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I will never forget the first time a successful blogger and New York Time’s Bestselling author took the time to personally respond to my e-mail offering to guest blog on her site. Even when my first submission missed the mark, she took the time to give me thoughtful feedback and encouraged me to try again.  She ended up running my third re-write of the article on her wildly successful blog and invited me to write another a few months later.

The day that second article ran, I decided that I would always do my best to treat other bloggers and aspiring authors in the same way she treated me. With respect. Because I’d much rather dedicate my life to working alongside others than achieve anything on my own.

For this reason, our ministry team is deeply committed to supporting writers and bloggers in the Christian community.  Whether you are wildly successful or just getting started, the only thing that matters is that we share the same deep commitment to rightly dividing the Word of Truth. 

Guest Post Submission Calendar

Thank you for your interest in writing for Living by Design Ministries. We accept guest post submissions three times each year. Please read through the guidelines on this page before submitting your article. Any submissions that do not follow our guidelines will not be considered.

June 1-15

Our second submission window of 2021 is in June. Accepted articles will be featured on our platform between August and November 2021. We will review all submissions and notify you by July 1, 2021 if we choose to run your article.

October 1-15

Our third submission window of 2021 is in October. Accepted articles will be featured on our platform between December 2021 and March 2022. We will review all submissions and notify you by December 1, 2021 if we choose to run your article.

February 1-15

Our first submission window of 2022 is in February. Accepted articles will be featured on our platform between April and June 2022. We will review all submissions and notify you by March 1, 2022 if we choose to run your article.

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Living by Design Ministries

Guest Writer Submission Guidelines

Living by Design Ministries exists to serve the local church, leaders, organizations, and individuals by inspiring and equipping Christians to explore God’s design, establish godly lives, and exude God’s love. 

We believe that God’s Word is the only source of absolute truth in a world that praises tolerance and ambiguity. Therefore, we exist to create biblical resources that help Christian women:

1. KNOW THE TRUTH: Our free Bible study resources equip and inspire Christian women to diligently study and faithfully apply biblical truth to their lives.

2. BE TRANSFORMED BY THE TRUTH: Our free Bible study resources build a bridge between professing Christians and the life-changing power of God’s Word. 

3. SHARE THE TRUTH IN LOVE: Our free Bible study resources help Christian women grow in maturity and equip them to lovingly share their faith with others.

It is our dream for women to embrace God’s design for their lives and experience God’s faithful provision as they learn how to glorify Him with their time, talents, and treasures. We seek to transform disciples into disciple-makers by creating discipleship tools for the digital age.

The Living by Design Blog averages 10,000-25,000 page views per month and our SOULfood Saturday e-mails reach more than 15,000 readers each week. Guest posting is a fantastic opportunity to improve your writing skills, share your story with a new audience, and improve your website’s SEO. 

We only accept original pieces that haven’t appeared anywhere else (including your personal blog). Unpublished writers and non-bloggers are also welcome to submit an article for consideration.

All posts need to fall in line with our mission statement: Inspiring Christians to EXPLORE the beauty of God’s design, ESTABLISH godly lives, and EXUDE God’s love.

Guest blogs may be refused without reason. The best way to assure approval is to follow the guidelines, post on a topic that is not yet covered on our blog (or offer a unique perspective), start your post with a personal story that ties into your key message and teaching, include lists, make sure your article is biblically sound and grammatically correct.

We reserve the right to edit any guest blog for SEO, grammar, and style, but your post should be free of grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.

Once published, your guest blog becomes the exclusive property of Living by Design for at least six months. After six months, you can alter the post and republish it on your own website with significant changes, your own title, and your own images.

If  Living by Design Ministries is made aware of any written content or social media posts by the guest contributor that is not in alignment with our Statement of Faith or Community Guidelines, we reserve the right to pull your article immediately and without notice.

At the discretion of our editorial team, guest posts may be selected for an edition of our Saturday SOULfood, rather than a standard blog post. If your article is selected for a SOULfood, you will be notified.

If you have any questions, please send us an e-mail. Thank you again for your interest in writing for Living by Design Ministries. We look forward to reading your submission.

Clean, easy-to-understand writing and a compelling storyline is the secret to getting your guest blog accepted. We are looking for original, practical, real-world examples that inspire women to draw near to God. Be sure to include actionable, biblical advice that our readers can put to use in their own lives. Make sure your submission has a clear introduction to capture the reader’s attention, a helpful body including Scripture references and lists, and a motivating close to wrap-up the article and encourage the reader to take action.

Additional Quality Guidelines:

  • Your guest blog should be at least 800 words in length. 1000-1200 words is preferred.
  • If quoting a verse from the Bible, please include the translation from which you are quoting. We prefer HCSB, but also accept NIV, NLT, NASB, and KJV.
  • Affiliate links are not allowed.
  • If you have products of your own that you would like to promote (perhaps an Etsy store, or your own eBook, for example) just let us know. We are 100% happy to help you to promote your products in a natural, reader-focused way.
  • Please proof-read your own posts at least twice before sending. Posts should be free of spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Please put the key points in bold font. This helps draws the reader’s attention to key points.
  • Use bullets or numbers in lists to break up the content.
  • Keep paragraphs short. One to three sentences is the ideal length for a paragraph, four would be an absolute maximum and is usually too long.

Here are some topics we’d like to feature on the Living by Design Blog in 2021:

  • Bible Study Tips, Tools, & Testimonials
  • Biblical Wisdom for Homemakers
  • Healthy Habits and Routines for Women
  • Christian Unity & Perseverance of Faith
  • Word Studies on Key Biblical Terms
  • Biblical Helps for Anxiety & Fear
  • Prayer Guides/How to Pray Scripture
  • How to Combat Christian Complacency 
  • Biblical Truths to Help You Raise Godly Children
  • Cultivating Strong and Enduring Relationships
  • Establishing a Strong Biblical Worldview
  • Encouraging Character Studies from Scripture
  • Practicing Gratitude in Difficult Seasons
  • The Character of God & The Promises of Scripture
  • Spiritual Warfare & Your Family

To give you a better idea of what we’re looking for, here are some of our most successful guest blogs from 2017-2020:

  • Please submit a high-quality bio picture at least 500×500 in size. This should be your picture and not a stock photo or blog logo.
  • Your bio should be 3-5 sentences about you and your blog.
  • Within your bio, you can include a follow link to your blog and links to each social media channel. 
  • Please submit the article with 3 possible title options. We will make the final title decision for SEO purposes.
  • Our team will create all the graphics for guest posts.
  • We promise to promote your post at least one time on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook. Our current social media reach is 30,000+.
  • Our full e-mail list of 15,000+ will receive a notification once your post has been published.
  • As a guest author at Living by Design Ministries, you agree to promote your post through your own social media channels, and actively engage in the comment threads on social media for the first week.
  • You may want to include a teaser to the post on your own blog the week the article runs on LivingbyDesign.org. But please do not include more than a few paragraphs of the article, and don’t use the same title. Please do not publish the entire post on your blog or elsewhere because that hurts SEO. You can an example of one of our teasers HERE.

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In order to be considered, your full article must be submitted via our online form during the submission window.

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