God’s love is a universal language. We do not need the perfect words to speak, for it is not the elegance of our words which matter but it is the heart from which the words flow. more
Do you lack friends? Start with God. Nourish your primary relationship with God and then He will show you how to be a friend to others. more
How can we not only feel comfortable in our ministry role, but learn to truly embrace it for the honor that it is? more
“Behold, I am doing a new thing!” Even when we cannot see or perceive it, God is not done. He is making a way in your wilderness and a stream in the wasteland because you are His chosen. more
Does something really bad have to happen to you before you let God have His way in your life? more
Use this three-step journaling process to help you navigate the life transitions that come your way. more
This is a story that in my wildest dreams I never imagined I would tell – a story of survival, the power of hope in the midst of sorrow, and of life beyond the diagnosis of schizophrenia. more
When trouble comes, the world needs to see us flying into our Father’s arms. People today are desperate for that example; that God is all we need. more
God has not comforted us only to make us feel better, but so we can comfort others in their pain and difficulty. more
Kellie Knapp's perseverance has been tested inside and out as a lifelong missionary, yet through it all she continues to trust in the goodness of God's plan. more
Depression in males is on the rise. If your husband struggles with depression, there is help, there is hope, and there are ways you can support your spouse - and yourself. more
God may test, but He never tempts. That’s Satan’s realm. But, God does promise that even when Satan tempts us, God will provide a way for us to escape temptation's power. more
Escape to the loving arms of God in a personal retreat - a place where you distance yourself from activities, responsibilities, and relationships and find God’s perspective. more
What would it be like to separate after 72 years of being married to each other’s best friend and lover? "The Beds I Have Known" shares a tremendous story of love and devotion. more
As you seek to nurture your marriage, remember the real power is when a wife teams up with God to encourage and love her husband at all times. more
When we allow ourselves to play the blame-yourself game, the ensuing guilt dries up the soul, withers the spirit, and makes for depression. more
Where does God have you at the moment? Have you unpacked your suitcase? Learn to accept and settle in wherever God sends you. more
Learn to be intentional about growing older gracefully and living a gracious, generous and grateful life. more
For over 30 years, Ken has lovingly taken care of his quadriplegic wife, Joni Eaerckson Tada. Learn from Ken how caregivers can find hope, encouragement, and purpose in their caregiving roles. more
Paul called believers “builders.” All people are building something with their lives. What are you busy building? 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!