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Dorothy Kelley Patterson

A Word to Pastors

By on October 19, 2017 in Ministry with 0 Comments

Pastors are very special to my husband and me. He spent almost three decades in pastoral ministries in the local church, and for more than four decades we have been training ministry families. These words come from my heart to the young men preparing for ministry. A preacher can make his wife shine and glow […]

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A Word To The People On The Pew

By on October 12, 2017 in Ministry with 0 Comments

Pastors are very special to the president and me. He spent almost three decades in pastoral ministries in the local church, and for almost four decades we have been training ministry families. These words come from my heart to the congregations receiving the young people we train! Counsel for the Congregation The pastor’s wife may […]

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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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