Features

To find hope in the midst of affliction, remember God promises over and over in Scripture to equip us, never leave us, and carry for us the trials that we can not handle on our own. more

Hope in Difficult Times

Do you make every effort to maintain the unity that already exists between Christians? We are exhorted to make that our goal. more

Devotions

It doesn’t happen overnight. I call it “the grumbles” - a gradual seeping in of negative thoughts. Life can be hard. But God is faithful and, as we cling to Him, He will show us how to live and love. more

Emotional Health

Our society doesn’t deal well with chronic illness. Even in our churches, we want quick fixes and answers to prayer. So how do we offer help as we walk alongside the chronically ill? more

Community

Is the cost of loving someone—a spouse, a friend, a stranger, God—ever worth what real commitment requires? A husband talks about the kind of love that doesn't leave. more

Marriage Advice

Am I allowing social media to define who I am? Remember, it is in Christ alone that we find our true identity, and our complete freedom to be who God has made and redeemed us to be. more

Self Esteem

Are we living a life worthy of our calling in Christ? more

Devotions

What do we do when we feel overwhelmed by this world? Take courage - Jesus defeated death and is still at work! more

Culture

So often we feel prisoners of life's circumstances. Instead, strive to see them as opportunities from God. more

Devotions

We are to be a safe place for the broken. We are to be Jesus’ arms, wrapping those who are overcome with sin in a blanket of God’s grace - lifting them up to be restored to faith again. more

Community

Lord, we need to be a people that pray without ceasing. more

Devotions

How often have you thought "If only my circumstances would change, then I’d be happy!"? Why do we struggle so with discontentment? more

Contentment

Lord, I want to exhibit a spirit of unity to the world. No walls, no borders, no barriers - nothing to separate us; and Your Spirit to unite us as one. more

Devotions

The witness of a strong marriage is a beacon of light in a culture starving for fidelity and hope. more

Marriage Advice

Lord, make my calling clear to me…and help me to be willing to say yes when You call me to action. more

Devotions

An open letter to parents on "what I wish you knew about single millennials". Single adults need to know that their parents love them and are proud of them, exactly as they are—single. more

Parenting Advice

God is not looking for perfect people with perfect children, perfect marriages, and perfect lives. Let go of your inadequacy and let God fill in your "gaps". more

Emotional Health

What situation are you facing that is over your head? Remember, whatever is over your head is under His feet! more

Devotions

As a ministry leader, are you a good steward of the influence you have on others? Learn to be a godly example to the women you lead. more

Women's Ministry

Finding stability in challenging times and hope in a world of trouble is difficult. But don't despair...God is still on the throne! more

Culture



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 JBUI 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!