Singleness & Dating

  • 4 Ways the Church Hurts Single Women

    How many sermons have you heard on singleness and sexuality? Sadly, many churches fail to cover these topics in messages. Our singles are believing the lie that something is wrong with them for having sexual desires and curiosities. Can we free these women from shame and share the message that God created them as sexual […] Read more…

  • Does Sexual Shame Sometimes Make You Feel Stupid?

    Does Sexual Shame Sometimes Make You Feel Stupid?

    You’re not alone. As my now husband and I were dating, we felt shame for our sexual desires. We chose to avoid sex before marriage, but longed for “oneness.” No one told us this was normal, healthy even, and that God created us as sexual beings. The fact that we desired sex revealed that we […] 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

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

  • How to Suffer Well: Joy through the Pain

    Over a year later, I still experience daily pain all over my body. Physical pain has followed me around for months like baby ducks following their mama. Pain has left me asking theological questions: How can I suffer well? How can I not give up hope for healing? I want to believe that God will […] Read more…

  • Rape Culture Blog Series

    Dr. Sandra Glahn invited me to write this 19 part series on rape culture for her blog, Aspire2.com. All 19 parts to the series are listed below. By the end of this series, I hope that you will be able to see examples of rape culture in your daily life, understand that these cultural narratives dominate […] Read more…

Resources

  • Christian Teen Girls and Pornography: Practical Tools for Freedom

    Looking for a speaker for your next youth event? Invite Joy Pedrow Skarka to talk about pornography and purity with your youth group. Below is a video from a purity conference in Burleson, Texas. Joy spoke on freedom from pornography for teen girls. To book Joy please fill out the contact form or send Joy an email […] Read more…

  • Counseling Skills for Ministry

    10 Counseling Skills for Ministry

    Do you minster to women who are struggling with different types of crises and traumas? The book, Crisis Counseling, is a great resource to turn to again and again as different circumstances are brought up. I frequently use the counseling skills listed below in my current ministry to women struggling with sexual brokenness and in […] Read more…