The upper room represents important principles of prayer. Our upper room is, first of all, a place to be honest in prayer. more


You can’t live the Christian life without Christ. Live in intimacy with Christ, who can only do through you what you have allowed Him to do to you. more

Inspirational Stories

Are you a chronic church complainer? Here are some tips to help next time you want to complain about church. more


Lord, break my heart for the things that break Your heart. Use Your Word like a hammer in my life to move me to Your perfect will and purpose. more


I heard God say, "I gave you my Spirit - YOU'RE GOOD TO GO!"  When you walk in the Spirit you will be prepared for anything! more

Relationship with God

Young women of today are incredibly unique. What does this younger generation need from women today? Try these 5 tips to help you relate better. more

Women's Ministry

God is on the throne and His purposes and plans are always good. Learn to find joy and contentment in going where God leads. more

Leadership Advice

Your purpose is not just about you; it’s about what God wants to do through you. more

Finding Purpose

Understanding the big picture is important before you begin loving a person in need. more


Remember, God loves you for just being who you are, not for what you do! more

Pastors' Wives

We all know someone facing a trial. Author Sarah Beckman provides practical tools so you can walk alongside people in their times of greatest need. more


The body of Christ needs to grow strong in order to carry its members when they suffer. more

Grief and Loss

Jesus can do wonderful things in our lives when we choose to pay attention. more

Spiritual Growth

You can re-energize your prayer life by avoiding these pitfalls. more


Can ministry wear you out? Are there often more tasks than time? How do you manage ministry, instead of the ministry managing you? more

Women's Ministry

We can train our children and teach them to lovingly be more aware of others’ needs. more

Parenting Advice

God has promised to be with us at all times...even when we’re heading in the wrong direction. more

Relationship with God

A wife of 47 years shares what she’s learned from living with someone who is depressed. more

Mental Health

Have you been able to set some healthy limits when it comes to ministering to the difficult people in your life? more

Difficult Relationships

Our battles are often won or lost in our minds. It’s what we choose to think about that dictates the joy and happiness in our lives or the lack of it. 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!