Consider these suggestions when navigating through ministry ups and downs. more

Pastors' Wives

The story of one woman’s obedience to God as she works with women in poverty. more

Inspirational Stories

Are old habits still holding you captive? Knowing God and His truth, can help set you free. more

Emotional Health

Author Rhonda Stoppe sets out to show that heart-fluttering, long-lasting love is all around us, if we just take the time to look for it. more

Relationship Health

Keep these principles in mind as you prepare to dialogue with your child or teen about the all-important topic of sex. more

Parenting Advice

Linda Strom, along with teams from Discipleship Unlimited, bring hope to the hearts of the broken - helping set women free behind prison walls. more

Inspirational Stories

Through upheaval, uncertainty and loss, Linda Strom, founder of Discipleship Unlimited, learned to trust God's plan and follow His calling. more

Inspirational Stories

Are your prayers more like an order to Amazon, said with the same frantic urgency, rather than a reverent plea to the Creator? Maybe it's time for a "petition shift". more


Once we realize that the Godhead – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit – is involved in the prayer life of the believer, a new confidence is born in our hearts. more


How can we as Christians, who know the answers to the eternal why in people’s hearts, do anything other than live a life sharing it with others? more

Finding Purpose

Another Good Friday. Time to wonder anew at the price of my redemption. Lord, only through the cross can I enter; only through the cross am I saved more


Why is it so important to believe in Jesus’ resurrection? Because we who believe it and confess Him as Lord will be raised too! more


God takes our ashes, our hurts and our journeys to intersect with others along life’s road. Even in the darkness, God uses our pain for His purposes… against all hope! more

Hope in Difficult Times

A neighborhood Easter egg hunt is an egg-cellent way to fulfill the great commission of Christ to “go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation”. more


Regardless of what hinders you from connecting with God, your soul will lack rest until you turn to Him as the one thing needed. more

Bible Study

What kind of curveballs can we experience as we walk the journey of faith and life and how can we deal with them? more


When Jesus rose again, He left his graveclothes behind too. Are you wearing graveclothes? What did you bring into your Christian life that should have been left behind? more


God is a purposeful God who had sweet reasons for making you just as you are! more

Finding Purpose

There is nothing quite as difficult as waiting. When we are in the midst of difficult trials, time often appears to stand still. more

Tough Times

How God is using Diane Thomas’ personal tragedy in the lives of Russian women. more

Inspirational Stories

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!