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

Have you become discouraged by how few signs there are of His answer? Look up, scan the horizon. Watch for the little answers, and take heart - God hears your prayers. more


Our role as parents is to support our children, to believe in them, love them, and give them wings to fly; all the while looking to God and entrusting them in His care. more

Parenting Advice

God uses our transparency to touch others in a way nothing else can. more

Self Esteem

How do we as moms teach our daughters to follow God when life around them at school, in social media, and in movies teaches them to follow nothing but their own passions and desires? more

Parenting Advice

When you’re feeling forgotten or alone don’t forget that on any given day, one or two people - or maybe even a great crowd - is lifting you up in prayer! more


As parents or grandparents, are you ready to get on with the job of passing on your faith to the next generation? more

Parenting Advice

We are in danger of forgetting the words of Jesus, “...the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve...” (Matt. 20:28). Remember, we are most like God when we are serving others. 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 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!