Esther Online Bible Study Starts Sept 24, 2012

By August 26, 2012Esther

You’re invited to participate in womens online bible study as we read through Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman
by Beth Moore. In this 10-week womens online bible study, you’ll discover an in-depth women’s Bible study of Esther – a profile in courage. Join Beth in a very personal examination of this great story of threat and deliverance as she peels back the layers of history and shows how very contemporary and applicable the story of Esther is to our lives today. If you’ve ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into situations that seemed overpowering, this is the Bible study for you. Just as it was tough being a woman in Esther’s day, it’s tough today. This portion of God’s Word contains treasures to aid us in our hurried, harried, and pressured lives.

To participate in this online womens bible study, you’ll need a copy of the workbook available at Lifeway.com or Amazon.  The audio and video sessions for this bible study are available for download from Lifeway.com and optional due to the cost. You can find answers to the viewer guides from the Lifeway website.

If you’ve never participated in online study at the Womens Bible Cafe, it’s pretty simple. You’ll read the book at home five days a week, then join us in a online small group discussions.

Participate by yourself or with a friend. Either way, you won’t be alone! We have many women from around the world participating and the small group discussions make the study enjoyable for all! Join us on Facebook for small group discussions and a deeper study.

Resources for Esther Online Bible Study

  • Get a copy of Esther, It’s Tough Being a Woman Member Workbook by Beth Moore (required) available at Lifeway stores or other bookstores –click here
  • Download the Viewer Guide with Answers (look under support materials at Lifeway.com)- click here
  • Audio CD’s are available from Lifeway.com (optional due to cost)- click here
  • Video or Audio sessions are available for download from Lifeway.com (optional due to cost)- click here

 

How to Join the Esther Online Bible Study

  • To register for this study, post a comment below with your name, where you are from and give one reason why you think it’s tough being a woman.
  • Subscribe to the email updates for the Womens Bible Cafe- click here
  • Read the Getting Started page for the Womens Bible Cafe- click here

You’ll receive a small group assignment about one week before we start the study…. once ALL women have registered for the online Bible study.

Welcome to Bible study!

 

Author Christine Abraham

Founder and Ministry Director of the Womens Bible Cafe™ since 2009, Christine has led 60+ online Bible Studies for women. She completed a Graduate of Biblical Studies from Liberty University. She's an inspired writer, Amazon Top Reviewer and Blogger at LifeVerse Books.com Follow on Facebook

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Join the discussion 518 Comments

  • Mrs. Simmons says:

    It’s tough being a woman because many times people-women included-look to women to do the other hard work: Planning a meal for 20, going to the grocery store for all the food, then another store for paper goods, putting it all away, THEN cooking that big meal, THEN cleaning all of it up. Just an example that I came up with after thinking about the question for 5 minutes.

  • Betty Romero says:

    Hi Christine, I’m Betty Romero and I’m from Tampa Bay, FL. I think it’s tough being a woman because women are raised with conflicting messages and many of those messages conflict with the Bible. Learning to sift between worldly expectations and God’s expectations is one of our biggest challenges.

  • Bethany Winebrenner says:

    My name is Bethany, and I live in Columbus, GA. One reason why I think it is tough being a woman is because of the pressure that our society has on us to be what their idea is of perfect.

    • Christine Smith says:

      If you start now you have quite a bit of reading to do….if you feel that you can catch up then join us! 🙂

    • Debbie says:

      My name is Debbie, and I live in Louisville KY. I think it if tough being a women because we have so many hats to juggle and not enough time and we need Gods help to get through. 🙂

  • Bethany *soon to be* Collins :) says:

    Hello! Is it too late to join??? I was just able to purchase a copy of the book, but It would be wonderful to join still. I could catch up in the meantime 🙂

    • Bethany *soon to be* Collins :) says:

      OOoooo, maybe I can take back the book, and wait for the next one… I didn’t realize how late it was 🙁

  • Rachel K says:

    It’s hard being a woman when everyone depends on us to be strong through life’s difficult times.

  • Kiese says:

    I’m a bit late getting started but would like to join this bible study. It’s hard being a woman with being a caregiver to everyone around us and at the same time taking time for ourselves.

    • Kiese says:

      I just remembered I believe I already registered a few weeks back! lol Things are hectic… but need to slow down a bit to do some bible study

  • denese says:

    its hard being a woman, children, husband, caregiving, career, church obligations, friend, and lastly myself…its hard….but it good.

  • Rita B says:

    Would like to join in with this study…hope it’s not too late~

  • Stephanie says:

    Hi! My name is Stephanie and in from Marshall MN. I have become I believe distracted and have strayed further than I like from the Lord and would like to get back even closer to him. I think it’s hard being a woman because there are so many expectations everyone expects put of us.

  • Andrea says:

    Andrea Stevens – I’m in Tampa, FL. I feel women have so many double standards placed on them. As someone stated previously, I am also having trouble finding time for God and am constantly craving direction and peace about my life’s path.

  • Deborah Lloyd says:

    Is it too late to join the class on Esther? I’d like the one Saturday morning at 10 am.

    • Christine Smith says:

      Not too late if you are able to catch up on the reading, you’ll need 2 hours to complete one week of study. we’re reading week 4, so you’ll need 8 hours to catch up. Does this work for you?

  • Rachel Kancianic says:

    Rachel from Wake, VA. It’s tough having so many different roles (wife, mother, cook, housekeeper, bookkeeper for family business, entertainer, negotiator, etc.), having the energy and positive attitude to carry these out and still find time to spend with God daily.

  • Courtney Hanrahan says:

    Courtney Hanrahan- Sayre,OK. I’m a mom of 5 and my youngest just turned 4 months old, so lately it has been a little more tough than normal being a woman. Between running my older kids to practices and games, nursing, being a wife, and finishing up my degree, life has been quite hectic lately and I’ve been cutting God out.

  • Carmen says:

    Carmen Andersen–Stafford, VA. Its tough being a woman because I’m constantly juggling so many roles, that I can’t keep up. As a wife, mother, student, teacher, counselor, and Christian, I can’t juggle all of the balls. When some start dropping, unfortunately it’s those like church and my husband. I aim to grow stronger in my walk with the Lord thereby helping me stay focused on what’s truly important in my life.

  • Angela Lee says:

    Angela, knoxville, TN. It is tough to b e a woman because so many times we are expected to be the center and the rock for everything. We need to have time for us and to be able to have a relationship with God. It seems that with the way life has taken us in todays times we are just so busy we can’t even make time for God. I too want to make more time for God and get my previous relationship I had with him.

  • Dominique says:

    Dominique- Milwaukee, WI. I feel it’s tough being a woman due to the expectations placed on woman. We are expected to do everything for everyone while still taking care of ourselves. We are expected to handle every situation without complaining. I find this hard to do, especially since woman are created as “emotional” people. Although challenging at times, God always provides strength to us and I am learning to stand on His Word more firmly.

  • Tracy Morgan says:

    Tracy Morgan, Myrtle Beach SC Its tough to be a woman because of the expectations as a wife, mother and full time employee. There leaves for little time for yourself and then you become resentful because everyone is busy doing what they want and we are busy taking care of everything they want!

  • carla says:

    Carla- Tallahassee, FL. I began this study at church, but never finished. Recently I’ve felt like I’ve become too busy for God and want to get back to where he is the center of my life not an after thought.

  • Eugenia says:

    Hi my name is Eugenia and I live in Tennessee. Its hard being a woman because I have always been a caregiver personally and professionally.

  • Sony says:

    Sonia Virginia beach

  • Sandy Henderson says:

    My name is Sandy Henderson I’m from Sicklerville NJ. I’m retired I care for my sick husband that has stage four cancer also care for a sick brother and I care for two grand children ages 7 & 10. So I feel that sometime it’s hard to friend you and time for you.

  • Mary Ann says:

    Hi, My name is Mary Ann and I am from Arizona. I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I recently had to stop working due to illness. I want to use my time getting closer to the Lord.

  • Joey Martinelli says:

    I forgot to mention that I am from Auburn, CA.
    Joey Martinelli

  • Joey Martinelli says:

    Hello, my name is Joey Martinelli and I am have a husband, two young girls and a full time job. It is hard to find the time to read the word and get to a weekly bible study. I need encouragement to make God a priority and take care of myself too.

  • Angela Holmes says:

    Hi, my name is Angela Holmes I’m from Houston,TX. I am a wife, mother, daughter and grandmother and everybody needs me for various reason. When I give to someone, then the others feel left out. I find it hard to balance my many roles and find time for GOD and myself.

  • Cateea says:

    Cateea

  • e says:

    I’m in-E in CA

  • Nicole DiGregorio says:

    Hi, my name is Nicole DiGregorio I’m from Indian Springs, NV. I find myself struggling to find enough time to share myself with my four children and my husband. Im a homemaker and you would think I’d be able to manage my time better. My children and my husband come first before myself

  • Jennifer Jacox says:

    Hello my name is Jennifer I live in Pensacola, FL. I agree with the other ladies that it is hard to find a balance in being a wife and a mother. I am currently home schooling so like many of us I tend to focus more on my children than anything else, yet I try to be the perfect wife for my husband and then when it comes to myself and God I seem to fall short. I apologize I am late on joining the class.

  • Cindy Hofeditz says:

    Hi, just found your study and it looks like exactly what I need!
    It is tough being a woman because all the demands that are placed on us..

  • Cassie says:

    My name is Cassie and I’m from Saluda SC. I agree with Jennifer Kerby’s response above. Life is stressful and when you need to perform in many different roles, it’s tough! The juggling act is even harder with children, I’m sure.

  • Jennifer Breland says:

    I’m finding it hard to find the schedule for the Esther classes… lol help! I had it last week and now can’t find it.

  • Joyce says:

    I’m Joyce from Virginia. It’s tough being a woman because so much more rests on our shoulders — home, kids, extended family, career.

  • My name is Lakinya Jones i live in Los Angeles, Im not sure of why its harder to be a woman than a man , we all have our challenges so with that said , for me its challenging living in a sinfull world man or woman as a child of GOD. I dont believe one struggle is harder than the other in reffrece to man and woman they are different. For me being a woman means im a emotional provider for my child my husband and my household , Im emotional and finding a balance between acting on emotions rather than logic while keeping in the will of GOD can be challenging , exspecially when something or someone threatens our family front and the precious ones that reside in it, we are constantly working hard to enrich the entire family sometimes we forget about ourselves.

  • Maria Sierra says:

    My name is Maria from Chicago ,IL.I think it’s tough being a women because…according to the demands of society women are to function as men do, and even more. At least that’s the way the media makes it seem.We can do everything and anything.And we believe it.BUT should we?I would love to learn more of Easter.

  • Tabitha says:

    I just found this site on Twitter and am very interested in this study. I just want to make sure it’s not too late since I have not yet purchased the book and may not be able to for a few days.

  • Jami says:

    I too am sorry for the late sign up but I just found this site! I have this study already as we began to use it at my church and then it fell by the wayside. My name is Jami from Cleveland, TN. It is tough being a woman living in a society where women are to be the perfect everything.

  • Jennifer Kerby says:

    I’m sorry I’m signing up late. I am really interested in this study and even though my book is yet to show up I hope to catch up. My name is Jennifer from Puyallup, Wa. I agree with what so many of the ladies above me said. I find it hard also because I want to be the perfect wife and mother and yet I also have a career which I feel takes me from them and the woman inside feels sad about that.

  • Melonie says:

    Sorry I’m late joining! I think it’s tough being a woman because we have so many roles to play as one person. I never knew I was so multi-talented until I became a wife and mother. I’m excited to join an online bible study, and look forward to what God has to teach me through it. 🙂

  • Dañita says:

    I’m excited about this bible study because life is tough (for everyone). I know that the more I understand and apply God’s word the better I can deal with this tough world. thank you for offering this study

  • Wendy says:

    I will be starting this course late but I am very interested in it so I will follow through with it. I am ordering my book now so I hope to post here soon. God Bless!

  • Mary Joan Dobson says:

    I am interested in this study. I was involved in a study of Esther many years ago and am interested in doing another one. I was able to get the book today and hope that I can catch up.

  • Cristina says:

    My name is Cristina and I live in Gloucester, VA. I was born in Bolivia (South America) and for me its hard to be a woman that has to bring both cultures together. I am married to an American, and I love him dearly. My struggle is to understand him and his quietness. I come from a huge family with lots of laughter and noise, and my husband basically grew up on his own. Its tough trying to raise my daughter to have the best of both worlds.

  • Jane says:

    Jane:
    I’m very excited about the online study…and anxious to get started. Of course we know alot of the reasons its tough to be a woman, all of the duties that go hand in hand with being a wife, mother, sister, daughter, etc. Emotionally I think its tough because we are so sensitive and our bodies and minds are tired alot of the time. I wouldn’t change it though! I love being all those things, wife, mom, daughter and sister.

  • Betsie says:

    My name is Betsie,and I am from Delaware. I want to join the Thursday 12pm study. I think the tough part is being a perfect christian everyday.

  • Joline says:

    Joline I’m from South Africa
    I think it’s tough being a women because we are the worst friend for ourself.

  • Michelle Judd says:

    My name is Michelle Judd and I am in Indian Springs, Nv. I think it’s tough being a woman because we are relied on and even expected to be the stronger sex, emotionally I mean. But the weaker and emotionally unstable sex at the same time. I believe a woman is the backbone of the family even tho it is supose to be a team between the husband and wife.

  • Denice says:

    My what a wonderful thing to do a bible study online.
    Hope it is not too late to join.
    So as a woman in my house: I am a chef, a nurse, a teacher, a lover, a shoulder to cry on, a housekeeper, a laundry machine, a personal shopper, a personal assistant, an accountant, a school liason and volunteer, an income provider, an on and on.
    Yeah, its tough. And Wonderful too.

  • Brianne says:

    Hi. I am from Muleshoe, TX and I believe that is tough to be a woman because our role in the family is ever expanding. It is difficult to balance work & family and do everything 100%.

  • Debbie Cheek says:

    Hello! I am a little late to the study but would still love to follow along with all of you. It is sometimes tough being a woman because so many people rely on us for all their needs, our husbands, children, and elderly parents. We cannot supply all of that but God working through us certainly can. He is my strength, my greastest Love and so much more. Praise you LORD!

  • Jackie says:

    I want to join the Esther group Bible study and I live in Maryland. Women are required to be true multitaskers in our many roles. It can be tough to meet so many demands, but i am looking forward to being encouraged throughout this Bible study as I learn and participate in discussions about God’s guidance and how to seek in use it in difficult times.

  • Kristi Johnson says:

    Hello. My name is Kristi and I’m interetsed in joining the Esther Bible study group online. I’ve never been a part of a bible study group in person or online. I think one reason it’s tough being a woman is the need to find a balance between being a mother, being at work, being a wife, taking care of family, etc.

  • MH Howard says:

    How do I join the Esther group asap! I am interested in fellowship with other female Christians. It is tough being a woman without fellowship and sisterhood. I am from New York.

  • Megan says:

    Hi! I’m Megan from sunny Phoenix, AZ! I just found this study over the weekend and I just keep coming back to the site… I think that is a sign, I need to do this study. I think it is tough to be a woman because of all the enormous responsibilities we have as moms, wives, sisters, friends, and more. We wear so many different hats, that is easy to become overwhelmed. We want to portray that we have it all together and are calm, cool and collected 24/7, when inside we constantly ask ourselves: Am I doing enough? Am I doing everything “right”? (I am going to try the Friday at 9am group)

  • Jennie says:

    Tough reason about being a woman is that society has different values of how a woman should be, act, wear, and how to live within the confines of the household and work area. Women themselves don’t have any real idea of how a they should be.

  • Maggie Rivera says:

    Its difficult being a woman because of all the demands placed on us with the different roles and expectations of being a housewife, working mom, wife, ministry leader, etc.

  • Jill says:

    My name is Jill and I am from Pittsburgh, PA. What a great idea this is, I have been feeling a pulling at my heart to get involved in a bible study, but with my family and husband there is no time. I am really looking forward to this. I would like to do the Tuesday 9:00 pm study.

  • Deborah says:

    Hello! I would love to join the Esther group and am looking forward to my first online Bible study. I live in rial Kentucky currently. I am originally from PA and have lived in CO, WA and VT. I think it is a challenge to be a woman because of the difficult roles that are expected of me with few examples of women who have relied on God’s guidance and Biblical teaching with prayer.

  • Caroline says:

    Hello everyone! I’m super excited for this study of Esther. It’s tough being a woman given all the societal influences that so easily draw us/me away from my God given work.

  • Nikki says:

    Hi

    I’m Nikki and I live in the Dallas area. One reason I think it’s tough being a woman it that there are so many mix messages out there of the what it means to be a woman. I think we fall in the trapped of trying to fit in every expectation or mold of these mixed messages, leaving us confused and unfulfilled at times

  • Kelly says:

    Hi! I did not receive a group assignment yet and just wanted to make sure I did not miss anything. I live in the San Francisco Bay area. Thanks!

  • Jelea says:

    I’m a single Mom to 3 great adult children who are in college….Its tough being “the only one responsible” for them. Its very scary at times. I’m ready for the study! Thank you!

  • Phoebe Treves says:

    Hello, I have just signed up for the Esther Bible study and I hope I am not too late. I would like to participate in the Monday night 8:00 (Central time) class. I think it’s difficult to juggle all the roles I have—using the talents and vocations God has given me, especially being a mother!

  • Nancy says:

    Really looking forward to this study! I am a single mom living in the Texas Panhandle with a daughter in college. Tough to have my career, be a mom and an individual! Anxious to get perspective from this course!

  • Ellen Blackmon says:

    Hi. My name is Ellen. What a great idea to have an online Bible study! I was in Bible Study Fellowship last year but this year I am halftime in my main residence at St Petersburg, FL and halftime in my home where Mama and Daddy need care at Albany, Georgia. So it would be difficult to be in one place physically. It’s tough being a woman (or a man either as far as that goes) because living by Christian priorities involves shutting out all the multitudes of outside interferences in today’s world which distract from the constant, prayerful decisionmaking and the corresponding, minute by minute, redirection of our lives.

  • Sue says:

    I LOVE being a woman but sometimes the challenges of balancing it all can be overwhelming so much to do (like remembering to sign up for this study before the day its starts!) but so little time. I’m eager to get the workbook and get going.

  • cindy spina says:

    Hi,
    My name is Cindy. I presently live in Alabama. It’s tough being a woman because our culture constantly screams messages to us on what it is to be a woman that contradicts what God is trying to say to us.

  • Niki says:

    Hello everyone. My name is Niki and I am so excited to join this study. I hope that I am not too late!
    It is tough being a woman because of all of the demands (from ourselves, society, careers, etc), it makes it very dificult to balance life.

  • Donna says:

    Hi! I’m Donna from Virginia. It’s especially tough being a “Christian” woman in today’s world.

  • Crysta Silas says:

    Hello, It is tough being a woman because so much is expected of us as a wife, working woman, and mother. There are times I feel like we are pulled in so many directions.

  • LaCretia says:

    My name is LaCretia from Kansas. I think it’s tough being a women because everybody expects a lot out of us.

  • Jackie Flores says:

    Hi, my name is Jackie. It’s funny how this topic came across my path, I guess God works in mysterious ways. It’s tough being a woman for me @ this moment because I am being harrased @ work by a manager. I work inseveral different offices, but in this particular office this manager does not like me and is doing everything possible to make my life miserable when I go into his office. He takes alway my rights so I won’t be able to complete my work. He down talks to me like if I am dumb. I know what he is doing, but feel powerless sometimes because it’s his word against mine. I pray that God gives me the wisdom to overcome this situation.

  • Debi hinkle says:

    My name is Debi. I live in Columbus Ohio. It is tough being a women because of all the pressures of the world.

  • judy says:

    Mg name is Judy
    I am from Indiana. Being a woman to me is great.. but very tough at times cause we put tomucj on our self’s and expect everything to be perfect. When at the end of the day it really does not matter cause God just wants us to be a daughterof God. And he loves us no matter.

  • Tamara Morgando says:

    Hi my name is Tamara! I believe it is tough being a women because we are so emotional (as God made us) but with the world always telling us that we have to be strong and show no emotion it can be easy to get conflicted. There are many demands on today’s women with being a career mom, all around awesome mom that can cook, bake, organize fundraisers, hold down a full time job, have two jobs on the side, keep a clean house, wholesome dinners every night, never grows tired and is there for all your husband needs all without breaking a sweat! It can get very overwhelming to say the least!

  • Kaydanielle says:

    Hello, I’m so excited to have found a online study group for Women, and ones that are actively staying grounded in Gods word. it’s tough being a women because a lot of times we feel as if we are fighting a never ending battle, and we have to smile and be joyful through it all.

  • Cheryl says:

    Is it too late to join?

  • Celeste says:

    Hello,
    My name is Celeste, I am from Honduras, Central America!! It is tough being a woman because our society’s lack of knowledge of God’s perspective of women.

  • Jamie says:

    My name is Jamie from Michigan. I think it’s difficult being a woman because there are so many different expectations placed on us.

  • Stacy Scroggins says:

    Hello – my name is Stacy & I am from McAlester, OK. I think it is tough being a woman with managing work & home life it can be a bit overwhelming – especially without God’s help & fellowship with other Christian women.

  • Tina says:

    Hello,
    It’s tough being a woman because of what we go through emotionally, mentally and our over all being!!
    Not to mention what we have to do inside and outside the home!!
    Blessings Tina

  • Liz says:

    Hi, I am Elizabeth from Michigan and at times it is tough being a woman in today’s time or really any time but also being a Godly woman is a big challenge! In the work place being a witness, even being in the church is a challenge to keep your eyes on Jesus!

  • Sherry S says:

    Hi, my name is Sherry and I’m from Columbus, OH. I believe it’s tough being a woman because we’re suppose to be able to do everything and anything at all times, always so much to juggle.

  • Becky S says:

    Hi, I’m Becky from Michigan…it’s tough being a woman because there are so many responsibilities to juggle.

  • Faith White says:

    My name is Faith, I live in Seattle; for me it’s hard being a woman in a world where everything seems so contrary to all is good and right. Having been raised in a patriarchal home, surrounded predominantly by girls, and with a very nurturing and submissive/supportive mother; it is SO hard to understand “modern” women. I look forward to this online Bible study on Esther!

  • Christina Shubert says:

    My name is Christina. I am living in Odessa, TX. I think it is tough being a woman because we grew-up seeing unrealistic images of womanhood in the media.

  • Lisa says:

    From North Carolina

  • Darby Rosello says:

    Hi my name is Darby. I think sometime it is tough being a Christian woman, especially a Woman of God even as Esther due to many peoples mindsets. The limitations that are put on us that are not placed by our God….

  • AnnMarie C. Ortega says:

    Hi! I’m Annmarie from Arizona. It’s tough being a woman because we are expected to manage everything in the household and then some.

  • Davina says:

    It’s tough being a woman due to the many expectations placed upon us.

    Currently residing in Germany

  • Lauren says:

    My name is Lauren Im from Missouri!

    • Anne says:

      Anne from South Africa. Its tough being a woman, we are expected to still smile and be cheerful even with all the worries around us.

  • Jennifer Breland says:

    It’s tough being a woman because – as a woman I try to make sure everyone else is cared for. I worry about my husband, our kids, our grandkids, my mother and inlaws… I worry about finances… I worry about what to make for dinner…I worry, worry, worry… I am working on another Bible study right now dealing with fear, which is the beginning of worry. Hoping to conquer this beast and be a better person through it…

  • Mabel R. Nyazika says:

    I would like to be part of the Monday evening small group,I live in the United Kingdom.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Mabel.

  • Diane says:

    Hi, I’m Diane, from a suburb of Los Angeles, CA. I think it’s tough being a woman because woman have so many expectations placed upon them by their families, and they also expect themselves to be “super everything”. Thank goodness Jesus offers us a way out from this impossible image we’ve allowed society to put on us!

  • Lenae says:

    Hi everyone! My name is Lenae, and I am from Georgia. It is tough to be a woman because of the amount of pressure that is put on us to be a certain way and to act a certain way.

  • shay jolly says:

    cannot wait!!

  • Jackie says:

    Hi! I’m Jackie from Nebraska . I think it’s tough to be a woman because we are expected to do everything.

  • Judy says:

    I’m sure it was mentioned and I missed it but is there a time the study starts and how do we connect with it?

  • Karen says:

    i am not able to buy a book do i need it to do this study?

    • Christine Smith says:

      Yes, the book is required for the Bible study. There are daily homework assignments. If you do not have $14.95 for the workbook, we recommend you see where you can trim $4.00 from your budget for the week to cover the cost of your book.

  • Kimberly says:

    My name is Kimberly. I live in Norfolk, Virginia. I believe it’s challenging being a woman in day’s society because I am single, previously married twice, a small business owner of a salon, moving to the area two years ago and not knowing many people; which makes it difficult to build clientele.

  • Cynthia says:

    Hi, my name is Cynthia. I live in Norfolk VA. It is tough being a woman because at times I believe I can do anything instead of checking in and finding out what God wants me to do … PRIORITIZING!

  • Katherine says:

    Greetings! I’m Katherine from Ohio. Like Willie above, my schedule also makes it difficult for me to participate in Bible Study at church, so I googled online Bible Studies and fgound this one. I had actually signed up for this Esther study at church last year but wasn’t able to attend. I’m so grateful for you hosting this study! It’s tough being a woman because balance often seems impossible to achieve. It’s a daily struggle for me.

  • Annette Whitaker-Rodriguez says:

    My name is Annette and I want to join the study with my friend Tonya. Live in Amarillo Texas. It is being a woman but there ite blessings that make all worthwhile.

  • Cateea says:

    Cateea B.- Virginia
    It is tuff being a woman because we handle so many things at the same time. We are expected to do all the many things on time and it better be perfect.

  • Tonja Vandagriff says:

    Hello, I am Tonja from Amarillo, TX. I am doing this study with my friend Annette who also lives here in amarillo. This is my first online study so I guess I will learn as I go. I think it is tough being a woman because so many times we also have to play the role of a father or a business man or a mechanic and so forth. I am excited about this study also.

  • Brandie Pipkin says:

    Hello my name is Brandie Pipkin I’m from sumter sc. I am so excited about this bible study. I think it’s hard being a woman because we let people and things get the best of us. We wear our hearts on our sleeve.

  • Elaine says:

    Hello, my name is Elaine and Im from Tacoma, WA. This will be my first online Bible Study as I am a new christian and need all the support I can get. In today’s world, being a women is definitely a challenge with all the pressure around us, tv’s magazines ect. of what a women should be like. There should be more focus on how to be a women of the Lord and less on all the worldly things… I plan to learn that here and in my new journey.

  • Willie W says:

    Hi! I’m Willie and I live in Maryland. My schedule makes it difficult to participate in many “real-life” activities at church, so today I decided to Google “women’s Bible study,” and I found this wonderful site! The web can be such a blessing: I can still have the benefit of study and fellowship and still be able to work and do all the other things I need to do! As others have mentioned, I think it’s tough to be a woman because we are expected to wear so many hats. Additionally, as a middle-aged single woman, I find that I come up against many assumptions that people make about me, simply because I’m a single woman with no children.

  • Darcy Dalton says:

    Hi! My name is Darcy and I’m from Iowa. I need this bible study to connect with other women who have a desire to seek God. Being a woman is tough today due to all the demands, work, home, children and church and it becomes so easy to lose sight of God in the chaos.

  • Delores says:

    Hello I’m from Oklahoma, I’m starting this study on my own, but hope to soon bring on other family members as well. This is my first Bible study with your group, I can’t wait to get started

  • Cindy West says:

    Hello,
    My name is Cindy West. I live in Hopkinsville Kentucky but i’m from Texas. I am doing this by myself right now but encouraging friends to join in. I have been praying about some form of women’s study and literally this just came up last night when I did a search. I’ve been searching for months! I got my workbook tonight 🙂
    It is tough being a woman for me because there are so many areas that I have to focus on and I fail miserably and keeping God in the center of it all. I have to be mom, wife, friend, sister, aunt, cousin, daughter, granddaughter, nurse, child care provider (my job), counselor, referee, cook, maid, patient, loving, kind, Godly, and so on and so on. More recently, i’ve been becoming very involved in raising awareness for Batten’s Disease, a neurological disorder that affects mainly children that is 100% fatal, no cure what so ever. I’ve been very involved in this and still trying to juggle everything else with His wisdom! There is so much and i’m so overwhelmed. I love God with everything inside of me but I feel so worthless as a woman. I’m so excited about this study! God bless you all and I look so forward to working with you all.

  • Carol Bannock says:

    Hello, I’m Carol. I live in Kenai Alaska (the most amazing place in the world)! Being a woman can be tough because of our emotions. I think I’ve gotten pretty good at keeping most of them at bay because I don’t know how to process them. I’m looking forward to this new idea of online bible study.

  • Lora L. Reed says:

    Hello,my name is Lora and I currently live in Rossville, GA. My sister Bonnie in Soddy Daisy,Tn. invited me to do this study with her. I think there are many things that make it hard being a woman, We are expected to work as hard as a man for less pay. As a single mom who has raised 4 wonderful kids(they are all adults now). we need to be a teacher a leader and handle many of trials through our entire life. As I re dedicated myself to christianity 5 years ago. I look forward to this bible study. Any time spent studying about God,especially with other women is always exciting and having already done one of Beth Moore’s studies,I know this will be a great journey.

  • Melanie says:

    Hi, I’m from chilly northern MN and excited to fellowship with God’s amazing women around the world! It’s tough being a woman because we have to do EVERYTHING!! 🙂 But we wouldn’t want it any other way, praise God!

  • Pelo Choche says:

    Hello everyone, my name is Pelo, i’m from South Africa, in the west-coast..Its tough being a woman in today’s life because we face so many challenges and hardships..from being a mom, a partner, a sister, u name it..but through it all we are reminded that through God’s word and prayer, we find rest, and the courage to do God’s will in our lives..

  • Pauline Korukundo says:

    Hi. I’m from Kampala, Uganda. I think being a Christian woman is a really tough job especially when everyone expects you to never be at fault. I am ready for greatness and for God to use me, so I think this study will help me a lot as a young leader in my fellowship.

  • Gabrielle Bryan says:

    My name is Gabrielle Bryan. I’m from Jacksonville, Fl. Being a woman
    of God is tough in today’s world because there are so many things trying to pull
    you down and away from God’s purpose and will for your life.

  • Bienve Doyle says:

    Hello I am from sunny east coast Florida 🙂
    I am doing this study with my friend Gabby. This will be my second Bible study with Women’s Bible Cafe.
    Toughest job of being a woman is the many hats we wear. I am a single mom of three teens. I need all the help I can get….. I am excited about this study ….

  • Carol McCreery says:

    I am Carol from Texas. looking forward to the study of Esther.

  • Candy King says:

    Can’t wait to start Esther. Hurry up Monday!

  • Angela Hassett says:

    Hello …I’m Angela from Frederick MD. I think it is wonderful to be a woman ! However I am need to stop, slow down , and remember my walk with Christ .

    • Judy says:

      Hi, everyone. This is my first online Bible Study. Hope it goes well. Angela Hassett, I’m right down the road from you in Walkersville. I, was forced to slow down due to MS, but I’m remembering my heavenly father more and more.

  • Jennifer says:

    Hi! I’m Jennifer and I’m from Rocky Mount, NC and really excited to be starting my first Bible study on here! I think being a woman today is tough because you’re expected to be so many different roles and be perfect at each of them.

  • Jennifer says:

    My name is Jennifer H from Prior Lake, MN. I don’t really think there is anything tough about being a woman. I love being a woman. I love being able to carry a child inside of me and feeling them kick, to being a soft nurturing mother, to be a wife and supporter to my husband. I love getting dressed up and feeling beautiful and giggling with my girlfriends. I’m thankful that I am a woman.

  • Michelle Huisingh says:

    My name is Michelle. I live in Illinois. I think the demands placed on a woman are high. You know a woman’s work is never done. I believe their is balance to be found in a woman’s life and I believe looking at ester may help. Think it will go well in correlation with the other study.

  • Diane says:

    This will be my 1st online Bible Study and I’m excited that the time is drawing near! Like most of you, it’s hard to be Mom, Wife, Nana, Friend, Cook & Housekeeper, yet still find quality Christian fellowship time with others by attending Bible studies outside of the home. I am believing THIS is going to work perfectly for me, as well as other ladies who feel the same way I do! Blessings to all of you from Wilmington, NC….Diane 🙂

  • Teri Williams says:

    Hi, I’m from New York, NY. This is my third bible study with the Women’s Bible Cafe. I am going to do this study with a good friend who is a new member of this site, and I am very excited!!

  • Jenny says:

    Hello! I’m Jenny from Loveland, Colorado. As a woman there are so many voices in my head telling me what it what. It can be hard to tune them out and focus on The Voice speaking truth and life to my soul. I need this study to set aside time to chase after my Beloved.

  • donna says:

    pray everyone is having a great week!!!!

  • Bonnie Hazelwood says:

    Oh and I’m from Soddy Daisy, TN

  • Bonnie Hazelwood says:

    I have such a hard time getting to bible study. I’ve raised 5 children and have 3 more I adopted. I feel so spread thin. Between taking care of the books in my husband’s business, running kids around, organic gardening, canning, taking care of our chickens, volunteering at their schools and for band, my life is so hectic I need time to learn more about God so I can become closer to Him

  • Jennifer says:

    Hi, I’m Jennifer. I currently live in Charleston, SC with my husband, 3 year old son, and our 3 dogs. I’m a military wife and a SAHM. It’s tough being a woman today because we do tend to juggle anything and everything on a daily basis. It’s easy to lose sight of what is truly important in the midst of the daily chaos of just living.

  • Lisa says:

    Hello I am Lisa from Colorado Springs, CO. I am a stay at home mom of 3 wonderful children, and I also do all the bookeeping for my husbands business. I am really looking forward to participating with everyone. It seems I have so much to do for everyone else I barely have time for myself…so this will be for me:)

  • MadelineC says:

    Hi, Everyone. My name is Madeline. I am from South Louisiana. It is tough being a woman today no matter where you live or what your circumstances are. Today’s woman is forced to be “all things to all people.” Her time and energies are spread so thinly it is difficult to meet that unrealistic expectation AND have time/opportunity to grow and mature as a Christian woman. I am transitioning from a very intense and active career to retirement. Personally, I NEED this study as I enter another phase of my life. I am so looking forward to spending time in this study with my sisters in Christ. I am looking forward to a closer walk with my Lord. May God bless us all.

  • Mitzy says:

    I’m originally from Mexico, but live in Canada now. It’s hard being a woman, because many responsibilities and people depend on me, count on me and demand of me. As much as I enjoy giving to others, I struggle finding a balance in giving to myself as well.

  • Megan says:

    Hi, I am also from Ohio. I think it is hard to be a woman with all the pressures and the high expectations that we put on ourselves and others put on us. I am looking forward to this series and what I have to learn.

  • LENA SKARIAH says:

    My name is Lena and I am originally from Dallas but my husband is in the Navy so we are currently in Japan.
    Although I love the role of wife, mom, friend, daughter, sister etc….. it can be very hectic because I tend to find myself pushed into situations where I want to help but now I am exhausted!!! So, I am so excited to spend time in God’s word and with you ladies.

  • Iliana says:

    Hi I’m Iliana from Palm Springs, CA. I think it’s tough being a woman because of the many roles we have to fulfill. I’m very excited to start this study!!! 🙂

  • Kathleen says:

    Hi, I’m from Marion, Ohio. I have a very hectic schedule and I find myself pulled in many directions all day long. It is definitely harder being a woman today than it was 200 years ago. I homeschool my 2 daughters, plus work a full time job at the same time. My job requires me to wear many “hats” at the same time. I look forward to my days off when I can pull myself back into being just one person.

  • Carolyn says:

    Hello, I am from Washington state. The only times I ever felt it was tough to be a woman was in the working world. Although jobs for women have come a long ways and many women are very successful in thier roles, I found it to still be a mans world. I am a mother of two and a grandmother of 5 and I cherish that role and never looked at it as being tough. It had its tough moments of tragedy,pain, and stuggles, but yet one with many blessings. I look Forward to revisiting this study and learning the views of many others.

  • Aley says:

    Hello, I am aley from los angeles,ca! Its tough to be a women in a world that demands so much of you!

  • Ana Maria Rojas says:

    Hi There just checking if this gets posted. Having trouble. I registered and wrote a post on 9-10 but don’t see it.
    I just want to make sure that I am ready for next Monday…. Can’t wait for Ester’s Bible Study to start.

    • Ana Maria Rojas says:

      I’m from Round Rock Texas…. and yes it’s tough being a woman because we have many roles to accomplish and very high expectations from everyone. We want to please everyone but that is hard to do and on top of that we forget about ourselves.
      This is the first Beth Moore Bible Study I’m going to do… Can’t wait to start… learn and fellowship with all the beautiful people around the world!
      Have a blessed day !

  • Christie says:

    Its tough being a woman because we often have the role of exhibiting that unconditional LOVE that we think is expected of us. However, in our sinfulness and weakness, we can’t possibly give the LOVE all the time like we should. We often are not patient, kind, and forgiving as quickly or easily as we should be. Living up to be the right kind of woman are big shoes to fill.

  • Blanca Duck says:

    Hi I’m Blanca from Simi Valley, CA. It’s tough being a woman with all the responsibilities we have and sometimes we add on ourselves and it’s overwhelming. Looking forward to this study. I’m looking forward to this study 🙂

  • Pam says:

    I love being a women but many times I am overwhelmed by all the people I care for. I am a lung cancer nurse and I have five children. Sometimes the needs of my patients, family and friends leave me weary and I can be prone to depression. Without my daily Bible study I know I would crumble under the weight of the load. Thank you Jeaus for taking on my burdens!

  • Carla says:

    Hi, I am Carla from Delaware. I think it is tough being women because of the expectations we have from others and ourselves. We expect to be all things to everyone and leave ourselves at the end of the list. We need to begin to carve out time to take care of our souls, spirits, and bodies. I want to begin doing that here!

  • Erin says:

    There are a lot expectations we have to live up too

  • Kari S. says:

    Hi I’m Kari from Tualatin Oregon! It’s tough being a woman simply because of all of the physical trials we go through! From having babies to cleaning the floor late at night after a full day of work! Looking forward to studying with everyone!

  • Tina says:

    Hi I’m Tina from Blockton, Iowa. A tiny town south of nowhere. I think it’s tough being a woman because of all the “hats” we have to wear. I’ve raised 4 of my own children and 8 step-children. I give so much to everyone I’m not sure who I am anymore. Looking forward to this bible study and connecting with other christian women 🙂

  • Jennifer Schubert says:

    Hi…..my name is Jennifer …I’m from Arlington , TX….where do I begin …lol…being a woman is hard enough but throw in being a mom and wife…just trying to find out what kinda woman we want to be can get lost in taking care of others …the responsibility of taking care of everyone usually wears me out and I don’t take care of me ….I just want balance as a Christian woman…so looking foward to this….I love me some Beth Moore!!!!

  • Holly says:

    My name is Holly. I am from McKinney, Texas. It is tough being a women for me because it is hard to find the balance juggling everything that has to get done both for work and home and getting no respect for how hard I work for my family.

  • Lacie says:

    Hey y’all, I’m Lacie from Texas. The hardest thing about being a woman is balancing all the responsibilities and roles of being a woman, wife and mother and doing so while trying to be a gracious and loving person! Some days I just don’t feel very gracious or loving and just want to grumble. I’m trying to “do everything without complaining” and it has certainly been challenging but also has blessed me and made me feel humbled. I’m a stay at home wife and mother and also going to school online. I’m excited about this Bible study and looking forward to connecting with other women.

  • Lisa Raymer Simmons says:

    My name is Lisa and I live in Greenvill,Sc. I love being a women and a mom. I sometimes feel it is hard being a women because as moms we get so busy with family, work,home and school that we forget to detox and refuel our selves.I tell my husband its not his job to make me happy, it is my job and when I am a women who is centered in God then I find that peace and happiness.

  • Amanda F says:

    Hey Everyone 🙂 I am Amanda from Huntsville, Al…the hardest thing for me as a woman is having to live up to the responsibilities that everyone in society defines as the “woman’s role”. I am a stay at home mom and you wouldn’t believe how many people think that I do not “work” because I stay home with my babies!

  • Kamala Cummings says:

    Hello! I’m Kamala from Atlanta. The hardest thing about being a woman is creating balance in your life.

  • Susan says:

    It’s tough being a woman because so much is expected of us. Our children, husbands, and relatives expect us to be one way. Our friends expect us to be another way. Our children’s schools expect us to be even more. Finally, we expect certain things of ourselves, and we get lost in all the hubub.

    There is so little time and God is expecting so much of us too! We always fall short in all areas and are never quite good enough.

  • Rhonda says:

    Hi, my name is Rhonda. The toughest thing about being a woman are the weights and responsibilities required of us and doing them in a submissive manner and staying in the order of position which pleases the Lord.

  • Eilene Adams says:

    Hi, I’m Eilene and I’m from Missouri. I feel that being a woman we have so many different phases of life we go through. As my role from being a young working mom & leaving my child in daycare one day and then it seemed in no time she was headed off to college. I’m no longer working outside the home. My husband & I have had our share of challenges from him going thru a stroke in 2007, we both have lost our parents, the economy taking a toll on our business, & having a house on the market for over a year. As a woman we have to be there for everyone else & try to keep it all together. I can honestly say that if it hadn’t been for my faith in God I’m not sure I’d made it through some of the challenging times in one piece.

  • Phyllis M says:

    Hello All! I’m Phyllis from Maryland. The hardest thing about being a woman is living up to our society’s definition of one.

  • Cheryl S says:

    Hi Ladies, My name is Cheryl and I am from KC,Mo. I feel the hardest thing about being a woman is the adjustments we have to make while going through each stage in life. One stage being the “super-mom” with hectic schedules, raising young children; going to another stage of being the caregiver for aging parents and yet another stage adapting to “the empty nest syndrome”!

  • KAT YEOH says:

    Hi I am from Penang Malaysia. Its tough to be a woman no matter where we are from. Everythings seems to fall on our shoulders

  • Sheri says:

    Hi, my name is Sheri and I am currently living in Hawaii due to a military assignment. It’s tough being a woman because there are never enough hours in the day to get it all done. I’m looking forward to this study.

  • Maggie Rivera says:

    My name is Maggie. I’m from Ridgewood, New York. One reason why I think its tough being a woman is because we carry so much on our shoulders between being a working mom, wife, housewife, and if you’re involved in ministry, the lists go on. Surrendering and keeping yourself from worry by totally depending on the Lord I’d say is the toughest lesson of all.

    • Candace says:

      My name is Candace and I’m from AR. I believe we women are torn in so many directions in today’s society that it is very hard for us to make time to tend to our physical and/or spiritual selves.

  • Dixie says:

    Hi my name is Dixie I am from oklahoma, I think it is tought being a woman because everything is always on our shoulders. I am a mom of a 17 year old with cerebral palsy and married to a man that is disabled I work overnights so its pretty tough. Not sure what Gods plan is for me but I know he has one thats what I have to hold on to.

  • Angela H says:

    Hi, my name is Angela. I think that it is hard being a women because we have some many roles to play. We are mothers, wives, and care givers to all.

  • Angie says:

    Hi, my name is Angie and I am from Atlanta. I think its tough to be a woman because as so many have said already, we juggle many roles for our families.

  • marie says:

    im marie ogden utah cant wait for the study and chats

  • lori murray says:

    Hi my name is Lori and I live in Alabama. The hardest thing about being a women is not enough hours in the day! Because an extra hour or two for a nap would be amazing

  • sonya says:

    Hi im Sonya from PA. It is hard being a woman because we are expected to be superwomen.

  • Denise says:

    Hi, I am Denise from Virginia. I have had the Esther study book for probably over a year now. I have been wanting to do the study, but just haven’t done it. I am excited to start this study! As for being a woman, it is hard since I am a stay-at-home mom. I love taking care of the kids, but it is hard to take care of the house and take care of the kids. I think there is a high expectation that I have to do it all.

  • Terry Pierce says:

    Hi, I’m Terry from South Carolina. I think it’s tough being a woman because stereotypes are placed upon our gender at times. I look forward to taking an in-depth look into the book of Esther and applying what I learn to today’s real life situations.

  • Susan Morris says:

    I would like to join the Esther bible study because God has always used Beth Moore to touched my heart so I can’t wait to see how He will reveal himself through this study. For me, the hardest part of being a woman is truley believing that I can trust God no matter what happens.

  • Anna says:

    Hi I am Anna. I am from Alabama. I believe it is tough being a woman due to housework, children, and hormones : )

  • Kim Mathews says:

    I think it is tough being a woman in my generation because a woman has to work, very few have the option to stay home. With the current economy, I feel woman do it all work, cook, clean, raise kids.I am excited about this study because Ester had such a impact to those in generation with things to learn for this generation on being a Godly woman.

  • Ratsel Miranda says:

    Hello,
    I think is hard being a woman because for the most part we are the ones (like Esther) carrying the spiritual life of the family.

  • Lane says:

    I’m Lane from Dallas. I think it is tough being a woman, but particularly a Godly woman in this day and age, living in a world of accepted sin, easy access to unGodly ways, and technology that distracts us from the Lord.

  • Perla says:

    Hi, I’m Perla. I’m so excited to join this Esther study! Esther is definitely one of my favorite women in the bible. I think it’s hard being a woman because we are “expected” to do everything. I know for me, being a woman, wife and stay at home mom, I constantly feel overwhelmed with all the things I have to do daily.

  • Nischala Evangeline Choppala says:

    Hi I am Evangeline from UAE , Yes , its very tough to be a successful woman in the lord as world and its glitterings pulls you to one side where as word of God remainds you that you belong to the Living God but not of the world . so there it starts the spiritual warfare in a god fearing woman !!

  • Janet says:

    My name is Janet – this is my second attempt at a study via this website. Its tough being a woman because so much falls on our shoulders.

  • angelina p says:

    I just wanted to give a encouraging word this morning to my sisters, I know its hard. I know this world weigh on ones soul, but if you continue to hang in there and seek God’s face, He can deliver you out from any hardship you may be going through. He loves you today. Is what he put on my heart to let you know.He Loves You. So keep seeking His kingdom cause your reward is coming soon. Never think that the trials you are going through aren’t getting noticed because they are not by man but by our Heavely Father, and He appreciates all you do for His people, so keep being blessed. You are truely a blessing to others lives, never doubt that, so keep fighting, and have the Faith like a Lion and He will see you through. I love you and peace to all today in His name.

  • Vanessa says:

    I am Vanessa from Texas, I know I put too much pressure on myself as a woman. I am divorced, empty nest now and dating. As a woman without a husband or my children I am having a hard time knowing what my purpose is now. I need to know it’s ok to just enjoy myself and do what I want to do without guilt of not taking care of someone else.

  • Summer Bert says:

    Hi I am Summer from Washington state. I think it is hard being a woman because we are under appreciated for all that we do inside and outside the home

  • Pamyla says:

    Hi my name is Pam and I’m from the High Desert of California. I think outside expectations combined with our desire to please make it difficult being a woman. I really like Linda’s comment on competition thou also.

  • Terri Gilbert says:

    I would like to join the Ester bible study by Beth Moore. I dont know much about why its tough to be a woman, but I know its tough to be a single woman.

  • Heather says:

    Hi, I’m Heather from Maryland. I have never studied Esther so I am sure God has a powerful message for me in this study. I think it is hard to be a woman who is expected to do it all – work, family, home.

  • Crysta Silas says:

    Hello, my name is Crysta and I’m from Indianapolis. I feel as a women I have to please everyone and be a peacekeeper.

  • Tara says:

    Hi I’m Tara from Southern CA. I thnk it’s tough being a woman because we get pulled in so many different directions on a daily basis.

  • Linda says:

    Hi, my name is Linda and I’m from Canada. I sometimes think the hardest thing about being a woman is the competition we as women put on ourselves.

  • Cindy H says:

    I’m Cindy, from Arkansas. Yes, I’m excited about studying Esther, one of my most favorite women in the Bible, As a woman, mother, wife–sometimes I feel like the intermediary in my family. It’s often difficult to please everyone. 🙂

  • MIchelle says:

    It is tough to be a woman because we carry the weight of the world around on our shoulders everyday, but still constantly scrutinize and criticize ourselves for every little thing we do.

  • Melissa Rhodes says:

    Hi, my name is Melissa and I am from Pennsylvania. The toughest part of being a woman is the demands of being a mother, wife, working full-time; there is so many demands and more each day it seems.

  • Brandie Pipkin says:

    My name is Brandie Pipkin. I’m from Sumter, SC and I think is hard being a woman because of our ability to allow people to take advantage of us because we are so loving.

  • Meg says:

    My name is Meg from Canada. The toughest part of being a woman is balance!

  • Michelle says:

    I’m Michelle and I’m from Melbourne, Australia. The constancy of life – especially in this season of motherhood with three small children, makes being a woman tough at times. It teaches me lots, but sometimes feels so relentless and it’s hard to find time to feed my soul.

  • Erika Velasquez says:

    It’s tough being a woman because we are expected to be proper ladies, but we are also expected to survive in a man’s world.

  • Kimberly Guerino says:

    My name is Kimberly and I’m from Nevada. It’s tough being a woman because we have so much that we do on a daily basis.

  • Debra Sellars says:

    It’s hard being a woman because of our empathetic and “fix it” nature…and we often do not take time to “fix”ourselves……..

  • Sheree says:

    It’s hard being a women because sometimes you just can’t spread yourself do thin. Now days so much is required of a women.

  • Melissa Small says:

    Hello Ladies!!! My name is Melissa and I’m from New Jersey. The toughest part about being a woman for me is dealing with how critical I am of myself.

  • Sabrina says:

    My name is Sabrina and I am from Arkansas. The toughest part of being a woman is having your point of view heard and valued. And always having to do everything right the first time.

  • Melinda says:

    My name is Melinda. I am from Brooklyn, NY. I have not participated in one of these studies before and I am looking forward to it.

    • Melinda says:

      I agree that as a woman I find it difficult to balance all the different components of my life. There are times I struggle to do things in my own strength and do not surrender things to the Lord. I sometimes focus on a desired outcome while needing to remember that it is the Lord’s plan that is important.

  • Sonia says:

    It’s tough being a woman because all of the responsibilities that I have from taking care of the kids, my husband and job to spending time with God. It’s like I’m on fast forward all the time and it’s hard to stop and appreciate the little things that matter like your 6 yr old saying, “Hey mama, did you see my I love you message” to your husband saying “I really like it when you are around.” Instead sometimes I focus on the laundry that I need to finish or grocery shopping that needs to get done instead of what really matters, loving God, loving my family and thanking God for everything!

  • Courtney says:

    I am Courtney from Alabama and think it is tough being a woman because of the pressure I put on myself.

  • Michelle Evans says:

    Michelle from Alaska – fighting worldly expectations and focusing on God’s expectations.

  • AmyW says:

    My name is Amy and I am from Southern Indiana. The toughest part of being a woman is the pressures I fight daily to prove I have it together and yet knowing that I really don’t need to prove that to anyone. God loves me anyways.

  • Tenisha says:

    Hello all! My name is Tenisha and I’m from Michigan. The toughest part of being a woman is that we care in what we do and the outcome in our everyday lives, so I tend to take on more physically and emotionally.

  • Stephanie says:

    Hi, my name is Stephanie and I am from Alabama. I think it’s tough being a women because it is had to balance everything.

  • Rose says:

    Hi, my name is Rose from San Antonio, Tx. It’s hard being a woman for me because of the demands of almost everything around me, it’s hard to find the time to do everything I feel I’m obligated to do as a mother and wife.

  • Donna says:

    My name is Donna..I’m from Massachusetts. The toughest part for me with respect to being a woman is trying to “do it all” and to do it right.

  • Nancy says:

    Hi, I’m from Elmwood Park. Looking forward to this study.

  • Lori says:

    Hi, my name is Lori and I’m from Missouri….I can’t wait for this study to start, I got my book today!

  • donna says:

    i agree Kelly!! i just went and got my book today and im very excited to be part of such a blessed group:)

  • Shenora says:

    My name is Shenora and it is hard being a woman because our spiritual, mental, emotional and physical strength is tested on a daily basis. There is no such privilege that allows us to have a one track mind because everything would fall a part around us. Stereotypes and double standards have to be fought against in the corporate world and even the church. It is very hard being a woman but with Christ, we can survive anything.

  • Rachel says:

    I’m Rachel from NV and it’s hard to balance it all 😉

  • Shannon says:

    I’m Shannon for Dallas, Texas. The toughest part about being a woman is feeling pulled to be everything to everyone and recognizing it will never happen.

  • Kelly says:

    Hi! I’m Kelly in California and I sometimes find it difficult to not feel resentment towards my husband when I should really be feeling grateful. I gave up my career to stay home with my children, and, deep down, this is what I feel called to be doing right now, however, sometimes caring for my 2-year-old and six-month old leave me so exhausted that I resent my husband for never being home and leaving me so often to care for our children and household on my own. I know that he is working for us, yet I become resentful because while he spends his day fulfilling a career in which he is passionate about, I feel like I am losing the spark I once had before I became a mom. I love being a mom, and I am passionate about motherhood, however, there is more to me besides “mom” and I never have the opportunity to let the writer, the teacher, the runner, the dancer, or the friend reveal themselves anymore. I’m hoping this study will help me live as the complete woman I want to be.

  • donna says:

    my name is Donna,i am currently in Springfield,MO.It is hard being a woman because all that we do is so unseen and not acknowledge…the glue that holds it all together! who ever really sees the glue?Yet,we must continue on with or without praises in order to keep that balance:)

  • Leigh says:

    Being a female leader in a male dominated industry is hard enough. Being heard and actually taken seriously when you’re asking for positive change can be nearly impossible. It’s so easy to be tempted to give up.

  • Melissa says:

    I am Melissa from Minnesota and I think its so hard to find a balance and time for myself.

  • Carin says:

    Carin from N. California. A regular here at the cafe’. I LOVE LOVE Beth Moore studies! Not only is it tough being a woman but it is tough being a Christian in times of Trials. I look forward to this study!

  • Brie says:

    My name is Brie and I’m from eastern Iowa. I’m glad I’m a woman, but one of the hardest things I’ve found about being a woman is balancing all of our different roles with each other, and making them work in harmony.

  • jackie says:

    Hi, I’m Jackie,
    I’m from Pennsylvania.
    Nice to meet you all.
    I agree with Cheri, and it’s hard also because we are so busy being who others want us to be, that we never take the time to be who we really are!.

  • Valarie says:

    Hi, this is Valarie from Katy, Texas. I find it tough being a woman at times based on assumptions people make.

  • MARLENE RUIZ says:

    My name is Marlene and I’m from Miami, Florida. I actually enjoy being a woman!!

    P.S. – I agree with Debbie E from Missouri about the hormones!!!

  • Natalie says:

    Hello! My name is Natalie and I am from Peoria, AZ. I feel that it’s hard to be a woman because being “only” a wife/mom is de-valued in today’s society.

  • Christina Auman says:

    Christina, North Carolina transplant -I believe it’s hard to be a woman because the lies of what a woman should be that society has placed upon us.

  • Debbie E says:

    Hi. My name is Debbie and I’m from Missouri. Hormones can make it tough being a woman.

  • Nakeysha Knight says:

    Its hard being a woman because for some it can become to find that balance of the role we have as mothers, working women, spirituality, wives, and personal. As a single mother that is just another obstacle to add…..but its possible with the proper direction/guidance and God on your side!

  • Cheri F says:

    My name is Cheri, and I’m from Washington State. I really like being a woman, but it can be tough to balance all the components that come with it: house, kids, husband, etc. This is my first online bible study, and my third study using Beth Moore materials.

  • Janice Blanton says:

    Being a woman is hard because of what you have to go through with raising children sometimes and I am from Laneville, TX

  • Dawn says:

    We wear many “hats” and we are expected to wear all of them well.

  • Freda says:

    I am from Dallas, TX.
    It is tough being a woman b/c of many reasons…my main struggle is balancing everything. I find that I am giving my all to my family, job, etc and at the end of the day I’m too tired to take care of myself.

  • Stephanie says:

    I’m from SC and it’s tough to be a woman because we’re not always respected for all that we do for our families/friends.

  • TiAnna Wright says:

    From Bellevue WA
    It’s tough being a woman because of the many hats we wear. Keeping all aspects of my life in balance, and giving due time to each, is definitely tough 🙂

  • Shellie Foltz says:

    I’m Shellie Foltz from Springfield, Missouri. It’s tough being a woman because we are pulled in so many directions at once and feel the need, generally, to be perfect at everything we do. We hate to be a disappointment to anyone.

  • Claudia says:

    Please register me for the Esther Bible Study. My name is Claudia and I’m from Indiana. It’s tough being a woman because I try to please everyone and consequently do not please myself.

  • Kristin Anderson says:

    It is difficult to find time for and balance in all of the responsibilities. of being a woman

  • Linda says:

    It’s tough being a woman because we are pulled in so many directions and being a perfectionist I want to do my very best (and more) at all of them.

  • Melody Baker says:

    It’s tough being a woman because we are relied on for nearly everything but respected for nearly nothing.

  • Suzann says:

    Suzann from Texas. I think it’s tough being a woman because of the pressures society puts on us to be sex symbols rather than images and women of God.

  • Sheila says:

    My name is Sheila Edens-Brown from Justice, IL. It is tough being a woman because we give so much of ourselves to others and forget to give to ourselves the love we deserve.

  • Lakecia Harris says:

    Hi Lakecia Harris from Montgomery, Alabama. It is tough being a woman due to all of the multi-tasking that we do in addition to all of the emotions that we deal with on a regular basis.

  • Karen says:

    My name is Karen and it’s tough being a women because we lived in a make dominated society that doesn’t consider our needs from a woman’s perspective

  • Kamala Cummings says:

    Please forward information to register.

  • Kim Oathout says:

    Hi my name is Kim. It is hard being a woman and holding a high standard in today world.

  • Phyllis Van says:

    My name is Phyllis and I live in Columbus, Ohio. It’s tough being a woman because we think we have an infinite capacity to ‘do it all’.

  • Kelly says:

    Hi I’m Kelly from Texas. I think it’s tough being a woman because of the many things we have to juggle in our lives.

  • Sue says:

    It’s tough being a woman because we believe the lie “I can do it all”

  • Amy McNeff says:

    My name is Amy and I live in McCook, Nebraska. It’s tough being a woman because of all the emotions we experience.

  • Faith says:

    Hi, I’m Faith from Alaska. It’s tough being a woman trying to work in what’s considered “man’s work” and receive the same respect that a man would in that same job position

  • MarcieSpencer says:

    Hi, I’m Marcie from SC. It’s really really hard to be a woman in today’s world. So many of us learned from generations of women seeking artificial affirmation. I look forward to studying Esther to become a more graceful, merciful woman.

  • Amy says:

    My name is Amy from Phoenix AZ and I’m looking forward to

  • Jaylo says:

    I my name is Jaylo i am from Jamaica. Its very hard being a woman with all the different roles we are expected to fulfilled.

  • Kelly W. says:

    My name is Kelly and I live in Upstate New York. It is hard being a woman because of all the roles and expectations I place on myself. My focus can quickly turn from how God views me to how others view me.

  • Julie Price says:

    Hi I’m Julie from the UK, its tough being a woman having to balance everything!!

  • LaTanya K says:

    My top 3…it is tough being a woman are: #1 the balancing act! I find it sometimes extremely difficult because I am so very detailed oriented. I feel like I spend so much time on details…my husband sometimes say too much time. My #2 would be the time and strict routines with the weight loss issues…OMG! I can look at food and feel like I’ve gained 5 pounds! #3 would be to feel like I dedicate “enough” of my time whereas it is pleasing to God. Sometimes life just gets so demanding it is hard to give the amount of time that “I want”.

  • Hello, I am Tamla from Houston, Texas. I am excited to see this as I have been studying Esther this past month. It is tough being a woman at times when you HAVE to make decisions that can effect the outcome of those attached to you. As a woman we want to ensure those decisions are right so trust in God’s plan is paramount.

  • Susan says:

    I’m Susan from Virginia and I think it’s tough being a woman because we seem to have all these emotions to deal with!

  • Alexandria says:

    Hi I’m Alexandria and I’m from NC. It’s tough being a women because of all the resposibilities we put on ourselves.

  • Joanie says:

    Hello! My name is Joanie and I’m from Illinois. I also think that it’s tough being a woman having to fill all of the roles that woman are expected to fill today. I look forward to studying Esther!

  • Angel Long says:

    Hi my name is Angel Long. It’s tough being a woman simply because we have to be so many things for so many people, and we are required to be all and do all so eloquently and gently- sometimes that is a hard task!

  • Tina Rodriguez says:

    Hi. I am Tina from West Michigan. It is hard being a woman today because many women work outside the home and run households.

  • Debbie says:

    Hi, I’m Debbie from New York 🙂 It’s tough being a woman b/c we have so many roles to play in life, and it’s a challenge to stay focused on God as we transition from one role to the next!

  • Martha Chasten says:

    Hi, my name is Martha Chasten. I’m from North Carolina. It’s tough being a woman trying to be a good mother and grandmother and working two jobs just to survive after being laid off from a job of 23 years.

  • Hi. My name is Regan and I am from the Phoenix Metro Area, Arizona. Where do I start? Being a woman is like being a superhero. I know that I was beautifully made, but sometimes I am simply a beautiful mess… Excited to learn new things and spend time in fellowship!

  • Diane Eaton says:

    Hi I am Diane from South Carolina and it is hard being a women in a man’s world with the expectancy of all the roles a women has to play.

  • Hi, my name is Terri and I am from Southeast Missouri. It is tough being a woman with so many different roles: wife, mother, teacher, daughter, sister, etc., while staying in God’s will for my life

  • Christine Smith says:

    We’re updating the comment box at the Womens Bible Cafe. There are 200+ comments for the Esther study, they will appear in the next 24 hours as the software updates.

  • Mary Joan says:

    I am looking forward to this course! It’s tough being a woman for many reasons most of which depend on our circumstances. Seeking the Lord’s guidance and peace is key to managing our circumstances in the way He would have us deal with whatever they are. I find myself so involved in the details of daily life from demands of others in our life that it is often hard to take the appropriate time with the Lord. MJD

  • We’re updating the website this weekend and the comments will not show for about 24 hours.Hope you like the new comment box!

  • Michelle Borza says:

    My name is Michelle and I am from Florida. I think I may have not posted correctly already. I am really looking forward to trying this, I have been looking for something like this for a long time.

    I believe that it is tough to be a woman because we are expected to do it all, to be a Super Woman, the house, the job, the family, volunteer at school and church, cook, clean and get it all done in 24 hours and do it again the next day.

  • Michelle Borza says:

    It is tough being a woman because we are expected to do it all,work, be the best mom, volunteer at school, volunteer at church, take care of home, husband and children and cook and clean all in 24 hours.

  • Annetta Martinez says:

    I forgot to put where I was from in my last post. I live in Bayfield Colorado. I look forward to this study I was able to get the member book today:)

  • Mary says:

    I have been trying to locate a Beth Moore study in my area with no success. I love her Esther study and I so excited to do this again. Being a woman is tough in today’s world, trying to find balance between being a strong, faithful Christian woman and realizing my weaknesses and my faults don’t always measure up. I’m hoping to regain strength in my Jesus, to rekindle my love for him and rediscover His everlasting peace.

  • Karen says:

    Hi I,m from South Africa, its tough being a woman because you feel like you are on a hamster wheel and you know you have to get off and rest in God but the silly thing just will not stop going round and round! Then all of a sudden your children leave home and the hamster wheel just stops! Ouch! so excited to join in the bible study. Somebody gave me the Esther book as a gift last year – divine coincidence!

  • Kathy House says:

    My name is Kathy House I am from Massachusetts, I am so excited to be part of this Bible study I have never done one online before.

  • Gail LeBel says:

    My name is Gail and I am from Peterborough, ON Canada. I think it is hard being a woman because we try to fix everyones problems…our kids, our husbands, our friends, ourselves…we need to be able to leave it more in God’s hands and be patient.

  • kelli m says:

    As a women today we put so much pressure on ourselves to do it all . We want to be able to take care of everything and put time for us on the end of the list . Tryin to balance being a wife,mother, coworker, an the perfect daughter to the King is hard.

  • Amy says:

    I’m looking forward to trying my first online bible study. I am a cancer patient and chemo treatments make it impossible to attend studies at my church.

  • Tina Noel says:

    Hi, I am Tina from Virginis. I thinking it is hard being a woman because of all the roles we have in life. Frome being a mother, wife, caregiver, provider, etc. It s hard for us to focus on just who we are and have time for ourself. I am excited about this study.

  • Annetta Martinez says:

    My name is Annetta and I am looking forward to this bible study. I have been looking for an interactive women’s bible study for some time and when I came across this site I was excited. So excited that I went and ordered my Esther book right away only to find out that I ordered the leader guide instead of the member book and I used 2 of my amazon gift cards. The toughest part of being a women is keeping your household together all the while trying to better yourself in the Good Lords Word. Now I will have to find a way to order the member book. So if any of you need a leader Book I have one I can send you just let me know. I am still looking forward to this study.

  • Rebecca says:

    It’s hard being a woman because we are the organizers of family life…it doesn’t matter if you are a single mom or married….our job is to keep things together no matter what. In times of crisis, we are expected to be the guiding light that carries our families through all without breaking down ourselves.

  • Emilie says:

    My name is Emilie and I’m from Southern California. I think it’s tough being a woman because we are designed to give so much of ourselves. (Rewarding, but tough.)

  • Debbie says:

    Hi, I’m Debbie from Mechanicsville, VA. Even though it’s just my husband and myself, I can’t seem to get myself together. Our house is sooo cluttered with new items we bought from artisan friends of mine-I am in the process of giving it all away. In the meantime I want to do Bible studies, lose weight, have more personal time. So I’m ready for some help!

  • Kimberly says:

    My name is Kimberly and I live in Colorado. I believe it is challenging to be a woman because I feel as if we compete with one another verse loving and embracing each other.

  • Nancy says:

    Looking forward to this study.

  • Ashley says:

    Ashley from NC. I am going to be a first time mom any day now and that in and of itself it why it is tough being a woman!

  • Karrie says:

    I am a mother of two little boys in the Chicagoland area. The toughest part about being a women for me came when I had kids….how and who they are as adults will be a pretty direct reflection on the job I did!

  • Cynthia says:

    My name is Cynthia and I’m from Texas and it’s hard being a woman because you constantly have to prove your ability and worth.

  • Judy says:

    My name is Judy and I’m from Georgia. I think it’s tough being a woman in today’s society where anything goes.

  • Chris says:

    Chris from Arizona. Tough having to be better than male counterparts just to break even in the work world.

  • sylviacollomy says:

    Hello from Maine! So looking forward to learning from Beth Moore and to share the experience with so many who are hungry! I’m not sure it’s any easier or harder being a woman now than it was for Esther…we continue to live in a world where we have to guard our heart – battle for it -. The externals/environment may have changed, but the war still rages…Hold onto HIS hand. Tightly!!

  • Autumn says:

    I’m Autumn from Oklahoma! Excited for my first Beth Moore study!

  • Melanie says:

    I’m Melanie from Texas. It is very tough being a woman because, as a mom and a wife, there’s so much to do and it all falls on my shoulders. And yet, only other women recognize that. Very excited to start this study. 🙂

  • Ava Ingraham says:

    I am joining the Beth Moore study on Esther. It is truly hard to be a woman, even in this day & time. Boldness, belief in what’s right, & trust in our faithful God, enables us to do as Esther.

  • Renee says:

    Good Evening Everyone,
    My name is Renee and I live in Copperas Cove, Texas. I am a single mom of a 9 year old and a 1 year old, so I can agree that it is tough being a woman/mother today. I can’t wait to jump into another Beth Moore Bible Study. Have a Wonderful Evening.

  • Keli says:

    I’m Keli from Northern VA. This is also my first online bible study. I think it’s hard to be a woman because we are pulled in so many directions between family, children, spouse, work and all trying to serve the Lord at the same time.

  • Beatriz says:

    Hi my name is Beatriz. this is my first study. I am from Miami Floria

  • Heather says:

    I’m Heather and live in Ontario , Canada
    It’s tough to be a woman when you have to always be strong for your family regardless how tired you are

  • Carmella says:

    My name is Carmella and I live in Tennessee. I believe it is tough being a woman today because there are many situations where we are expected to have the strength of a man, and our strengths as a woman are not appreciated. Love women’s Bible studies and being a daughter of His!

  • Lisa says:

    Hi..my name is Lisa..Its tought being a woman because we have so many people to take care of…I live in Charlottesville Va…

  • Rebecca says:

    Hello! My name is Rebecca and I live in Racine, WI. For myself I find it tough being a woman because of some of the things that I perceive as unfair (like things we go through men don’t or vice versa). I’m excited to do this study online. 🙂

  • Sonia says:

    Hi my name is Sonia, im from Chicago but currently residing in Texas. It has always been tough for women, We are great multi-taskers, speaking for myself (and even for other women) we carry a lot of everyday duties like being a mom(and even a dad), wife, cook, clean, work and much more! And we always get over-looked/unappreciated. Besides that, I got to say that I appreciate the freedom we got here in America! Other country’s treat women very poorly with the least of respect!

  • Edith says:

    Hey, I am Edith. I live in Florida. It is tough being a woman because of all the distractions in the world.

  • Laurel says:

    Hello – this is my first on-line Bible study. I live in Bloomington, MN.

  • lizette says:

    Hi, Lizette here from CA. Its tough being a woman because appreciation is often long overdue

  • Natalie says:

    Hello There- I am Natalie and live in Virginia, and it is tough being a woman due to the juggling we have to do.

  • Amabel says:

    Hi my name is Amabel this is my second study. I am from New Jersey.

  • Sherrie says:

    Hi I am Sherrie. I live near Toledo Ohio.

  • Dawn says:

    Hello, I current live in PA and was looking for a local bible study group. Therefore, I am so glad that I found this site.
    It is tough being a woman because of all the responsibilities that we have as a mother, wife and etc. Often life can get overwhelming, but this is why prayer and bible studies are important to keep us lifted.

  • Marissa Nelson says:

    Its tough being a wife/mother/nurse and still try to be a good servant to the Lord.

  • Missy Newton says:

    Hello, my name is Missy and I’m from Alabama. I am so glad that I found Bible Cafe for Women. I work nights and one of the things that I have missed is bible studies on Wednesday nights. It is tough being a woman in today’s because of the way society wants us to be.

  • Becky says:

    Looking forward to this study!

  • beverly says:

    This is my first online bible course. I dont quite know what to expect. I do know that I want all that the lord has for me and I want to fully understand the word. I am a baby christian and I hunger and thirst for the word.

  • Linda says:

    Can’t wait to start extra. It’s tough being a woman because we have such high expectations of ourselves.

    I’m from S.W. PA

  • Liz says:

    From Baton Rouge, LA. Doing the study with my mom who lives in NY! Know we will both learn a lot from Esther!

  • Angelique says:

    I think it’s tough being a woman because of the mixed messages we receive in the world on HOW to be a woman. Most discussions or interviews on TV talk about beauty, sex or fashion, but what about our education, hobbies, talents and spiritual beliefs? I feel like I have to compete with society’s view on women, instead of God’s. Can’t wait to start this study!

  • Kristen M. says:

    Hello! My name is Kristen and I’m from Indiana. I’m really excited for this bible study and what I’m hoping to learn. I think it’s tough being a woman because of the way women in the media have portrayed “beauty” and “brains.” We tend to forget about the beauty within and why we’re called here because we find ourselves too worried about the indirect competition with everyone else.

  • Ruth says:

    Looking forward to the study and learning from Esther.

  • Betty says:

    I would be Blessed to do this Online Study Esther.I Love the online Studies I recently did the Renee Swope A Confident Heart.I only want to be The Woman God called me to be.I Pray that I am serving Him with A Servants Heart.God Bless you all at Bible Cafe

  • Judy says:

    Hi, first time participating with an online Bible Study. I hope it’s it’s as wonderful as I heard it to be. I’m 59, married, disabled with MS, and the facilatator of a small bible study of “mature women” (senior citizens).

  • Susan Workman says:

    Because it’s a mans world

  • Renee says:

    There are so many pressures coming from all sides. I have to be the breadwinner, predominant parent & yet stay in shape! I’m emotionally & physically exhausted!

  • Shelly says:

    There is so much pressure to be all and do all.

  • Rita says:

    The expectation to be everything for everybody and not always feeling appreciated.

  • Darrene Harrison says:

    It’s tough being a woman because too often our needs go by the wayside

  • Chikita Sanders says:

    I think because we are so complex but simple. For example we can juggle so many things it appears effortless at times but small things make us happy.

  • Diane says:

    Life started over at 50, single parenting, college student, working multiple part-time jobs.
    Last year I graduated college, moved into the job of my dreams .
    My son is a high school senior, my boss keeps adding responsibilities to my already full load, I’m overwhelmed by stress.
    God doesn’t give us more than we can handle; He thinks I can handle more than I think I can.

  • Stefanie says:

    We are expected to be everything.

  • Theresa from Littleton, CO
    Very excited to start this study! 1 of the reasons that I believe it’s so tough being a women is because the fictional protrayals like that of June Cleaver made it look so easy!! =)

  • Andra says:

    My name is Andra and I live in Virginia. Its tough being a woman because you get so drudged up in the world view of being some kind of a super distracted mom, that you loose your Biblical womanly character. Women’s lib is not Biblical. Soccer mom is not Biblical. I want to do this study again to remind me how to steer through the toughness with grace and to build Biblical womanly character.

  • jane says:

    the demands of life are great. need a bible study to keep centered.

  • Bonnie says:

    Count me in!

  • Jonnie Harvey says:

    Because it just is……

    Kannapolis, NC

  • Rhonda says:

    Can’t wait to get started!

  • Joy says:

    Have the book from a previous session. This is a great study–can’t wait to do it again.

  • Dotsi says:

    Count me in, too!!!!! To God Be the Glory! (TGBG)

  • Karis Miles says:

    Count me in! Love Beth Moore studies!

  • Andi. B says:

    Hi! Andi in Los Angeles. I got the book and am excited about the study! Registering for both studies, so need to get my hubby to take our daughter for an hour or so!! Blessings all around!

  • Janet says:

    Janet from Texas. When you are used to being strong…tough to know when to let someone else be.

  • Sarah Hux says:

    My name is Sarah from St. Louis. I think as women the bar is set pretty on. We expect a lot of ourselves and everyone else seems to expect a lot as well. We are suppose to be like a Super Hero. 🙂

  • Sheryl Beadles says:

    Hi, I’m Sheryl. I am from Missouri. It’s tough being a woman because we always have so many people depending on us that we have to stay strong even when we want to have our own meltdown.

  • Evelyn says:

    hey my name is evelyn i am from alabama and it is tough to be a woman because of all the stuff life throws at us

  • Mamie says:

    Greetings!
    My name is Mamie Harper and I currently live in Tallahassee, Florida->but I am a Georgia girl at heart! It is tough being a woman because you are constantly told how to act (via media, old family traditions, society) even if they contradict the woman God wants you to be…:-)

  • Denise says:

    Greetings from Dayton, OH! I agree with Belinda – it is tough to be a woman because we play so many roles it is hard to find the perfect balance. I am looking forward to this study!

  • Allison M says:

    Checking in from AZ…I have been doing Bible Studies with Christine and others here at WBC for the past two years. Why it is tough being a woman? We are sensitive when it comes to our children. Even though my kids are all adults now, I miss the role of mom as their advocate and supporter. I realize I need to learn how to transition from being the main caregiver to being on the sidelines. Even though we know this is the stage of life that we have been waiting for, sometimes it is difficult to define our new role in our adult children’s lives …and BTW, hot flashes are no fun, either 🙂

  • CoCo says:

    It’s tough being a woman — in the tight fist of fear

  • Gale says:

    Hi, I am from MN. I think it is wonderful being a woman and have had the joy of raising my children and now the great joy of my grandchildren

  • Gale says:

    Hi, I am from MN and I think it is tough because I carry the load of praying for my family

  • Jan Marie says:

    Hi I am Jan Marie from New Hampshire. It is tough being a woman today with so many distractions it is hard to keep my eyes on Jesus.

  • Gayle says:

    My name is Gayler and I am looking forward to this study. I think its tough being a woman because of judgements and expectations set on us.

  • Amy says:

    It is tough being a woman because everyone depends on you for everything and it is hard balancing it all.

  • It is tough being a women because we compare our weakness’s to others strengths, always leaving ourselves coming up short.

  • Sandy Trawick says:

    My name is Sandy and I am from Alabama. It’s tough being a woman because of demands and expectations we place upon our selves.

  • Sonia says:

    I feel it’s tough to be a woman because I feel obligated to carry the burdens of my family and friends.

  • Rhonda B. says:

    My name is Rhonda B. and I am from Tennessee. I think it’s tough being a woman today because we don’t know how to prioritize our time.

  • Regina says:

    My name is Regina and I am from White Plains, NY. It’s tough being a woman today because we are so busy and put too many expectations on ourselves.

  • Alicia says:

    My name is Alicia and I’m from British Columbia, Canada. It’s tough being a woman today as there are so many expectations and demands. Looking forward to this study!

  • CJ says:

    My name is CJ and I am from Arkansas. It is tough being a woman because of the fallen world we live in.

  • tammiw says:

    I am a care taker for my mom and my dad and Alzheimer’s. It’s tough trying to do it all with family sometimes. But God always gives me the strenght.

  • Lynda says:

    This will be my first bible study on-line. I am looking forward to it. I think it is important that we as women understand our fears and what causes doubts to influence our lives. The book of Esther has always meant a lot to me, and I am excited about studying it in depth.

  • Sharon Compton says:

    I’m Sharon Compton from Gilbert. Its tough being a woman because we cant control our emotions like men can.

  • Lisa says:

    My name is Lisa and I am from Washington state. For me, it’s tough being a woman because I have everything I ever wanted … before I knew what I wanted.

  • Sandra says:

    I am looking forward to this study. It is very tough being a woman because we wear so many “hats” and it seems that all eyes are constantly upon us! But by the grace of God, we are over-comers !!

  • Kris Mann says:

    My name is Kris and I am excited to start this study!!

  • Sharon Lewis says:

    I’m Sharon Lewis from Thomaston, Georgia. I am excited because I have eight other woman who will be joining me in my house each week to do this study with me. My wonderful husband invested in buying the DVD’s for the study too. Hopefully, we’ll get our money back on eBay at the end!

    What is tough about being a woman? Through the years I have felt that it is so tough to wear all the hats women have to wear and the pressure to be all things to all people it seems. And, I’m sure you all agree that hormones have GOT to be the toughest part! For those of us approaching menopause, more power to you!

  • Shelly says:

    It’s hard being a women! Juggling school, kids, carpools, kids activities, the house, bills, and a special needs son can leave me exhausted! I praise God for strength and mercy for each day <3

  • Anna says:

    Hi everyone, My name is Anna and I’m from La Porte, TX and women have to play so many roles for everyone and we just can’t seem to find time for ourselves. I think this study will give me the opportunity to do just that. Looking forward to it.

  • Andrea says:

    Its tough being a woman because women are hard on other women….

  • Isa says:

    Hi Everyone, My name is Isa, I’m from Chicago and am looking forward to this bilbe study.

  • Aracely says:

    Hi, my name is Aracely and I’m from Texas. I’m looking forward to this study, my first by Beth Moore!!! Why is it tough to be a woman? Well, for me, it’s tough because it seems like the world and everyone in it, has a different idea how a woman should act, talk, think, look, behave and believe! And sometimes, all those voices crowd out that soft small voice within, that calls me to let God, and only God dictate who and how I should be.

  • Sandy Sanders says:

    This is going to be a good study for me because I feel that I need to embrace courage to press forward in this season in my life for several reasons. So I look forward to this study

  • Jennifer M says:

    Hi ya’ll, I am from Amarillo, TX. I think it is tough being a woman because of all the pressure and demand that is placed on a woman.

  • Tammy says:

    I am from Indiana. I think it is tough being a woman because my family expects so much from me. Sometimes I just feel like throwing my hands up and screaming!

  • Jennifer D says:

    Jennifer D, San Antonio, TX, To much pressure in the world on women

  • Andi says:

    Our men have been beat down. The media tells them blatantly and subliminally that they “don’t measure up”. As women, we HAVE to be strong…even for our strong guys. The media tries to tell us we don’t measure up. We’re blessed to have girlfriends in Christ who support, encourage, and pray with us.

    I’m a widow, a divorcee, and a married woman with 5 amazing children and an incredibly supportive husband. I’ve BEEN in tough places! God is always faithful. So, too, must we be!

  • Belinda says:

    Wife, mother, chaufer, friend, housekeeper, cook, co-worker, lover…sometimes it’s just too hard to balance everything and be who I need to be to EVERYONE!

  • Karen Clark says:

    I’ve been a military wife for over 20 years now and moving countless times has made it difficult to establish a home-base for local bible studies…so thankful to find this study on-line! We recently moved to the Newnan suburb of Atlanta, Georgia and we’re working hard to get settled. Also, I was born with Spina Bifida and I’m permanently confined to a wheelchair but by God’s grace everyday I’m thankful to be a mom and a military wife!

  • Barbara says:

    I thought I did this before but I don’t see my comment. Hope I’m entered in the Bible Study!

  • Sarah D says:

    Sarah Davis from Fayetteville, NC. Most of the other comments have mentioned the difficulty balancing home and work or school. I agree with this as well as keeping myself from being too effected by our society’s view of women and what we should look like and behave like.

  • Lesley Glenn says:

    Lesley from Corona, CA.
    Women are not valued but instead they are demoralized through the media, etc.
    We daily fight for our God ordained positions and identity, that we too were made in the image of God, created equal to men, with a entire gift set that brings life, nurturing and compassion to a world that so desperately needs it.

  • Lily says:

    My name is Lily and I am from Atlanta, GA. It is tough being a woman because of all of the social stigmas we as women have to deal with on a day to day basis. I enjoy being a woman, fully woman, a woman God adores, a woman I am trying to get to know, a woman who struggles being a single mom, providing for my family, taking care of myself (physically, socially and of course spiritually), the best title I love answering to is the title “Mom”, truly a blessing are those gifts from God in the form of children!!!

  • Regina says:

    Hi…I am Regina. I live in the sf bay area. What’s tough about being a woman? Hmmm…finding your voice and holding onto it….. Peace

  • Nidya says:

    Nidya, from Mexico.

  • Lenore says:

    It’s hard being a woman because we think we have to take care of everything and everybody, make everything better. When it is hard to find time being with the Lord then we know we have way too much on our plate. It is time to step back and say “no”.

  • Daun Jacobsen says:

    I’m Daun from Billings, MT and it’s tough being a woman because instead of looking to God and His Word to define our identity and roles we have looked to the church which has created division and confusion.

  • Judy says:

    I’m Judy from PA…It’s tough being a woman because we are expected to be wife, mother, caregiver, financial adviser, cook, etc.I agree with Candace above: instead of the role changing, it’s expanding.

  • Candace Patz says:

    Candace from Macedonia, Ohio…it’s tough being a woman because new things and expectations are added to us, while the old are not removed. Instead of the role of the woman in the family changing, it’s just expanding.

  • Adrianne Cheeks says:

    I’m Adrianne form Morganton, NC and its tough being a woman because I have to work outside the home and take care of a husband and 3 kids, while going to school.

  • Sarah says:

    Being the caregiver

  • Debra says:

    I’m from East Texas. I want to take care of everyone around me, even if it’s an unhealthy situation for me.

  • Wendy says:

    PMS. 🙂

  • Diane Chevalier says:

    Diane from Texas. It is tough being a woman because we have too much on our plate. I feel that many times we do this to ourselves. For some reason we just can’t say no.

  • Marilyn Gray says:

    Looking forward to the study

  • Anna Watson says:

    Hi,
    I am Anna. I live in Mississippi. I think it is hard to be a woman because expectations are higher!

  • Laura Ann says:

    For me, the hardest part is staying strong in the workplace when sometimes I want to show how hard things can be. How do you show both sides but still be taken seriously?

  • Debbie says:

    My name is Debbie and I am from California. I think it is tough being a woman because we wear so many hats, and that often is not recognized. I think we are pulled in many different directions and are very hard on ourselves to conform to the “superwoman” mentality of “I can handle it”…to virtually everything. The house, our job, our schooling, our children, our relationships, our time and studies with the Lord, errands, laundry, managing the family member calendar of who needs to be where and when…just keeping it all together on a daily basis can be exhausting. On the outside we smile and say we are fine…but on the inside we feel lost and scattered sometimes.

  • Tammy says:

    Tennessee…..lots of demands on women and a lot of them are placed on our own selves.

  • Pammie Hill says:

    Pam from CA., back again for a Beth Moore Bible study. The hardest part of being a woman is showing the loving compassionate side that’s really there but being kept bottled up inside so that to the “world” I am seen as strong and capable, which I really don’t feel at all.

  • Kelly says:

    Kelly from Texas. I don’t even know where to begin but I do think women are under a lot of pressure and I know I am guilty of setting very high expectations of myself and that can really cause me a lot of pain and frustration.

  • Ann says:

    Our ladies Bible study group did this Exther study a couple of years ago and I am delighted to look forward to this online study. Super excited to get started. Prepare to be blessed.

  • wanda says:

    hi. getting ready to order the book. i’ve been looking for a womans bible study

  • Melissa Richardson says:

    I’m Melissa from Alabama. It’s tough being a woman in today’s society because of the many different hats we feel that we must wear and be successful at. So looking forward to this study. Loved the Nehemiah study.

  • Melissa says:

    Hello, I’m Melissa from Lexington, SC. I have never done a Beth Moore study before and really need this one! As a busy mom and educator, it’s hard to fall back into the role of being submissive after leading others all day. I’m so excited to start this study!

  • Pam-Louisiana says:

    I think that it is tough being a woman when you have certain people expecting you to do for them when you have things to do for yourself. I always try to put myself last, but sometimes other people expect me to be superwoman. But I am trying not to be a people pleaser but yet at the same time, I am trying to find the happy medium to please GOD and them.

  • Patti Luke says:

    Woodland, WA Our role used to be the wife and mother. Now we are the everything. I was the main person to bring home the bacon for years because my husband lost his job in his early 40’s. I worked 2 and 3 jobs for years. Now I’m a widow with a teen son going off to college and still working 2 and 3 jobs to keep a roof over our heads. We are now the everything in the household. The husband still sees our role as the homemaker and is not willing to help. The recliner and tv seem to be their domain after our hard days work if in fact they even work.

  • Heather Franklin says:

    I’m Heather from Woodland, and I think it’s tough to be a woman because we are expected to be stronger than men, and yet soft and sensitive. It is increasingly more difficult to be all of these things in today’s world.

  • Marianne says:

    Hi everyone !!! For me, the hardest part of being a woman is that we accept responsibility for stuff that we shouldn’t and then we get overloaded. We need to set healthy boundaries !!!!

  • Tracey Zimmerman says:

    I think it’s tough being a women because I am always second guessing myself. I think most of us do!!! Should I be at work or with the kids…work come home with me…I am a Associate Pastor….do they recent the church or me??? Tough balancing act for all women…. those in the home and those outside the home!

  • Robin Owens says:

    My name is Robin and I live in Utah. It’s tough being a woman for many reasons. The hormonal imbalances that we are always going through, the need to do everything from cleaning house, cooking meals, keeping up with laundry, caring for our family, to earning money to live in these trying times. Living in Utah where men believe they dominate over a woman and a woman is a second class citizen can be especially trying. As well as how society views women, as a sexual object that needs to remain young, skinny, with no flaws or scars.

  • AdeleAlys Spil says:

    Hi there,

    I am Adele-Alys from Matthews, NC. The toughest part of being a woman is resisting the media mandate to compare myself to impossibly thin and pefectly featured 20 year olds.

  • patsy elliott says:

    forgot to say i’m living in NY, but really my heart is in Louisiana where my family is.

  • patsy elliott says:

    I think it’s difficult being a PERSON, to be true to yourself, and trying to be available for others when i have the energy. living in a family with adult sept children is difficult for all of us. i’m lucky to have been invited to participate in this group by my daughter, so i’m in. thanks for doing the study.

  • Danielle says:

    Hi my name is Danielle and I’m from California. One of the hard things about being a woman is dealing with insecurities.

  • Sue Alice says:

    Hi my name is Sue Alice, and I am from Greenwood, IN. Why is it tough being a woman is because we are expected to be all things to all of our friends, family, and to our LORD……which is good. By this mean..wife, caregiver, friend, someone to talk to, someome to comfort you in your time of need, and heal your boos-boos. Women wear so many different hats in our lives….so HOW can we be the woman God whats us to be?

  • Melody says:

    Hi, I’m Melody from Missouri. I find it’s tough being a woman for me right now because I just became an empty-nester, although my three children still rely on me daily to do a lot for them! Plus, they all left pets with me, full closets, etc…. So while they don’t exactly live here all the time,, they still sort of do….

  • Ashleigh Michalik says:

    I’m Ashleigh from Arkansas. This will be my second study with WBC. I feel that one thing that makes it tough being a woman is the pressure we have on ourselves from society. I’m really looking forward to this study.

  • Vickie Pyles says:

    My name is Vickie and I am from Alabama. It is tough being a woman today because we are suposed to be like super heros all the time. Sometimes we don’t get the same respect as men because we are women.

  • Linda Patrick says:

    I am Linda from Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast.

  • Tina says:

    Tina from MO—- just finishing Choose Joy and waiting happily for Esther with book in hand! Thanks WBC!

  • Michelle says:

    Hi I’m Michelle from Staunton, Va and I feel it’s tough being a woman personally because I have to be everything to everyone but put myself on the back burner and I love taking care of my family but I sometimes do for them before me and I’m learning I need to look out for myself as well.

  • Liz Ketcher Catlin says:

    I’m Liz and I live in Houston, TX. I think the toughest part abt being a woman is the expectations; the ones we place on ourselves and the ones put there by others. It’s overwhelming sometimes.

  • Angie says:

    I am from Clearwater area of Florida. I find that giving/caring for everyone I tend to loose my sense of self and my way.

  • Angie says:

    I am from Clearwater Florida, I believe its so tough being a woman today with all the roles I must fullfill each day I always, always find myself losing my sense of self.

  • Beatriz says:

    I am Beatriz Benzaquen, from Miami Florida. We all lead busy lives. Maybe my life is a little different-Have 6 grown children, 3 married, one still at home, 1 in NC finishing her master, and another on her own. Have twins grandsons- and expecting our third grandson. Husband with cancer since 2008- Life is hard and I have so many hats in a daily day but I would not change my life at all. So young moms out there it is a rocky path but at night count your blessings. Being a woman is great.

  • Lauren says:

    I’m Lauren from Kentucky. It’s hard being a woman because we have so many expectations… often placed by ourselves! Looking forward to the study of Esther. It’s always been one of my favorite books/stories in the Bible!

  • Marilyn says:

    Hi, I’m Marilyn from NC. I joined the email list a couple of months ago, but have not participated on a bible study yet. I enjoy Beth Moore’s teachings on Life Today and I’m looking forward to the bible study. I think it’s difficult being a woman because feminism has gone to many extremes that challenge our beliefs. Christian women are viewed as weak for not believing and accepting the current views of society today.

  • Laverne (Missy) says:

    I’m Laverne, from New York, now living in Chicago, Illinois. I’m ALWAYS thirsty for the Word and understanding Daddy’s nature.

    With this study specifically speaking to us as women I can’t seem to sit still. This is my 3 or 4th bible study with WBC or Womens Bible Cafe and I am not the same as I was when I joined a few months ago…

    Thank you Holy Spirit for moving in Christine!!!

  • CathyinPEI says:

    Hi! Cathy here from “Anne’s Land” aka Prince Edward Island: I find it’s tough being a woman because of the many roles that are required of us through the various stages of aging (I’m now in my cronedom years) and, if you’re at all different, the world is not prepared for you. Being basically shy is a hindrance, as well. Finally, albeit late, I have realized only a right relationship with God will take me through the journey.

  • Laura Hughes says:

    I’m Laura and currently living in Maryland. I think the hardest part of being a woman is trying to do everything and do it perfectly.

  • Tamera says:

    I’m Tamera (Tami) from Tennessee. The most difficult thing about being a woman is being all things to all people.

  • Kathy Johnson says:

    Hello, my name is Kathy Johnson, from Arkansas. I have been a part of Beth Moore’s study before and I know I am in for a real spiritual treat. I have so many stuggles as a women daily and I know this study will strengthen me. Thanks for letting me be a part of this study.

  • Lacrecia says:

    Hello I am Lacrecia from Nashville. There are several challenges to being a women but the one I choose is we don’t care for ourselves as we care for others.

  • Kathy Johnson says:

    My name is Kathy Johnson, I am from Arkansas. I have been a part of one of Beth Moore Bible studies and I am looking forward to this one. I feel the role of a women has struggles daily as I do. This is the best way to study on your own time and yet feel a part of a group!

  • Melissa Whitbeck says:

    Hi, My name is Melissa and I live in Connecticut . I think it’s tough being a woman because society and the world are telling us to be the type of women that the bible says Not to be.

  • Amanda Salter says:

    We all lead busy lives and being a woman in today society we are made to feel we must meet a certain quality. Also there are so many people that depend on us everyday and it doesn’t matter if we don’t feel good or tired.

  • Nicole Hendricks says:

    Hello! My name is Nicole from NC. I agree some of the other ladies it’s tough because the expectations are sometimes overwhelming. Being a women, wife, mother, friend is often times a thankless job.. I am excited to start the study!

  • Louise says:

    im Louise, Swindon. It is tough being a woman because so many expectations being a woman…especially being a single mum…have the expectations of my son’s dad against me all the time. Can’t meet every need, want or desire singlehanded! And on top of everything expected, look beautiful inside and out!

  • Danielle Marsh says:

    I am Danielle from Columbia, SC. I think it’s tough being a woman due to such high expectations (parenting, education, career, beauty/appearance, ect) from others with little respect in return.

  • Dawn says:

    Hi, my name is Dawn and I’m from London, England. I think its tough being a woman because we have to fulfill so many roles at any time.

  • MaryS says:

    I’m from Dallas, TX. Its though being a woman because we are sensitive and emotional, our daily walk with God is not about how we feel is a choice we make.

  • Brandy says:

    I’m Brandy from Texas. The hardest part about being a woman, I think, is in the fact that we are expected to handle so many things and to wear so many hats in our lives. Sometimes, though, I think we get spread too thin in our endeavors and become more busy than God wants us to be. I heard a quote today in church that struck a chord, “If Satan can’t make you bad, he’ll make you too busy.” I agree and I see this in my life. I hope to find ways to “BE STILL.” I’m so happy to have found this website. Can’t wait to start!

  • Lauri says:

    I’m Lauri in Scottsdale AZ, and I think the most difficult thing about being a Christian woman is dealing with the barrage of worldly messages.

  • Shannon says:

    Hi I’m Shannon and I am from Arkansas. I think it’s tough being a woman because of all the expectations that are put on us not just from our families but from ourselves. I know for me it’s tough because I expect a lot out of myself and my family expects it because I have tried living up to it. Thank you for doing this bible study and I am so ready to work through this study!

  • Trina says:

    many people depend on us!

  • Katie K says:

    I am super excited to start this study!!! I am from Texas. I find it tough being a woman because so much is expected from you!

  • Tammy Baker says:

    Hi, I’m Tammy from Virgina. I think the hardest thing about being a woman is trying to balance our time between working and being caregivers to our families.

  • Marilyn Gray says:

    Hello, my name is Marilyn and I am from Arkansas. The multiple roles that women have to fill make a stress filled life. It is so hard to juggle everything and take time to grow in the Spirit and study the word. Doing on line studies allow me the time to interact with a group without having to drive and physically leave home to enjoy a group. Thanks for allowing me to share.

  • Steph Hicks says:

    Looking forward to this study.

  • Michelle Griffin says:

    I am so excited to start Esther!! I pray that God will use this study to benefit each and every lady that joins this group!

  • Sarah Marshall says:

    I didn’t follow directions. My name is Sarah Marshall and I’m originally from Little Rock, AR. I live in southwest Louisiana. One thing I find difficult about being a woman is dealing with the high expectations for myself and those around me.

  • Kristen S. says:

    I bought the book but never started the study! I am from Texas. The hardest part for me is having to be all things to all people!

  • Cyndi Brown says:

    It is tough being a women because we have so much to do and we have high expectations to complete everything all at once. Multi-tasking is a women’s middle name.

  • Lori says:

    Can’t wait to start Esther! I’m so excited about it.

  • Rebecca Smith says:

    I am excited to get do a Bible Study and will be ordering the book on Friday when I get paid. I think it is hard to be a woman because there is so much pressure on us to be everything to everyone and look amazing all the time. It can be exhausting not to mention if your a mother and a wife then it can be overwhelming.

  • Shalley says:

    from McDonough, Ga It’s tough being a woman because of all the responsibility we think we must take on!!

  • Joyce Tyson says:

    Hello. I’m Joyce from Georgia and I’m really looking forward to this Esther Bible . I think it’s tough being a woman today because of the many roles we fill, and those are not as clearly defined as they once were. Many women are having to fulfill dual roles in their fatherless homes, as well as having to work outside the home. I’m thankful for God’s abundant enabling grace IF we will just learn to fully rely on Him.

  • Sarah Marshall says:

    One thing I find difficult about being a woman is dealing with the high expectations for myself and those around me.

  • Tiffany says:

    Hi my name is Tiffany and I am in terrebonne, or.

  • CoCo says:

    Excited to revisit the Esther study

  • Jenna D says:

    It sure is tough being a woman in today’s world! For me, expectations that people have for me are sometimes overwhelming: mother, wife, sister, friend, manager, coach,… The list goes on! On top of the pressure we feel from others, women seem to put a ton of pressure on ourselves… At least, that’s how I feel. 🙂

  • Barbara says:

    Maryland – Being a woman is difficult because of the views of who we should be, could be vs who we are. Be strong.. be submissive. Husband should be the spiritual head of the household, yet he’s not a believer. I think I have a hold on something, then the hormones kick in and a question and doubt. We maybe be complex and able to multitask – is that always a good thing, a managed thing? Oh wait, you said one thing.

  • Shan says:

    I am Shan and I’m from a rural farm town in west central WI. I think it is tough being a woman when society expects us to be able to ‘do it all’.

  • Lori says:

    Hi I’m from Missouri and I can’t wait for this study to start……(I forgot to put some info in the first post. :/)

  • Kim says:

    I am from NC and I think it is tough being a woman because I have many different roles to fulfill and other sdepending on me to fulfill them.

  • Debbie Pons says:

    Hello, my name is Debbie and I’m from Orange County California. I believe it is difficult being a woman because you’re always having to be helpful and supportive which is fine, but sometimes we need help and support too. Most people don’t truly understand that.

  • Alicia says:

    Hi! I’m Alicia from Buffalo, MN. One way it’s tough being a woman: I’m a stay-at-home mom of two boys (1 and 3 years old), while my husband drives a truck over the road and is gone 8-10 days at a time… yup, I think that about covers it. 🙂

  • Mari Nall says:

    I am ap excited to start this study.

  • Lori says:

    I think it is hard to be a woman because we expect to be able to do everything and be everything that our family, friends and others need. We expect to be able to work all day, clean, cook, laundry, and run the kids to their activities.

  • Jaime Farris says:

    I’m Jaime from Vancleave, MS. It is tough being a woman because we have some many different things we have to take care of , wife, mother, jobs, organization and we have to have it together while doing this. I am so excited for this study.

  • deborah gaskins says:

    The world demands women be sexy and hold a job and raise children its way to much and multitasking has become synonymous with being a woman. And if your not a wife and mother by a certain age your an odd ball ! I love being a woman but the world is always interfering pointing me to there clone. I am saved and single and a virtuous woman and that is what I desire.

  • Janice France says:

    Stresses of everyday life

  • Debby says:

    I am from Houston, Tx. It is tough just to be trying to live a Christian life in our world today whether you are a woman, man or child! Being a woman brings many more demands of what we should be and do.

  • Heather says:

    Hello to all off you! I’m Heather King and I live in Virginia. Although, as we say in our town, I’m a “come here” not a “born here.”

    One of the things I think is tough about being a woman is maintaining emotional balance. I have three daughters and one of my prayers and focus points with them is helping them become sensitive, compassionate, gentle women whose hearts are made soft by God—but who are strong, not totally ruled by their emotions and who have control over them. Tough stuff!!

    Can’t wait to do this study with you ladies!!

    ~heather~

  • Jen L. says:

    I’m Jen, from Roanoke, VA. I have 4 kidlets (4, 5, 7, 10yo) that I home school. I work a few hours a week as a nurse – just enough to keep me sane. =)
    In my opinion, it’s tough being a woman because we often have to do it all….home, kids, work, wife, friend, daughter, sister, etc.

  • Tara Parker says:

    Finding the balance of graciousness and no nonsenseness of “the foundation of God”.

  • Mary Beth Floyd says:

    I’m from Bristol, TN, and I think it’s hard being a woman because people expect us to be all things to all people (It’s probably our fault, since we try to do that).

  • jennifer carter says:

    Hello my name is Jennifer. I’m from Wv. Its tough being a women because we have to juggle everything in our households jobs churches and plus find time for ourselves. Finding the balance that God wants us to have is the hardest for me.

  • Laverne (Missy) says:

    Yea, 10-weeks I’m ready!!!

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