Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The True Colors of Christian Woman

As a Christian Woman I must admit the behavior of many other Christian Woman makes me cringe. I am a Christian Woman who happens to lead a Christian Ministry/BookClub. I am not your typical Christian leader. I am not soft-spoken and love to dress sexy. "Nip/Tuck" is my favorite show and my family loves the, "Simpsons". My boys love wrestling, and they play "Call of Duty" on their X-box. My children's little ears have heard the F-bombs many of times, and I would never, ever dream of home-schooling them. I am not a perfect person, nor do I want the rest of the world to see me that way. I would hope that when people see me they see a women who walks with confidence knowing that she is a child of God. I know in my heart that God's Love is a beautiful gift...that could change anyone's life, if they are willing to accept it.

It saddens me that many Christian Women are like eagles who swoop up vulnerable new Christians whom they love to refer to as "Baby Christians", a term I detest, and treat them like long-lost family; and then drop them when they no longer attend their church, or their behavior or actions no longer fit their Christian facade. I personally have been a victim to this, and sadly have seen it done to many others, even my perpetrators when they don't comply with any changes to their church.

Experiencing this first-hand has made me realize that the Lord is truly my Rock in times of need. My prayer for any woman joining a Christian group is that she walk with caution, and keep her eyes steadily aimed high.

Thankfully, and it is truly a blessing that my ministry group is made up of "Real Woman" who welcome other woman to come just as they are.

I believe Christian Woman need to take their head out of the sand, and actually become acquainted with a world outside their zip code. They need to become a walking example, a "listener" and to leave the judging to God.


  1. Jill, I loved this. It's so true.
    One of the things I've always loved about you is that you are one of the most honest people I know. You love without predjudice. Keep it up. You are so right!

    Great blog post hon!!!

  2. Shell, Thank you soooo much, it means so much, because I know you are always so real and honest. We will certainly be inspiring one another. What a journey we are on!