True Woman 201: Week 4 Discipline

Hello sisters welcome to week 4, Discipline. Wow! I don’t know about you but this was definitely a good lesson for me!! On page 87 the authors said, “The design element we’re going to study this week is discipline. A True Woman knows how to exercise restraint and how to make wise, intentional choices in her habits and daily routines. Those disciplines and choices flow out of a heart and mind that are under the Spirit’s control. The grace of God and the work of Christ on the cross give her the I-will-power to say “yes” to the good , and the I-won’t -power to say “no” to the bad.

I found the marshmallow  study on day one very fascinating. I wish I could go back to that age and see what I would have done…or maybe not lol. During our Monday night discussion we talked a lot about our minds and having a reined-in mind, a sound mind and about “putting on the breaks“. I hope you take the time to consider those things and work through the 6 steps in day 5, Reflect on the situation, Ready yourself for action, Remember your commitment, Rely on the Holy Spirit, Replace wrong patterns with virtuous ones, and Resolve to keep pursuing a sophron life.

Once you’ve completed the homework for this week click here to watch the True Woman Week 4: Discipline.

Come back on Wednesday for our Discussion Questions. You can share your thoughts and comments with us here, jot them down in your book during your quiet time or discuss them with another sister doing the study with you. Please let us know how we can pray for you throughout the study. Have a great week!

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Women’s Ministry

Week 3 Affection: Additional Resources

Hello sisters! As we end week 3 of our study I would like to share a few additional resources for a deeper study. All these can be found on the True Woman 201 website at http://www.truewomanbooks.com.

If you would like a 30 day prayer challenge for a True Woman makeover, or marriages or children. Click here.

Click here to read Preparing a “Safe Place” For Your Man by Kimberly Wagner.

Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth has a new book that was just released earlier this month, called Adorned. I just started reading the book myself and I hope to share bits of it with you during our study. Revive Our Hearts Radio has a series titled God’s Beautiful Design for Woman: Living Out Titus 2:1-5. Click on the titles below to hear Nancy share how we can live out Titus 2.

God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 9
God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 10
God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 11
God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 12
God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 13

Please let us know how we can be praying for you throughout the study! Have a great weekend!

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Woman’s Ministry

Week 3 Affection: Discussion Questions

Hello dear sisters! I hope you have been enjoying week 3 of our study. We’ve talked about before how this whole study is completely counterculture. We see that it is no different with this weeks lesson. We all need a heart for marriage and family but how we live it out is different for each of us based on our family. I like that we get to see both sides from Nancy and Mary. On page 81 Nancy says, “For all of us, whether married or single, it looks like (living out) valuing, respecting, celebrating, prioritizing, and seeking to build up the marriages and children around us-whether our own, or others’. But that way of thinking requires swimming upstream – against our flesh and the culture.”

Here are some discussion questions. You can share your thoughts and comments here, write them down in your book during your quiet time or discuss them with another sister doing the study with you.

  1. Do you think you love and esteem the family as much as God would like you to?
  2. How can you cultivate a mindset that values marriage as God does?
  3. Why do you think deceitful spirits and demons promote beguiling, false ideas about marriage?
  4. Would you characterize yourself as a “child-liker”?
  5. Can you identify any ways that you have bought into faulty perspectives on marriage, children, or family?

On page 83 of our homework we were asked to look back over this week’s lesson and ask the Lord to show us one main “take-away point” that you can apply to your life. I would like to encourage you to do that!

We have a group of women meeting on Monday evening to do this very same study. I will post our discussion video as soon as it’s ready.

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Women’s Ministry

True Woman 201: Week 3 Affection

Hello sisters welcome to week 3, Affection. I would like to share a few points from the opening pages of the chapter. The authors say on page 62, ” Then he (Paul) lists several other things that are vital for women of God: loving their husbands, and children, being self-controlled and pure, working at home, being kind, and being submissive to their husband. These are things that older women ought to be competent to teach and younger women ought to be eager to learn.” I don’t know about you but I can’t say I would have always been “eager to learn” this things. Though I can look back on my life and see how much easier I could have made it on myself had I. I don’t know what stage I fall into these days, older?, younger? I don’t know…maybe both at times. I do know that this is the kind of woman that I desire to be. I want to be the older woman who is competent to teach and walks alongside younger women and I want to be the younger woman who is eager to learn from the older women God has placed in my life. I hope this is the kind of woman you want to be too.

I also like how the authors address that these instructions from Paul are for all women, married, single, have children, don’t have children, no matter your family status Paul is speaking to all of us. On page 63 the authors say, “Your womanhood is ultimately not about you. It’s about displaying the glory of God and His powerful redemptive plan.Even if you never have a husband or children, it’s crucial for you to understand the great, eternal realities to which your womanhood points. A True Woman values and loves God’s plan for the family. Married or not, she has a deep affection for family and does what she an to help families reflect the gospel story.”

Once you’ve completed the homework for this week click here to watch the True Woman Week 3: Affection.

Come back on Wednesday for our Discussion Questions. You can share your thoughts and comments with us here, jot them down in your book during your quiet time or discuss them with another sister doing the study with you. Please let us know how we can pray for you throughout the study. Have a great week!

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Women’s Ministry

Week 2 Honor: Additional Resources

Hello sisters! As we end week 2 of our study I would like to share a few additional resources for a deeper study. All these can be found on the True Woman 201 website at http://www.truewomanbooks.com.

Revive Our Hearts Radio has lots of great programs on this very topic we’re studying.  Click here to listen to Reverent In Behavior by Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth and Mary Kassian.

Click here to read Biblical Portrait of Womanhood by Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth.

Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth has a new book that was just released earlier this month, called Adorned. I just started reading the book myself and I hope to share bits of it with you during our study. Revive Our Hearts Radio has a series titled God’s Beautiful Design for Woman: Living Out Titus 2:1-5. Click on the titles below to hear Nancy share how we can live out Titus 2.

God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 5
God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 6
God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 7
God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 8

Please let us know how we can be praying for you throughout the study! Have a great weekend!

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Woman’s Ministry

Week 2 Honor: Discussion Questions

Hello dear sisters! I hope you have been enjoying week 2 of our study.  The authors shared with us that “reverent in behavior isn’t just your actions. It refers to your entire attitude and conduct in all respects and on all occasions. It’s your “state” or “condition.” It’s your approach or style. It includes what you do and don’t do, what you say and don’t say, your countenance, attitude, manner, and entire demeanor. It includes your thoughts and emotions. It’s how  you react to your husband and kids, or to your boss, or that meddling relative. It’s the outward expression of your inner character. Reverence is an attitude of the heart.”

Here are some discussion questions. You can share your thoughts and comments here, write them down in your book during your quiet time or discuss them with another sister doing the study with you.

  1. Would those who know you identify you as a “God-fearer”? Why or why not?
  2. Can yo think of a recent instance in which your conduct was not “temple-appropriate”? How do you think greater reverence for God might have made a difference?
  3. Does our culture uphold reverence as a desirable trait for women? How does it’s view of reverence differ from that promoted in Scripture?
  4. What do you think it means to be honored by God?

On page 51 of our homework we were asked to confess any ways our speech or behavior has failed to honor the sacrifice of Christ and ask the Lord to help us esteem and honor those things that are of great worth in His eyes. I would like to encourage you to do that!

We have a group of women meeting on Monday evening to do this very same study. Click here to watch our Monday night group discussing week 2.

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Women’s Ministry

True Woman 201: Week 2 Honor

Hello sisters welcome to week 2, Honor, the second design element of biblical womanhood. We hope you’re enjoying the study so far! On page 39 the authors say, “A True Woman makes much of Christ…She is “reverent in behavior.” She’s deeply respectful of the sacrifice that Jesus made on her behalf – and her profound reverence evokes a personal response and commitment. Reverence for the Lord stirs a woman to dedicate herself to serving Christ. A reverent woman lives a God-centered life. She’s wholeheartedly devoted to the Lord. She seeks to honor Him in every attitude, thought and action.” Wow! I know that’s the kind of woman I desire to be. How about you?

As you work through week 2 be sure to check in here for additional posts. If you get behind that’s okay, the posts will always be available here.

In day one, Mind Your Manner, we learn that honor involves a deep, reverential fear of the Lord and an acknowledgment of His constant presence, “temple-appropriate”. In day two, Giving Precedence, we learn that reverence is acknowledging the Lord’s authority over us, with our hearts, thoughts, demeanor, attitude, and actions. In day three, Me-First Mistake, we learned that irreverence is failing to honor something of great worth, less of our opinion/desires and more of Christ’s opinion/desires. In day 4, No Sassy Girls and day 5, Growing Reverent, we learned why reverence is near the top of Paul’s list of important traits for older women and answered the questions, ‘Why is reverence a trait that’s specifically important for the female sex?’ and ‘Why is reverence particularly important for “older” women?’

Once you’ve completed the homework for this week click here to watch the True Woman Week 2: Honor video.

Come back on Wednesday for our Discussion Questions. You can share your thoughts and comments with us here, jot them down in your book during your quiet time or discuss them with another sister doing the study with you. Please let us know how we can pray for you throughout the study. Have a great week!

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Women’s Ministry

Week 1 Discernment: Additional Resources

Hello sisters! As we end week 1 of our study I would like to share a few additional resources for a deeper study. All these can be found on the True Woman 201 website at http://www.truewomanbooks.com.

Revive Our Hearts Radio has lots of great programs on this very topic we’re studying.  Click here to listen to Building Your Life on Sound Doctrine by Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth and Mary Kassian.

Here is a two part series called, Developing Authentic Sisterhood. Just click on the titles below to listen.

Developing Authentic Sisterhood Day 1
Developing Authentic Sisterhood Day 2

Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth has a new book that was just released earlier this week, called Adorned. I just started reading the book myself and I hope to share bits of it with you during our study. Revive Our Hearts Radio has a series titled God’s Beautiful Design for Woman: Living Out Titus 2:1-5. Click on the titles below to hear Nancy share how we can live out Titus 2.

God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 1
God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 2
God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 3
God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 4

Please let us know how we can be praying for you throughout the study! Have a great weekend!

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Woman’s Ministry

Week 1 Discernment: Discussion Questions

Hello dear sisters! I hope you have been enjoying week 1 of our study. There is so much good stuff packed into this week. I want to share with you a quote from the authors from page 15. “According to Paul, right thinking leads to right living. If what you think about womanhood isn’t shaped by sound doctrine, chances are, you’re not going to live in a way that pleases the Lord. Discernment, grounded in a clear understanding of God’s Word, is the first critical element of true womanhood.”

Here are some discussion questions. You can share your thoughts and comments here, write them down in your book during your quiet time or discuss them with another sister doing the study with you.

  1. What are some doctrines (teachings) about womanhood that are commonly expressed in popular media and contemporary culture?.
  2. Can you identify an instance in your life when unsound thinking resulted in unsound, unhealthy behavior? Can you identify an instance in your life when the Word of God changed your thinking, and this resulted in sound, healthy behavior?
  3. Identify a current or past situation in which you weighed several options, and tried to discern what was “pleasing to the Lord.”

On page 35 of our homework we were asked to write out a Romans 12:2 as a prayer, personalizing it and ask the Lord to help us become a woman who is grounded in the Word of God and who is able to discern His will. I would like to encourage you to do that!

We have a group of women meeting on Monday evening to do this very same study. Click here to watch a clip of our Monday night group discussing week 1.

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Women’s Ministry

True Woman 201: Week 1 Discernment

Hello sisters welcome to week 1 of our online Bible study; True Woman 201: Interior Design by Mary Kassian and Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth (Nancy Leigh DeMoss). We are so excited you’ve decided to join us for this study!

As you work through week 1 be sure to check in here for additional posts. If you get behind that’s okay, the posts will always be available here.

I want to share a paragraph from the authors in the introduction. “The Lord is the ultimate Designer. And He has a divine design for womanhood. He wants to come in and do a radical renovation of your heart. He wants to change you from the inside out. If yo let Him, He’ll give you an extreme makeover…a brand-new interior design. The change won’t take place overnight. But the outcome – a heart and character like His – will be grander than anything you could possibly have envisioned, better than anything you could have done on your own. And it all starts with trusting Him enough to hand Hi the keys to your heart, asking Him to make a beautiful work of art out of your life. And it doesn’t end there. God wants to use you as part of His make over team to help others experience His grand, interior design for their lives!”

This study is a great addition to the first study, True Woman 101: Divine Design though can be completed without having done the first study. However, we would highly recommend going back through the first study when you have the opportunity. The posts from True Woman 101 are still here on the blog so you can watch our videos with your sisters, read our posts and watch True Woman 101 videos. Lots of great resources were shared so take a look so you can enjoy the whole picture about womanhood.

Once you’ve completed the homework for this week click here to watch the True Woman Week 1: Discernment video.

Come back on Wednesday for our Discussion Questions. You can share your thoughts and comments with us here, jot them down in your book during your quiet time or discuss them with another sister doing the study with you. Please let us know how we can pray for you throughout the study. Have a great week!

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Women’s Ministry