Two followers of Jesus. Two failures. And one key difference that gave their post-failure lives drastically different results. Michelle Myers gave a perfectly-timed word this week leading up to Easter on Judas, Peter and the power of repentence for our swHw members, and the full video is up on the blog as our gift to you. On this Good Friday, we have such peace and hope through the confidence that Sunday's coming! Want more resources like this one? Become a swHw member - we can't wait to meet you! become a swHw member!
Kent and I [Somer] are going on 20 years of marriage and we’re constantly learning, but not just from our own marriage. It’s been interesting to be the more “seasoned” couple in a lot of our friendships. (Yeah, that’s a nice way of admitting we’re the old couple now.) Recently, we had a pretty good chat about our marriage and the marriages we’ve had the privilege to be trusted to counsel and I walked away with three big weapons that we wives MUST eliminate from our arsenal for disputes and communication in general. If we do, I think it will help us to see a pretty huge difference in our relationships. Punishing Quit punishing your husband. That’s not an appropriate response for anything ever. Whether you’re mad because he hurt your feelings, you had a rough day with the kids, or you don’t like his side of the family, punishing can’t be an option. Be mad, talk it out, get over it. You can punish your kids, but you can’t punish your husband. Also, just an FYI, it’s probably sending mixed signals (to him AND the kids) when you beg your husband to be a better, stronger leader in [...]
Beliefs are the backbone of ministry. We know that it can be easy to brush off and look at who she works HIS way is based on what we do, but the truth is: There's much greater value in understanding the beliefs that fuel the swHw mission. And what is the swHw mission? To provide biblical business training and personal development working women can trust. So, here are the seven beliefs we cling to day after day. Surrendering to God is superior to finding life balance. Matthew 6:33 promises that when we seek first God’s Kingdom and His righteousness that He orders “all the things.” Can we humbly admit that we pretty much always fail when we try to juggle all of life’s responsibilities simultaneously? So rather than attempting to order every small detail, we can rest knowing that, as long as He is first, He manages everything else. Our family roles are assignments God has entrusted only to us. Productivity in relationships is hard to measure. So as working women who love our metrics, it can be easy to feel like our most significant contributions happen outside of our homes. But not only does being faithful with [...]
Money might be one of the most misunderstood issues among Christians. After all, by just eliminating a word or two from a verse or cherry-picking which verses about money to learn vs. seeking a comprehensive knowledge of what Scripture says as a whole, misunderstanding is easy to do. So we’re doing our best to answer the money questions we’re asked the most often from a Biblical perspective. (But heads up – we’re not claiming to be the Holy Spirit either. See the last question for more on that.) Here you go: IS TITHING JUST FOR THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD IT? Proverbs 3:9-10 says: “Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.”This proverb, stemming from the instruction from Deuteronomy 26:9-11, commands us to give of the first and best of the harvest. God doesn’t ask us for our leftovers because everything belongs to Him anyway. Rather than questioning why He requests us to give our first tenth of what we have, we really should live in awe and gratitude that God allows us to keep 90% of what [...]
Two leaders + one marriage = extra effort. So today, we’re taking an opportunity to hear from seven of the swHw team husbands of what it’s like from their perspective to love a woman who leads. Lean in, friends. Even if you’re not married yet, there is a wealth of wisdom in these words. James Myers: Before you allow yourself to believe your husband doesn’t support you, recognize he just might not understand. Michelle and I have different skill sets, so her work and my work don't often look alike. For example, I struggled for years to understand how all of her time "playing on her phone" was work. Or I would wonder how I could come home from work, and even though she had been with our kids all day, she couldn't get all of her work done. Now that we work together from home, I not only have a much greater understanding of what her day really looks like, but I have a much greater appreciation for what she's done over the years. So if you feel like your husband is frustrated or unsupportive, you might start with a real conversation with the [...]