His Wisdom for Her World

Dorothy Kelley Patterson

Making Christmas Memorable

By on December 20, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Make this year’s celebration of Christmas more meaningful to you, your family, and friends! Here are some ways to do just that:   Announce Your Intentions. In the Greek New Testament the word translated gospel (euaggelion, from eu meaning “good” and aggelos meaning “message”) has at its root the understanding of “good news.” Most of […]

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Dear Dottie, from a Not-So-Domestic Diva

Dear Dottie, I hear so many women talk about hospitality and frankly, it just sounds intimidating! I feel an incredible pressure to make everything go off without a hitch – getting my house perfectly clean, planning and preparing a dinner, all while not making other people feel stressed by how stressed out I am! I […]

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Dear Dottie, How Do I Heal After a Miscarriage?

Dear Dottie, I’ve been married for three years now and have been wanting to start having children. About four months ago, I discovered that I was pregnant and I was elated! But my happiness ended when last month I miscarried my baby. I’ll spare you the details, but it was awful. The dream of finally […]

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Dear Dottie, I Feel Too Independent to be Married!

By on September 6, 2012 in Dear Dottie with 0 Comments

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 and my husband is in his late 30s. We are both college educated, were independently successful.  Now, I […]

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Dear Dottie, I Feel Unworthy in My Marriage

Dear Dottie, I have been married for a few months now. The Lord blessed me with a wonderful, godly man who desires to seek the Lord in all that he does. He treats me with gentleness and care, and often does little things to show how much he loves me. Things “should be” wonderful, but […]

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Dear Dottie, I'm a better teacher than he is!

Dear Dottie, I’ve always loved to study God’s Word and have taught a Bible study for several years. Because of my husband’s job, we recently relocated and settled into a church that is much smaller than our previous one, and began attending a small group Bible study. The leader of our class is a very […]

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Dear Dottie: What's All This About Head Coverings?!?

Dear Dottie, I’ve noticed that you wear hats during worship services and it sparked my curiosity. Do you wear them because of 1 Corinthians 11’s command that women should cover their heads in church? I must confess I’ve always been a little confused about that passage. Does the Bible command that we should wear head […]

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Dear Dottie, Is the OT Unfair to Women?

Dear Dottie, This year my goal is to read the Bible from beginning to end for the very first time. As I’ve plodded through Leviticus and Numbers I found myself confused (and I must confess, a little offended) by some of the embarrassing laws women were subjected to–being “unclean” during their monthly periods, a public […]

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Dear Dottie, from a Frustrated Pastor's Wife

By on February 6, 2012 in Dear Dottie, Ministry with 0 Comments

Dear Dottie*, Since becoming a pastor’s wife, I’ve never felt so exasperated!  I have poured into and loved the women at my church through months of late-night phone calls and crisis counseling. Now I dread having to see them every week.  Long story short, my husband and I agreed that it would be best for […]

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