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Women: Heart to Heart

Length: 13+ hours
Includes: Video series with study worksheets
Age/Grade: Parents

How to Use This Course

Women face struggles that can be hard to explain and even harder to share. In this series of stand-alone units, you can hear from other women who have struggled with appearances, self-worth, prayer, relationships, isolation, fear, doubt, and much more.

Course Introduction

You Matter More Than You Think: Does your life really matter? At any given time, women may be asking, “Does my life really matter?” Maybe you are stuck at a job that is not rewarding.  Maybe you’re with your kids all day and feel trapped in a routine. Maybe you’re going through a divorce and trying to find your identity.

Many women are afraid to open up and share their struggles because we look around and think that everyone else has it all together.

In this video Bible study, Leslie Parrott shares about her insecurities despite being a best-selling author, wife, and mother of two sons. Leslie’s on-screen teaching, the testimonies of other women, plus the Bible study combine to communicate to women that even in the darkest of moments in life, YOUR LIFE REALLY DOES MATTER.

Verbs of God: Where is God when I need Him? When we look around at the pain, loss, and hurt in our world and even in our own lives, we can’t help but wonder, “God, don’t you see this? Can’t you do something about this? Where are you?”

In these four Bible study sessions, Margaret Feinberg uses fresh insights and Biblical teaching to study four verbs that Scripture uses in connection with God. When we understand God’s active nature, we realize how God is always active and engaged in our lives. Even when we can’t see or feel him, God is constantly on the move and working.

The Sacred Echo: Why is Prayer So Mysterious? When we pray, does God answer? Was that God’s voice, or my own?

When God really wants to get your attention, he doesn’t just say something once, he echoes. He speaks through a Sunday sermon, a chance conversation with a friend the next day, and even a random email. The same theme, idea, impression, or lesson will repeat itself in surprising and unexpected ways until you realize that maybe, just maybe, God is at work. As God’s voice echoes to us, we are invited to echo back to him in prayer.

In each of the six Bible study sessions, Margaret Feinberg provides Biblical and practical teaching that will offer a fresh perspective on our interactions with God through prayer. Each session also includes interviews with people who share their personal times when God was silent and times when God was at work.

The Organic God: What if we could simplify our lives, starting with our faith? In our ever-changing world, simplicity is a craving. Imagine what it would look like to have an organic relationship with God, one that is stripped of all pollutants, additives, and other distractions that can cloud this ultimate relationship. The Organic God removes the unhealthy fillers and purifies our relationship with the God of the Scriptures.

In this Bible study, through personal stories and scriptural insights, Margaret Feinberg shares glimpses of God’s character—talkative, beautiful, mysterious—that point us to an authentic and naturally spiritual relationship with Him, allowing you to discover God in a healthy, refreshing, new way.

Teach Us to Want: We all want things: certain relationships, just the right job, affirmation from others, a life full of passion and purpose. Contemporary culture says to go after desire, pursue your “I want” list ruthlessly. Christianity seems to send a different message: Wanting is sinful and selfish. Faith is about obedience and sacrifice.

How do we reconcile the longings in our hearts with the God we’re called to follow?

In five sessions, based on her 2015 Christianity Today Book of the Year Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition and the Life of Faith, author and Bible teacher Jen Pollock Michel takes women on a brave journey through their many desires, longings, and ambitions. Featuring real-life stories of women wrestling with their desires, Jen offers insight from her own life, dives deep into Scripture, and asks what it means to desire as a Christian:

  • Is it true that the hardest, least desirable choice is the most obviously holy?
  • Is it true that personal desire must never be trusted?

Jen will show biblically how it’s not only OK to name and voice our desires, it’s actually holy to. When we freely let God know our desires and allow them to be informed by Scripture and re-formed by our spiritual practices, we’ll discover a God more loving and generous than we can ever imagine.

Perfect Love: Pursuing Intimacy with Christ through the Song of Solomon

We all want to be known and loved. Though we can experience deep relationships with others, there will always be a hole in our hearts for the perfect love of Christ. But what does that really mean? How do we pursue intimacy with an invisible God? What if we do not feel worthy of His love? How can we respond when troubles kidnap our security in Christ?

In six powerful sessions, author and Bible teacher Lisa Harper walks women through the Song of Solomon to answer those questions and more. Though romance and marital love are typically associated with this book, Lisa takes a Christ-centered approach to illustrate how this ancient love story is relevant to your life and relationship with Jesus today. As she brings clarity to the text and as you watch real-life stories from other women, you will learn how to embrace God’s perfect love and realize your own beauty and worth in God’s eyes.

Living Life Together: The Rhythm of Rest, Grace, and Community

Do you stay busy to avoid deep connections? Do you resist community for fear of being judged? Do you need to reconcile a relationship?

There are messy parts in all of our lives that we would rather not reveal—like strained relationships, sinking finances, and cluttered living rooms. We keep the doors of our hearts and homes closed for fear of being exposed. But what if we invited others in and experienced the beautiful acceptance and deep connection of Christian community?

Author and speaker Shauna Niequist is passionate about living life in community. In four intimate sessions, she walks through Scripture, challenging women to step out of isolation and fear and pursue relationships rooted in rest, grace, and reconciliation. As you learn the benefits of living an authentic life with others in Christ and watch real-life stories of women who have experienced freedom in meaningful community, you will discover why God designed and delights in relationships.

Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves

Failure, rejection, sickness, losing a loved one, being alone—the fears we carry are many and heavy. Fear can be a tyrant, a bully we can’t hide from. It can paralyze our spirit, damage our relationships, and hinder our faith.

When we’re struck with fear, where do we turn? Can God really be trusted?

In five heartfelt sessions based on her book, Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves, speaker and author Trillia Newbell invites women to explore their fears and how those fears impact their relationships, self-esteem, peace of mind, and walk with God. Each session features real-life stories of women who are wrestling with fear due to tragic events, difficult circumstances, or deep anxiety about what may or may not happen. Trillia will walk through Scriptures that show God’s love and strength when we are afraid and His faithfulness in times of trouble.

Whatever your fear, you will realize you are not alone, nor are you without hope. You have the One who can calm your fears, grow your faith, and give the peace your heart craves. The Perfection Deception:Exposing cultural myths about beauty. Women face unbelievable pressure to measure up to today’s standard of beauty. Society makes women feel that if they aren’t beautiful, they aren’t lovable. That’s a lie. God’s Word tells us we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Deep beauty—God-given beauty—is about real character and finding our identity in Christ.

Dream Big: What do you want to be when you grow up? 

It was an easy question to answer when they were little, but life gets complicated for teen girls. When they get stuck in drama, discontentment, sadness, and shame, how can they even begin to look ahead to the future?

In this four-part series, author, Bible teacher, and Founder of IF:Gathering, Jennie Allen, inspires teen girls to throw off everything that holds them back and be energized by God’s dreams for them. Connecting Scriptures from the New Testament with everyday life, Jennie talks about the big and small ways they can use their unique gifts, spend time with God, and have fun giving His love away. Each session features real-life stories of girls who have struggled to overcome obstacles and find meaning in their lives but are beginning to see God’s vision unfold.

Dreaming big isn’t about the perfect job or a glamorous life “someday.” Dreaming big starts now. When girls are secure in who Christ made them to be and believe in what God can do in and through them, they will grow in confidence, create community, and accomplish great things. This is an excellent study for moms to do together with their teenage daughters.

  • You Matter More Than You Think by Leslie Parrott
  • Verbs of God: How God Moves On Our Behalf by Margaret Feinberg
  • The Sacred Echo: Why Is Prayer So Mysterious? By Margaret Feinberg
  • The Organic God by Margaret Feinberg
  • Teach Us to Want by Jen Pollock Michel
  • Perfect Love by Lisa Harper
  • Living Life Together by Shauna Niequist
  • Fear and Faith by Trillia Newbell
  • The Perfection Deception by Our Daily Bread Ministries
  • Dream Big by Jennie Allen
  • Kepping Place by Jen Pollock Michel

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