Welcome to my blog, Straight Talk For Christian Women, a blog dedicated to keeping it real while applying the word of God to everyday issues. I came up with the idea for this blog thinking about women who may need to find inspiration and encouragement to do this thing called “life.”
As Christian women there are so many misconceptions out there of what it means to live a Christian lifestyle and I want to tackle that here. I want this to be a place where we can dig into biblical truths uncut and raw especially when it comes to topics that are generally not talked about during a church service.
If you have real problems, we’re going to find real answers..
I want to start off by talking about the different phases of life that I went through as a young woman. I want to touch on this because this blog will be developed as a tool to get through these different stages of life and beyond and if you find yourself or have found yourself at anyone of these stages then this blog is definitely for you.
I’m going to call the first stage the “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” stage. Now let’s be real, we have not been saved all of our lives and some of us even now are still playing Russian roulette with our souls while claiming Christianity.
When we’re in this stage, all we’re thinking about is how to have fun and how to do what we want in this life. We want to party it up, drink it up, smoke it up, and sex it down.
We may not be thinking about the consequences of our decisions at this stage, we just want to feel good, and look good doin’ it. Oftentimes during this stage, and even well into the other stages, we’re also looking to fill up a void through meaningless relationships that don’t last, looking for love in all of the wrong places.
If you find yourself in this category don’t be ashamed, this is the blog for you! The first step to moving forward is admitting where you are, and we have all gone through this phase at one time or another, me included!
I call the next stage the “Finding My Purpose” stage. This is where we get to a point in life where we may be a little more serious about our future and where our life is headed. Some of us get a little more serious about our relationships with Christ, some of us start questioning our faith trying to figure out where we fit in the whole scheme of things.
We start thinking about things like what is my purpose in life? Where do I see myself in 5-10 years? What are my career goals? Am I in the right career? What is my calling in the ministry? Am I dating the right person? When I hit this phase of life I really started digging more into the word of God for myself, and began to develop a closer relationship with him because I knew that I couldn‘t answer these questions without him. If you’re at this phase in life then this is the place for you!
The last stage I want to talk about is where I am currently at. I like to call it the “Growing Up” stage.
In this stage of my life I am currently in my second year of marriage trying to figure out how to be a good wife to my husband and a good mom to my unborn child. I am constantly trying to figure out the balance between work life and home life while still maintaining my relationship with God. This last year of my life as a married woman has been one full of so many growing pains and lessons learned that I feel like I’ve grown more in a year’s time than I did my four years in college.
No matter where we are in life, what age we are, or what our relationship status is we are always constantly evolving and growing into the women that God has called us to be, and if you feel like you are in your own “Growing Up” stage, then this is definitely the place to be.
If you are one of the few who feel like you may not have found yourself in any of the stages I have listed, this blog is still for you because we will essentially be discussing biblical and life topics that will help us get through any of these phases and the phases to come. As I continue to grow and develop and move into the various phases of life I will continue to share my knowledge and experience with you. With that being said, I’m positive there’s going to be at least one post that you can relate to or will be able to relate to at some point in your life, or maybe you know someone who can benefit from discussed topics.
Plus, I’ve only brushed the surface when it comes to the things that we as women deal with and struggle with on a daily basis. Trust, we’re going to get down and dirty with this thing.
With all of that being said, I want this to be a sharing community. I’m not perfect and I don’t claim to have all of the answers but I definitely know where to look for them. They’re in “The Good Book,” aka The Bible. I’m going to do my best to make sure that this blog is biblically sound with an element of freedom that allows us to challenge one another to grow in Christ and in truth.
Yours Truly Givin’ It To You Straight,
Ephesians 4:25 – Put away lying, speak every [wo]man truth with [her] neighbor: for we are members one of another.
What are some topics that you would like to see discussed in this blog?