Week 3 Sugar and Spice: 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 101 website at http://www.truewomanbooks.com.

Click here to read an article by Nancy called Biblical Portrait of Womanhood.

The second article can be found on the Revive Our Hearts Blog. Click here to read Embracing God’s Divine Design by Mary.

Click here to watch What Is A True Woman? by Nancy.

Lastly, Revive Our Hearts has a radio with lots of great programs on this very topic we’re studying. This week I would just like to highlight one called It Takes A Lot of Strength to Be Soft. Click here to read or listen to the program.

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 Sugar and Spice: Discussion Questions

Hello dear sisters! I hope you have been enjoying week 3 of our study and learning God’s design for us is. “The Lord created His girls to have responsive spirits. Women are responders. Responding is in our nature. We will either respond to good or we will respond to evil. We will either respond to truth or be swayed by lies. If we don’t establish the practice of receiving and responding to God’s Word, we will be more vulnerable to be receptive and responsive to the wrong kinds of men, ideas or counsel.”

We had a great discussion in our Monday evening study! We all found the information about the differences between men and women in day 1 was very fascinating.

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 negative reaction or fears might the thought of being considered the “soft” ones evoke in some woman? Monday night one of our sisters brought up the point she never thought of as being soft but comparatively speaking we definitely are. Maybe we have some things to work on in the area of being “soft” but that’s God’s design for us.
  2. As we were discussing day 3 and being responsive, one of our sisters brought up the example of ballroom dancing and the difference between having a partner who knows how to lead verses one that does not. When a man knows how to lead a woman can respond accordingly. How could you cultivate a heart that is even more soft and responsive to Christ and His Word?
  3. What do you think it means for a woman to look well to the ways of her household? In our discussion we all agreed this is much more than just keeping a clean house. One of our sisters said creating a safe place for family and their friends and sharing Christ with them. How might this calling to manage the home be applied by single women?

“It’s one thing to understand God’s ideal; it’s another to apply it in a world that is broken and fractured by sin. This week we’ve considered several elements that are at the heart of what it means to be a woman: softness, forming deep relational bonds, having a welcoming, responsive spirit, creating a place to beget and nurture life and being a helper. Which of these do you find the most challenging or difficult? Ask the Lord to mold you into a woman who reflects His heart and ways.”

We have a group of women meeting on Monday evening to do this very same study. Click here to see our discussion on week 3 Sugar and Spice. Enjoy this extra just for fun, click here to read or listen to Responding to His Lead.

In His Love
Melisa
One Heart Women’s Ministry

True Woman 101: Week 3 Sugar and Spice

Welcome friends to week 3: Sugar and Spice. Last week in our study we learned what God’s Word says boys are made of and this week we will do the same for girls. “The desire in every woman’s heart can only be fully satisfied in a relationship with Jesus Christ. That’s the relationship to which all of our womanly longings point.”

I want to share a couple paragraphs from the authors in the introduction. “The world does not affirm God’s plan, and it tells us in a thousand different ways why we should not accept it either. All of us have been influenced by the world’s message to greater or lesser degrees. So as we consider our God-created deign, you may find yourself bristling at times, when His plan runs counter to the image of womanhood promoted by our culture. That’s why it’s so important to approach this matter by first bowing our hearts before Him and saying “Yes, Lord!” Before you dive into this week’s lesson, why don’t you take a moment to do just that? Acknowledge that His is God and you are not. Affirm that His ways are right and good. Ask Him to show you His ways and to give you grace to embrace them and to live out His design for your life.”

Once you’ve completed the homework for this week click here to watch the True Woman Week 3: Sugar and Spice 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