblical womanhood that is likely to produce either anger or emotional desperation that will leave her malnourished. As she grows, she will be confronted by questions and frustrations within her culture and the church which will require biblical rather than politically correct or cliché answers. When it comes to the. . .
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Get Control of Your Thought Life

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Annoyed mother giving her baby a bottle.

If you aren’t taking every thought captive to Christ it will show in your parenting. How can you get control of your thought life and help your children do the same?

What Does it Mean to Be a Helpmeet?

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How can we have a God-honoring family structure that acknowledges the differences between men and women and embraces a woman’s role as helpmeet without falling into the problems that plague both the world and the church in this area?

Never Coming to the Truth

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Are you always learning but never coming to the truth, never actually making changes in your life and family? It is good to research and ask friends and mentors for advice, but we need to be sure that we seek to implement what we learn.

Time Management: Creating Margins

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Family time management can be tricky when there are so many good opportunities for your children. By filling up your schedule with many good things, you may be missing the best things. Often, the best things are being at home together, reading aloud together, doing chores together, getting the together thing. Not being in the car constantly. Not eating on the run.

5 Surprising Things About the Proverbs 31 Woman

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Everyone knows that the lady described in Proverbs 31 is generally considered to be the supreme example of womanhood found in the Bible and the archetype that all Christian men should seek out for marriage. But there are some facts about the P-31 Girl that most men and even most women are not aware of. This description of the ‘perfect’ female came from another woman—not a man. What we have here is the counsel of King Lemuel’s mom. This might seem like a minor fact and of no real significance but it has been surprising to those I have pointed. . .
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Jesus Messed Up My Life

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The Neat & Tidy Life I think it was soon after reading Discipline, the Glad Surrender and Ordering Your Private World that I developed the mistaken assumption that Jesus came to make my life neat and tidy. If I was a really good Christian I would follow a schedule, have a daily quiet time, keep up on all household chores, be perfectly consistent in disciplining the children, and always balance work, rest, and play. Perhaps I was the only one living under these assumptions, but I think that some of these ideas are a reflection of our Western and American. . .
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Time: Being With Your Children

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Boy helping his mom with the laundry.

What if you saw the time you spend mothering your children as discipleship instead of babysitting? Simply being with your children, day in and day out, is one of the most revolutionary things you can do with your time. It changes you and it changes your kids.

The Main Thing: What is a Woman’s Calling?

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What is the Main Thing for a woman? What is our main calling? Join Kara as she talks about some very specific things that women should be focusing on as our special and important calling. If you would like to submit your questions for Kara, you may do that on our contact form HERE.

Confident Decision-Making

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Decision-making woman choosing between an apple and candy.

How many decisions do you make in a day? Hundreds? Thousands? The decision-making process can stop moms in their tracks. Don’t let indecision take over your day! Listen as Kara talks about making decisions about everything from what to wear in the morning, to how to teach your children.

Beating Discontentment

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Woman discontent with her breakfast. (HomeWise: Beating Discontentment)

One of the most difficult battles for stay-at-home moms is discontentment. The world is telling us our lives are not fulfilling. We must not believe them! Join Kara and Steve as they talk about contentment, personal fulfillment, and the wonderful, creative, difficult job of being a mom!

Setting Goals: Aim Small, Miss Small

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Setting Goals: Aim Small, Miss Small (HomeWise podcast)

Bypass the discouragement of impossible goals & start setting goals that are reachable. Consistently met small goals can add up to big progress for you and your family! When you aim for a man and miss, you miss the man but if you aim for a button on his shirt and miss, you’ll probably still hit the man. What are the small goals? I started out by getting dressed right away. Spending a few minutes streamlining and tidying the house a few times each day.

Dealing with Distractions

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Distracted woman. "Dealing with Distractions" (HomeWise podcast)

Are you a distracted mommy? How can you keep distractions from taking over your days and keeping you from accomplishing what you set out to do? Listen in as Kara Murphy talks about dealing with the endless distractions that derail our best-laid plans for being HomeWise.

On the Needs of Women

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On the Needs of Women (What you need to know)

Guys, Ladies need the unique encouragement that can only be sourced from other women. This is an essential facet of feminine life that is above and beyond, but in addition to, the love that the husband provides. As the apostle Paul writes to the young pastor, Timothy, he says to let “the older women . . . admonish the young women.” This informs me that as a husband, father, brother, friend, pastor, I cannot fulfill a certain part of any woman’s life; not even that of my own wife. There is a gender dynamic at play here that can only. . .
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Making Comparisons

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(Podcast) HomeWise: Building Blocks for Discerning Women

Our culture pushes us to judge ourselves against others, but this can be a dangerous habit. Join Kara and Steve Murphy as they talk about how you may be sabotaging your own family by making comparisons, and share some personal experience on how to break the comparison habit.

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