Women’s Bible Studies by Topic

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Today’s post is a project I’ve been working on for some time. Women’s Bible studies are not always easy to research. You can focus on finding the study by author, by book of the Bible, by topic, or by Bible character. Also, there are many different types of studies. Book studies with guides. DVD studies with books and guides, no homework studies,  and I’ve probably missed a few. Regardless, as you can see, there is a ton of variety in curriculum and teaching styles.

I think sometimes God calls people to study the Word and then share what they’ve learned with others, only for those called-out ones to think “But Lord, this has already been done.” Can I just tell you after all the research I’ve been doing lately, just in case you haven’t figured it out- the Bible is inexhaustible. Truly, it is. And we’ve barely scratched the surface of teaching the Bible.  Just look at this list of topics and how much more God has to teach us through his word?

So today I’m excited to unfold this list of Women’s Bible studies by topic and I want you to help me out. You’ve probably completed a Bible study that was your favorite topic or one that I missed on this list that you loved and if you can leave a  comment, then we’ll all know about it, right? Be sure that your suggestion is more than a book in that it includes a Bible study guide, whether within the book or an additional book. Sound good?

Also, I’m excited to introduce a new page to the site: Bible Study Directory. It’s the perfect “Let’s figure out what Bible study God is leading us to and we’re looking for” beginning. And we’ll be adding to it. Just look at all those topics that need to be filled! So keep me posted on your favorites and enjoy!

 

Anger

Unglued: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Raw Emotion -Lysa TerKeurst (6 sessions)

Anxiety

The Storm Inside – Sheila Walsh (8 sessions)

Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow (12 sessions/ no DVD)

Beauty

Comfort

Confidence

A Confident Heart – Renee Swope (7 sessions)

The Storm Inside – Sheila Walsh (8 sessions)

Contentment

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are- Ann Voskamp (5 sessions)

Control

Let It Go- How to Stop Running the Show and Start Walking in Faith- Karen Ehman (6 sessions)

Courage

Change

Depression

Doubt

Encouragement

Everyday Life

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life- Joanna Weaver (10 sessions)

Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God- Margaret Feinberg (7 sessions)

Faith

What Happens When Women Say Yes to God- Lysa Terkeurst (6 sessions)

Believing God- Beth Moore (10 sessions)

Fear

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are- Ann Voskamp (5 sessions)

How to Fall in Love and Stay in Love with Jesus by Nancy Leigh DeMoss (10 sessions)

Forgiveness

Freedom in Christ

Stuck: The Places We Get Stuck and the God Who Sets Us Free by Jennie Allen (8 sessions)

Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss (3 sessions)

Friendship

Fulfillment

Made to Crave- Lysa Terkeurst (6 sessions)

God’s Calling

Undaunted: Daring to do what God has called you to do by Christine Caine (5 sessions)

God’s Promises

The Shelter of God’s Promises- Sheila Walsh (10 sessions)

This I Know for Sure: Taking God at His Word- Babbie Mason (6 sessions)

Gentleness

Gossip

The Power of a Woman’s Words- Sharon Jaynes (6 sessions)

Grief

Healing

Heaven

Joy

Seeking Him: Experiencing the Joy of Personal Revival – Nancy Leigh DeMoss (12 sessions)

Loneliness

Love

Marriage

Mercy

Missions

Money

Parenting

Patience

Peace

Prayer

The Sensational Scent of Prayer by Rachel Wojnarowski (book and FREE study guide)

Overcoming

Spiritual Growth

Becoming More than a Good Bible Study Girl- Lysa Terkeurst (6 sessions)

Stuck: The Places We Get Stuck and the God Who Sets Us Free by Jennie Allen (8 sessions)

Chase: Chasing After the Heart of God – Jennie Allen (7 sessions)

Seeking Him: Experiencing the Joy of Personal Revival – Nancy Leigh DeMoss (12 sessions)

The Virtuous Life of a Christ-Centered Life by Darlene Schacht (12 lessons)

Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God- Margaret Feinberg (7 sessions)

Strength

Stress

Temper

Unglued- Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Raw Emotions- Lysa Terkeurst (6 sessions)

Truth

Trust

Wisdom

Unglued- Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Raw Emotions- Lysa Terkeurst (6 sessions)

The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands – Lysa Terkeurst (6 sessions)

 Women

True Woman 101: Divine Design – Mary Kassain & Nancy Leigh DeMoss (8 sessions on Biblical womanhood)

Women Living Well by Courtney Joseph (book and study guide)

Worry

Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow (12 lessons/ no DVD)

 

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5 Resources to Promote Healing after Divorce

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Divorce hurts. I don’t have to tell you that if you’ve been through it or know someone who has. Perhaps you’ve been affected by divorce because a loved one or family member who struggled through their marriage and legally ended it. Maybe you’ve suffered through it yourself. As I write this post, I have a backlog of email in my inbox from readers; many of which address issues of family struggles, especially including divorce.

I’ve shared with you that almost 15 years ago, my marriage with my first husband ended in divorce. As one of the most difficult periods in my life, I’ve never forgotten how much I needed support to figure things out and understand God’s plan for me. I’m not here to point fingers or delve into all the reasons that divorce happens or preach about my personal beliefs on the issue. I simply wanted to describe a few ideas- 5 resources to promote healing after divorce. These opportunities are ones I would have loved to have when I was struggling all those years ago. And some of them I just don’t know what I would have done without.

1. DivorceCare Classes

My church offers a divorce care class one evening a week at the church for 13 weeks. There is a small fee for the book, but scholarships are available to assist in covering that fee. If you or someone you know is in need of someone to walk alongside you through this crazy hard time, then you can find a class through the DivorceCare website by entering your zip code. You can also contact your local church to see what classes they offer. Some Divorce Care classes include a special class for children affected by divorce; be sure to ask for availability in your area. The DivorceCare website includes information by zip code for classes for children.

2. Focus on the Family and Counseling Services

Focus on the Family has a wonderful library of articles and .pdf’s for those who are going through or have gone through divorce. Biblical counseling can be so very helpful and supportive during or post marriage struggles. I strongly suggest that you first contact your local church for counseling, but I understand that some of you may not have counseling services available to you through your church for various reasons. Focus on the Family has an incredible tool called the Counselor Locator. Their network may help you find just the counselor God has for you during this tough time.  They also offer a free service to speak to a Focus on the Family marital counselor and you can submit an online request for this service. Check it out here.

3.When Happily Ever After Shatters: Seeing God in the Midst of Divorce & Single Parenting

If you feel really alone, can’t reach out for person-to-person help and need to get to the point to where you can even discuss the difficulties of divorce, then this book is a great tool to help you begin to find the words you need.

4. Finding Hope After Divorce (40-Minute Bible Studies)

Recently I’ve been introduced to Kay Arthur’s 40 minute Bible studies and this very helpful book, Finding Hope After Divorce, is one of the studies in the series. These 6 week, no-homework Bible study is a great tool for those who have gone through divorce. This study is one I definitely wish I would have had those many years ago when I went through divorce; Kay has experienced the first-hand devastation that accompanies divorce. She presents God’s promises of healing beautifully and I can’t recommend this resource enough.

5. Read the book of Psalms.

Without attending church weekly and reading the book of Psalms day after day, I don’t know how I would have ever realized God’s love for me and his plan for my life in spite of messy mistakes. His never-fail plan of redemption is beyond our scope of imagination. Trust him. He hates divorce because of the pain it causes, but one has never gone too far to be used by him. As the Healer and Redeemer, he simply wants us to trust him.

I’m working on my individual replies to emails, so if you’ve sent one, please know I will get to you! In the mean time, prayers for you and seek him. He promises to show up. Right there in front of you.

Rachel

 

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5 Ways to Make Learning the Bible Fun for Anyone

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I was barely 4 years old and attended Mrs. Pratt’s  Sunday School class. Now Mrs. Pratt had a Sunday School routine. First, she played the piano while we all stood in rows with hymnals in hand. After the hymnal time, we would be dismissed into two separate classes, Beginner and Primary. I went to the beginner class and we would listen to a Bible story. After the story came the highlight of the week- a game of hot potato. Mrs. Pratt owned a fancy hot potato that you wound up to make it vibrate. The kids would pass the potato around in a circle and when the potato stopped vibrating, it would make a popping noise. No one wanted to hold the potato when it popped. No one.

One particular week, we had a substitute teacher. I can’t remember her name, but I do remember knowing that she was excited to teach us that week. The substitute didn’t play the piano, but we tried to sing anyway. Then when we sat in the class, she began to tell the story of Moses and the children of Israel. And after all the crazy things they went through because mean ol’ Pharaoh wouldn’t let them go, finally they were freed from the slavery of Egypt.

As the teacher told the miraculous story of how God delivered the children of Israel, she stopped and talked about the Red Sea. She pulled a pan of red jello up on the table beside her. Then she did something so miraculous- she had placed plastic wrap down the middle of the pan of jello and when she said that God parted the Red Sea to allow the children of Israel to walk across on dry land, she lifted up the jello to reveal the clear glass bottom of the pan, clean as a whistle. Why this was the coolest trick I’d ever seen in Sunday School as a 4 year old! And then, you know what she did? She had each of us children take our fingers and walk through the middle of the pan of red jello while we all said together “God parted the Red Sea.” And that was one of the first times I can remember thinking “Learning the Bible is so fun!” All these years later, I can still see my fingers walking through the red jello. THAT is why it’s important to make learning fun. You never forget the things you learn when you’re having fun.

Today I wanted to share 5 ways to make learning the Bible fun for anyone.

 

1. Complete a Bible Verse Scavenger hunt.

You can find 3 free printables for Bible Verse Scavenger hunts here: Fall Outdoor, Spring/Summer Outdoor and Indoor.

2. Play Bible board games.

The picture and link above is the old one our family still plays and owns, but recently I discovered that the game, Apples to Apples, is available in a Bible edition. Click on the graphics for more details or to purchase.

3. Use Bible apps.

Check out this list of my 9 favorite Bible apps for kids and Bible apps for adults.

4. Watch What’s in the Bible? DVD’s.

Our family is a huge fan of What’s in the Bible? DVD movies and recently we were given the privilege to check out their latest awesomeness releasing June 24th. A Sing Through the Bible DVD AND a fabulous new coloring book perfect for making duplicate copies for Sunday School classes and children’s church. Check out this clip to see the summary of this cool DVD:

Music holds a special place in memory banks and I’m so excited for my kiddos to learn more about the Bible through this super fun tool! The coloring book holds an incredible 200 coloring pages and you can preorder here. To order the DVD’s, click here.

5. Did you know this was coming? Surely you knew this was coming-

Watch the American Bible Challenge show on GSN, especially on Thursday, June 19th, 8/7c!!

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Yes, the week we’ve been anticipating for months has finally arrived and our team, Lift Your Voice, is so pumped about competing on this show that we are hosting a Twitter party during the show. To find your local channel, check out GSN’s channel finder here. 

Please join us on Twitter as we chirp it up using hashtags #BibleChallenge and #LiftYourVoice from 8/7c on Thursday night, June 19th.

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Tweet: THIS THURSDAY! Watch @biblechallenge as Team #LiftYourVoice and @rachelwojo compete to win for the @mpssociety ! http://ctt.ec/v1_Ch+

On Facebook, you can join the Pledge to Watch Campaign to help us support the work of the National MPS Society.

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Alright Friends- not our typical Whimsical Wednesday post, but Wednesday is here and we host a blogger link up party nonetheless!! YAY- thanks for linking up each week and let’s continue to encourage one another.

See you on GSN tomorrow!!

Rachel



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