:Act like a lady.Land a career.Find a man. Learn how to cook.Rear amazing kids.Oh! And be sure you stay thin.Pressure to perform and conform starts early in a woman's life and never stops. In attempts to compensate and keep up...
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:Act like a lady.Land a career.Find a man. Learn how to cook.Rear amazing kids.Oh! And be sure you stay thin.Pressure to perform and conform starts early in a woman's life and never stops. In attempts to compensate and keep up appearances, we lose our ability to keep in touch with the truest parts of ourselves. We put on masks and hide the painful parts of our stories. If we get a quiet moment, we are ambushed with doubts: Who am I?This book serves as a companion as we find ourselves, our sense of community and our identity in God. Designed to take you deeper with God on your own or with a group of sisters, journey alongside experienced ministers Adele Ahlberg Calhoun and Tracey Bianchi into some of the places where women struggle-no matter what their age or life-stage. Personal resources like journaling questions and a small group guide help women support each other on the way. These pages offer a reminder that there is a beloved, "true you" waiting to be known in each of us and that a world in need awaits the unique stories that each of us were made to tell.Will you use your voice?
Adele Ahlberg Calhoun (MA, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) has worked in Christian ministry for over thirty years and is currently copastor, with her husband, Doug, of Redeemer Community Church in Needham, Massachusetts. She was formerly pastor of spiritual formation at Christ Church in Oak Brook, Illinois. A trained spiritual director, she has taught courses at Wheaton College and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. In the early 1970s she helped pioneer student work with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. She has also worked wit
Tracey Bianchi is an editorial advisor and quarterly columnist for Christianity Today's Gifted for Leadership newsletter and MOPS International's Fullfill magazine. A frequent speaker at MOPS groups and MOPS International conventions, she earned a master of divinity degree with honors from Denver Seminary. She is now the director of women's ministries for Christ Church of Oak Brook, where she regularly teaches large groups and classes. Bianchi lives in Chicago with her family.
- <strong>part I: True Relationships</strong>
- 1. Your One True Story2. True Sisters3. Competitors Or Comrades4. "call The Midwife!"
- <strong>part Ii: True Life</strong>
- 5. The Things That Distract Us6. Inner Truth 7. How To Give&-and Receive Yourself8. 24/6 Living9. Approaching God
- <strong>part Iii: True Influence</strong>
- 10. True Wisdom11. Justice For All12. True Image
- Appendices:1. Small Group Guide2. Resources 3. For The Men