A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Tag: Marriage

Are You Building Up Or Tearing Down?

Chip and Joanna Gaines famously introduced interior design lovers to the chicness of shiplap, white subway tile, and galvanized metal with their ever-popular home renovation show “Fixer Upper” (a moment of silence, please, as the final ... Read More »

Six Habits Younger Women Need Older Women To Teach Them

Women, both young and old, are seeking someone to come alongside them and show them how to live a life of godliness in a very ungodly world.  Over the last several months, God has allowed me to do some research on Titus 2, and I have begun... Read More »

How Kind Words Can Shape Your Family

I have a new fascination with the works of William Shakespeare! As the great artist of the English language, he was, because of his skill with words, named the man of the millennium in the year 2000. To hear a Shakespearean actor speak the ... Read More »

What Does It Look Like To Love Others Well?

Have you ever had something happen that reminds you of what is truly important in this life? Just recently, the Lord reminded me through the death of a little girl that loving well makes a difference in this life and for eternity.  When we... Read More »

8 Things We Can Learn From “This Is Us”

This Is Us, the hit show on NBC, was lighting up Facebook Sunday night. Women couldn’t wait for the Super Bowl postgame coverage – which was pushing the start of this much-anticipated episode 30 minutes late – to end. Many were settli... Read More »

More Than Marriage: What’s Behind Polyamory In the Church

When I first heard the term “polyamory,” it sounded like one of those eyebrow-raising issues you hear about on daytime talk-shows – shocking, extreme, and on the fringe.[1] Less than a decade later, it’s creeping out of the shadows ... Read More »

Four Myths of “Living Together”

I still remember the week of my wedding. I had just graduated from seminary and needed to move out of student housing. So, Jay, my then-fiancé, moved me into the home he had just rented for us. My family was in town for the wedding, and af... Read More »

Loving Someone Through Grief and Loss

Over the past year, the Lord has taught me, my husband, and my family a lot about relying on Him for getting through the hard times. In August 2015, my mother-in-law went home to be with the Lord. Less than a year later – in August 20... 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 »

Did I Educate Myself Out Of Marriage?

Put another way: Do certain degrees make you less likely to be “marriage material”? That type of question is one I get at least once a month. Seriously. In recent weeks, I’ve been asked three different versions of it: Will getting a P... Read More »