His Wisdom for Her World

Dorothy Kelley Patterson

Is Mothering Part-Time, Full-Time, or All-the-Time?

Being a mother is both demanding and rewarding—and equivalent to a professional pursuit. No teacher, psychologist, or spiritual leader has the opportunity to mold minds, heal spirits, nurture bodies, and develop potential as does a mother. Despite pressures and difficulties, this job can be amazingly productive and overwhelmingly rewarding. The results of competent mothering will […]

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Ms. Independent Gets Married

By on April 11, 2017 in Marriage with 3 Comments

Editor’s Note: Below is a correspondence from a reader written to Dr. Dorothy Patterson, affectionately known as “Dottie.”   Dear Dottie, What advice would you give women who are transitioning from singleness to marriage?  Unlike my parents, the Lord did not give me the opportunity to marry while I was young.  I’m in my late 20s […]

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Why Mothers Are So Important

Being a mother is both demanding and rewarding—it is equivalent to a professional pursuit.[1] Molding minds, healing spirits, nurturing bodies, and developing potential—this job can be amazingly productive and overwhelmingly rewarding. The results of competent mothering will be passed from generation to generation! For a mother, rearing her children is her mission, life’s work, the […]

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Using Minutes to Achieve Your Goals

By on January 21, 2016 in Personal Growth with 0 Comments

Start right with being sure that God—and your personal time with Him—is the priority in your life. Even the Lord Jesus said “no” to some “good” requests for His time. He was committed to the Father’s overall plan and submitted to that plan not because He had to do so, but because He “delighted” to do […]

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Deborah: Lessons In Extending Influence and Leading in Appropriate Ways

By on November 17, 2015 in Biblical Womanhood with 0 Comments

Deborah, whose Hebrew name means “bee” or “wasp,” is a woman to be admired and praised for her commitment to the God of Israel and to His people. She made her appearance in history at a strategic time when her nation was paralyzed by fear and devoid of leadership. One should not be surprised that […]

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Why Should a Woman Pursue Theological Education?

By on October 1, 2015 in Education with 1 Comment

Every woman ought to study God’s Word, seeking to know the heavenly Father, to understand His principles for godly living, to discover His solutions to problems and disappointments, and to equip herself for service in His kingdom. An education in “theology,” a compound word transliterated from Greek and meaning “a word about God,” calls you […]

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Should I Hold Off on Having Children?

By on May 5, 2015 in Dear Dottie with 4 Comments

Dear Dottie, My husband and I decided that, until he is finished with his education, I would work full time to support us. I have a great job that pays the bills and I’m happy to work during this season. While we both want to start a family, my job prevents us from having children […]

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What Is a Woman Who Wants to Serve Christ to Do?

By on January 29, 2015 in BW Statement, Ministry with 2 Comments

Biblical Woman Statement, #8: Ministry – We believe that every Christian woman is called to fulfill the Great Commission and has the opportunity for significant service in the Kingdom of God; that all service to Christ according to biblical guidelines is significant to the Lord; that women are exhorted to instruct and mentor other women […]

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Dear Dottie: My Husband Won't Let Me Go to Church

By on January 6, 2015 in Dear Dottie, Marriage with 32 Comments

Dear Dottie, I came to Christ a little over a year ago. Since then, I found a strong church family, was baptized, and started attending the worship service along with a women’s Bible study. My husband, who is not a believer, has been uninterested in hearing much about my spiritual life but still understanding of my attending […]

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