Resources on Women

Lessons from nature to help your faith bloom
By Deb Graham | April 3, 2019

In spring, it’s as if the windows of heaven open and God smiles upon us. Everything in nature awakens and raises its head to praise Him. That is, everything but my tulips!

If you’ve ever planted tulips, then you know they’re a mystery. Those odd-looking bulbs produce the most delicate flowers. They appear without warning and alert us to spring in a beautiful way.

But only if they have the right circumstances… which I learned after mine failed to appear one year.

I waited for them and searched for them, but there were no tulips. So I began studying the art of planting tulips. And yes, there is a wrong way and a right way to nurture them. I soon realized they are a lot like our lives. For instance…

Tulips have to be chosen or selected. God chose you and me to be redeemed. Jesus paid the price for our sins when He died on the cross.

Tulips have to be planted at a certain time. There was a perfect time when Christ called your name and mine, and we accepted Him. God knows the days of our lives, and He calls us in exactly the right season.

Tulip bulbs are to be planted four to five inches deep and at least six inches apart. After accepting Christ, we must plant ourselves where we have the best opportunity to grow.

Tulip bulbs are fed by the nutrients in the soil. Being planted in Christ is the key to whatever growth will take place in our Christian walk.

The wide base of the tulip bulb should always be planted facing down. The Christian life is all about...

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The Wise and Godly Woman
By Dr. Jack Graham | March 23, 2016

I am grateful for God’s Word and how Scripture elevates and edifies the role of a woman—godly and committed to Him. Our God has elevated the position of womanhood and given every woman a place of honor, a place of respect, and near reverence in the Christian home.  

 

In our society, there remain mixed signals regarding the place and the priority of a woman.  

 

A female professor of sociology at a northeast university gave this advice about two decades ago: “In 20 years, mothers will be a mere specialty group in the United States like plumbers, auto workers, or engineers. We need to demand that the ancient occupation of motherhood fall into disrepute and that women commit themselves to other occupations. Women must be liberated to enjoy the fruit of other occupations, whether they want to or not.” 

 

The feminist agenda attacks the value of the Christian home and biblical home, and certainly the whole idea of the value of a mother. The value of a woman is denigrated by such unbelievable and inconceivable ideas. This professor went on to write: “The idea of woman’s emancipation is based upon a profound enmity between the sexes—upon envy and imitation.” 

 

Our relationship as men and women is not based in the Bible upon envy or imitation, but rather in recognition that our roles and responsibilities in life are different but of equal value. And when God created the man and the woman, He created them distinctly and uniquely, personably wonderful. Everybody knows that a woman is far superior to a man ...  at being a woman. And that a man is far superior to a woman ... at...

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