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Ten Titles for Christian Women to Wear

Updated on November 28, 2017
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MsDora, Certified Christian Counselor, has spent over 20 years empowering young and adult women to pursue positive, productive womanhood.

Women love to certify their position in relationships with titles. Though the following (except the first) are not specifically designated for women, we use literary license to adopt them in our relationship with God. Wearing them empowers us to demonstrate acceptable attitudes and behaviors for our own benefit, and the benefit of our audience. All quotes are from the New King James Version.

1) Royal Daughter

The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace.

(Psalm 45:13)

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Psalm 45 is a poem, written for a king on his wedding day. The poet describes the bride, also the daughter of a king, who is dressed and waiting in her palace for the procession which will take her to the king’s.

The portrait of a bride-to-be is a perfect comparison for the Christian woman transitioning from a life governed by worldly permissive standards to a life of virtuous standards set by God, her Heavenly Father and King. In addition to boosting our self-worth, this title reminds us to live by God’s principles.

2) Chosen

I chose you out of the world. . . (John 15:19)

Matthew Poole’s Commentary states: “I [God], having chosen you out of the world, have given you new hearts, new frames and dispositions quite contrary to theirs; therefore the world, disliking you, and seeing that your principles are quite opposite to theirs, abhor and hate you.”

This title makes us aware that our enemies would be pleased to seduce us into their lifestyle; therefore, we need to focus on the path which God has chosen us to walk.

3) Fragrance of Christ

For we are to God the fragrance of Christ.

(2 Corinthians 2:15)

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Christian women are the atomizers of the sweet nature of Christ. The influence of His grace lingers like the scent of perfume after we have left the room. Not only do people benefit from the fragrance we diffuse, but God Himself is pleased that we keep the influence of Christ alive. We do so in our smiles, our speech, our deportment at all times, in all kinds of interactions with others. This title extends to our spiritual legacy.

4) God's Masterpiece

For we are His workmanship. (Ephesians 2:10)

Masterpiece is borrowed from the New Living Translation, and seems appropriate since God does not make junk. This title succoured me during a period of my life when I was weakened by some heavy burdens. My friends who were probably as crushed as I was, did not know how to minister to me, since I was usually the minister.

This title reminded me, as it will any other woman, that even in difficult times there is purpose for us, God’s Masterpiece; and there is purpose for the strides we are forced to make.

5) Loved

The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:

“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love.

(Jeremiah 31:3)

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Here is the title every woman longs for. No better source than God to supply it. He loves first, continually and unconditionally.

Fill in the blank with your name. “_______________, loved with God’s everlasting love.” If you understand the full impact of this title, you will never again suffer from low self-esteem, self-doubt, hopelessness, or any other self-defeating emotion. Write it where you can read it often and begin to wear it.

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6) Holy and Beloved

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved,

put on tender mercies . . . (Colossians 3: 12)

We gladly respond to the title of Beloved, with probably a blush and a feeling of being special. We may not respond so joyfully when God adds Holy to the mix, but we can be sure that if He calls us holy, He will qualify us for the title.

We are not required to prove our holiness; but we are expected to maintain the kind of connectedness with Him which will facilitate His Holiness covering our unholiness until that practice becomes the norm. We can evaluate our progress by how consistently we wear the kindness, humility and other virtues listed in this and the following verse.

7) Temple of the Holy Spirit

Do you not know that your body is the temple of

the Holy Spirit who is in you? (1 Corinthians 6: 19)

Many women who spend time and money on the upkeep of physical features and physique are primarily concerned with outward beauty. That is no reason to condemn them, although Christian women have additional motivation. We have invited God to dwell within us, therefore we need to keep our bodies in good shape.

If we maintain our bodies with proper nutrition, exercise, water, air, sunshine, temperance, rest and surrender to God; if we refuse to abuse or bodies with excessive drugs, alcohol, tattoos and illicit sex, we can humbly wear this title.

8) Private Garden

A garden enclosed Is my sister, my spouse.

(Song of Solomon 4:12)

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The love story in the Song of Solomon features a lover (male) and a beloved (female) who also represent the love between God and His people. The term “private garden” refers to the fact that God loves His people to commit to Him alone; and morally-minded couples want exclusive relationships.

This title does not suggest that we are imprisoned, but that we are protected because we are precious. We share physical intimacy only in our marriage relationships.

9) Valuable

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:30, 31)

Christian women recognize that our value is attached not to what we own, not to what we have become, and not to our abilities. Our value is anchored in the eternal qualities of the One who made us and sustains us by His love and care. This sense of value prevents us from lowering our moral standards or engaging in illicit behaviors to gain a feeling of importance. This title comes with the guarantee that our value cannot depreciate since the Source of our value cannot decline.

10) More Than Conqueror

In all these things [tribulation, distress . . . ]

we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

(Romans 8:35,37)

When Christian women come through our struggles with our souls in tact, we are conquerors; but when in our struggles, we gain more than we lose—more strength, more character, more hope—we are more than conquerors. And our victories are empowered by God’s love for us, a love from which we will let nothing separate us.

This title encourages us to be witnesses that God’s favor can take us from behind the starting line and push us past the finish line—in record speed; that His grace can change our status from unknown to significant status of honor—above some who expected to rule over us. It happened to Queen Esther. God is still the same!

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      Dora Weithers 112 minutes ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks Tamarajo. Glad you shared how Psalm 45 helped you; that was a great choice for inspiration. You encourage me.

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      Tamarajo 25 hours ago

      This is beautiful Dora! The first one "Royal Daughter" was reminiscent of my return from prodigal living. It was Psalm 45 that I meditated on for quite a while.

      My favorite takeaway quote from your article is this one:

      "We are not required to prove our holiness; but we are expected to maintain the kind of connectedness with Him which will facilitate His Holiness covering our unholiness until that practice becomes the norm"

      Loved it

      God bless!

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      Dora Weithers 10 days ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Chitrangada. You are all those titles and I'm glad that you accept and appreciate it.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 11 days ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful article and I loved all those titles. The chosen one, the loved, the valuable—makes me feel, how precious each individual is.

      Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Bill. It feels great to write for women and receive approval from a male. I appreciate your affirmation.

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      William Kovacic 2 weeks ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Woman or man, the titles are beautiful, and I'll wear them proudly with all my sisters. Thank you, Dora.

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Nikki, so glad you enjoyed it. I enjoyed writing it too.

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Lori, I like the titles you chose as favorites. Really, any of them will inspire us to improve in our daily walk.

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks Flourish. I appreciate your encouragement.

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      Nikki Khan 2 weeks ago from London

      Very interesting and informative Dora,,really enjoyed reading it.Thanks for sharing dear.

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      Lori Colbo 2 weeks ago from Pacific Northwest

      You never cease to amaze me Dora with the topics that you choose. This was a goodie. It's hard to choose just one but my favorites wee the fragrance of Christ and holy and beloved. God bless you dear friend.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 weeks ago from USA

      You have such a warm and loving Christian spirit. I know that others will find joy in this lovely article. Who wouldn't want to be deemed valuable or loved or a royal daughter?

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Devika, glad that you like the article. The more we recognize our rights to these title, the more confident we become.

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      Devika Primić 2 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      You greatly expressed these titles with confidence. A lot to take heed to here. Loved it!!!

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      manatita44 2 weeks ago from london

      Yes, great book. The poem with the same name is inside the book. Hope you find it.

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for the introduction to "Discipleship" by David Watson. Read some reviews and it seems like a book I should get my hand on. Your comment was super-encouraging. You know that sentiments like these coming from you, have very special meaning for me. I appreciate you.

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      manatita44 2 weeks ago from london

      I must say, Dee,

      That you are walking up my street more and more. That's loosely speaking, of course, for we all walk our own streets. But let us say that you are walking with the swing of Maya Angelou. (I just made that one up) I'm trying to portray a picture of Grace, majesty, wisdom ...

      I'm very proud of you. You explain with such insight! These things usually take time and God's mercy. So perhaps your mother's situation helped, as well as your own life of diligent sacrifice and assiduous service. Or you have this 'cry' of which I speak. Prayer also and perhaps these heavy burdens you mentioned, were teachers too. Praise be!!

      For me, you write exceptionally well on these topics and the pitch is just right. So important!! I heard a black poet last night who was awesome. Still, he had this way of returning to the word 'wicked' from time to time, which made him just a touch 'preacy.' We are all trying to serve, after all, and humans are our brothers and sisters in similar boats.

      I like how you went about the third one. Reminded me about 'Discipleship' by David Watson. It's a cute poem. Much Love.

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Robert, you are blessed to have a wife who means so much to me. She is also blessed to have a husband who sees her as God's Masterpiece among other titles. Glad that this article gave you to the opportunity to express that. Best to your marriage going forward!

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Tamara. We can never over emphasize God's love for us. Women show their need for affirmation more than men, and we do well to learn from His Word, how much He loves us.

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      Robert E Smith 2 weeks ago from Rochester, New York

      Hi MsDora, What a powerful article to remind me that I and all others that are in Christ are special to Him. It was powerful to me also because I see my wife as God's Masterpiece, Beloved of God, Jesus' Precious Vessel. It refreshed my crisp view I has of her on our wedding day. That day all was clear to me that I had been given something priceless to care for and to love.

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 2 weeks ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Dora,

      Yes, and a humble and immensely grateful “Amen” that our Father loves us so very much! Your words glorify Him.

      xxxooo

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Peg. Your quote actually came to my mind. It's all about connectedness. I guess "Branches to the Vine" is also an acceptable title.

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      Peg Cole 2 weeks ago from Dallas, Texas

      Wonderful words to remind us of our value to the Lord. In the first part, I answered "Loved" but I also cherish the term "Chosen". I also like the comparison made in this quote. "I am the vine; you are the branches."

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Linda. Whenever I think about women, I think beautiful. And in a relationship with God, it only gets better.

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      That's great Jackie. Looking forward to the December article, and I'm happy that you received some inspiration from this one.

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Denise. I know that you are stronger and more deserving of these titles because of those experiences.

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      Linda Crampton 2 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You've expressed your thoughts very eloquently, Dora. There are a lot of beautiful ideas in this article.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

      I chose loved and valuable. I would have a hard time with a title I suppose but those could not take any of the honor from God I don't think. I know I am loved and it is my wish to be valuable. I would love to be just all those things though.

      I have a Christian hub holding but waiting until December rolls around. In honor of Someone with a birthday that month! I could get inspired by one of your beautiful writings to come up with another I think!

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      Denise W Anderson 2 weeks ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      These are beautiful sentiments. When we know and understand who we are in the eyes of God, we are much more able to withstand the difficulties of our daily lives. I know this from my own experience!

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks Mary. I also find "Fragrance of Christ" attractive. This title makes us focus on being just that every minute of the day. You got the gist.

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Tamara, it is because of His love that we can even have titles. He wants us to wear them as a credit to Him.

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Kari, I like that you give the credit to God. Whatever good we become or do is all because of His love. Thank you.

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Jo. Hope you are able to wear whatever title you choose throughout this and every other day.

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, I believe that the women in your life receive your help and support in becoming the Masterpieces you see in them. Thanks.

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Shanmarie. Perhaps we can do some catching up by encouraging the women who did not learn these principles while they were girls. That is my passion.

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks Nell. I'm encouraged by your feedback.

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Bill. Always encouraged by your kind comments.

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      Mary Wickison 2 weeks ago from Brazil

      Hi Dora,

      To tell you the truth, from your title I didn't know what to expect from your article. I've never considered any of those words as a title so thank you for setting me straight.

      Although I love the idea of being God's Masterpiece, the one that struck a chord with me was 'Fragrance of Christ'. I've never heard the phrase before but I love that thought that the essence of all that is good in us, remains when we leave a room or this life.

      We have an opportunity to do good every day and make a positive change for ourselves and others.

      This is a thought-provoking article.

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 2 weeks ago from Uninhabited Regions

      This is lovely, Dora, and so uplifting. I like the idea that I “belong to Him”. It is a very fulfilling truth to know that each of his children “belong to Him”. He loves each of us individually.

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      Kari Poulsen 2 weeks ago from Ohio

      How beautiful! We women wear many titles of esteem from God. How wonderful and awesome is God!

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      Jo Miller 2 weeks ago from Tennessee

      What a lovely and inspiring article, Dora. Such a nice way to begin my day.

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      Eric Dierker 2 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very refreshing. I pondered each as a reflection of the marvelous women in my life. I kept going to Masterpiece.

      Thank you Dora.

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      shanmarie 2 weeks ago

      I always enjoy reading your articles. They are refreshing reminders of the mindset we should have. This particular article is something I wish women were taught from the time they are young girls. It helps teach self value while teaching other very important lessons at the same time.

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      Nell Rose 2 weeks ago from England

      What a lovely article Dora! so interesting and beautiful!

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      Bill Holland 2 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      Such a beautiful testament to women. I loved your title and for sure the article did not disappoint.

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      Dora Weithers 3 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      This article is the outline of a project I intend to expand on during 2018. Your suggestions are welcome. Thank you.