Women of the Bible: 12 Encouraging Stories Every Christian Woman Should Read

I noticed recently how I had gotten out of the habit of reading my Bible everyday. It really affects me when I don’t regularly spend time with the Lord, and I could feel Him calling me back. But to be honest, I had gotten a little bored with my quiet time!

I hate to say that, but sometimes it happens. So I knew I needed to spark some interest in my quiet time once again!

That’s why I decided to put together a Bible study that sounded really interesting and encouraging to me: Woman of the Bible!

There are so many amazing stories in the Word about God using women for His glory and to carry out His plan. It’s so encouraging for me to read about these awesome ladies, and gives me confidence that God can use me for His good too!

Below I’ve outlined 13 encouraging stories that every Christian woman should read. I hope this Bible study idea will interest you like it does me, and give you encouragement as you follow along!

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15 Bible Verses for Encouragement and Strength in Hard Times

As a part of our human lives on this Earth, we’re destined to run into hard times. We all experience difficult things and times of trouble. Jesus even warns us of this specifically in Scripture (John 16:33). Fortunately, the Bible also provides us with plenty of encouragement for these hard times!

Our God is a loving God who, despite our sinful nature that brings negative experiences into the world, still helps us, loves us, and encourages us through our darkest hours.

If you’re going through a hard time, the absolute best thing to do is turn to the Lord! Through His Word we can find strength, encouragement, and guidance to help us in times of trouble.

Let’s dive in to the promises our God has provided to us in His Word for encouragement and strength in hard times!

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13 Prayers for Your Future Husband

Are you currently waiting on God to send you your future husband? In seasons of waiting, we can sometimes feel helpless and discouraged, especially when we’re really ready for what we know God’s going to bring us!

During my time of waiting on my current relationship, I remember getting a little impatient at times and wondering when God would decide the time was right to bring that special guy into my life. However, one of the things that brought me comfort was when I would pray for my future husband.

I didn’t know who he was, couldn't mention him by name, but that didn’t matter. God knew who he was, and my prayers were effective just the same!

If you’re in a season of waiting on the man God has for you, you can do the same thing! I encourage you to pray for your future husband and relationship, putting God at the center before anything even takes place. It’s one of the best ways to bring you peace and encouragement during a seemingly never-ending season!

Use the following 13 prayer ideas to help you pray over your future husband!

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How to Be a Proverbs 31 Woman

Have you ever struggled with the idea of being the perfect, Proverbs 31 woman?

In Proverbs 31:10-31, a detailed description is given about a “wife of noble character.” In these scriptures, many traits are listed that a Godly wife should possess, giving all Christian women a standard of character.

It can be easy to look at this list and feel inequivalent to the woman described in the passage of scripture, as well as a little overwhelmed by needing to live up to such a seemingly perfect person.

However, I don’t think God gave us these guidelines to make us feel bad about ourselves or discouraged. It’s quite the opposite! He gave us these guidelines to encourage us to be our best and show what our purpose as wives, mothers, sister, and friends can be in this world. And most importantly, give us a glimpse of who He can help us become!

Even if you aren’t married, all Christian women can learn something from the Proverbs 31 woman and apply her honorable traits to their lives, even in this modern day and time.

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11 Bible Verses About Friendship

One of my favorite things about life is the fact that I have wonderful people who I can call my friends. The blessing of friendship is a beautiful gift, and something that God has given us for many reasons!

Friendship isn’t always easy though, and when we’re feeling lost on how to handle certain situations involving our friends, or perhaps we just need encouragement, we can look to the Bible to learn Godly ways for handling friendships.

Below is outlined 11 bible verses all about friendship, from the type of people we should trust to how we should treat those in our inner circle, as well as the beautiful blessings friendship can bring to our lives! To learn all about it, dive in to the Scriptures below.

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13 Tips for Doing a Social Media Detox

In today’s world, I think it’s safe to say that social media is a huge part of most everyone’s lives. We use it to update our loved ones, meet new friends, keep up with the trends, learn new things, and so much more! It’s truly how we stay connected with the world.

Social media has a lot of positive uses and attributes, but it can also very easily take over our lives. We’ve all been there— mindlessly scrolling for hours, ignoring those around us as we read the next post, getting caught up in new drama. When social media begins to waste our time, negatively affect our mental health, and cause problems in our relationships, then it may just be time to do a detox.

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10 Signs Social Media Has Become an Idol in Your Life

In today’s world, social media is a huge part of life. It’s how we meet new people, keep up with friends, share information, run our businesses, and learn new things. Without it, modern life would look much different.

As helpful and positive as social media can be, it certainly has its downfalls and negative attributes.

We’ve all been affected one way or another by the mindless scrolling, cyberbullying, petty drama, wasted time, and technology addiction that has come along because of the popular social media platforms. And as Christians, it’s important for us to know when certain boundaries have been crossed.

Social media can go from a positive resource and entertainment to a sinful distraction very quickly.

Has social media become an idol in your life? Check out the 10 signs below to see if you need to take a break from the scroll.

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15 Things to Pray About When You Don't Know What to Pray

As Christians, we know prayer is an important part of our relationship with God. It’s talked about many times in the Bible and I think we all have that natural pull to talk to the Lord.

However, the ability to pray isn’t necessarily programmed into our hearts and minds as soon as we accept Jesus as our Savior. Some people find it very easy to pray, while others do not. This can lead to a lot of doubts, insecurities, and roadblocks for growing in our faith!

If you find it difficult to pray in general, or maybe sometimes you just find a loss for words, I hope this list of 16 things to pray can help you become more confident in talking to God (even when you don’t know what to pray!)

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14 Bible Verses About Relationships

As humans, romantic relationships can be one of the most special and fulfilling parts of life. The bond that God created us to experience with our significant other is such a unique blessing.

However, as Christians, our mindset and way of going about dating and marriage is sometimes much different from what the world tells us. If we want a fruitful, blessed, and Godly relationship, it’s important for us to look to the Creator of such things for how to do so.

So what does the Word of God say about love? The following are 16 Bible verses all about dating and marriage relationships that I hope will guide you and encourage you!

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