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Walking as Women of the Lord

Womanhood is a term that the world is struggling to define and explain in light of recent cultural revolutions. Rather than looking to the foolish wisdom of man for answers, we as Christians ought to turn to the one unchanging and infallible source that we have, that is, the holy Bible. We can explore the […]

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Threats to Biblical Womanhood

It seems that in the world today everything that is true, noble, and pure is under attack. Being a Christian was once respected, but now is scorned. Remaining pure until you are married makes you a prude. Being a godly, Christian young woman is no exception. Biblical womanhood is attacked from all sides. Some threats […]

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Biblical Womanhood

Last month we considered biblical teaching about manhood in an attempt to steer young believers toward a scriptural understanding of gender. The proper complement to that issue is one focused on biblical womanhood, which is the topic for Beacon Lights this month.   For the world around us, the biblical concept of gender is considered outdated […]

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Has Woman Been Canceled?

Could it be that being a genuine woman is the biggest scandal of our day? Who in our cancel culture dares to define woman for fear of public shaming? Last year a U.S. Supreme Court justice was asked at her confirmation hearing, “Can you provide a definition of the word woman?” Her reply? “No, I […]

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Wise Woman

The Wise Woman Abbie Kooienga   If you know anything about the book of Proverbs, you know that the book has much to say about the kind of woman to avoid. Then we get to the woman of Proverbs 31. Here is a woman that any Christian girl should aspire to be, and any grown […]

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A Woman of Many Names: Judges 4–5

A Woman of Many Names: Judges 4–5 Annica Kuiper   For years now, she has listened for the Voice. Sometimes it came out of the whirlwind. Sometimes it came still and small. And sometimes it came with the thunderings of Sinai. In the beginning, it was a quiet Voice. Calling her to do quiet work—speaking, […]

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Becoming a Biblically Literate Young Woman Abby VanSolkema   Young ladies, how often do you study God’s word? How much time do you spend personally engaging with the actual text of the Bible? It is easy to come up with excuses for not prioritizing personal Bible study. Between work, school, church activities, family commitments, dating, […]

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We had a sociology class when I was in college in which we spent much time belaboring the question of what is the chief characteristic (we called it mode) of the various institutions in society. Concerning marriage, for instance, what is its chief characteristic? Is it spiritual or biological or psychical or social or what? […]

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I have seen it happen. Sincere Christian parents have conscientiously raised their children in love and in return have been loved and honored by their children. But then something happened. The children grew up and left homes. . .and parents’ lives fell apart. They quarreled with each other; they ceased visiting in the church; they […]

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The object of this series is to discuss various joys which accompany, by God’s blessing, the training of covenant children. Usually these joys are present in the diligent training of God’s children. But we recognize that situations differ, also by God’s design, so that one family may experience one joy more keenly and another joy […]

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There are various ways of stating a certain truth concerning growth in the Christian life. How many of these expressions have your heard? “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” “We are either progressing or retrogressing.” “No man is an island.” “The more you give, the more you receive.” “Eating without exercise kills a […]

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There are Christian young women, and sometimes older women, too, who at that point in their lives remain unmarried although many of their peers are either planning marriage or already married or sometimes already have children and are busy about the training of these children. Often the women in this unmarried state face a unique […]

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The Sorrows of Conception (9)

In the last Ladies’ Society held in Edgerton this past season, our pastor asked us the question: “Why does God give us the struggle with sin in this life? He could, when He regenerates and converts us, make us so perfect that we would never again sin even in this life. . .and we could […]

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