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About Just Between Us

JBU Winter 2021 Subscription Special

WHO WE ARE...Just Between Us (JBU) Magazine is a non-profit Christian ministry dedicated to encouraging and equipping women around the world for a life of faith.

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God took international speaker and author Jill Briscoe's dream for a tool for Christian women and made it a reality. For over 30 years, Just Between Us magazine and ministry has been providing information, advice, encouragement, and real-life stories to inspire and help women on their journey of faith. Today Just Between Us reaches women in all 50 states and in every country of the world.

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The world is in desperate need of God's love and truth. And, as a ministry, Just Between Us has sought to be a friend to women everywhere; coming alongside them in their joys and difficulties, mnistering through heart-focused and biblically-based content, and inspiring a deeper faith and love for Jesus. We invite you to let us come into your lives as a trusted friend and to be part of this very special community of Christian women today!

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Our History

HOW WE STARTED...Just Between Us ministry and magazine celebrates over 30 years of equipping and encouraging women for a life of faith. Founded in 1990 by international speaker and author Jill Briscoe, Just Between Us has served as a lifeline for women in the U.S. and overseas.

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What began as a humble newsletter for pastors’ wives has since become a full-color quarterly publication, available worldwide for any Christian woman desiring to deepen her faith and service.

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Just Between Us got its start as a column penned by Jill Briscoe in a digest-sized magazine called Sunday to Sunday, published by Christianity Today, Inc. In 1990, it became its own entity, a bi-monthly newsletter called Just Between Us, edited by Briscoe and published by Preaching Resources. In 1990 it became a quarterly magazine and in 1994 Briscoe took over the publication, bringing it to Milwaukee, Wis., where it has been published ever since. In that year, average orders were 52 per month—today, they have grown to over 800.

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Just Between Us is run by a team of two full-time and five part-time staff, and over 50 volunteers. Their combined efforts make the ministry possible. Volunteers range in age from their 30s to 70s, all giving of their time and talents to handle everything from subscriptions and marketing to web development and management. “Support is so important when you are working toward a goal, a vision,” said Briscoe. “Not only do you have different gifts that can fill needs—this person knows technology, this person handles mailings, this person provides counsel—but you have the support of each other. You are all working toward a common goal; you are united.”

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In the beginning, publishing experts told Briscoe that running a magazine would never work this way, because publishing is too difficult. But Briscoe had a dream for a tool to encourage women serving around the world who were feeling discouraged, isolated, and under-resourced. She moved ahead anyway and against all odds, Just Between Us makes its way around the world every quarter to become the lifeline that Briscoe envisioned it so long ago.

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From humble beginnings, Just Between Us magazine has become an internationally recognized magazine with over 10,000 subscribers in all 50 states. And, due to Briscoe's extensive travels, thousands of women around the world can read magazine articles translated into Japanese, Portuguese, Vietnamese, and many other languages. An additional over two million women are reached worldwide through the Just Between Us website and social media.  

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“Seeing women grow in their faith has been wonderful,” said Briscoe, reflecting on Just Between Us’s history. “I’ve had people tell me that having , receiving it in the mail, is like having a friend come through the door…it’s a blessing. It’s very humbling. It’s amazing what God has done with our little publication.”

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In celebration of their 30th anniversary, the Just Between Us team has redesigned the magazine, adding new columns, columnists, and features to continue encouraging and equipping women for a life of faith.

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“My delight over these 30 years is the huge practical help and encouragement JBU has been in the lives of women who know Jesus from many nations,” said Briscoe about the milestone. “We thank the Lord for biblical truth applied to our lives lived with Him, especially now, ‘For such a time as this.’” Est. 4:14.

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DID YOU KNOW...Just Between Us (JBU) Magazine is a non-profit Christian ministry that offers a quarterly print magazine?

In fact, your Just Between Us magazine print subscription includes:

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- 4 quarterly print magazines packed full of content not found on the Just Between Us website (more encouragement and refreshment for your soul!)

- An exclusive interview in every issue with an inspiring woman of faith. Past interviews featured Lysa TerKeurst, Joni Eareckson Tada, Katie Davis Majors, Kristyn Getty, Laura Story, and many more!

- A Bible study in every issue to use personally or in small groups

- Exclusive FREE digital downloads throughout the year

- A FREE weekly digital mini-magazine (with a valid email address) - 52 total for the year!

- And so much more! 

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Our Mission

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WHAT WE DO...Our mission at Just Between Us Magazine is to encourage and equip women around the world for a life of faith. 

And, your gift helps us make a difference in the lives of women around the world! In fact, your gift to Just Between Us Magazine provides...

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Trusted Biblical Teaching and Resources

The heartbeat of our ministry is to offer a print magazine at its lowest possible price to ensure that everyone has access to relevant, spiritual resources at little or no cost, and free online content reaching people in 195 countries in places the print magazine could never go. By your grace and support JBU can continue to reach women in meaningful ways.

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Encouraging Content

Each weekly digital mini-magazine is packed with NEW content that is hand picked for our readers to encourage them in their daily lives. Through our social medical channels women of all ages can be encouraged and their souls refreshed. 

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A Community for Women

Our online prayer wall, Just Ask Us form, social media channels, and website create a community that women can trust and confide in through every season of life.

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An Impact on Future Generations 

When you influence women for the gospel, it can create a domino effect—influencing their husbands, children, neighbors, and friends to do the same. Our reach extends far beyond just women. 

We are looking for partners to come alongside us to continue reaching women around the world with the love and hope of Jesus. To learn more or to give, go to justbetweenus.org/donate.

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Our Team

Our Just Between Us team is made up of incredible women with hearts to see you flourish in every area of your life, especially in your life of faith. They bring their collective gifts to make sure you don't feel alone and that you are continually encouraged, so you can grow closer to Jesus and make an impact in His world.

Suzan Braun

Circulation Manager & Assistant Editor

Jill Briscoe

Founder

Shelley Esser

Editor

Julie Krinke

Creative Director

Rebecca Loesche

Renewals and Software Support Specialist

Mary Perso

General Manager

Mary Ann Prasser

Web Director

Ashley Schmidt

Director of Mission Advancement/Social Media

Sharon Vaught

Administrative Specialist

Our Awards

JUST BETWEEN US WINS AWARDS! 

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For the last 30 years, Just Between Us has been part of the Evangelical Press Association, the world's leading professional organization of Christian print and digital publications. For this year’s EPA awards there were over 1,800 entries. JBU received two first-place awards. In the Awards of Excellence, JBU was given the top award in Most Improved (Print). And in the Higher Goals Awards, JBU received three awards:

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FIRST PLACE: Publication Redesign

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SECOND PLACE: Best in Class for Print Magazines

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FOURTH PLACE: Shelly Esser for RX: Soul Medicine: Laughter Can Help Heal Life’s Most Difficult Times

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FIFTH PLACE: Table of Contents (Design)