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What is God’s design for women? In a world that is constantly redefining our worth and identity, we need to know that the only one who can define us is the One who designed us. The Girl Defined Show is for Christian girls everywhere, offering a distinctly God-centered view of beauty, femininity, identity, and worth. Join Kristen and Bethany every Monday for a hope-filled, counter-cultural, and totally down-to-earth conversation about God’s radically better vision for femininity.

Bethany Beal and Kristen Clark

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    Is it Awkward Being a Virgin on Your Wedding Night?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 44:51


    Ep. 106 - Enjoy this replay. Almost every young Christian woman asks this question at some point in her life. Saving sex for marriage sounds great, but is it really great? OR is it mostly super awkward and weird? Is saving sex for marriage actually worth it? Does God really care that much? In today's episode, Kristen and Bethany share their own stories of saving sex for marriage and answer this question from personal experience. They also share multiple resources that can be super helpful in mentally, emotionally and physical helping you prepare for your own honeymoon one day. Whether you're single, dating, engaged, or married, this is an episode every girl/woman won't want to miss.FREE BOOK - Battling Sexual Temptation: A Biblical Toolkit for Christian GirlsBOOK - SEX, PURITY AND THE LONGINGS OF A GIRL'S HEART GIRL DEFINED WEBSITE AUTHENTIC INTIMACY JAVA WITH JULI INTENDED FOR PLEASUREDEAR YOUNG MARRIED COUPLESupport the show

    Same-Sex Attraction and the Christian Woman with Ellen Dykas

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 48:58


    Ep. 105 - Same sex attraction is a topic we've been wanting to cover for a long time. Many of you have DM'd us asking us to bring biblical truth and gospel centered hope to this conversation. We know this can be a very sensitive topic... that's why we've waited this long to bring the right person onto the show. Ellen Dykas has spent years loving and ministering to women who are wrestling with this struggle. If you desire hope and freedom with your own same sex attraction, this episode is for you. Ellen Dykas spends the last portion of this episode answering your direct questions. We pray this episode points you to Christ and shows you the hope that is found in Him. BOOK: Not Part of the Plan Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Biblical Resources on Sexuality: Biblical Counseling Trusting God to Heal the Scars of Sexual AbuseHarvest Website Untangle Twisted Relationships When a Friendship Becomes Co-Dependent Toxic Relationships Can You Change if You're Gay?Sex and the Single Girl Sexual Sanity for Women: Healing from Sexual and Relational BrokennessSexual Faithfulness: Gospel-infused, Practical Discipleship for Women Girl Defined Resources: NEW Personal Retreat Journal Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Support the show

    Answering Your Hush-Hush Questions About Sex

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 28:09


    Ep. 104 - Christian women often feel extremely uncomfortable talking about sex. It seems there is an unspoken rule to keep everything super "hush-hush." This is ridiculous. Most women have big questions about sex and we (as Christians) should be the first to talk about this area of life. God designed sex. There should be no shame in trying to understand the ins-and-outs of His good design. In today's episode, we're unpacking your biggest questions about sex & intimacy (all from a biblical worldview). Trusting God to Heal the Scars of Sexual AbuseNEW Personal Retreat Journal Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    Popular Advice Christian Women Give that's Actually Unbiblical

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 28:55


    Ep. 103 - Christian women are notorious for giving "feel good" encouragement. It might not be true. It might not be biblical. But, it makes us feel good in the moment. "You're enough.""Your turn is next!""You'll get that baby soon.""Marriage is in your future.""Good things are coming your way."These all sound nice and great and make me feel good... but are they true? Are they biblical? In today's episode, we're unpacking why this "fluffy feel good" advice is more damaging than helpful. Support the show

    5 Things Christian Women Do Not Want

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 28:35


    Feminism has been the loudest voice in culture for women. Feminism acts like ALL women want abortion, autonomy, careers, power over men and more. But is that really true for ALL women? No. We took a poll on Instagram and you all submitted things you DO NOT WANT. Things like "hustle culture" and "being a boss babe." If you value femininity, motherhood, and chivalry, this episode is for you. NEW Personal Retreat Journal Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    How Do I Know If I Have the Gift of Singleness?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 41:38


    Many Christian single women wonder if they have the gift of singleness. If marriage hasn't happened yet... maybe singleness is God's calling on your life. This is a legit line of thinking and one that deserves good/biblical answers. Join Kristen and Bethany as they bring clarity to this confusing conversation. NEW Personal Retreat Journal Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    Answering Your Assumptions About Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 33:17


    Ep. 100 - Lets celebrate the 100th episode with an extra special conversation. We've covered some pretty intense topics over the lifespan of this podcast. Masturbation, feminism, birth control, drag queens, marriage, biblical womanhood and more. It's time to take a little break and have some fun. In today's episode, we're answering your assumptions about us! Everything from "Bethany is the black sheep of the family" to "you two are leaving Girl Defined." Let's dive into what's true and what's not!NEW Personal Retreat Journal Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    Rethinking Birth Control, Family Planning, and When to Have Babies with Dr. Gordon (Part Two)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 84:18


    Ep. 099 - The history of "the birth control pill" is something most women are not familiar with. Most women simply listen to their Dr. (without question) when they're told to get on the pill for one reason or other.  Oral contraception has become the go-to for preventing pregnancy with little understanding of the potential negative health impacts to the woman taking it. We've brought on expert, Dr. Leah Gordon to talk all things birth control, oral contraception and the history of the pill. This conversation will make you squirm and blow your mind all at the same time. Let's jump in and learn the truth about the birth control pill. Connect with Dr. GordonNEW Personal Retreat Journal Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    Rethinking Birth Control, Family Planning, and When to Have Babies with Candice Watters (Part One)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 68:40


    Ep. 098 - Have safe sex. Don't get pregnant. And build your career. That's the mantra women have been told from the time they were teen girls. Birth control is the go-to prescription to assist in this process of raising career minded women who put family on the back burner. This entire way of thinking needs to be tossed out and rebuilt. That's where Candice Watters comes in. She brings a perspective to family planning that is sure to make you question everything you've though over the years. She takes you to Scripture and shows you why the world's way of doing things isn't best or God-honoring. It's time to rethink birth control, family planning, and when to have babies. Candice Watters Book Start Your Family NEW Personal Retreat Journal Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    How Purity Culture & Sex Education Failed Us Miserably with Kristen Miele

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 51:17


    Ep 097 - Purity culture gets a major bad rap amongst millennials who grew up in the church.  I get that. Purity culture had some major pitfalls and did a lot of damage. But, what about public health sex education? What about the sex ed class you took in school? It's time to give both purity culture and sex ed their fair evaluation. In today's episode we are chatting with public health expert and founder of Sex Ed Reclaimed, Kristen Miele. She's been in the public health space for over 12 years and has some major concerns.Connect with SexEd Reclaimed Follow SexEdReclaimed on IGNEW Personal Retreat Journal Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    8 Reasons I'm Not a Feminist

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 30:51


    Ep. 095 - If you are familiar with our ministry you know that, we created GirlDefined Ministries to help girls “get BACK to God's design.” As a whole, Christian girls are really struggling to understand what God's design is for their lives and how to practically live that out.In short, don't believe feminism is the answer to our womanhood questions.Yes, feminism has done some good over the years, but by and large it has left women more confused and unfulfilled than ever before. Why? Because whenever you try to define the creature apart from the Creator, you end up with problems. Feminism is an entire belief system and worldview built by women in an attempt to redefine womanhood.Let's jump in to today's episode and unpack 8 reason I'm not a feminist and why you shouldn't be either. NEW Personal Retreat Journal Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    The Top 10 Questions to Ask in a Dating Relationship

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 33:23


    Ep. 095 - Dating should always be done with intention and careful consideration. Dating should always work toward answering the question, "should we get married?" A successful dating relationship either moves forward toward marriage OR ends because you've discovered it's not the right thing. What questions should you ask to help you figure out if he's "the one?"Here's a list of the top ten questions to help you take your relationship to a deeper level. FREE LIST: 136 Questions to Ask in a Dating Relationships NEW Personal Retreat Journal Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    How Motherhood has Changed our Priorities in Ministry

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 48:52


    Ep 094 - The two of us found ourselves without children for all of our thirties. That gave us plenty of time to focus on Girl Defined Ministries and all that running a non-profit entails. The past two years changed all of that though. We both became mothers and our lives suddenly looked very different. We wondered, "How can we balance both motherhood and running a ministry?"   It's been a journey of figuring it out. Here's what we've learned so far and how we balance it during this season of motherhood. NEW Personal Retreat Journal Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    LGBTQ and Same-Sex Attraction with Dr. Rosaria Butterfield

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 72:32


    Ep. 093 - This wildly popular episode is back for a much needed replay. Dr. Rosaria Butterfield was an English professor at Syracuse University, specializing in queer theory, lobbying for LGBTQ+ groups, was in a committed lesbian relationship and living the life she thought would bring her true happiness. Until the day she was confronted with the true gospel of Jesus Christ. In an effort to prove Christianity wrong, Dr. Rosaria read through the Bible seven times looking for flaws and issues with the Word. The opposite happened though. Through the love of other believers and the power of the Holy Spirit, Rosaria's heart was changed. In today's episode, you'll hear Rosaria's testimony and the truth of the gospel that set her free and changed her life forever. TRUST FREEBIESex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart Shine Bright Devotional Girl Defined  Love Defined The Gospel Comes with a House Key The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely ConvertSupport the show

    The Most Unexpected Path of Suffering and Choosing Joy in Christ with Nicole Jacobsmeyer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 44:30


    Ep 092 - Does life ever seem unfair to you? Do you ever wonder why certain people seem to get an extra dose of suffering? In today's conversation with Nicole, we're going to hear one of those stories of overwhelming suffering. Nicole opens up and shares about the raw and vulnerable moments in her life. The moments she wasn't sure she'd actually make it through. The moments she thought it just might be the end of what she could handle. Let's listen as Nicole shares her story of hope in Christ in the midst of the pain. Connect with Nicole BOOK: Take Back Your Joy TRUST FREEBIESex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart Shine Bright Devotional Girl Defined  Love Defined The Gospel Comes with a House Key The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely ConvertSupport the show

    Drag Queens are a Complete Mockery of Women

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 31:42


    Ep. 091 - What is the deal with Drag Queens? It's like they've tripled in numbers over the past few years and have taken front and center on the stage. Even parents are taking their young children to hear drag queens read children's books.... and watch them twerk. This is NOT okay. Drag Queens are an insult to women and a complete mockery of God's design for womanhood. In today's episode, we're unpacking the many reasons why Christians should reject Drag Queens and take a bold stance against this movement. NEW Personal Retreat Journal Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    Masturbation and the Christian Woman's Struggle to Find Freedom

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 57:53


    Ep. 090 - This wildly popular episode is back for a much needed replay. If you're a girl or woman who has struggled with any sort of lustful sin habit, you're not alone. Millions of Christian women (single and married) are facing similar temptations every day. And by God's grace, many of them are finding freedom and victory over their struggles! I (Kristen) am going to be very open and transparent in this post because I want you to know that Christ has the power to help us overcome our sin and to find lasting victory. In today's episode, I'm going to share my story of struggle with masturbation and offer you the biblical truths that I believe can set any woman free. NEW Personal Retreat Journal Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    Bethany's Exciting Pregnancy Announcement & Personal Life Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 26:39


    Ep. 089 - It's time for a VERY exciting announcement. Many of you have followed my life journey here on Girl Defined. I started out talking about singleness and how to thrive in that season of life. I then took you on my dating and engagement journey with my now husband Dav. Motherhood followed shortly after marriage and you were right there with me. Sadly, three miscarriages came after that. Today, I get to share some amazing news with you. I am twenty weeks pregnant with my sweet baby GIRL! Jump into today's episode for all of the details. Bethany's Story of Miscarriage and Loss SINGLE WOMEN: Grab the Guide NEW Personal Retreat Journal Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    Is Modesty Still Relevant for Christian Women?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 36:43


    Ep. 088 - Modesty is one of those topics that most Christians won't touch with a 10ft pole. It's controversial. It's divisive. It's confusing. It's just hard to talk about.  We get it. That's why we haven't talked about it much over the past few years either. That all changes today though. We're jumping back in the deep and going there. We're having the hard conversation. Don't worry. We're not giving a list of "rights and wrongs" or "do's and don'ts." We're going deeper. We're talking about the heart. We're talking about the gospel. We're talking about when clothes were invented. Today's conversation is one you don't want to miss. NEW Personal Retreat Journal Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    Biological Male Gets Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 42:07


    Ep. 087 - You read that right. A man has been nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. This is a huge honor and one any biological woman would be honored to receive. But... no. There isn't room for real women any more. Men have entered the scene and they are taking over. They are literally erasing women before our eyes. In today's show, we're discussing the sad story of Lia Thomas. A Biological man who recently transitioned into a "woman" and is now competing in women's sports. Many women (including his teammates) are outraged. And for good reason. Let's unpack this from a biblical worldview. NEW Personal Retreat Journal Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    Is Porn Wrong for the Christian Woman?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 29:41


    Ep. 086 - Lust isn't a guy problem. It's a human problem. That means that Christian women struggle with sexual sin as well. Yes, Christian women struggle with addiction to porn. You may find yourself viewing porn on a regular basis and wondering if it's okay. You may find yourself viewing porn and desperately wanting freedom. Maybe you're not struggling at all, but you want a more biblical view of sex and your sexuality. In today's episode, we're taking a deep dive into the dangers and harms of porn. We're also unpacking practical ways women can find lasting freedom. This episode is hope-filled and one every woman can benefit from listening to. NEW Personal Retreat Journal Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    She Quit Victoria's Secret Modeling to Live out Biblical Womanhood with Kylie Bisutti

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 54:40


    Ep. 085 - At 19 years old, Kylie Bisutti became the number one googled person in entire world.She had just won a worldwide Victoria's Secret Modeling competition, beating out 10,000 women to ultimately land the opportunity to walk the runway in a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.But, the glitz and glam wouldn't last for long. Behind the scenes, Kylie began experiencing the emptiness, darkness, and corruption of the elite modeling industry. As a Christian woman, she felt constantly pressured to compromise. So, to the world's shock, she made the incredibly courageous choice to walk away from everything. After leaving, she later posted a Tweet that simply said, “I quit being a VS model to be a Proverbs 31 wife.”Let's hear from Kylie as she shares her story with us today. Connect with Kylie:Instagram Connect to her blog Grab her book Connect with Girl Defined Ministries: Personal Retreat Journal Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    The Truth about Roe v. Wade, Abortion, and What This Means for Women with Kristan Hawkins

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 46:13


    Ep. 084 - The overturning of Roe v. Wade has sent shock waves throughout all of America. Shock in a good way and shock in a bad way. Many Christians are rejoicing and praising God for the lives that will be saved as a result of this decision. Many other women are grieving what they view as a loss to their basic human rights. Should we be celebrating? Should we be mourning? And what in the world does the overturning of Roe v. Wade actually mean for women? We brought an expert to help us truly understand how this monumental decision actually impacts women. Personal Retreat Journal Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link LIVE ACTION Students for Life Action Connect with Kristan Hawkins Support the show

    Why Miss Universe "Inclusive Language" is so Damaging to Women

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 37:43


    Ep. 083 - Miss Universe is the world's largest beauty pageant organization. You would think that they (above all other organizations) would be fighting for women and trying to protect them. Nope. Not the case. They actually released a post that suggests how to have more inclusive language when speaking about a woman and her period. The post literally encourages people to remove the words "woman" and "female" from their vocabulary. Is this healthy? Is this biblical? Let's jump in and unpack this from a biblical worldview. Personal Retreat Journal Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    Pride Month & The Christian Woman's Response

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 48:46


    Ep. 082 - Rainbow flags have covered the nation and businesses have come out in full support of Pride Month. If you're a Christian woman, you're probably wondering how to love your neighbor without endorsing pride month. It's hard to know how to handle this "religious month long holiday" from a biblical foundation. The two of us are taking you on a deep dive of pride month. Let's unpack God's truth to gain a biblical response to this holiday. Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    “Freeze Your Eggs. Free Your Career.” The Alarming Trend of Putting Babies on Hold

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 30:22


    Ep. 081 - The whole idea of freezing your eggs is becoming more appealing to women each year.  Instead of being bound by her (God-designed) biological clock, women can delay having children until their 40s, without the worry of having to produce healthy eggs. The basic idea is that you freeze your strong eggs when you're in your 20s, and then use them when you're in your 40s.Women, young and old, are loving this new freezing technology because it frees them up from having to “settle down” too early. They can pursue their career, delay marriage, be independent, and still have a chance to be a mom – on their own timeframe.As Christian women, we have to view everything, including this egg freezing technology, through a Biblical worldview.Let's take a deep dive in today's episode. Girl Defined: God's Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discover the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined: Embracing God's Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    Incredible Wisdom on Marriage & Motherhood with Susan Macias

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 61:03


    Get ready for some mind-blowing wisdom on marriage and motherhood. We're hearing from Susan Macias on today's episode. She is a wife of thirty-seven years, mother of seven, and grandmother to ten. Her passion is to help you understand God's amazing design for marriage and motherhood. You asked your most pressing questions and she gave amazing answers. This is Titus 2 in action. You don't want to miss this session between Kristen Clark and Susan Macias. Follow Susan on InstagramConnect with Susan Macias and check out her books Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookGirl Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    Our Journey with Cancel Culture, Hate Videos, and Choosing Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 49:50


    Ep. 079 - We're sharing our journey of facing intense hate for our belief in Christ and unwavering stance on God's Word. It's been a CRAZY journey over the past eight years. We never could have anticipated the immense pushback we'd receive as a result for standing on biblical truth. The worlds ideas and beliefs are constantly changing. God's Word never changes. His truth is constant. If you desire to stand up for truth (no matter the consequence) this episode is for you. Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookGirl Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    How to Enjoy Sex as a Newlywed Couple

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 65:09


    Ep. 078 - We are going there. We're having an open and honest conversation about sex as a newlywed couple. This has been a highly requested topic and we're excited to offer some practical, spiritual and insightful advice for this area of your marriage. Today is extra special. We brought Francie Winslow from Heaven in Your Home to share her best advice on sex. We also brought Clint and Charity from Restored 2 More on the show as well. They shared such helpful and practical advice on this topic. This is an episode you'll want to share with all of your married friends. It filled with  incredible biblical truth. Grab the Marriage Guide - 150 Questions to Strengthen Your Marriage SALE - Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookAdditional Links Mentioned in the Show Connect with Francie Winslow Connect with Clint and Charity Body Talk Basics Intended for Pleasure book Dear Young Married CoupleGirl Defined Resources Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined Book Girl Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    How Do I Know If He's The One?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 36:33


    Ep. 077 - Have you ever wondered anything like this: “How will I know when I meet my future husband?” Or, “How will I know if he's the one I should marry?” Or, “What signs should I look for to figure out who the one is?!”These are popular questions. Chances are, you've probably asked some of them yourself. Trying to “figure out the ONE” is something we've asked ourselves over the years too.However, instead of looking for a magic sign or an overwhelming feeling, we've discovered a better way to go about this. We've come up with several practical and helpful questions for discerning “the one.”Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookGirl Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    Why Premarital Counseling Should be a Must for Engaged Couples

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 44:02


    Ep. 076 - Sadly, divorce seems to be the go-to option for many couples in our modern day. That's why we are passionate about equipping couples with the wisdom and tools needed to make it the distance. What if we told you that pre-marital counseling has the ability reduce your chances of divorce by about thirty percent. It's true! Simply by working through issues and preparing before marriage can set you up for success. Today, we have therapist team Adam and Karissa King with us to share why premarital counseling is so crucial. prEquipped Premarital Course 50$ OFF Discount Code: GIRLDEFINED2022Connect with Dear Young Married Couple Follow DYMC on IG Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookGirl Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show

    Dear Single Sister, don't SETTLE for a guy who doesn't truly LOVE God

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 42:58


    Ep. 075 - Don't settle for a guy who isn't interested in honoring God with his life.  No matter how cute or funny he is, it's not worth it in the end. Settling is never worth it. Don't lower the bar for a guy who's cute and charming, but lacks godly character and a genuine love for God.⁣⁣Don't allow yourself to fall for a guy who makes you laugh, but cares only for himself. Don't stay with a guy who says he loves you, but constantly pressures you to compromise. ⁣As satisfying as it might feel in the moment to be in a romantic relationship, the infatuation won't last forever. ⁣Wait for a man who will push you closer to Christ, rather than away.Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookGirl Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    Our Sister's Terrifying Escape From Ukraine and the Birth Of Her Baby with Ellissa Petrenko

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 62:05


    Ep. 074 - It was a terrifying day for everyone in the country of Ukraine. The people of Ukraine woke up very early to radio stations and TV channels announcing that Russia had invaded their beloved homeland. Our sister woke up to sounds of bombing not far from her house. It was (and is) a literal nightmare. We have the honor of hearing from our sister, Ellissa Petrenko, for her very first interview about that terrifying day (and the days that followed). Listen as she shares the five day journey of trying to escape the country, all while being nine months pregnant. This is also a great reminder to continue praying for all the people of Ukraine. Pray first and foremost that they would come to know Jesus  in a personal way. Follow Ellissa Petrenko on Instagram Support the Petrenko Family (sending them direct support through Venmo is great!) Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookGirl Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    When Guy DRAMA Gets Out of Control (BOOK CLUB WEEK EIGHT)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 30:10


    Ep. 073 - Guy drama is a HUGE issue for many women. It can quite literally tear good friendships apart. Women who were once the best of friends end up going their separate ways... over a guy! Kristen and Bethany are no strangers to the drama of who-likes-who and the comparison that plagues many friendships. In today's episode, they are going to unpack how to focus on and live for what truly matters. You don't have to let the good (or bad) going on in other peoples lives to ruin yours. You can thrive EVEN if your life isn't going the way that you wanted it to. Let's dig into God's Word and figure out how to live fully for Christ, even when it's hard. JOIN THE BOOK CLUB Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookGirl Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    Three Miscarriages Over the Past Year (BOOK CLUB WEEK SEVEN)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 48:03


    Ep. 072 - It's been a long year. I (Bethany) never imagined I'd be sharing a story like this one. I knew miscarriages could be a possibility, but I never imagined I would have three back-to-back-to-back. My faith has been challenged in new ways. My relationship with my sweet husband has grown and deepened because of these losses. I know God is good. I know He has a plan. I trust Him. I don't know what the future holds. I don't know why I'm having these miscarriages. I don't know the answer. But, I'm researching. I'm seeing a great Dr. I'm taking all the steps forward to try and figure this out. Learn how to TRUST God with me. Learn how to believe that He is GOOD even in the midst of the hard.  Let's unpack what it looks like to find joy in the Lord in the midst of loss. JOIN THE BOOK CLUB Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookGirl Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Biblical Counseling Link Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    My Unexpected Path Toward Marriage (BOOK CLUB WEEK SIX)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 26:34


    Ep. 071 - Imagine walking into a church and standing a few feet away from your future husband WITHOUT realizing it. This is Bethany's story. In 2010 she walked into a small church having NO idea she was about to meet her future husband. It would be years before God would bring them together. During those years of her knowing David, but having no idea he was her future husband, Bethany struggled with her singleness. She struggled to trust God. If you're in a season of waiting, this episode is for you. Join us as we uncover the purpose of each of our lives and unpack what it takes to truly thrive right where God has you. JOIN THE BOOK CLUB Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookGirl Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    Help! I'm Really Struggling to TRUST God (BOOK CLUB WEEK FIVE)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 30:20


    Ep. 070 - Let's jump back to the year 2014. This was the year that Girl Defined Ministries came into existence. Talk about a step of faith. We didn't know what in the world we were doing. We just knew that we needed to TRUST God and follow His leading. Is there something in your own life that you know you need to trust God with? Maybe it's taking a step of faith towards something. Or, maybe it's ending a bad relationship that should have ended a year ago. In today's episode, we're going to unpack what it looks like to TRULY trust God even when its hard. Even when the future seems scary. Even when you're not sure what will happen. Let's jump in. JOIN THE BOOK CLUB Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookGirl Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    Are Your Emotions CONTROLLING You? (BOOK CLUB WEEK FOUR)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 32:50


    Ep. 069 - The moment was perfect. Kristen was in the getaway car heading to her honeymoon. Life couldn't get any better. The emotions were joy-filled. She thought to herself, "Wow! God, you're so good." Little did she know the intense grief and heartbreak that was in her near future. If you're wondering how to handle the highs and lows of your life in a biblical way, this episode is for you. Kristen opens up her story to offer hope to any woman who's wrestled with difficult feelings and hard emotions. This is Week 4 of the Not Part of the Plan Book Club! JOIN THE BOOK CLUB Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookGirl Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    God Are You Even Good? (BOOK CLUB WEEK THREE)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 27:59


    Hard moments in life cause many of us to ask the question, "God, are you even good?" or "How could a good God let such evil happen?" Those are legit questions. They need answers. In today's episode, Kristen and Bethany open up about the difficulty their families have been walking through. They never could have anticipated the War in Ukraine would impact them so personally. But, it has. Their sister fled the country at 38 weeks pregnant. It's been scary. Hard. And heartbreaking. Listen as they share what has kept them and their families anchored during these terrible times. This is Week 3 of the Not Part of the Plan Book Club! JOIN THE BOOK CLUB Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookGirl Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    When a Breakup Leaves You Heartbroken (BOOK CLUB WEEK TWO)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 38:41


    Ep. 067 - I thought I was going to marry this guy. How could I move on? How could I imagine a future without him? Worst of all... how could I ever date again? Breakups can be one of the most devastating moments in a woman's life. Breakups can leave one lonely, grieving and anxious about the future. I know, because I've been there many times. My breakup left me worry-ridden. I become overtaken with the sin of worry. If you desire freedom from the sin of worry in your own life, I will show you how to get there. In today's episode, we're going to unpack what Scripture has to say about worry and how to walk in true freedom. This is Week 2 of the Not Part of the Plan Book Club! JOIN THE BOOK CLUB Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookGirl Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    What my HONEYMOON taught me about TRUST in God (BOOK CLUB WEEK ONE)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 38:39


    A honeymoon is supposed to be the happiest moments in a couples life... right? That was not the case for me (Kristen). Yes, there were amazing parts! Don't get me wrong. But, there were several days that taught me some HUGE lessons about trusting God. If you desire to trust God in deeper ways, today's episode is for you. This is Week 1 of the Not Part of the Plan Book Club! JOIN THE BOOK CLUB Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookGirl Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    Please Pray for our Sister in Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 15:42


    I'm sure you are well aware of the situation in Ukraine. We have been on our knees the past few days for our sister (currently 38 weeks pregnant) and the rest of her friends/family in that country. Here is a short update on how you can be praying for Ellissa and her husband Andrii. GO FUND ME (for Ellissa and Andrii) Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    Trusting God after the Unexpected Death of our Baby Brother

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 28:57


    Ep. 065 - The unexpected loss of our baby brother was grief like we'd never experienced before. We  were teen girls at the time and had never faced a tragedy this personal. There's nothing in the world that can truly prepare you to watch your brand new baby brother pass away right before your eyes. It was devastating and heartbreaking. We had two choices: 1. We could run toward God - OR - 2. We could run away from him. This is our story of learning to trust God when life throws you something unexpected and devastating. This is your invitation to learn to trust God with your own losses and sorrows. Join us as we learn about the goodness of God together. JOIN THE BOOK CLUB Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookGirl Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    Christian Men Answer Your Q's About Love, Romance, and Sex

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 39:14


    Ep. 064 - We're bringing in the men to answer your questions. This is a special day and it calls for a special episode. Today we're hearing from Kristen, Zack, Bethany and Dav. They're bringing  us some married wisdom about all things love, romance, dating and sex. Whether you're single, dating, or married, this is an episode you will love .FREE VERSE CARDS Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookNot Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Girl Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    Can I Be Satisfied if I NEVER Get Married?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 39:15


    Ep. 063 - Do you currently have a desire for love, romance, and marriage that's going unfulfilled? Sister, you're not alone. This is one of the hardest unfulfilled longings that single christian women face. You PRAY for God to give you a man, but it's just not happening. In today's episode, Bethany opens up about her own story of unfulfilled longings for marriage. She shares her crazy story of purchasing a wedding dress... only to have it collect dust for the next decade. Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookNot Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Girl Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    Sister, You Don't Have to be a Boss Lady

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 30:02


    Ep. 062 - The pressure on women to be all, do everything, accomplish much and achieve more is IMMENSE. It's honestly overwhelming. It's crucial that we slow down and ask ourselves where this message is coming from and if it's biblical. Everything in life should be filtered through the lens of Scripture. Even messages being shouted by prominent Christian's. In today's episode, we're going to share the own pressure we've felt to be THE BOSS and how that's lead us to worrisome and anxious places. If you desire freedom from the pressure to DO MORE, this episode is for you. Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart Book8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course NEW BOOK -  Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Girl Defined Book Love Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    Should Christian Women Watch the Movie REDEEMING LOVE?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 36:08


    This new movie has caused quite a stir amongst Christians. Some say it's a beautiful picture of biblical redemption. Others are saying it's way too steamy. The two of us have read the book, but have not seen the movie. We explain why in todays episode. Links mentioned in todays show: Paul & Morgan's take on the movie Phylicia Masonheimer's take on the movie PluggedIn Online Review Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart Book8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course NEW BOOK -  Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Girl Defined Book Love Defined Book Shine Bright Devotional Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    Who's Defining Your Womanhood?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 36:49


    Ep. 060 - Finding purpose, worth, identity, and true joy are core desires of every woman. Sadly though, many of us are finding ourselves in a place that is void of the very things we long for. This is because we're looking to ourselves and the world for answers about our purpose, worth, and identity as women rather than God's Word. We need to remind ourselves that God is our loving creator and has an amazing plan for our lives as females. Our deepest desires will only be realized when we fully surrender our lives to God and get back to His timeless design for our womanhood. 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course NEW BOOK -  Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Girl Defined Book Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookShine Bright Devotional Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    Our Generation Needs BRAVE Christian Women

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 28:46


    Ep. 059 - The time is now. Our generation desperately needs Christian women who are willing to be BRAVE for God's glory. Women like Esther from the OT who say, "I am here for such a time as this. God, use me to make an impact!" Will you BE a brave woman for God like Esther?  Will you trust God at his Word and faithfully obey what he teaches? Will you follow Him even if no one else does? God is looking for women who will be brave in today's society. Are you willing to rise up and show the culture the powerful influence a God-defined woman can have. We're challenging you to be one of those women! 8-Week Girl Defined Mentorship Course NEW BOOK -  Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Girl Defined Book Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookShine Bright Devotional Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    A Radically Better Way to Date with JP Pokluda

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 47:24


    Ep.  058 - After ministering to singles for over a decade, JP Pokluda knows what it takes to date with success as a Christian. He's seen the pitfalls and struggles firsthand and is here to offer you a radically better way to date. In today's episode, JP brings powerful insight and wisdom directly to the Girl Defined Sisterhood! He covers everything from the pitfalls of modern dating, what to look for in a guy, how to know if you have the gift of singleness, how to ask your boyfriend if he struggles with porn, physical attraction, arranged marriages, and much more. Don't miss this incredible conversation as JP helps you date intentionally and find love that lasts.NEW BOOK -  Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Girl Defined Book MUST GET: Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookShine Bright Devotional Connect with JP Pokluda Connect with JP Pokluda JP's Book: Outdated Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

    How Fear and Anxiety Almost Kept Me from Adopting my Boys

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 45:22


    Ep. 057 - Adoption had never been something I (Kristen) saw myself doing. I always imagined I'd have biological children.  Little did I know that 10 years into my marriage, I'd only have three miscarriages,  dozens of doctors visits, and an unexplained diagnosis of infertility to show for it. Although I felt lost and broken, God had a perfect plan. I'll be totally honest. The thought of adoption scared me. I was extremely fearful  and often overcome with anxiety about the "what ifs." Thankfully God never left me. He never gave up on me. Through prayer, and a ton of support from family and friends, my husband and I stepped out in faith. This is my story of becoming mommy to my two sweet boys. NEW BOOK -  Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the Twists and Turns of Your Story Girl Defined Book Love Defined Book Sex, Purity and the Longings of a Girl's Heart BookShine Bright Devotional Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/girldefined)

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