How do we get out of the “me trap”? Christ has the strength not only to liberate us but also to keep us free! Read more


Feeling overwhelmed is not new. Yet a lot of our striving only seems to make us more tired and empty. Read more

Finding Purpose

As followers of Christ, what are our rights? God is calling us to surrender. "To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also." Luke 6:29 (NKJV) Read more


As seen in John 8:6, temptation to do wrong can come in the form of a simply stated question. The question is - will you take the bait? Read more

Spiritual Growth

We need to be overwhelmed anew with the cross of Christ and the price He paid. Once that work is done in our hearts, a powerful ministry can begin. Read more

Leadership Advice

When a person has a purpose or something they want to accomplish, is it okay with God to make plans? Read more

Finding Purpose

Have you ever said, “Life's not fair?” Remember that Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Read more

Tough Times

No matter your circumstances in life, you can use this season to develop a deeper prayer life. Read more


In today’s world, cyberbullying is a serious issue, yet many victims do not report the abuse. Here are 5 ways to speak up, fight for yourself or a loved one, and stop cyberbullying. Read more


Lord, do what it takes to renew my faith and set my spirit dancing, so I can do whatever it takes to tell my world why You came at Christmas. Read more


Are you feeling insecure in what God asks of you? Think of the shepherds in Bethlehem. Did they need training to tell others the good news of Jesus? Read more

God's Will

You are accountable to God for the precious hours in the days He gives you. Let Him give you your assignment - all of us can volunteer to serve Jesus! Read more

Finding Purpose

Moment by moment, morning by morning, God desires to supply you with faith enough to finish. Read more

Trusting God

With Christmas around the corner, are there some relatives you are dreading seeing? How do you handle those relationship challenges? Read more


According to Jill Briscoe, “Great satisfaction comes when you maintain a home with no walls and invite the world to share it.” Read more


By serving those outside our families, Jill Briscoe talks about how Christmas can be a perfect time to share the gospel. Read more


Understanding what you believe is more crucial than ever. We need to know why we believe, but more importantly in who because Belief Matters! Read more


Pause in the midst of the frantic holiday pace and praise God for Christmas. Make room for Christmas in winter. Read more


Melva Henderson Ministries is developing the life and faith of believers worldwide. Read more


Melva Henderson is passionately pursuing Jesus and living out her legacy of faith, making a difference in lives of individuals around the world. Read 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!