A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

The Contraception Mandate and A Woman's Voice

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof… ~ Amendment 1 to The Constitution of the United States On February 16, a congressional hearing was held in which Southwestern Se... Read More »

Battling for Significance

Imagine the scene: You have been home with your children all day when your husband comes home to tell you about his exciting day. He’s been involved in life-changing meetings, made a huge business deal, or had the opportunity to meet and ... Read More »

BW Reads: The Role of Women in the Church

Ryrie, Charles. The Role of Women in the Church. 2nd ed. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group, 2011. What can a woman do in the church? What roles are we permitted to have? What does God say about serving in this century and in the past?... Read More »

Mentoring from Your Home

My commitment to mentoring comes from my early years as a young professional when there was an absence of older women who were willing to lend a helping hand.  Many offered criticism, few offered help.  I vowed that if I could grow past t... Read More »

A Love That Endures: The Legacy of Ann, Sarah, and Emily Judson

“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails,” 1 Cor. 13:7-8a. Edward Judson, one of the sons of Adoniram and Sarah Judson, remarked, “There are very few of those who have gone ou... Read More »

Please…Let Me Know!

Please Let Me Know Your Ways It was the heart cry of a lonely leader faced with a frustratingly familiar scene, surrounded by the volatile voices of an unbelieving nation. This biblical hero with whom the Lord spoke “face to face, as a ma... Read More »

Raising Debt-Free Children

Money.  Everybody talks about it.  Almost everybody thinks they need more of it.  Some people have budgets or spending plans.  Many people are in debt; some are deeply in debt.  Most of us wish our children would learn to manage their ... Read More »

Dear Dottie, from a Frustrated Pastor's Wife

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 wee... Read More »

Infertility: Where Grief Meets Grace

In a recent Huffington Post article, Melanie Notkin writes about her “secret grief” of being single and childless. She references the seeming difference in response a single woman receives and a married woman receives.  Similarly, Cour... Read More »

Voices of the Past: A Mother's Advice

Children are a heritage from the Lord (Psalm 127:3), and a very important role of Christian women is the training of these precious treasures in the faith. Numerous Scriptures speak of the parental responsibilities to train children in God... Read More »