You read women’s blogs?
Yes, quite a few. And don’t worry, my wife knows, and she shares my enthusiasm too.
I’ve found many women have a unique gift to write about the Christian faith and life. They approach subjects and events differently to men; they see angles and dimensions we are blind too; and they remind us of the important roles and responsibilities that God has given to Christian women, stimulating prayer and appreciation for God’s work in them and through them.
I’m listing my Top 10 Women’s Blogs below, but I’d love to hear your recommendations too. Use the Comments to tip us off about other Christian women’s blogs that are worth a click.
The ladies blog on Christianity Today features a wide variety of top-quality writing on current issues, many of which have a special angle for women.
Woman of God Magazine
Trillia Newbell, a gifted young African American, pops up all over the blogosphere (The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, etc), but you’ll find a lot of her writing at Woman of God Magazine as well. She’s a lively and transparent blogger, a writing star of the future I think.
The Upward Call
Kim Shay writes a short blog almost every day about books, theology, and life as a mature (hope she doesn’t mind that adjective!) mother of grown-up kids. Another transparent writer, I especially enjoy her book reviews and her ability to connect her faith with everyday life. (Update: Just noticed here’s a group blog that Kim’s also involved with: “The six of us are in what is often called the “afternoon,” of life, meaning we are all forty years and older”).
Gloria Furman and friends bring the Kingdom of God to the kitchen sink. Not sure if they’d put it that way, but they have a unique ability to draw deep and practical theology out of the usually routine and mundane events of mothering and wifing. I’m very much looking forward to Gloria’s first book.
Girls Gone Wise
Mary Kassian doesn’t blog as often as others, probably about 4-5 times a month, but she is always worth reading. Many hours of research and deep thought go into each article. If you are battling to raise wise girls in a wild world, you probably need Mary’s book and blog.
The Christian Pundit
Can I squeeze this one onto this list even though it’s only 50% female? I think so. The Christian Pundit is a relatively new blog run by husband and wife team, Bill and Rebecca Vandoodewaard (a colleague of mine at PRTS). Rebecca doesn’t miss her targets and you get Bill as a bonus!
En Route: Scribbles from along life’s way
As I worship in the same church as Daryl and Kara Dedert, maybe I’m a bit biased on this one. If you subscribe to Kara’s blog, you’ll have your eyes and heart opened to the pain of raising a child with disabilities; but you’ll also see God’s grace superabounding through it all. Raw, real, gritty, gracey.
Homeschool on the Croft
Ann gives me my daily dose of Scottish nostaligia! Lots of great photos and down-to-earth stories from the island I used to pastor in. Sometimes she overdoses on sheep and sunsets, but she’ll soon have you longing to visit Scotland. Oh, and she’s a real Americophile. So if any American wants a house swap…
The Life and Times of a Homeschooling Mom of Seven
Now all the way to South Africa for another upbeat, spritely homeschooling family blog that majors on arts, crafts, recipes, outings, books, etc. The title alone should be enough to intrigue you! Always lots of fascinating links to follow up, especially if you also follow the Twitter account.
WORLD famous Janie Cheaney and Emily Whitten provide reliable reviews of kids books at different age levels. Their aim is to “shine a gospel light on children’s literature so that Christian parents, educators, and the children they nurture may read in a more redeemed and redeeming way.” And they do that extremely well.
So, ladies, who have I missed?
From the comments, here’s a list of your recommendations. Let me check these out over the next few weeks, and in a month I’ll post an updated list of Top Women’s Blogs.
No Greater Joy Mom
Jen Wilkin: The Beginning of Wisdom
Practical Theology for Women
Angie Smith: Bring the Rain
Young Wife’s Guide to Gospel-centered Homemaking
A Holy Experience
Nourishment for the Soul
Chronological Bible Teaching
Narrow Path Home
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