How many of us take on false guilt over circumstances completely outside our control? Remember, it's not always your fault. more
Just as stinging bees produce honey, so the following “be”s can help sweeten the reality of saying goodbye. more
We can experience a sense of calling every day as God sets our agendas. more
“When life is threatened, little things mean more than before.” Here are some small ways you can say to those approaching death, “I care.” more
Three foundational questions need to be asked and answered if we’re to take our ministry to women beyond the basics. more
Many of us are no strangers to doubt in some form or another. Problems can arise, however, when, our doubts get out of control, and we find ourselves in a faith crisis. more
During a storm at sea, the sailors had to lighten the overburdened ship (Acts 27:14-20). Many times we need to lighten our own ships so we don’t go under! more
It’s not enough to be almost persuaded; it’s not enough to sit on the fence and decide that you will become a Christian…later. more
Author Sharon Garlough Brown encourages women to draw near to God's heart through spiritual formation fiction. more
How many times have you said, “Lord, I trained my child up in the way they should go, but they departed from it. What do we do with a seeming promise that isn’t yet fulfilled? more
As you begin a new year, focus on God's most important resolution - to be a blessing instead of looking for one. more
Lord, in this time of New Year’s reflections, thank You for reminding me that the best way to move forward is to follow You closely and to let the Holy Spirit be my great helper. more
It’s easy to become demanding when we don’t trust God to guide us in our purpose. Remember, we are here to serve Him; He is not here to serve us. more
Immanuel means "God with us"! Let that reality sink in and give you hope today and as you look to the coming year. more
How can you create an atmosphere that lowers the risk of this Christmas being ruined by one or more of the high maintenance people in your family network? more
God's word gives you power for your everyday life. Here are some ways, to hide God’s Word in your heart. more
Are you ready to take a risk? God’s calling may not be comfortable, but you will never experience deep satisfaction without trusting God and stepping out into the unknown. more
We need to remember to be open to how God might want to use hospitality at home in the lives of others. God can use your home as a tool as you open it to those in need. more
All of us have to meet Him at the manger. We have to decide who this baby Jesus is. Who do you say He is? And, who do you need to share the truth of the gospel with this Christmas season? more
I had prayed for God to forgive me for my behavior years ago. But Mom was dead. Would forgiveness make any difference to us now? more
How do busy leaders keep emotionally grounded during the holidays? Learn to let go of holiday stress and truly enjoy the peace of the Christmas season. more
About Just Between Us Magazine for Christian Women
Just Between Us (JBU) is a non-profit ministry and quarterly magazine focused on encouraging and equipping Christian women around the world for a life of faith. Just Between Us focuses on the key areas of Faith, Life, Relationships, Health, and Ministry providing information, advice, and real-life stories to inspire and help you on your journey to live for Christ. Recognizing that all of us need someone to come alongside and encourage us on life’s journey, we invite you to become a part of this special community of Christian women.
Over twenty-five years ago, God took international speaker and author Jill Briscoe’s dream for a tool for Christian women and made it a reality. Publishing experts, at the time, told Jill that Just Between Us magazine could never be sustained with a handful of part-time staff and volunteers, but she went ahead anyway. Amazingly, today, JBU makes its way around the world into over 65 countries and to every state in the U.S. to become that encouragement and lifeline that Jill envisioned from the beginning.
“There’s no doubt in any of our minds that every issue of the magazine is a miracle; that it is something that God does. He is the One who has directed this ministry from its very inception, and He is the One who has carried us through every issue with His fingerprints on the content and His Spirit bringing life, literally, from its pages,” says Shelly Esser, Editor.
As a magazine and ministry, Just Between Us has sought to be a friend to women everywhere and to come alongside them in their joys and struggles, ministering through biblically-based, relevant content through the written word.
To that end, JBU covers key topics on the Christian life, relationships, marriage, family, life’s difficulties, and your relationship with Christ, as well as providing resources for ministry and everything in between. The magazine covers regular topics like: dealing with difficult people, handling stress, battling depression and suicide, growing spiritually, finding hope in difficult times, and understanding current cultural issues like homosexuality and pornography.
JBU is also an international magazine. We partner with women around the world in places like: Japan, Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa, South America, the United Kingdom, and many other places. The women in these countries take articles from JBU and translate them into their native languages so that their women can be encouraged, because they are without any Christian resources.
One of our readers said this about JBU: I just received my newest JBU! This issue was written for me. I'm convinced of it. God meant for this magazine with these articles to be placed in my hands today. I needed to read them to realize that another woman has been there and understands, and to read that God is perfect in His timing with no errors in His plan. THANK YOU for JBU! I needed it, right here, and right now. ~ M.N.
Please join us as God continues to use our magazine, website, inspirational books, and new line of Christian greeting cards to resource and minister to women worldwide. We invite you to let us come into your lives as your trusted friend and to become a part of this very special community of Christian women today!