Women in Community

In Sarah’s day (about 2100 years or so B.C.), it was happening around the local well. In my great grandmother’s day it was happening most often in the kitchen, for my mom and her friends it would happen on the telephone. Today it’s happening here. Women are exchanging ideas and experiences. They’re learning from one another as they share their hearts and thoughts—being encouraged and challenged—online!

Through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, your favorite blog or website, you can load up on tons of good resources, learn how to live on a budget, hear a great message, or chat with a friend across the globe. There are definitely limitations on how deeply you can go in a “cyber community” and there are dangers, but there are also plenty of good opportunities for growth here.

One of my favorite things about being in community with women online is I can catch quick glimpses of what God is doing in their lives—even though I may never have the opportunity to meet them here on earth. I may not be able to travel to Poughkeepsie, but I can read an online word from a woman there who is sharing how God is at work and I’m encouraged.

If you’ve been reading Fierce Women: The Power of a Soft Warrior, there is a Reading Group that’s tackling this together. They’re talking about it together today over at the Book Club at Desiring Virtue’s Facebook page. They’re inviting women to join in on their discussion or you might just listen in on what God is doing in their lives as a source of encouragement for you.

I am so excited as I’m watching God raise up a host of women who are fierce in their love for Him all across the globe! I love discovering websites that are not only solid doctrinally but also inspire me with a passion to live a more gospel-centered life.

If this website has been an encouragement to you, I hope you’ll leave a comment below and let me know how God is using it in your life. 

If there are particular topics that you’d like me to address, please leave a comment and let me hear your thoughts! And I hope you’ll run over to Desiring Virtue’s book discussion to check out what God is doing there.


  • Jody Gates

    Going to check out the book club after I leave here. I’m do glad we are “friends” through your book and True Woman blog. I like the fact you are a fellow pastors wife!! Happy Monday!! Psalm 119:1

  • Kimberly Wagner

    I so agree with you, Jody! It has been a joy to develop a friendship with you through the “blog world.” You are a kindred spirit 🙂 Enjoy His presence as you press into all He has for you today!

  • Vivian Etherington

    Kim, I am continually challenged and blessed by your blog. My love for the Lord increases as a result of knowing you and reading your heart here. I am continually challenged to love my husband better also. I am thankful for your message of truth in the midst of a culture of lies. This is one more source where I can feed on spiritual things to combat the flesh and worldliness. Again, I am eternally grateful for your impact in my life! Love to you!

  • Sandra

    Hi Kim. Thought you’d be interested to know that I have been reading your book to my African househelper who is a newer believer. We have been listening to the ROH broadcasts as we make bread together (usually on Wednesday), and on Friday we do a short Bible study (we’ve been in John for a while) and pray together. We’ve taken a break from that and are reading and learning together from your book. It definitely presents an entirely different view of marriage that the Muslim culture here embraces and many questions and conversations about the biblical view of marriage have ensued. She is convinced that God would have her respect her husband even though she is wife #3 to this Muslim man (they are permitted/encouraged to have up to four wives at a time.) Please pray for her as she changes her thinking, puts the things she is learning into practice, and begins to teach them to her daughters.

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello Vivian ~

    What precious words of encouragement. I’m so thankful for how God has worked in your life. It is a joy to see the transformation He has accomplished and to see the fruit you are now bearing. He is faithful to accomplish the work He begins! Love you, friend!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Oh, Sandra, thank you for sharing this!

    I am so excited to hear how God is working there. Thank you for being faithful to spread His Word wherever he plants you.

    I pray your househelper can be the sweet aroma of Christ and the light in the darkness of that culture. I am filled with hope to think about her passing truth onto her daughters.

    May God give her the strength of a beautifully fierce woman!

    Blessings dear friend ~