A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Latest Posts from Dorothy Kelley Patterson

Women’s Programs At Southwestern

When I began to develop a program of women’s studies, I knew that there were two foundational courses essential for every woman who wanted to pursue theological education. Biblical Theology of Womanhood was the one that every woman embra... Read More »

How To (Consistently) Get More of God’s Word In 2018

Dear Dottie, Every January, I set out to cultivate new habits in my spiritual life. Specifically, I try through the Bible in a year or keep up a prayer journal but by mid-February I feel I’ve fallen too far behind to ever catch up. I tr... Read More »

A Heart Message for Ministry Wives

My husband and I have spent almost three decades in ministries in the local church, and for almost four decades we have been training ministry families. These words come from my heart to ministry wives. Be yourself—genuine and sincere wit... Read More »

A Word to Pastors

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... Read More »

A Word To The People On The Pew

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 congregat... Read More »

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... Read More »

Ms. Independent Gets Married

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 marr... Read More »

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. ... Read More »

Using Minutes to Achieve Your Goals

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 submitte... Read More »

Deborah: Lessons In Extending Influence and Leading in Appropriate Ways

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 b... Read More »