Brenda

Brenda Rodgers is the wife to a heart-transplant hero and the mama of two little girl miracles. She lives in Georgia where she enjoys southern culture and her home built in 1900. She writes at BrendaRodgers.com about being a girl-mom, mentoring young women, and life in the south. Her hope is to use her personal life experiences to show other people Jesus. Brenda would love to connect with you on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

How can I make the most of my single years?

The Importance of Investing In Your Single Years

Growing up, I daydreamed about going to college because it was something I wanted to do. After that my imagination jumped to wedding bells and baby carriages. I did not anticipate a gap called my “single years.” I don’t think I was the only young woman whose dreams consisted of wedding gowns and baby names. I remember in college issues of Bride magazine filling the decorative basket in my sorority sisters’ bathroom. College? Check. Now on to the next life goal . . . marriage. But ten years passed from the time I graduated college to the time I got married. Ten…

How Do I Grow in My Faith When I’m Too Busy to Read the Bible?

Recently, a reader asked the question, “How do I grow in my faith when I’m too busy to read the Bible?” I asked myself the same question recently after my second daughter was born, and my life became busier than I expected. Months leading up to her birth, everyone told me how difficult it is going from one child to two. I believed them, but like with most things in parenting there’s no way to prepare yourself. You just have to experience it. I was used to my almost three-year-old’s 7:00 pm bedtime, 7:00 am wake-up time, and two-hour nap during the day. In other words I…

Three Things to Tell Your Daughter Before She Leaves for College

3 Things to Tell Your Daughter Before She Goes to College

Any time I write about motherhood and raising daughters, I don’t do it from a place of expertise of being a mother. After all, my daughter is only two years old. Instead I write from a place of being a daughter and what I wish I had experienced as a young woman. My experience going off to college was like most young women’s, I suspect. I coordinated with my new roommate about who would bring what, and my mom and I shopped for new bedding and linens. My parents drove to my new campus and helped me move in. There were hugs and…

You are fearfully and wonderfully made!

Real Question: How Do I Overcome People Thinking I’m Shy?

Recently, a young reader asked this question, “People seem to talk and chat so easily, but I don’t. People think I am shy, or don’t care about what they are saying, but that’s not the reason. I simply don’t know what to do or say. What do I do?”   A few years ago I went on a short-term mission trip with a group of people from my church. I didn’t know any of the people well, and they didn’t know me. On the trip, there was a young man, John, who was in his twenties, and his dad. John’s…

Why you should talk to your daughter about Fifty Shades

Why You Should Talk to Your Daughter about Fifty Shades of Grey

By this point, you’ve probably heard of the best-selling erotica book, Fifty Shades of Grey that was published in 2011. It has been called the new “mommy porn” because of its popularity among moms. However, today I don’t want to talk about its effects on moms. I want to talk about its effect on your daughter and why you should talk to your daughter about Fifty Shades of Grey.   In February 2015, a movie based on Fifty Shades of Grey will be released in theaters. If your daughter isn’t determined enough to read the 530 page book, she may be more apt to sit through the, presumably jaw-dropping, two-plus…

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