Sacred Story’s Library of Inspiring Women’s Stories

Sister we are in this together. Our library contains encouraging stories from women who, like you, walk through chapters of questioning, grieving, loving, hoping, and surrendering. We pray you will pass on stories because hope is contagious. Our Teaching Moments offer perspective about living your story in light of God’s Word. We love to hear how you are impacted by what you read.

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What to Say to a Friend Struggling with Anxiety and Depression

What to Say to a Friend Struggling with Anxiety and Depression

  When a mysterious health symptom combined with other stress factors, I spiraled into a time of anxiety and depression. Though functional at a basic level, I felt crippled by distraction, sadness and poor sleep. I lost my appetite and could not find quick...

The Hero of My Story

The Hero of My Story

  Kate's Story:  Once upon a time my larynx felt glued to the ground like a Manolo Blahnik stiletto stuck to pavement. You know how chewing gum sticks to your shoe and won't come off? A stuck larynx means singers can't sing. My good Father allowed my voice to...

Unfailing Power

Unfailing Power

Rebecca's Story:  I know exactly what I would have thought if I lived in Montana: “We get snow all the time with frigid temperatures. Those people down South will be just fine.” When the news forecasted snow, I thought the same way. The snow would fall—maybe even...

Wrestling with God

Wrestling with God

  Morgan's Story: When I applied to college, I wanted to pursue a theology or communications degree, but those plans failed the practicality test. Instead, I chose education for its reliable career path and relegated theology to a minor. Like Jacob in Genesis, I...

Simeon’s Role in the Christmas Story

Simeon’s Role in the Christmas Story

  Reflecting on the greatest story ever told during the Christmas season brings such awe. God walked among us for a time. I love how faithful followers who have little status in society play a vital role in revealing the Messiah. Simeon is one such person. Almost...

What to Say to a Friend with an Eating Disorder

What to Say to a Friend with an Eating Disorder

  One of the most powerful aspects of someone’s recovery from an eating disorder is support from others, and that support starts with some basic understanding. Clinical eating disorders may involve restrictive food intake, binging, purging, avoidance of adverse...

Suffering and Waiting

Suffering and Waiting

  Karen's Story:  I had fallen apart several times. But at the age of 39, I shattered into a million pieces. I call this time “my exile.” I have bipolar disorder. The symptoms began in my late teens and worsened over time while I remained under-diagnosed for two...

Relapse Into Fear

Relapse Into Fear

  Sandra's Story: The night before surgery, I lay in bed with two preschoolers snuggled on either side. Tiny heads rested on my shoulders. Thumbs plugged in their mouths, they clutched their favorite blankies—pink bunny and blue bear. I savored the sweet smell of...

What to Say to a Friend with a Cancer Diagnosis

What to Say to a Friend with a Cancer Diagnosis

  Three years ago, I was diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer. In the oblivion of my before-cancer life, I may have been careless about what I said to someone with a cancer diagnosis. Now I know more about what helps – and what doesn’t. You may find it difficult...

A Grand Purpose

A Grand Purpose

  Sarah's Story: “God saved you for something big,” Aunt Barb said after I recounted my story. Her words agitated the lump in my throat. I voiced a quiet affirmative before dashing off to check my pulse and locate my EpiPen. Three months prior, my body had...

Refugee for God’s Kingdom

Refugee for God’s Kingdom

  Anahita's Story:  Every year my mom traveled from our home country in the Middle East to Germany to visit my uncle. One year after my uncle invited her to church, my mom heard about forgiveness and salvation through the death and Resurrection of Jesus, and she...

Rejected by Men

Rejected by Men

  Christina's Story: Are you a people pleaser? I am the queen of people pleasers. Sometimes I don’t even share my opinion so I can go with the flow of those I’m with. But being a people pleaser is exhausting – and not God’s plan for me. In fact, Galatians 1:10...

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these stories all true?

Yes, that’s the amazing thing about our library!

Do these stories come from time spent at your women’s retreats?

Sacred Story Retreats provide a proven framework to help a woman explain how faith in Jesus Christ impacts her life. Because we provide follow-up editing and help a woman finalize her story, many of the stories in our library are submitted from women who attended retreats.

Is there a way I can reach out to an author if I want to connect at a deeper level about her story?

Yes, we love to help women connect, so they know they are not alone. Usually, authors of stories are happy to talk with other women with questions. Please get in touch through the “Leave a Question or Prayer Request” option on this page.

Can I share an inspirational story without attending a Sacred Story retreat?

Yes, please get in touch with us at contact@sacredstoryministries.org

Who writes your inspirational stories?

The stories are written by brave yet ordinary women like you.

Are all your inspirational stories written by Christian women?

We believe hope in Jesus Christ changes everything, so yes, the stories in our library are written by those who have witnessed His power and faithfulness. If you would like to talk further about how faith in Christ can make a difference in your story, please get in touch through the “Leave a Question or Prayer Request” option.

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