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Winter JAMmin’ with Sadie Robertson

Maybe you’ve seen her when you tuned into some episodes of Duck Dynasty. Maybe you were appealed by her fashion lines with Roma Boots, Wild Blue, and Sherri Hill. Maybe you watched I’m Not Ashamed or God’s Not Dead 2. Maybe you read one of her “Live Original” books. No matter how you found out about Sadie Robertson, now you can see her live at Winter Jam 2017. Sadie called up Girlz 4 Christ’s editor Jessica Lippe before she started preparing for a Winter Jam show that night in Jacksonville, Florida.

Sadie Robertson in God’s Not Dead 2

G4C: What do you speak about on the Winter Jam tour?

Sadie: This year at Winter Jam, I’m bringing a modern-day twist to David and Goliath story. Nowadays we need the message of the challenge. I think it’s great for me as a 19-year-old speaking to a lot of teens. It’s good to be in that situation that I feel serves God. I’m excited about doing that.
G4C: How do you prioritize time with God in your busy schedule? 
Sadie: Well, God IS my busy schedule. I feel like I would not have this schedule without God. There’s no rhyme or reason as to why I should be able to do this or how I got this opportunity besides it being God. So, I think with that, everything has to be done in His name. Everything has to be done in prayer. Everything has to be brought to Him. It’s just been great because I don’t think anything can get too busy for Him.

G4C: Do you see yourself continuing as a speaker, or are there other career prospects you’re interested in? 
Sadie: I would love to continue as a speaker. That’s my passion and that’s where I feel like God is really leading me right now as the best way that I could glorify His kingdom. I hope to continue on in that. But if God opens a different door and says, “hey, I need you here”, then of course I would have to follow because I’ve got all my trust in Him. So I guess we’ll see, but I do love speaking!

G4C: Who’s the most original person on tour with you?
Sadie: Probably Britt Nicole. She is awesome. She’s just as powerful backstage as she is onstage, and I really respect her for that.

Britt Nicole is joining Sadie Robertson at Winter Jam!

Sadie Robertson shared much more, including her feelings about the end of the Duck Dynasty TV show, her New Year’s resolutions, and her favorite Easter tradition. You can read it all in the Spring 2017 issue of Girlz 4 Christ. Click here to get a free subscription that includes this upcoming issue! 

Sadie Robertson acting alongside Masey McLain in the movie I’m Not Ashamed

In the mean time, you can page through our Summer 2016 issue when we interviewed Sadie’s brother and sister-in-law, John Luke and Mary Kate Robertson. (While asking Sadie questions, we found out that she and John Luke both have the same favorite episode of Duck Dynasty!) And of course, you can see Sadie Robertson at a Winter Jam event near you!

Sadie Robertson modeling Roma Boots Photo by Meshali Mitchell

Written and interviewed by Jessica Lippe

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GIVEAWAY! Girl Defined

Enjoy this excerpt by Kristen Clark, coauthor of Girl Defined. To read the rest of this article, check out pages 22-23 of the Girlz 4 Christ Winter 2016/17 issue
BONUS: Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter our giveaway for a free copy of Girl Defined!


She starred in thirty major films and was awarded the Golden Globe for “Female World Film Favorite.” She started her own production company and was voted “2nd Greatest Movie Star” of all time by Premiere Magazine. She was chosen by Empire Magazine as one of the “100 Sexiest Stars in Film History.”
This blonde bombshell was beautiful, talented, successful, and seemed to have everything a woman could dream of, except for one thing – happiness.
Sadly, this famous superstar committed suicide on August 5, 1962. She was only 36 years old. Her makeup covered face, dyed blonde hair, and sparkling clothes only hid what she was feeling on the inside.
Depressed. Unloved. Alone.
This is the true story of American icon Marilyn Monroe.
As I’ve studied the life of this beautiful and famous woman, I can’t help but ask, “Why would a woman who had everything still commit suicide? Why wasn’t the fame, beauty, money, and guys enough?”
Sadly, not many people stop to ask these tough questions about Marilyn’s tragic life. Instead of questioning her fruitless quest for happiness, many of us follow right in her footsteps.
Like Marilyn, millions of women are chasing after happiness and satisfaction down the same dead end road. Without realizing it, many of us have bought into Hollywood’s lies about beauty, femininity, and identity.
In Girl Defined, which I wrote with my sister Bethany, we refer to these crafty lies as “counterfeit femininity.” As Christian women, many of us buy into the lies that to be worth anything we need to be pretty, smart, athletic, skinny, wealthy, or popular. Read the rest of this article by getting a free subscription to Girlz 4 Christ Magazine!
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The Christian’s Christmas Shopping Guide

It’s almost Christmas! While you keep an eye out for gifts to give to those you love, think about how these gifts can also share the love of Christ. This is a holiday to celebrate His birthday, after all! We’ve collected some suggestions that can fit everyone’s tastes and budgets.


Everyone loves a good movie. However, what you consider a “good” movie may not be what a friend or relative likes. And unless you take inventory of their movie collection, you may risk buying them a DVD that they already own. So what’s a girl to do?

Give them a video streaming subscription!

With a streaming service, the gift recipient can enjoy whichever movies and shows they want. If you give them a month-long or year-long subscription to, you’ll give them more than just something to watch. You’ll give them access to wholesome and faith-based features! And just as a bonus, the first month is free!

Since you can’t really wrap up a streaming service, try giving the recipient an envelope filled with recommendations of films to stream. If you’re looking for godly suggestions, or even want to consider getting DVD copies, check out our picks for Christian movies and shows!


Books are always a popular gift-giving option. We recommend getting a book for everyone on your shopping list. But at an average of 15-20 bucks a pop, this could easily overdraw your budget. Don’t overspend; use these ideas instead!

We can personally recommend Tyndale Rewards for those who want to stretch their dollars. When you sign up for this program, you have the opportunity to earn points by answering questions, reviewing books, and other simple, quick activities. After just a few minutes on this site, you’ll have enough points to redeem a Tyndale book or product!

If your gift recipient likes all things digital, then getting them an eBook may be convenient for them. Plus, eBooks often mean less of a cost for you! Did you know Girlz 4 Christ has eBooks? In fact, for a limited time, when you support Girlz 4 Christ with a gift of any size, we’ll send you a digital download of our latest book, Girlz with Goalz. This is a great book to jump-start your New Year’s plans.

For some suggestions on both hard copy and eBooks, check out our reading list!


For a sister, mom, or bestie you know well, clothing can be a great gift. Buying clothes does mean that you need to be pretty familiar with their sizes and personal style preferences, so getting them something you know they’ll love really shows that you put a lot of thought into your gift.

Fashion can be fun, but don’t sacrifice trends for modesty! What you wear can reflect Christ in your life just as much as what you read or watch. For modest clothes, accessories, and other fashion items, check out this directory for gift ideas for any girl or woman!


You know that the best things in life aren’t things. Why not give a few gifts that reflect that? You may still want some things you can wrap in paper or place in a stocking, but have those be representative of something even better.

We’ve already discussed movies and shows, but if you pair that along with a movie night with your family or friends, that could create an experience to remember! Instead of just giving a book, get the same book for yourself so you can form a book club and talk about what you’re reading. Even better, get yourself and your friends a subscription to Girlz 4 Christ Magazine. That’s a free gift that’s really invaluable! If you e-mail us, we can even send you a printable gift certificate to give to your friends for free!

A very memorable gift experience can come in the form of a gift card. Perhaps you can score Groupon tickets to a local attraction. Or you can get a gift card to the recipient’s favorite store and spend an afternoon shopping together. A gift certificate to a restaurant can be a special experience for anyone. Since we know gifts like these can easily get pricey, we have a plan to keep your costs down, and even get some of these gift certificates for free! If you join Swagbucks, you can get a rebate for all the shopping you do through them! You can also earn points through surveys, web searches, and other activities that will eventually land you free gift cards!

Need any other Christmas shopping ideas? Let us know in the comments and we’ll do our best to help you!

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Pro Packing Tips

Happy summer! With a break from school and the normal routine, you may have some travel plans in the works. Are you having any travel challenges, such as figuring out where to go, how to budget, or what to pack?

Have no fear! Did you know that Girlz 4 Christ’s editor Jessica Lippe is also a travel writer? She keeps a travel blog called Jessica Lippe Uncommon Adventures. This week, she gave a sneak peek into something you’ll find in the Summer 2016 issue of Girlz 4 Christ. Check out her top pro packing tips by clicking here! In addition to this, the Summer 2016 issue will have other adventure-seeking articles such as how to shop for summer travel on a limited budget and interviews with Girlz 4 Christ readers around the world.

Have a great summer, and pleasant travels!

Don’t forget to snag a free subscription in time to read Girlz 4 Christ Magazine’s Summer 2016 issue, coming June 20th!

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Spa Night!

Turn an ordinary sleepover into a relaxing night at the spa! Here’s what you need to do:
1.      Get permission before you begin planning this night, and promise to clean up any messes you and your friends make.
2.      Remember that God made each of us just the way we are. The goal of spa night is to take care of the body that God has given us, so make an agreement not to criticize each other or yourselves.
3.      Decide on a few spa recipes to make. Pick them based on what they can do for your skin, or simply on whatever ingredients you have available. (Be sure to ask about allergies ahead of time and don’t make any recipes that your friends are allergic to!) Here are a few favorites!
Clay Mask: Bentonite clay absorbs grease and other toxins. Mix bentonite clay with water until it’s the consistency of toothpaste. You can also add a couple drops of tea tree oil if you’d like. Spread on your face, feet, or even hair! Wait until the clay dries and begins to crack, and then wash off.
Breakfast Facial: The nutrients from the most important meal of the day can provide vitamins for your face, too! Mix a quarter cup of dry oatmeal with a mashed-up banana. Add a few tablespoons of honey until the texture feels like something you’d like on your face. The great thing about this recipe is if you’re missing an ingredient, it’s okay to leave it out! Smear on your face and try to keep your facial muscles still for half an hour until you wash it off.
Foot Soak: Fill a plastic tub with water and one half cup of baking soda. Keep your toes in the tub for 15-30 minutes while the baking soda cleans your feet. After drying off, moisturize your feet and legs with olive oil, coconut oil, or regular lotion.
Hair Treatment: Keeping your hair conditioned can help it grow and prevent split ends and frizz. Take a handful of coconut oil and rub it onto clean hair. The amount of coconut oil you use will depend on your specific hair; if you have long or thick hair, you’ll use more than your friend with shorter or thinner hair. Once all of your hair is completely covered in oil, wrap it up in a turban or towel and keep it that way for at least an hour. (This is a great time to watch a movie or do another spa treatment, but make sure that your hair doesn’t fall out of the towel and soak through furniture!) Then shampoo and condition as you normally would, making sure to wash away all the coconut oil.
This is a preview of what you can expect to see in the Summer 2016 issue of Girlz 4 Christ Magazine. Click here to subscribe for free!
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Swimsuit Modesty: Guest Post by Swimwear Designer Bree

Summer will be here before you know it!  Personally, I think that it is one of the best times of the year.  And, of course one of my favorite summertime activities is swimming!  There always has been one major issue though: swimsuits.  Growing up, we would put together whatever we could find, just to go swimming.  When I was a teen, we started sewing our own suits, but the pattern that we found online had so many issues; the main one being that the neckline gaped horribly while I was swimming.  Also, it just looked so “homemade”.  I was frustrated.  I really wanted something cute, but something that was comfortable as well.  I didn’t want to lower my standards either.  So, I started to design swimsuits.  Over the years, I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to swimwear.  I have a lot of sisters, which means I have had plenty of opportunities for instant feedback.  In 2013, I started a blog “Cover Up For Christ” in order to encourage modesty, among other things. And, a few months later, the Lord led me to open up a shop to sell my swimwear in.  He has blessed ever since!
What we wear should glorify our Lord and encourage others to look towards Him.  Dressing modestly does not mean that you have to dress frumpy.  Modesty should, and can be beautiful and attractive.  
Finding a swimsuit that fits is difficult.  Finding one that is modest is even harder.  I am happy to offer a solution to both issues, modest swimwear with custom sizing.  It’s simple really; you send me your measurements and I will draft a pattern.  Your swimsuit will be made just for you!  I also have standard sizing available with multiple fabric options to choose from in the shop.  
My newest design features a SwimTop and SwimBottoms which are made of high quality fabric and finished with a professional serger, for comfort and durability. They also make great exercise wear; perfect for jogging, biking, stretching, etc.  The swim skirt is attached to the leggings, which means there are no extra layers, and you only have to deal with one waistband.
I have created quite a few different styles of swimwear over the years, but I have to admit that the Grace SwimTop is my favorite.  
Check out my website, blog, and take a peek at new swimsuit styles for women, teens, girls and even swimwear for toddlers:


If you have any questions, please feel free to email me anytime:
We hoped you enjoyed this guest post by Bree. Want to be modest, fashionable, or just be inspired with your wardrobe? Check out the “Beautiful Girlz” section in every issue of Girlz 4 Christ Magazine for natural care, beauty tutorials, in-season fashion choices, and healthy living tips! If you aren’t subscribed to Girlz 4 Christ, do so now for free!
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G4C’s Cover Girls: Where Are They Now?

If you looked inside of the most recent issue of Girlz 4 Christ Magazine, you read about five of our past cover girls. But what about the other 20? Here’s our full list!

FIRST ISSUE! March/April 2011:
March/April 2011: Ruby Gomez is one of the girls featured in the issue. Her life of growing up in a mission orphanage has come full circle as she is a missionary in the United States and her home country of Peru.

May/June 2011, Volume 1 Issue 2:
May/June 2011: This issue featured a drawing by Zack Hix, founder of Good Boy Roy. He still sells his designed shirts online, and also published the book Bully Bad in 2013.

July/August 2011:
July/August 2011: Elena, a participant in The Arc Jackson County, danced her way onto this cover. Although the only thing we know about Elena is that she’s now a teenager, The Arc Jackson County continues to help families with developmental disabilities.

September/October 2011:
September/October 2011: This issue featured a special section on the Courageous movie, including a quiz, review, and interviews, one of which was with cover girl Lauren Etchells. Lauren hasn’t acted since Courageous, but she still advocates for the message behind the movie when she’s not busy being a teenager!

Nov/Dec 2011, Volume 1 Issue 5:
November/December 2011: As daughter of a retired NFL quarterback, Camryn Kelly made her own mark as she celebrated in this issue the release of her first book. Camryn wrote an entire series of Hot Chocolate with God and is now living with her dad, Jim Kelly, and author mom, Jill Kelly, while finishing up high school.

Jan/Feb 2012:
January/February 2012: Ellie Ambrose graced this cover for her work as the founder of Ellie’s Run, a Nashville-based run benefiting education in Africa. Ellie’s Run continued to be an annual race for 12 years until 2015. Although the run is over, Ellie is continuing to help education in Africa as effectively as she can.

March/April 2012:
March/April 2012: Our first year as a magazine was commemorated with Peggy, a girl who was an aid recipient of World Vision. Peggy is 14 now, but it has been difficult to get more of an update on her since World Vision continues to support so many child sponsorships around the world.

May/June 2012:
May/June 2012: Gracie Schram sung her way into our hearts and onto our cover! Last year, Gracie released “I Am Me”, and ever since has been doing a lot of concerts and tours!

July/August 2012:
July/August 2012: Author Rachel Coker was interviewed in this issue. After writing Interrupted, Rachel went on to pen Chasing Jupiter. She offers workshops and writing lessons, too!

September/October 2012:
September/October 2012: Amanda L. Davis, author of Cantral Chronicles, got her photo on this issue’s cover. Amanda completed her book series and is hoping to write even more!

Nov/Dec 2012 Volume 2 Issue 5:
November/December 2012: Musician Lily Garay rocked this cover! Not long after this, she became Girlz 4 Christ’s assistant editor, but she is still working hard on her music too! You can catch her in concert if you live near Virginia, or find her music online.

Jan/Feb 2013, Volume 2 Issue 6:
January/February 2013: We partnered with Every Orphan’s Hope to bring Thoko Muchimba to our pages. Thoko continues to live in a home sponsored by Every Orphan’s Hope, where she is helping her brothers and sisters and attending a nearby school.

Spring 2013:
Spring 2013: Madison Weise, founder of Boyfriend Bears, marked our first seasonal issue. As featured in the Spring 2016 issue, Madison began attending college this year and turned the Boyfriend Bears ministry over to her mom, but not before making a DVD curriculum!

Summer 2013:
Summer 2013: The terrific trio cast of Blimey Cow shines from the small screen to the cover page! Jordan, Kelli, and Josh are still sharing their “Messy Mondays” on YouTube every week, plus they have gone into full-time media production!

Fall 2013:
Fall 2013: The ladies from Point of Grace brought grace to our cover as we interviewed Leigh inside. Last year, Point of Grace released their latest album, Directions Home. You could even catch them on tour this summer!

Winter 13/14:
Winter 2013/14: Budding actress Celina Tolbert was interviewed for this cover feature. Celina Tolbert occasionally writes for Girlz 4 Christ Magazine while finishing up college and is in the process of moving to Paris as an au pair.

Spring 2014:
Spring 2014: Christian environmental author and advocate Emma Sleeth shows off a seedling with this issue. You can read about all that she’s been up to in the Spring 2016 issue of Girlz 4 Christ, but as a quick recap: she continues to work for Blessed Earth and is enjoying the married life!

Summer 2014:
Summer 2014: Two of our Girlz 4 Christ readers serving as summer missionaries displayed some of their work on this cover! They went on their mission trips and hopefully inspired other Girlz 4 Christ readers to make a difference as well!

Fall 2014:
Fall 2014: Secret Keeper Girl showed off their show’s skit on the front of this issue. Visit them online to see if you can attend one of their shows or access a wealth of other resources!

Winter 2015:
Winter 2015: This issue brought us none other than editor, author, and speaker Susie Shellenberger. Susie is currently trying to balance speaking across the US and around the world with playing with her dogs at home and visiting relatives in Oklahoma City.

Spring 2015:
Spring 2015: Persecuted for her faith, Somchi was connected with us through Voice of the Martyrs. Voice of the Martyrs still serves Christians in countries where it’s illegal or dangerous to proclaim Christ, and Somchi is happily married and living away from the people who persecuted her!

Summer 2015:
Summer 2015: While we featured her younger sister back in 2011, it was Erin Kelly’s turn to shine for her book, Kelly Tough. Erin attends Liberty University and when she’s not in school, you can often see her in Buffalo Bills garb to support her dad’s team!

Fall 2015:
Fall 2015: With War Room marking her acting debut, Alena Pitts starred in this issue! Alena did a lot of promotion for War Room, and she’s currently a model and journalist.

Winter 15/16:
Winter 2015/16: Project Inspired’s Nicole Weider was the face of an excellent issue! As mentioned in the Spring 2016 issue, Nicole and her team are working on new developments for Project Inspired, and you can find them constantly encouraging girls through social media platforms!

Spring 2016- 5th Birthday!:
Spring 2016: Our most recent cover girl was Cozi Zuehlsdorff. Cozi will be guest starring on Disney Channel shows soon! She’s also working on songwriting as well.

Stay tuned until next month, when we’ll reveal another exciting cover feature! If you don’t receive Girlz 4 Christ Magazine, subscribe for free!

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Arch Angel

A Guide to Really Good Eyebrows by Sarah Fleet

Eyebrows are so important to the face. At first blush, they seem like mostly useless accessories a few inches above the eye, but after imagining what our faces would look like without them (and a quick Google search of celebs without eyebrows- yikes!) their necessity is realized. And even more so in the past year with ‘fleeked’ eyebrows. Scrolling through hashtags of #eyebrowgoals on Instagram can make the quest seem daunting, but some simple tweaks in routine can have you pro in no time.

1. Shaping
Choosing the method of how to shape your eyebrows- or whether to go it alone or seek professional help- is the basis of your results. Choose what is best for you and your needs. Tweezing alone takes a very long time to those with thicker and coarser hair, and can be difficult for anyone with a short attention span. However, you control the results more than any other method. At home waxing is risky (I once removed half my eyelashes in a hard wax incident) but much more effective and quick than tweezing. I would not recommend it for any newbies to the eyebrow situation, however, as it can be very difficult to control, and is best when left only to the between- the-eyebrow- zone. Professional waxing is a great option for someone who doesn’t harbor trust issues, as you are literally putting your face in someone else’s hands. But remember, if something goes wrong, brows grow in very quickly (like, almost too quickly.) A good tip is to look at your aesthetician’s eyebrows. If you go to someone with thin brows, do not be surprised when you end up with thin brows. Just like at a hair cut, it’s a wise idea to bring several images of what you want, though they can’t magically make thin brows thick- that’s for the next step. Threading is my personal favorite, as its uber precise and works well on coarse hair. It takes a good bit longer that waxing, but these ladies know what they’re doing.  Professional eyebrow shapers will know the best shape you’re your bone structure, so make sure to communicate with them to make sure that you’re happy, comfortable, and looking fly.

2. Filling in 
Choosing a product that works best for your needs is just as important as the method of shaping. There are so many on the market that there’s something for everyone, but the most universally flattering tools are simple- concealer, an angled brush, a clear brow gel, and eye shadow that suits your coloring (try not to go darker than one shade deeper than your natural hair color, also stick with neutral tones instead of warm or cool based ones).

Now it’s time to work some magic:

Step one: using your angled brush and some eye shadow, line the bottom of your brow. You won’t need a thick line, but make sure it’s clean, precise, and even.

Step two: starting about one finger’s width in, draw a second outline on the top of your brow. Starting farther in than your natural brow line keeps things from looking too harsh and artificial. Connect the top and bottom lines at the tail of your brow.
Step three: beginning at the tail, fill in your brow. The tail of your brow should be the most bold and filled area, with the beginning looking much lighter and more natural. Use small strokes in the direction of the hair growth. Make sure all lines are well blended and soft.
Step three: use brow gel to set and soften the look.

3. Cleaning up
The most important- yet overlooked- part of a perfect arch is concealer. Simply outlining your finished brows with a small amount of concealer and blending it into your foundation makes your brows look ten thousand times cleaner and precise. Trust me on this guys, its life saving. Plus, concealer under your brow makes an incredible eye highlight.

Obviously, it takes practice to get these steps down to a science. But even if you over fill and look like Groucho Marx, don’t fret, it’s just makeup.

Want to make the most of your God-given beauty? Check out the “Beautiful Girlz” section in each issue of Girlz 4 Christ Magazine! Click here to get your free subscription!
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Throwback Thursday: Our First Issue!

In the midst of celebrating five years of Girlz 4 Christ Magazine, we decided to take a look back to our very first issue. Wow, things sure have changed!

// you liked this, you’ll LOVE our current and upcoming issues! They’re bigger, better, and jam-packed with even more for Christian girls around the world! Click here to get a free subscription!

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Fun Fashion Tips by Jennifer M. Smith

Check out one of our most popular articles from Winter 15/16! It featured fashion tips from Dainty Jewell’s, the design team behind Michael Bates’ bridal party dresses, as seen on Bringing Up Bates. 
(Click the photo to enlarge.)

Stay tuned because next week, we’ll give you a sneak peek at our next issue! 

Want to see more? You can still get this issue! Click here to subscribe now. You’ll instantly get the Winter 15/16 issue as featured above, and also be among the first to receive the Spring 2016 issue. Best of all, your subscription will be FREE!