Singleness & Dating

  • Sex, shame and lingerie. Christian Sexuality.

    To the virgin with lingerie hidden under her bed…

    Let’s discuss Christian sexuality, because the Church has failed in this area. Instead of living in freedom, Christian women are hiding in shame. Instead of talking about sex, Christian women are putting their sexuality in a box under their beds. Recently, I met one Christian woman in her thirties who shared that she had a […] Read more…

  • Christian Dating: How far is too far sexually?

    Christian Dating | How Far is Too Far Sexually?

    How far can my boyfriend and I go physically before it becomes a sin? Christians ask this question all the time, so if you are asking this, you are not alone. You are normal and your desires are normal. Being physically attracted to your significant other is a good thing. If you weren’t physically attracted, […] Read more…

College

  • For the Girl Who Was Raped | JoyPedrow.com

    For the College Freshman Girl Who Was Raped

    I’ve been there. I was a college freshman who was lost searching for what would give me an identity. What would give me hope. What would make me feel loved. As a college student, one desires to fit in and find her place and to meet a guy. At least, that is what I wanted. Read more…

  • Why follow God in college?

    Why Follow God in College?

    The transition from high school to college can decide who you are, who you will become, and who you will follow. You must decide now, before you enter college, if you’re going to follow God in college. With the start of the new semester, many women will leave home and move to a new place […] Read more…

Bible Study

  • Freedom from Porn for Women

    FREEDOM From Porn for Women | YouVersion Bible Reading Plan

    Addicted to pornography? Desiring freedom but feeling alone? Looking for a new devotional? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this new and FREE resource is for you. This inspiring reading plan on Bible.com is for women that struggle with pornography and seek FREEDOM. God has created each of us with a desire […] Read more…

  • How to Heal from Sexual Abuse _ JoyPedrow.com

    How to Heal from Sexual Abuse

    Five years ago I thought I would never heal from the rape I experienced my freshman year of college. My nights were filled with tears and my days were filled with doubts. Why did this happen? Does God allow rape? (Check out the answer to this question on Bible.com.) With countless unanswered questions and tears […] Read more…

Relationship With Jesus

  • Jesus Loves Porn Addicts _ JoyPedrow.com

    Jesus Loves Porn Addicts

    Jesus loves people who watch porn. Jesus even loves porn stars. Yes, Jesus loves both of these groups of people. No matter what, His love for them will never change. Why is this? Because Jesus came to save the broken, the lost, and the hurting. While on earth, Jesus spent most of His time with […] Read more…

  • Instant Intimacy _ JoyPedrow.com

    Instant Intimacy: When one click, swipe or like isn’t enough.

    Desiring to feel loved and beautiful, I downloaded Tinder and uploaded my cutest selfie. Sick of being single and waiting on God’s perfect timing, I wanted to take things into my own hands. I wanted control over my dating life. Impatient and not trusting God, I began the quest for a man. Swiping right if […] Read more…

Your Story

  • Our Wedding Love Story

    Joy & Zack’s Love Story

    If you’ve wondered where I’ve been these last few months, I was planning a wedding and marrying this godly man! Now, I’m trying to figure out how to manage work, blogging, seminary, friends and family. My heart continues to desire for women to find freedom in Christ, thus the blog will continue. My dear blogging […] Read more…

  • To the girl addicted to porn - a man's perspective

    To the Girl Addicted to Porn — A Man’s Perspective

    Meet Sam: Sam Eaton writes at RecklesslyAlive.com and is a monthly contributor of JP Ministries. Sam’s heart for Jesus is contagious. He’s a music teacher by day, and a youth ministry and worship musician by night. You can friend him on twitter @aliverecklessly. Enjoy today’s guest post! Read more…

Resources

  • Does God allow rape? _ JoyPedrow.com

    Does God Allow Rape? | Guest Post on Bible.org

    Have you ever wondered if God allows rape? As a victim of rape, I thought the rape was my fault. I did not fully understand that I was experiencing the result of sin until years later. No matter the reason for the rape, it still wounded me deeply. Because of my hurt and pain, I […] Read more…

  • 3 Reasons Women's Ministries Need to be Authentic, Vulnerable & Bold

    3 Reasons Women’s Ministries Need to be Authentic, Vulnerable & Bold

    “Joy, you are so vulnerable and so brave. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I could never be as bold as you to freely talk about these issues.” – Women’s Minister That was the response I got from a women’s minister as I talked about the growing epidemic of porn addiction for women. […] Read more…