The Mingling of Souls

“Dating is confusing; we’d love to help.”

On November 11, Matt and Lauren Chandler will lead a dating conference called “The Mingling of Souls” to discuss attraction, dating, purity, and redemption. (They will continue “The Mingling of Souls” with a marriage conference in 2017.)

The dating conference will be available for online viewing. Two people can watch for $14.99, and small group pricing goes up from there. A “watch party” kit is available if you want to get together and view it with some friends.

Matt and Lauren minister at The Village Church in Dallas, Texas, where Matt is lead teaching pastor. Matt is also the President of Acts 29, a worldwide church-planting organization with nearly 600 churches around the globe, and has authored five books.

Lauren is a contributor to The Gospel Coalition blog, and is the author of Steadfast Love: The Response of God to the Cries of Our Heart.

Go here for more information.


Now on Instagram: Lies Young Women Believe


Lies Young Women Believe (the blog that helps young women identify lies and replace them with God’s truth) is now on Instagram!

On your phone, search Instagram for @liesyoungwomenbelieve (Their avatar is a green apple.).

You can find them here if you are looking on a computer:

This is a great resource for you and any young women in your life…correct your unbiblical thinking before it makes deep, stubborn roots inside your heart and mind!


Questions to Encourage Fellowship

From the girltalk blog, a list of questions designed “to encourage fellowship among women: to provoke one another to pursue Christ-like character and cultivate biblical womanhood.”

These are great questions to ask your girlfriends, daughters, and any women you are discipling:

  • Describe your current practice of the spiritual disciplines.
  • What is a passage of Scripture you have been meditating on recently?
  • What fruit of the Spirit are you cultivating?
  • What sin are you seeking to weaken?
  • How can I pray for you?
  • Here is an evidence of grace that I observe in your life.
  • How are you seeking to grow in expressing biblical femininity?
  • How are you preaching the gospel to yourself every day?

Reading Challenges

Are you hoping to be more focused and purposeful in your reading for 2016? Here are three resources that may help you and your family. 2016 Reading Challenge
Tim’s challenge is designed to help you read more and to broaden the scope of your reading. His 2016 Reading Challenge is composed of four lists, which you move through progressively. You will need to determine a reading goal early in the year and set your pace accordingly.

Redeemed 2016 Reading Challenge
The women at took Challies’ reading challenge and, with his blessing, converted it to a list that will work for everything from picture books through middle grade titles and more. “No matter where your children are on the reading spectrum, they should be able to find books in the categories on our list (even if you are still reading all their books to them).”

The goal at the Redeemed Reader blog 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.”

Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge
If you don’t already have one, consider opening a (free) Goodreads account and joining their annual reading challenge. You simply set a goal number of books to read this year, and then keep track of the books you read on Goodreads. Each time you finish a book, Goodreads will automatically update your progress on the challenge.

Happy 2016 reading, ladies!