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Women's Ministry at Kenwood seeks to build up the faith of women and strengthen the bonds of love and fellowship among each other through the gospel of Jesus Christ. 


Spiritual Growth


How to Be Mentored Without a Mentor

Jodi Ware // The Gospel Coalition

Some time ago, a young woman asked who had mentored me. She was surprised when I replied I'd never been mentored. I had in mind, of course, the idea that mentoring involves a formal, weekly or biweekly meeting with a wise older woman—doing a Bible or book study together and learning how to live as a Christian woman. I have never experienced this specific kind of mentoring. But I've been mentored. More...




Why Hospitality Beats Entertaining

Jen Wilkin // The Gospel Coalition

Entertaining is always thinking about the next course. Hospitality burns the rolls because it was listening to a story.

Entertaining obsesses over what went wrong. Hospitality savors what was shared.

Entertaining, exhausted, says “It was nothing, really!” Hospitality thinks it was nothing. Really.

Entertaining seeks to impress. Hospitality seeks to bless.





The Thing About Sex

Tim Challies //

One of the significant difficulties many husbands and wives encounter is the place of sexual desire and pleasure in marriage. More...


The Privilege of the Pastor's Wife

Tim Challies //

Selected because a number of you may be a pastor's wife someday soon.

Aileen and I put our heads together and would like to offer an article that looks at the pastor’s wife from an alternate angle: the privilege of it. Because despite the difficulties, the pastor’s wife does experience some unique privileges. We have written this little article with the pastor’s wife in mind in the hope that it will encourage her. More...




A Prayer for the Mom Who's Worn

Christina Fox // The Gospel Coalition

Motherhood is both the best job and the also hardest job I've ever had. It has brought me great joy and revealed to me a level of love I hadn't known before. It has also stretched me physically, mentally, and emotionally. While the physical stretch marks may fade, the ones on my heart are there to stay. More...


Is Your Child a Christian?

Brian Croft // The Gospel Coalition

As parents, we all wrestle with how to answer this question, and I've found there are usually two extremes that need to be avoided. The first is made worse by a lack of discernment shown in many churches when they routinely extend altar calls to 4- or 5-year-olds, ask them to raise their hands if they love Jesus, and then baptize them as converted followers of Christ. The second is often a reaction against the carelessness of the first. More...


Dear Mama, Satan Would Move Heaven and Earth to Keep You From Reading This Letter

Kelsey Shade // For Every Mom

My Dear Wormwood,

I was thrilled to hear you have been making progress with the mother. You have a good lead, from what I hear. She’s feels over-worked, unappreciated, and discouraged? I’m so glad to hear it. If you tread carefully, this can be a great opportunity. With the kids waking her up every hour last night, we already have an advantage. A tired Mom makes for a more emotional Mom, and an emotional Mom is a vulnerable one. More...


Ethical Issues


The Real Life of the Pro-Life Home

Rachel Jankovic // Desiring God

I know myself, and I know that I couldn’t be any more angered by abortion. So when I first started seeing things about the Gosnell trial, I skipped right over it. More...