What Does It Take to Be A Strong Woman?

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What Does It Take to Be A Strong Woman?

There are many excellent examples in the Bible of godly women who were accomplished. The women of the Bible are strong and quite diverse. There are many women in various roles to be admired. Eve; the wife of Adam was the first woman. She was taken out of Adam to be alongside of him as his partner. Sarah; the wife of Abraham had a child way beyond menopause, Miriam; Moses sister, Ruth; a godly mother in law, Hannah; the mother of Samuel, Esther; who married the King and saved her people, Deborah; a woman judge. Then there is Mary; the Mother of Jesus, Elizabeth; the Mother of John the Baptist, Lydia; an astute business woman, Martha and Mary, sisters of Lazarus who Jesus raised from the dead; they were two very close friends of Jesus. Then there was Priscilla the wife of Acquilla, they were a husband and wife ministry team that were never mentioned separately.

The Bible contains many wise inspiring women and many inspirational stories surrounding them. What made them wise was how they trusted God an incorporated His principles within their daily lifestyles. How in this 21st century does one make those same principles inclusive of one’s lifestyle? To many the Bible is a collection of historical facts that don’t necessarily apply in this day and time. If one were to look closely you will see that they too were leaders, business women, homemakers, well traveled, queens, wives and influential movers and shakers. The Bible has a plethora diverse godly women!

Proverbs is a book of wisdom and ends describing a virtuous woman that was quite resourceful: “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life… One must read this in its entirety to comprehend the many attributes, wisdom, skill as well as great compassion that inhabited her being. Contrary to what is often thought the Bible does not promote one to be an unhappy unfulfilled doormat nor entirely domestic. Woman in the bible were manufacturers, importers, seamstress, realtors, managers, designers, mothers and wives!

Please hear me with your spiritual ears! For those of you who are single, it’s important to know a man doesn’t complete you. Nor do you complete him! God Does! If you are a single woman you must consult the Lord to help you navigate through the land minds that will readily attempt to get you off track. There is a posse of men just waiting for you to let down that gate. You are somewhat vulnerable in the area of companionship. I also realize that the world has provided many alternatives to support sex outside of marriage. But this is not the Lord’s Way. Be careful not to let your unsatisfied physical desires cause you to compromise your principles. Casual sex has it perils; is it worth the risk? In the meantime work on being the best you! You really want a man that will value you for who you are and respect you enough to make that commitment if he wants to enter you.

I am not talking about manipulation here. Don’t give parts of yourself away. If you have it is never too late to change! Confess & Repent! No you don’t have to crawl in a hole and look unattractive. Enjoy being a lady! Just make sure when you go out, don’t put yourself in a position where you might buckle and compromise yourself. The reality is 55% -60% of marriages end in divorce. So you want to really find someone who wants to go all the way; in a relationship! Please don’t even consider someone who is already married… Danger ! Danger! Seek out a man that shares the same life principles you embrace. Who excites you and you excite Him! When both are attracted to one another you want to grow and go through life and commit to building a lasting satisfying partnership. It takes one strong woman and one strong man two become a STRONG ONE! “What GOD has joined together let NOT man put asunder!”

It is important that as a woman of God you create a loving, healthy balanced, stable and fun environment in your home that is conducive to spiritual growth and natural development. It is very important to keep a playfulness about you and yes this should continue as you age! But not restricted only to the home. This can and should extend to your business environment as well. God wants us to enjoy life! He wants you to take time to “smell the roses as they say.” Yet, live responsively and still find delight and gratification in life! He wants you to have His JOY that is not contingent on what is happening or not happening! You can become a conduit of that JOY!

Many woman work alongside countless co workers, continually adjusting who they are in order to be accepted. Often insecure, unsure and full of anxiety. They are not sure of who they really are? They have simply learned to operate under a veneer of hardness that protects and or serves as a barrier between the harshness of life. This is not always the case. More often than not there is a necessary survival mode one must operate within in order to climb the corporate ladder. Sometimes this can be laden with much moral compromise. There is nothing wrong with climbing the corporate ladder. Just make sure you are not sacrificing your inner peace as you rise. Take your principles along with you!

For some women all too often a dependency on others rather than building a relationship with the Lord becomes the priority. Loneliness and neediness then becomes the motivator to relate to others. There is nothing wrong to desire friendship, fellowship, success or companionship. But one must never want people approval over the approval of God! Losing your unique self; which in fact everyone innately possesses in the process is not worth it. Often the personality is developed only to simply alter or adjust and conform. “Approval addiction” for some often becomes the norm. Rather than coming from a place of self and inner fulfillment. The approval of others are ardently sought to fill and unquenchable void

Please see Becoming a STRONG Woman Part 2 for more……

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creativeone59 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

I agree with every bit of what you said and I hope that a lot of the young women will read your hub, so they will know they're better than that. thank you for sharing. Godspeed. creativeone59

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RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

This hub is indeed a pearl of great price. I pray women will heed your wise suggestions and allow the Spirit of God to teach and direct behaviors. It is imperative that women of God abide in Him and follow the path He has set before us, lest we fall miserably.

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Leop 7 years ago

This is really brings the point home for me. Excellent job on writing this. Just love it. I agree that No Woman should want other people's approval before God. God to me is the top. No questions about it.

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DancingRedFeather 7 years ago

Excellent!!! Great!! Fantastic!! I couldn't word this better myself! If only men would realize how important women are and the wonderful attributes God gave us women to be able to be the perfect companion for our mate, there would not be separations, divorce, abuse etc.

Unfortunately, man has left God. He doesn't walk with Him, therefore, he treats the *companion* God gave man because God saw that it wasn't good for man to be alone.

Adam must have felt lonely for God to see that as Adam surely saw how the animals were in pairs, caring for each other, having babies and he was all alone.

So God in His infinate wisdom and love for Adam, took a rib to make a woman. Why didn't God just make a woman as He did Adam? Good question..yes?

It is because by taking a rib, the woman would have the man's dna and all that God gave man, the woman would have so that she can understand and help him, plus, once they had sex..they became one person..like a key that fits in a lock, they became one flesh.

If both men and women, studied the Bible of how both are to be with each other, what a difference the world would be.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Creativeone,We are on the same page here! Thank you as always for stopping by. Yes, we must encourage them to be all they can be in the Lord! Blessings!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

RevLady, Thank you for your insight and comments. Yes, let's pray! We must share with others they do have other choices... As women of God we must as you say: "Abide In Him." God really does want us to enjoy life! He is the essence of life, when you seek Him above everything else He will make a WAY for you! Blessings!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Leop, Thank you and I am so glad, Amen! There is a security that comes along with living to please God! Yes He is TOPS! Thank you for sharing and stopping by. Blessings

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jesusmyjoy 7 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

wonderful sis

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UPStar 7 years ago

Bravo! So many gals get so caught up in the NEED for a man in thier life they lose themselves. Keep up the good work

JimLow 7 years ago

DeBorrah - great Hub, I'm sending the link to it, to my wife's laptop!

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Judah's Daughter 7 years ago from Roseville, CA

This hub really ministered to me. Thank you. I've been single for 10 years and wonder if I can even do the "wife" thing again; if God so wills, I would love to have a godly man in my life. I do know a man does not complete me; God certainly does! It just sometimes feels I'm carrying the burdens of life on my own, but I do know God is here as my Husband in the meantime! Thank you so much again!

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no body 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

God knew what He was talking about when He said it is not good for a man to be alone. When He has chosen a woman to walk alongside us He has considered her heart, her spirit, her potential to help her husband in his ministry and testimony. Her gifts are matched to his for balance and wisdom. Her strengths and talents are considered and chosen by an all knowing God so that the two are stronger than either alone. 1+1=1 and that math is not wrong. There is a work to be done in the man and she makes that possible in the Spirit. There is a work to be done in her and that gives the man a sense of his masculinity. His love for her and her love for him grow with each passing year and their testimony together is a thing loved by the Lord and will stand for all eternity. DeB I know how much you love the Lord and I hope you know how very much a godly man loves how you love the Lord. May your love for our Savior grow and the love between you and your beloved grow as well. I love you sister, so much. Bob.

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skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Hi Deborrah Were you named after Deborrah in the Bible? My guess is yes. Every single woman needs to read this. Every woman could benefit by reading this. You have put together another precious hub. I am grateful you share your gift to reach others. Your love for the Lord shines. I feel the Holy Spirit as I read your words.

Thank you for your beautiful comment on my hub, I am thankful our paths have crossed.

Your hub has inspired me. I am linking this to twitter, blogger and facebook. Hugs Your sister in Christ.

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Chin chin 7 years ago from Philippines

Wonderful sharing DeB. Reminds me that it is God who completes my joy as a woman and that no other relationship in my life can be secure without God in the midst of it. Teaches me also to stand strong in the Lord in a world that is full of compromises, not to be just men pleaser but God pleaser. God bless you.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

DancingRedFeather, Thank you!! I always find it interesting that Adam was in his perfect state when God created Eve as a comparable companion. God really does intend for marriage to be a beautiful union. When a man and a woman come together they were designed in a way that yes, the two become “one flesh.”

I must say that there are still some men who honor God’s Word… The Word of God is so powerful! God our Creator has designed each one of us uniquely different. He knows just what we need! This is why we must consult Him often so we will know how to navigate through life properly. On this side of heaven we are His children no matter how young or old. Perhaps, its so we can stay humble and depend on Him? The wonderful thing is when you are alone God will be there for you! If you are married He wants to be in the center! Yes, it would be wonderful if we could study God’s word together and apply it! The world would definitely be totally different. Thank You for sharing! Blessings!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Thank you sis and Blessings!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Upstar, Thank you! This is to encourage them to seek God first! The chances of finding the right mate is much better. Spending personal time in God's Word can help in that area and give them a clearer perspective.

Thank you for sharing, Blessings!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Jim Low, Thank You!! I appreciate you stopping by,I am interested in her opinion? Blessings!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Judah's Daughter, Bless you! The Lord knows right where you are. What is important is that you remain open to Him. In the meantime be the "Best You" with God at your side. You are asking yourself the right question before a potential spouse comes along? If it is to be? It is important that there are some known, shared core values and a willingness to grow together….

Continue to give any anxiety to the Lord, whenever you begin to feel weighted down. Shift your focus and yoke up with the Lord. Praise your way through and dance like David! Don’t let it totally rest on you and pull you down. Look at this way it keeps you talking to the Lord. You are not alone! Smile! Just think in the meantime the Lord has you to Himself! Thank you for sharing & Blessings!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Brother Bob you are right! God created us, so who could possibly know better than HIM! He knew that Adam needed a committed companion so they could grow together. I know that’s right! Who else could say 1+1=1 and be right! The things of God must be understood through the spiritual mind. Each spouse has to TRUST GOD to allow that oneness to gel. Its like epoxy. It comes in two separate tubes but once they are mixed right together there’s no getting them apart. “What GOD has joined together let no man pull apart.” Yes, there is a dual purpose for both spouses. Life events continue to mold and shape you and you grow closer together. There is such a comfort being able to be vulnerable and transparent….

“God is Love” and He is eternal, His LOVE lasts forever! You are right again about that Love growing as each year passes. The Love of God is wonderful! It is a precious gift so naturally you want to share it. What's is so interesting because I know you know where I am coming from. God is AWESOME! Yes I do love the Lord and my beloved. I pray for you as well that his love continues to grow in you and you and your beloved as well. “pray ye for one another” I am so glad that you stopped by, I always enjoy our visits. Much love to you my brother, Blessings

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TrudyVan 7 years ago from South Africa

We are strong women in the eyes of God. We just need to believe it. Thank you this hub.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Skye2Day, You are very insightful! You guessed right! Yes I am named after DeBorrah in the Bible! I am so glad that you stopped by. I too can feel the Spirit when I visit you as well. It just shows how amazing and powerful God is. Thank you I so appreciate your gracious comments. I thoroughly enjoy your hubs. I too am glad that our paths have crossed! So glad that you have been inspired! Thank you for helping get the word out... Until next time, Blessings!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Chin Chin, Thank You! God can fill us with His JOY like no other. When we are secure in Him we have a STRONG foundation! Yes we can be confident in Him and not compromise.... You have made some very powerful and insightful statements. Thank you for sharing. I know others will be helped by your comments! I have enjoyed your visit! Please come again, Blessings!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Trudy Van,Its amazing how God has built us so we are able to carry life! That in itself takes strength! Yes we can be STRONG in the LORD! Thank you for sharing, Blessings

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Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

Thank you for a wonderful uplifting hub. You are correct we humans tend to look to people instead of the Lord for our needs. God Bless You

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Manuella9505, Great!

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Coolmon2009, You are quite welcome. When we look to God first it helps to balance everything else. Thank you for sharing & Please come again. Blessings!

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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK

Thanks. There is a lot of depth to what you wrote - Particularly in trying to fit in with others. With regards to sex without marriage, people now justify it saying "we now live in the millenium, everyone's doing it".

I think it takes a lot to be a Strong woman spiritually and on reflection and I am still Work in Progress.

Thanks for a thought provoking message, sometimes we need it. Have a lovely weekend. :)

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Lady E. You are welcome! God wants to be in every area of our lives. WE can discuss anything with Him! He wants us to enjoy life as well. I hear you "we now live in the millenium," But so do STD'S, unwanted pregnancies, unfaithfulness..... This is why each of us need a personal intimate relationship with Lord... This is why Jesus is our Savior to save you from the power of sin. Yet, He always allows you to choose....

It does take a Strong woman spiritually; We all are works in progress. As long as the Lord has us on this side of Heaven there is more to learn for each of us.... As I was taught: "we are forever becoming..." I always enjoy our visits! Talk to you later.... Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend and have a WONDERFUL time enjoying life! In His Love, Blessings!

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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

I have always loved that Proverb. What wisdom. And your words are wise as well in your advice to young women. Thank you for this pearl.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

James A Watkins, It really is a wonderful Proverb! Thank you and your commemts are always welcome! Blessings!

Kim Garcia 7 years ago

Amen!!! Proverb 31; one of my favorites!! I believe this goes right along with Isaiah 54, about Israel too, the wife of God adorned in her stones of fair colors. Thank you DeBorrah for this message of strength and courage!! This gives us a clear perspective of our roles in the Light of His Truths!! Be Blessed!! ~K

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Kim Garcia, Both of those are really great scriptures! You are quite welcome! The Word is really powerful! It is amazing how really ageless His principles really are! Yes we can be strong and courageous! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share, Blessings!

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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

Wonderful hub. I think the greatest thing we can wish for our children is strength of character, and that means the moral strength you mention.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Dolores Monet, Thank You! It is admirable in this 21st century to desire moral strength and strength of character for your children especially when many feel "anything goes!" Thank you for sharing, Blessings!

poetlorraine 7 years ago

brilliant hub well written, strong women are out there, and getting stronger....

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Poetlorraine, Thank you! Yes! There are a lot of strong women. Thank you for sharing, Blessings!

Amber 7 years ago

Good Words! It is always sad when so many people do not realize what God has intended for them.A human being cannot complete another human being...period! As you stated it is only through God that any of us will truly find a sense of completion and acceptance!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Amber, Thank you! Yes God is the one who completes us all! Thank you for sharing and visiting, Blessings!

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jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India

"For some women all too often a dependency on others rather than building a relationship with the Lord becomes the priority. Loneliness and neediness then becomes the motivator to relate to others. There is nothing wrong to desire friendship, fellowship, success or companionship. But one must never want people approval over the approval of God!"

Yes we just need only the approval of the God.

Thanks for the nice hub

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Jacobkuttya, Yes, what matters most is that we seek God's approval over that of man... You are quite welcome! Thank you! Please do come again, Blessings

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Precious Pearl 7 years ago

DeBorrah, as a woman who spent years trying to be something that she wasn't ... I am most grateful for this hub. You are a wonderful woman of God ... truly teaching the younger woman to be all that she can be in Christ. Thank you.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Precious Pearl, Without saying, I know you know that it is imperative that we confront some of the "stuff" that goes on within "God's Church" It is resulting in too many casualties! It is wonderful to see that the Lord has brought you through... You know it takes time and adverse conditions to produce a Precious Pearl... Praise God!

You are quite welcome! Thank You, I am humbled by your words. I truly sense the Lord has given you a brighter outlook! You can not undo what has been done. But you can move forward to NOW becoming the "Best You!" God has a plan and a purpose just for you! As the scripture says the older are to teach the younger and we are to take heed as well!

Thank you for sharing, Wonderful of you to stop by, and please do come again! Blessings!

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habee 7 years ago from Georgia

Excellent hub! I consider myself a strong woman, yet not overbearing. I think sometimes there's a fine line.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Habee, THANK YOU! Great, being a strong woman means to have A balance! Being overbearing means you just might possibly go too far... You are so right there is a fine line! Thank you for taking the time to SHARE & visit! Thank you for all the great hubs! CONGRATULATIONS & BLESSINGS!

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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Becoming a strong women, I had to become "BROKEN" AMEN! Love your DeBorrah....

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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

This hub is so wonderful. It makes me think of Joann's strength as a mother, and of my wife. It is God that gives Joann so much strength to take care of Becky. Joann is everything to Becky and I. You are everything to us as well being the angel you are. God Bless You.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

DR PastorCarlotta, PRAISE GOD! He has truly made you a Beautiful sincere strong woman of God! In HIS Love, Joy & Peace!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Stars, The dedication Joann has to you & Becky is so very Beautiful, Wonderful and Inspiring! She truly is a "STRONG WOMAN" in every way! Thank you for sharing your thoughtful, loving and gracious comments! May you ALL have a marvelously BLESSED day!ENJOY!!! In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

Joanne 6 years ago

One word : fantastic!!!!!! :) you're very correct : we must never seek people approval more than the approval of God. I also notice that most single women find their state as something horrible,they forget that they're never lonely,because God cares for them,even most perfect man cannot love them more than Him.There's absolutely nothing wrong to be single,some people serve better God in marriage,some are called to stay single,because it gives more possibility to please Him,and it shows having control over physical desires. For example,we can mention St Catherine of Alexandria,a great martyr,who "married" her celestial Groom,and renounced earthly marriage,or St Mary,who became mother,but remained eternal virgin. But I believe God gives each person his or her individual path,and together,we are equal before Him,married,unmarried,famous,ordinary people,each have different yet equally amazing life. :) Again,you write beautiful articles...

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Joanne, Thank You! AMEN! The approval of God is much more important! It is true as a single woman you can find fulfillment in drawing closer to the LORD! Trust HIM to place the spouse in your life who is well suited for you! In order to know when the time is right you must stay in His Word. No matter who your spouse is or will be there is an ongoing process of spiritual growth…. This is why it is so important to at the least share the same core values…

In the eyes of the Lord we are equal if single or married… Each of us must develop our very own personal intimate relationship with Him through Christ Jesus! The Word of God is our “Life Manual”… GOD LOVES us ALL… it is very important that we each make Him a priority… “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding. In ALL your ways acknowledge HIM and HE WILL make your path straight.” Proverbs 3..

Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

Angela 6 years ago

Is not being a woman an amazing thing?... :) very true, women are everything: mothers,daughters,sisters, housewives, but also leaders,queens,warriors... Mary,Martha,Blessed Mother of Jesus,Deborah,great Queens and Empresses,or heroines,such as Byzantine Theodora,Joan of Ark,assyrian Sammuramat,and so on,too many to count... they all impress me equally,I admire them,I'm amazed how diverse and influencial is woman's role both in family and society!!!!!!

Women aren't obliged to be domestic,very correct,because we have a Holy Spirit in us,as Jesus said on Mary Magdalene (in Gospel of Thomas,I think),in His own words He made her "male",and "every woman who makes herself male will enter Kingdom of God",which literally means,that christianity gave woman a possibility to rise her active,"male" energies,to accomplish great deeds for the Lord.

Be a strong godly woman yourself,dear Deborah,like these gorgeous biblical and historical ladies. :) God bless you.

Angela 6 years ago

P.S. Well,of course,"woman herself makes male" doesn't prones becoming masculine or looking like a man in appearance and behaviour,but I think "male" means Spirit of God,which is male,because it's always referred as "He". And all these aforesaid ladies were blessed by Him,so they made themselves "male".This is how I would interprete that great line. :) ( however,gospel of Thomas isn't canonical,if I remember well)

I love christianity,because it liberated spiritually women and gave them equal importance before God.It isn't feminism at all,as some speculate... :)

Morrigan 6 years ago

Aaah,what beautiful articles I found here!!! You have a gift from God,Deborrah,to speak such divine truth,encourage people too seek His love,understand His words,and lead them to His path.

I fervently agree with Angela,I'm really glad He made me woman.I find it amazing too!!! more than amazing,simply awesome,fascinating or I don't know what to say,wonderful....... Just let's think how many Heavenly virtues He gave us:compassion,understanding of the nature,gift of motherhood-gentle,protective yet fierce as she-wolf when defending children,intuition,spirituality,wisdom ( maiden,mother,crone concept) ... almost every word is led by word mother:mother tongue,mother country,mother Earth... This makes us unique and feminine.this feminity doesn't deserve to disappear,it's a gift of God,which demonstrates His love for us.

When a woman becomes a leader of country,or a heroine,as Angela said,she makes "herself male" and (she explained very well,I'm amazed)it has a captivating and different charm,totally other beauty. :) We may be weak by body,but we can have a strengh of soul,which is more important,certainly.

Cead mile failte romhat agus Bail o Dhia ort!!! I said in Irish: A hundred thousand welcomes to you and the Blessing of God with you!!! :)

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Angela, It really is marvelous to be a woman! I Enjoy being a woman in every way! Yes! I think it is a blessing we can be quite versatile and multi tasked!

I believe it is possible to be a strong woman of God and remain feminine...God took Eve out of Adam's side so they could become partners He designed us differently and equally... Yet we are able to fit together and become one! A marvelous miracle of the Lord!

I must say I am a strong godly woman in the Lord! I also realize that I/we are forever becoming; there is always room for spiritual growth! I am most thankful for the many things that the Lord has allowed in my life. It has all served for me to have complete TRUST in Him as well have the Love of a wonderful husband that loves the Lord…! I cannot imagine life without the LORD! God truly is GOOD!

Thank you for sharing your comments, In HIS, Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Angela, Christianity is wonderful! God never intended for it to be a religion. It is meant to be a daily lifestyle! God wants to be the center of our lives!

God choose The Virgin Mary to bear His only begotten Son that in itself is enough to say He honors womanhood! After Eve sinned God still allowed her to be the one to carry life... Remeber she was taken out of Adam... It is important to KNOW HIS WORD it is our spiritual food to help us grow in the Grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ... We can be STRONG in the LORD! Praise GOD in HIM we have the VICTORY! In the Lord there is much Liberty!

Thank you for sharing, In His Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Morrigan, Thank You! You are so kind! I must confess I truly Love the LORD! It is always my intention to share that by having the Lord in one's life it makes ALL the difference in the world. God is not a respector of persons. "Whosoever WILL let him come..."

I so agree it is quite a delight to be a woman, especially one who LOVES the LORD! It is so amazingly wonderful... really there are not enough words to explain. We can rest knowing God knows our hearts!

"This makes us unique and feminine.this feminity doesn't deserve to disappear,it's a gift of God,which demonstrates His love for us." I so agree! To embrace our femininity is to truly embrace who God created us to be...

It is HIS indwelling gift of His Holy Spirit by which we ALL are able to discern and KNOW what His will is for our lives... When we are obedient to Him we are able to pursue and accomplish our life's purpose... In Him is much PEACE!

Thank you for stopping by to share! May we wholeheartedly and dilligently seek the Lord above all else! Once Again Thank YOU! Please do come again! To GOD Be The GLORY!

In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

Morrigan 6 years ago

Oh,thanks,my dear for you kind words. :) You do a wonderful job,Nar lagai Dia do lamh= may God not weaken your hand.We adore to say blessings to all,especially in areas where Gaelic is still spoken,and I pray Lord to keep our ancient language alive. :)

You have other good articles,I suppose? I'll read them with pleasure.

I will come again,and until we meet,may He hold you in the palm of His hand. :)

Patricia 6 years ago

Beautiful,just beautiful,it it had million stars,I would vote it and thumbs up million times too!!!!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Morrigan, You are so Welcome! Thank You again for stopping by to share! Yes hold on to that ancient language… Your kind words are appreciated… God Bless you!

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Patricia, THANK YOU! ENJOY being the woman God created you to be! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

Blanche 6 years ago

Lovely!!!! :) Personally,I've never worried too much about the fact that man was created first,only men can afford the pristhood,Jesus choose men as disciples and so on.Why should I? this doesn't mean everything.Was not said in Bible that there is neither male nor female? I think the women who sacrificed their lives to the Lord,or the women who had an immense role in history,were blessed by Him,who gave them an equal dignity and worth.They are an incarnation of true godly strong woman,who is not tied to material hierarchy and trusts only our divine Father.Maybe we are weaker vessels physically,but spiritual strength will surpass the flesh,soul is always superior on everything.

Maybe there are some inequalities in earthly world,but not in Kingdom of God,in His eyes,we are all equal,regardless of our gender,race,nationality...These are my own principles,and I strongly believe that He loves me very very much and he will make from me His beloved strong daughter.

God bless you!!! your wonderful hubs are really helpful for women of all age. :)

Blanche P.S. 6 years ago

Oh,I forgot to write: in the past,I used to be sometimes very desperate,I did not consider myself worthy of His love,and didn't trust either that I could become a strong woman.But He showed me His affection,and since then,I've lived with hope,100% entrusted to Him.Your great hub activity even strenghtened me.

My kindest and highest regards.. :)))

Murtagh 6 years ago

When I hear a word "woman",I always remember my 16 year old sister Morgan.I'm 19 myself,I've lost both parents at young age for a very long time,but instead I have my sweet angel,a gift which He certainly gave me.She's exactly that noble hearted little lady you described,she gives me a sense of comfort I found only in her and nobody else,she's my dearest,gentlest friend.

I truly love her with all my being,I enjoy brotherly duty of caring,protecting,and safeguarding her with immense affection and warmth.We fill each other in our loneliness,under His wings.

Every man should estimate the beauty that a woman brings to this world,like you...I experienced it and I'm really proud of my little one,I can call her "a strong woman".

Thank you for this pearl!!!!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Blanche P.S., Thank You! God can use a man or a woman to teach, preach or proclaim His Word! As you say; ”but spiritual strength will surpass the flesh,soul is always superior on everything.” Amen!

I am so glad that you are encouraged by this! My whole point is that God is Sovereign! Wherever you are in life you can commit your life to Him! Once you invite Jesus Christ into your life it will make ALL the difference in the world! His plan of Salvation is Magnificent! Your body then becomes a Temple for His Holy Spirit as you ask for His indwelling presence you are able to walk in the Spirit…. Praise God!

God has made us all uniquely different! Men & women are different yet equally loved by God! As we study and apply His Word to our lives the Fruit His Spirit begins to manifest in us more and more each day….

It is wonderful to KNOW: Yes! God does Love YOU! Thank you for stopping by to share and please do come again! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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Blanche P.S., Praise God! I am thankful that you were encouraged! Your testimony is living proof of the difference God makes in your life when one really BELIEVES HIS WORD! In HIS Love, JOY, Peace & Blessings!


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Murtagh, What a beautiful relationship you two have as sister and brother! What a marvelous gift from the LORD!

Your love, care and concern for her has certainly helped her become the “angel” & noble dear person she is… PRAISE GOD! Love is a precious gift from God! What a Blessing in the loss of your parents you have been able to nurture one another to grow spiritually closer to the Lord … As well as Keep her safe and protect her…

It is beautiful to be a woman of the Lord it brings much PEACE to the soul…. May His Blessings be upon you and your sister as you continue to lean TRUST and depend on the Lord! This has been a pleasure! You are so welcome!

Thank You for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless YOU!

Blanche 6 years ago

Thank you,sister :) I'm a great deal more encouraged now and entrusted to His love.

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Blanche, You are so welcome! God is able! With Him you can become all that you were created to be...May the Grace & Peace of the Lord be with you!

Apranik 6 years ago

Hail to you,dear Deborrah!!! I really loved both your hubs,they're so encouraging....

I'm a Christian Persian woman,living in Iran,and I'm surrounded by agressive chauvinistic sexism.Before I converted to christianity,this mysoginic attitude affected me very much,I thought I would go mad,but Voila! I discovered christianity,such soothing,comforting and loving religion.Especially I was moved by the amazing story of Virgin Mary,and I understood how our Lord Father honors womanhood,even some humans don't.

Men and women are different,yet so equal before Him,they have different character,or personalities,but are equally loved by Him.Hence,I know that I must not pay attention what humans say,I must not seek their approval,but only God's.Even there are some guys declare all women as source of evil,declare all great historical women too as "evil",call them "bloodthirsty females",offend all womanhood by hate speech and consider our gender full of all faults,whereas they don't see their own faults... (I found this type of guy accidentally at "freehate.com/womensuck.html") God truly loves us,as His beloved daughters.

In pre-islamic Persian Empire,ladies had enormous freedom,they were regarded as human beings with dignity, there were so many Queens,War Commanders,(I bear the name of one of them),they could even choose their husbands,and marry happily.Marriage was,as in christianity, a wonderful union of two strong persons,two soul mates...I'm so proud of my glorious Persian past and heritage!

I understood,that I can be a God-pleasing,feminine yet strong powerful woman;He will love me,no matter what others will say,for I already have His precious approval. The rest isn't very important.

Salamat bashi!!!(God bless you!!!) Thank you for your hubactivity,continue the good work... =) I will come again..

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Apranik, So glad that you have discovered the Lord! Now you know through Jesus Christ you matter as a woman! What a miraculous honor HE bestowed upon Mary!

“Men and women are different,yet so equal before Him ,they have different character,or personalities,but are equally loved by Him” Amen! Yes!It is amazing how the Lord created us all so uniquely different! It truly is wonderful to KNOW He loves us! GOD is GOOD!

Thank you for stopping by to share, please do come again! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

Apranik 6 years ago

Salaam(hello) thank you doost(friend)!!!! You're so kind.

I know,God is r-e-a-l-l-y good,He holds me protectively in His arms as loving elder brother or father would.And the hate of any kind,bah,this is nothing,God will give strength to overcome it.When I was talking about sexism,I meant group of men like talibans,I know,not all of them are mysoginists,of course. may God defend me from thinking so.Besides,I have soo many amazing male friends here.I adore chivalric men and respect them very very much. Moreover there are some mysandric women too.. lol so,I never generalize.

It was really nice to meet you,khanoom(lady).God bless you!!! i will come again and again with pleasure.=)

Khoda-hafez(good bye)..

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Apranik, You are so welcome! So glad you have been encouraged! Having God in your life makes all the difference in the world! Praise God! What a marvelous testimony! The Word of God is powerful!

Yes we are “His beloved daughters!” I pray that He surrounds you with others that Love Him as well!

A heritage that loves the Lord is one to embrace! Thank God for JESUS! Keep looking to the Lord and know He will never lead you to do anything that goes against His Word!

Thank you for stopping to share you are always welcome! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! Salamat Bashi! GOD BLESS YOU!

Bernadette 6 years ago

Thank you, for those beautiful and wonderful hubs!!! They should be useful for every self-respecting christian woman.

Generally, my real delight and joy is a communication with God.He is my greatest encourager,greatest consoler and comforter. I feel His presence every time,and His love,He gives me strong,powerful,immutable values and enriches my soul.

To me,my morals are very very important,not only spiritual,but also physical.I mean,my chastity and virtue,so forgotten often by young women sadly nowadays.... I treat my body as a Holy Temple of God,my virtue is my untouchable sanctuary.I won't "sacrifice" it to ANYTHING,to ANY principle,to ANYONE,for the sake of NOTHING or SOMEONE,no matter what the situation or how overwhelming the pressure is.In French,we call such women:"Dragon de vertu",literally it might be translated as dragon of virtue,but it really means a self-respecting,dignified woman,with fierce morals.I know sacrifice by death,when you try to save someone for instance,as ancient martyrs did,but by violating with any way your values and dignity,NO,by no means!!! These are so precious pearls,that they must not be put before the swines,in any case.

Those ladies must be an example of such values for modern christian women.Again,thank you for your beautiful job. May God,His Son Jesus Christ and the Very Chaste Blessed Virgin Mother Mary be with you forever!!!

Merci beaucoup!!!

Bernadette 6 years ago

P.S. Of course,when you,as a strong woman,have an assured self-respect,others will treat you with respect too. And besides,God will be with you ALWAYS!!!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Bernadette, You are so welcome! With the Lord as your Encourager you already have the Best there is!

I pray that your testimony encourages many other single women… To embrace chastity as a virtue! This takes discipline! God has given us moral boundaries that are there to protect us! When you operate outside of those boundaries you open the door for some of everything… He would not ask us to do something that was not possible... God is able and willing to see us through... HE has given us His Holy Spirit to help us! This is why we need a Savior!

It is important as believers to KNOW that your body is a Temple and treat it accordingly. When you engage in sex outside the boundaries of marriage you are giving parts of yourself away… The marriage bed is undefiled and sanctioned by the Lord! Within marriage it is a sharing experience where two are able to bond together physically and spiritually and become one! It is here we can experience the ultimate oneness with our spouse!

Thank you for sharing, I pray that others are blessed, encouraged and strengthened by your testimony! GOD BLESS YOU! In HIS Love, Grace, Peace & Blessings!

Yes! We can be assured of the Lord's presence! "He will never leave nor forsake us!"

Margaret 5 years ago

Very soothing,and powerful words,thank you.

If there was not God,I would probably kill myself,because I still have a serious psychological trauma,when I was raped three times by my classmate, and then gave birth to his baby twins,lovely,cute boy and girl(I didn't abort them,because it was not their fault and fortunately they look like me,not h-i-m and have wonderful mother-children relationship)... Since then,my life was ruined,I felt ashamed,thought of me as spiteful woman,who provoked his desire(though I've done nothing),didn't understand why this was happened to me? I always tried to answer,but never could.And once,I really lost control,when one "religious" man told me,"well,this is your fault,you must be a christian".So,christian man can rape a woman of another religion,race,culture???? what a hateful attitude is that!!!! what if he was a woman and felt all this hell?! it looks like a medieval fanatic phallocentric attitude,which forbade so-called wannabe "knights" any sort of violence among themselves,but condoned and approved the same crimes towards another people and another religion,Crusades are the perfect example.

But soon,after overcaming numerous doubts and anger,began to dwelve deep into christianity,and my suffering was finally soothed.I don't blame God for what happened to me,though I don't know why did He allow this, maybe strengthening my soul,maybe testing my love for Him? I really don't know,but I know He loves and care about me,He didn't make me experience this because I did something wrong,or I wasn't believer,or whatever...but this is beyond human understanding....

Anyways,your wonderful hub encouraged me even more.There's no doubt,any rapist and woman-violator is punished by Him one day,and He wipes away every tear of such women who have suffered on Earth. ( But,to be honest,I can never read any extract from Old Testament when rape is mentioned and described,it seriously makes me sick,clearly this was the era of Satan,so I read only New one,all stuff of Christ)...

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Margaret, You have been through a lot! The severity of your pain is strong but this can also serve to deepen your love of the LORD! He has brought you through this… You are a strong woman and you are victorious through JESUS CHRIST! Life is a gift from GOD! He has entrusted you with not one but two lives. You have risen to the occasion despite the odds….

Although this has been a difficult journey you have learned and continue to learn better coping skills… You did not kill yourself! Rape is about powerlessness, domination and control your classmate is/was weak and powerless therefore he thrust himself upon you …. No need to be ashamed because in no way, shape or form are you responsible! YOU DID NOT ask for this! Since he violated you he crossed a mental, physical and emotional boundary. Therefore it is important that you build yourself up in the FAITH! Know that the rape was an act of spiritual warfare to take you down…. But it failed! You WON! You have two beautiful children that look like you! That religious man does not know what he is talking about….

Yes! Yes!! YES!!! GOD LOVES YOU! We will never fully understand the why of many things… But you can be certain of the LORD”S presence in your life! YOU KNOW it is by HIS GRACE that you have made it through all of this! PRAISE GOD! Know for sure that nothing gets by God! Try to give your weak classmate less and less of your thought time. He will have to answer to the LORD! Think of the Blessings you have in your children and shower love on them! They reflect the Victory you have in JESUS! God Bless you! You have inspired me and I am sure this will help many others! GOD gets the GLORY in your life! I KNOW HE has much more in store for you! KEEP LOOKING UP! Continue to lean, Trust and depend on the Lord! “The JOY of the LORD is your strength!” Continue to give HIM the PRAISE!

Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament and it contains a wealth of knowledge! Keep your mind open to the LORD and allow Him to continue to heal you... Focus on the fact that "the thief came to steal kill and destroy! JESUS came that we might have life and have it more abundantly..." John 10.

“And we KNOW that in ALL things GOD works for the GOOD of those who LOVE Him…” ROMANS 8. Thank you for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU and HIS WORD is TRUE! TRUST HIM to continue to work ALL things out for your GOOD!

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Kristine Manley 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

DeBorrah, I love the fact that you said that it is God who is to complete a person and not another person. I have heard so many, women in particular, say, "He completes me." Talking about their husband to be. I have always thought that is totally so wrong. This Hub is rated UP!

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Kristine, I am so glad that you get it! God is our Creator and Maker no one else can complete us but HIM! In a Great Marriage a husband and wife compliment one another and God completes their marriage when He is given center stage! Thank you for stoppig by to share, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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Pinkchic18 5 years ago from Minnesota

Very interesting hub! From the amount of comments, it looks like it's been a popular topic!!

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Pinkchic, Thank You for stopping by to share! Please do come again, Peace & Blessings!

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collegatariat 5 years ago

Thank you for a beautiful reminder of these great truths. It's true that so many women forget that marriage is a means to the end of glorifying God, and not the end goal itself. The Bible is so full of examples of Godly women that we would all do well to give them a lot more attention. Thanks again!

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collegatariat, You are so Welcome! & Thank You! As you well stated: "The Bible is so full of Godly examples..." Amen! God is OMNISCIENT and KNOWS just what we need! He has provided us with a wealth of spiritual knowledge to help us live rich fulfilling lives!

Thank You for stopping by to share, please do come again! Peace & Blessings!

Dawne Martin-Thomas 2 years ago

Your encouragement speaks volume in all that you share and I receive it in Jesus name...Blessings ever more ..Dawne

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 2 years ago Author

Dawne Martin-Thomas, Marvelous! God wants to be in every area of our lives. Speaking the TRUTH in LOVE is not always easy or is it always received... Lord Bless you that you have received this in the manner in which it is intended. So very glad that you have been encouraged!

I am quite thankful that the Lord has allowed our paths to cross. His Marvelous Light continues to shine through you to reflect the inner & outer beauty of His presence.

Truly having the LORD within our lives makes all the difference in the world. May our Heavenly Father continue to Bless & Keep you in His care as you continue to draw closer to Him. May He shower you with His Abundant Blessings. Thank you for being a blessing as well! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings Always!

Again, Thank you for stopping by to share, DeBorrah

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