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At Living by Design Ministries, we believe God’s Word is the only source of absolute truth in a world that praises tolerance and ambiguity. We exist to help women of all ages open their Bibles, understand what they are reading, and apply the freeing truths to their lives. – Sarah Koontz, Founder
The Living by Design Blog
Articles on the Living by Design Blog are packed with heart-focused content, practical solutions for real-life, and Bible-based training. The Bible is packed with spiritual nourishment; our aim is to provide resources to help you break it down into bite-sized pieces that are easy to digest.
How to Study King Solomon’s Life and Writings with Your Friends Online
Raise your hand if you love to study the Word of God with other believers. What a joy it is to learn and grow alongside one another as we dip our toes into the springs of living water together (Jer 17:13). I’d like you to take a moment to think of 4-6 people you would enjoy
What the Bible Teaches Us About Mental Health Issues
By Corine Williams, Ph.D. “Does struggling with my mental health mean I have a lack of faith, and should I focus on my spiritual health instead?” As a Christian therapist, I hear this question all the time. While it saddens my heart to be reminded that this is what the church has taught its people,
Is Hell a Real Place? Here’s What the Bible Says…
By Anne Hope Hell is a difficult subject to discuss. It amazes me how many people I meet who don’t believe hell or Satan exists. Perhaps it is their way of justifying their lifestyle. Perhaps it is just total ignorance and believe both to be merely part of a fairy tale. It may not even
The Key Ingredients of Effective Ministry to Women
Recently, I took a course entitled Effective Ministry to Women at Dallas Seminary. It was one of the most engaging classes I’ve ever participated in. As a woman raising two teenage daughters and writing Bible studies for women—the content was relevant and revelatory. In this article, I will share some of the most powerful takeaways
Will You Seek the Face of Christ During Lent?
By Maureen Miller “The wrapping that had been on his head was not lying with the linen cloths but was folded up in a separate place by itself.” John 20:7 HCSB I stared at the words on the page. How many times had I read them, and yet I’d never really noticed this one particular
An Invitation to Lament: 10 Breath Prayers for Times of Grief
By Celia A.Miller I remember the look on my dad’s face as the doctor came through those swinging doors. We had been waiting for hours in agony and anticipation for some sort of news to put our deepest fears to rest. But when the conversation with the doctor ended with my dad returning to the