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August 3, 2020

When You Don’t Feel Like You Love Jesus

The last thing I wanted to do was get up. It was early. I was tired. And honestly, a few more minutes sleep sounded more soul-refreshing than trying to keep my gritty, not-quite-awake-yet eyes open long enough to read and absorb Scripture. I’d been struggling with finding fresh truth from the Bible, my mind wandering whenever I tried to focus. Maybe I could just skip it today and sleep in… The battle raged—my love for my warm and cozy bed warring with the fact that I knew if I didn’t start my morning with Bible reading and prayer, I wouldn’t have another chance all day. But I just didn’tFull Post

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July 27, 2020

Maybe You Already Have a Mentor, but Don’t Realize it

We were in a small group together. Maggie was vivacious, friendly, and clearly passionate about Jesus. She was a wife and mother of three. I’m not sure how long she had been a Christian at that point, but she and her husband were mature believers leading the small group my husband and I attended. I knew having a mentor was important. I wanted one, and she seemed like the perfect candidate. Many Tuesdays my husband and I were early because fifteen minutes early means on time to my husband, Jim. As a result, I got to spend extra time with Maggie. I remember clearly one night, I was sittingFull Post

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July 20, 2020

What a Former Crush Taught Me About Sufficiency in Jesus

The Facebook announcement stopped me mid-scroll. Brandon Hayes became engaged to Katie Lewis.* I stared at it for a few seconds, their two pictures joined together with a ring. Brandon Hayes, the guy my young teenage self once had a crush on, was engaged. I hadn’t even known he was in a relationship. Thoughts spinning, one question rose to the surface: Who on earth is Katie Lewis? A few clicks later found me scrolling through her feed, seeing pictures of a smiling blonde with family and friends. I kept scrolling until one post from several years back made my jaw drop. Brandon, this sweet, mega-godly, in-full-time-ministry guy was marryingFull Post

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July 15, 2020

Modesty Hacks for the HOT Summer Months

WATCH VIDEO Trying to embrace modesty is hard enough on a good day…but throw in some 100 degree summer heat and we’ve got quite the challenge on our hands. As a Texas born and raised girl, I know this all too well. Modesty is fairly easy during the cooler months, but when summer hits it can become excruciatingly hard! Can I get an amen?? As hard as it is though, here’s what I’ve learned. Modesty is possibly during the summertime with a little creativity and a little brainstorming outside of the normal box. And let’s face it, in 100 degree heat, we’re all going to be sweating no matterFull Post

Posted By: Kristen Clark


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July 13, 2020

Why Romance, Modesty, and Femininity Point to the Gospel

“Instead of wasting time on topics like romance, modesty, and womanhood…why don’t you keep the focus on the gospel? Your Christian blog should primarily be about how to love Jesus more.” Over the years, we’ve received several emails and DM’s from Christian girls who have expressed their concern to us at GirlDefined Ministries, asking why we waste time writing about “secondary” issues rather than keeping the focus exclusively on the gospel. They’ve expressed disappointment that we take time to write about “minor” issues like romance, dating, modesty, and femininity. Let’s talk about this. Why do we take time to write about topics like love, romance, modesty, and femininity? IFull Post

Posted By: Kristen Clark


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July 8, 2020

Why Jesus Offers More than Self-Forgiveness

WATCH VIDEO  The process of self-forgiveness is very popular and encouraged by many today. The big questions at hand: IS IT BIBLICAL? IS IT HELPFUL? Is self-forgiveness the answer to overcoming the guilt and shame we so often carry? Another way to put it…If Christ has forgiven you, do you also have to forgive yourself? Let’s dig into this crucial topic and unpack what Scripture has to say about forgiveness. WATCH VIDEO 

Posted By: Bethany Beal


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July 6, 2020

Moving Beyond the Guilt from Your Past

I felt like a fool after the breakup. I wondered how I could have been so blind. Why did I make so many excuses for him? Why didn’t I listen to those around me? Looking back is always 20/20.  After this particular breakup, I saw the relationship for what it truly was. A disaster. God was so gracious to me and gave me enough wisdom to break it off before things got worse.  I am beyond grateful for family and friends who refused to give up on me. They told me the truth about that relationship even when I didn’t want to hear it.  The months following the breakupFull Post

Posted By: Bethany Beal


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July 1, 2020

Battling Sexual Temptation as a Christian Girl

WATCH VIDEO  Losing the battle against sexual temptation is one of the most discouraging things for many Christian girls. I know, because I’ve been there many times. Just when we thought we were stronger than yesterday, we find ourselves in that same place of failure. So what’s a girl to do? Personally, I think we need a better battle plan. We need to understand how temptation actually works. Temptation isn’t sin…but it entices us toward sin in a very sneaky (but consistent) way. In Genesis, Eve fell for temptation’s schemes in the exact same way that we fall for temptation today. Let’s roll up our sleeves together and getFull Post

Posted By: Kristen Clark


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June 28, 2020

To the Christian Girl Who’s Tired of Pursuing Purity

My eyes lingered a little too long. My mind wandered a little too far. Instead of fleeing the temptation, I gave into my lustful fantasies. A wave of discouragement washed over me. I had failed… again. That’s it! I told myself. That’s the last time I’m going to give into my lust. I recommitted to myself that I would walk the path of sexual purity from that point forward. But like clockwork, several days would pass, and I would fail again. On and on this cycle spun, leaving me more exhausted and weary with each new failure.  Looking back on my younger self now, I can see how unhelpfulFull Post

Posted By: Kristen Clark


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June 24, 2020

Christian Girls’ Biggest Fears with Being Single

WATCH VIDEO  My biggest fear was that I would be single forever. “No. Not that. Anything but that, Lord! I can handle anything. Just don’t make me be single for my entire life.”  I remember praying that prayer on many different occasions as a single gal. I took to Instagram to ask you what your biggest fears are as a single and here’s what a few of you had to say.  “Being the odd one out in my age group.” “Others thinking that I need to find someone.” “People will treat me differently or not trust me to do the things that married people can do.” “Never having sexFull Post

Posted By: Bethany Beal


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