Lifting Women on International Women’s Day

For those of you who have taken the pledge to lift up women during Lent, International Women's Day is a great day to double down on your efforts and take the commitment to the next level. So far, most of us have been doing women-of-privilege lifting. We've been abstaining from criticizing other women's appearance, choices and lifestyles, and working at offering words of encouragement, support and love. And those are ...

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Never Gotten Taller Making Someone Else Feel Small

Three days into the Lenten challenge of lifting women instead of tearing them down, how's it going? If you find yourself easily slipping into the habit of talking behind your hand about someone else's outfit or even thinking snarky comments to yourself about that person in the office who always seems to get the raise or the good assignments, stop and ask yourself why you're doing it. And how does it ...

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Women Lifting Women for Lent

Lent begins in 10 days. Are you still wondering what you will give up or what discipline you will take on? This year, I'm inviting women to give up criticizing other women. You may be thinking, "I'm not critical!" but women criticizing and critiquing other women has become such a part of our cultural landscape, that sometimes, we don't even realize that we're doing it. (She really shouldn't be wearing that. ...

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