Monthly Archives: June 2011

How can the church minister to single women?

The conversation about divorced women segued well into the topic of single women in the church. Lynette – “Church structures are so important. There is such a need for single women to be with couples. We need to mix.” Her … Continue reading

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How can the church minister to divorced women?

Elnora – “First and most important is helping that person heal on the spiritual level. Help her come to complete forgiveness of the spouse, herself, God, other people. That is probably the most important thing. Divorce is such a delicate situation for … Continue reading

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How can the church minister to widows?

The panel of women talked with Louella and Martha about the things that were most special and important for them in their grieving process. Perhaps the widows in your life are wanting you to simply remember their husbands. Talk about … Continue reading

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There were some D’s, maybe even F’s

When was the church not able to support you? How did it fail to serve you or allow you to serve? When were your needs not met? Mim, single woman – “When the family was together I always got the couch. I … Continue reading

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Report Card Category: “Looking After Oddballs”

Dot – “Where do I judge somebody when I don’t have a clue?” Elnora – “The church has come a long way in knowing how to respond to crisis situations. It’s easier to look the other way rather than take care of … Continue reading

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It’s Report Card Time

It is that time of year! At the spring retreat, Lynette brought up the church and its role in serving women from different spheres. “We are thinking of how the church serves you. What kind of special thing has someone … Continue reading

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Laying it down

Moving from reconnecting into reflection on Friday night, Lynette drew attention to a wooden figurine of a woman in a humble position. “I want you to think about what she symbolizes. What do you need to lay down to be … Continue reading

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