Welcome to the Ladies of Love Ministries.
Today like never before, women are in need of godly advise, encouragement, and mutual support. They are overwhelmed with responsibilities and inundated with the cares of life. Many women come from backgrounds that have left them ill-equipped to handle life’s pressure. Due to ongoing responsibilities and dissolving families, many women feel isolated and lonely.
When a woman walks into a church, she is looking for someone to care, encourage, and listen to her. She wants to know that she is not alone, and she needs the hope that a personal relationship with Jesus can provide.
We can discover what best ministers to a women when we understand her design. Genesis 2:18-24 reveals that God created the first woman, Eve, with distinct differences from her counterpart, Adam. Adam and Eve were created by God for relationship with one another, to coexist for each other in a mutual relationship of love and to edify each other, to procreate and raise children together, tending the Garden of God, and so on. This is God’s blessed plan for marriage from the beginning, and to today, one male, one female, generating love and new life together. But since Creation, women have also benefited from the support and encouragement of other women. Because Women and Men see things differently sometimes, some of the benefits of mutual support from other women are:
· Emotionally: Women process emotions through talking; they are more emotionally expressive. Men process emotions through action; they are more emotionally reserved.
· Verbally: Women communicate mainly to express themselves; they expand on details. Men communicate mainly to exchange information; they condense details.
· Relationally: The female chemistry promotes a stronger desire to bond.
While sermons can challenge and inspire a woman, genuine life-change happens when someone enters her emotional world, connects with her, and encourages her on a personal level. She experiences the most growth within relationships that provide empathy, presence, conversation, and emotional connection.
The Bible tells us that women are the best models of godly behavior for other women (Titus 2). Women understand women. This is why ministry to women, by women, is a vital part of a healthy congregation.