Motherhood is Discipleship

by Kristyn Perez

I recently went on a walk with two seven-year-old “mommies.” 

I should probably clarify. I have twin seven-year-old girls, and the other day we went for a walk, but this was no ordinary walk. My girls were dressed to the nines, with glittering purses and fashionable clothes.…

Am I Supposed to Love Myself?

by Alexa Hess

When I was younger, I struggled immensely with low self-esteem. I hated my naturally curly hair and sought to cover up the coils with the heat of a hot iron. I berated myself for being too quiet. I compared myself with other girls and assumed there must be something wrong with me since I didn’t get boys’ attention as they did. …

Battling Body Image

Body image is a complex topic, and it is something that many people struggle with, especially with the influence of social media. If you are struggling to see your body in light of scripture, or you want to know how God views our physical bodies, this video is for you. …

Forfeiting the Comparison Game

by Alexa Hess 

When I was younger, the word “not enough” defined most of my thoughts about myself. Not pretty enough. Not funny enough. Not smart enough. Not interesting enough. I didn’t realize then that I spent too much of my time determining my worth based on comparison to others.…

The Comparison Game

By Kayla Colvin  
Guest Contributor 

If there’s one thing that this pregnancy has taught me, it’s that I have a terrible habit of comparing myself to others. As my body grows bigger, so does my human nature need for affirmation. With the weekly updates and clickable hashtags, I consistently and begrudgingly find myself comparing my size and lifestyle against women all over the world.…

Don’t Be a Mama Martyr

By Stefanie Boyles 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

One of my favorite quotes is by Goethe, and it reads, “Cease endlessly striving for what you want to do and learn to love what must be done.”  It sits on my windowsill by my kitchen sink—I can conveniently read it while doing the dishes. It’s in a…

Identity Rooted in Christ Alone

By Madyson Mahler 
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 2 

i·den·ti·ty / noun: identity;
the fact of being who or what a person or thing is.  

There’s a lot of hearts down here on this earth walking around confused. A lot of girls and women and boys and men searching for who they are and what they were made for.…