In advent, God comes to earth and welcomes us to heaven in a holy mystery beyond words or reason. In advent, God chases us down, coming after us to bring us back. more


How is this season for you? Is your heart into it, or are you just going through the motions? Find out how you can have a worshipful holiday. more


Too often caregivers find themselves struggling in isolation. What can people in the church do to encourage a caregiver? more


Hospitality is a given for the Christian and what we have doesn't belong to us - it's God's. Learn how to practice hospitality without holding on to your home and heart. more


Jesus has come to redeem us. Has it really dawned on you what that means this advent season? God intends for all of us to have a personal spiritual dawning. more


We can speak genuinely when we say we are grateful for our suffering, but only when Jesus is the most beautiful thing in the world to us. Then, anything that pushes us into His arms is a gift. more


What do you need to be thankful for in your life? Nothing is more pleasing to God than a thankful heart. “…in everything give thanks” (Phil. 4:6). more


In Scripture hospitality is not a gift but a command. It’s the ability to make the environment such that the stranger feels welcome – to make it a place people want to come to. more


Christmas is a season of giving. Many of God’s people throughout time thought about God’s special gift of His son and offered their own gifts in thankful response. more


Since it can be difficult to balance the lingering holiday treats with the treadmill, here are some tips on how to stay fit throughout the busy holiday season…and beyond. more

Physical Health

Many Grinches threaten to steal our joy and peace at Christmastime. Learn how to keep Christ the focus of your Christmas this season. more


As we walk a step at a time in obedience to God’s call, we will find that the power is there for that one step, and for all steps ahead as we strive to live in God's will. more

God's Will

If your personal holiness is out of balance, apply the curative solution found in Psalm 24 - cleansing from sin and purifying your heart. more

Relationship with God

If we are to become a Christian woman of influence we need to study, observe and apply Jesus' example and life-changing principles for making a lasting difference in the lives of others. more

Finding Purpose

When life is too full, it’s often because we’ve lost sight of who we are or what specifically God has given us to do. Learn to break free from the clutter to know your God-given priorities. more

Ministry Life

We cannot control all situations we find ourselves in. Yet, God has given us control in the ways that count. We can leave all in His hands knowing that He is completely worthy of our trust. more

Emotional Health

The secret to defeating comparison is to simply remember that God wants to use you in the place of His calling - a place that only you can fill. more

Self Esteem

God has given all the information people need in order to turn to Him and be saved. Knowing Jesus is the way to have true peace and eternal life with God. more


Are you in the habit of giving thanks in all circumstances? When we can’t praise God for what, in His sovereign will, He has allowed, we can praise Him for who He is in the middle of it. more


7 steps for a successful women's ministry to bring new women to your team and keep them! more

Women's Ministry

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!

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