“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news. Who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’”
~ Isaiah 52:7
Why We Write
We want Christian woman to know that they are not alone. We all struggle, but (as Laura wrote) Jesus is the answer. It is our hope that every post on our website is written from a point of open honesty about life as a Christian woman living in today’s world.
It is very important to us that when women come to our site, they leave encouraged. We aren’t here to lecture our readers or tell them how to live their life. We want to come along side other women and walk through life together. We all have our own struggles, but together, in Christ, we are united. With that in mind, we ask that each post includes a personal struggle and some type of encouragement. You can share 3 keys to living on purpose, as long as you open with a struggle you have had, or how God has grown you in this area. This is huge, I reject (or request rewrites) on posts that are not personal / relational in nature, or that are more preachy than encouraging. We do not believe in the prosperity gospel, or teach anything that contradicts our beliefs, but this website is designed to be a safe place for women to come, sit with friends, and soak up the love of Jesus.
Our Target Audience
Our target audience isn’t so much one person, as a group of friends. We want to reach Suzy the homeschool mom with eight children, her best friend Tabitha who enrolled her only child in public school, and her niece, Lexi who just got engaged. We want to reach the woman who works from 9-5, the stay-at-home mom, and waitress working the night shift. Why? Because it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, if you are a Christian woman, we are your sisters.
The women in our target audience are the ones who feel like they don’t always measure up. They love Jesus, but they don’t always feel like they are the perfect representation of the Proverbs 31 woman. And we want them to know that they are not alone. They belong with us, you belong with us, even if you feel like an impostor, you’re not. If Jesus has made His home in your heart, He has made a place for you in ours.
Each post on our website should be written to reflect that life is hard, but God is good.
Before submitting a post, ask yourself the following questions:
- Is this post preachy, or am I relating to the readers about a personal struggle?
- If people read this post, will it point them to Jesus?
- Did I give them a reason to comment or share?
- Use block formatting (do not indent, or manually add a line break between paragraphs)
- Add emphasis with bold or italics, do not underline or use
- All pronouns referring to God should be capitalized.
- Bible should be capitalized.
- You are not required to include a Bible verse, but your faith should be evident.
Content Must Be Original
- All blog posts must be original work written by you
- Your post must not have been previously published elsewhere (including on your own blog)
- By submitting a post, you agree not to publish your content elsewhere for 90 days after it first appears on Candidly Christian (including on your own blog)
- After 90 days you can share your content elsewhere if you so desire
I provide and create graphics for each post, however if you want to send a graphic to be included, it must fit the theme of the site. Which means high quality, visually pleasing graphics that are light/bright. I also prefer to add the text myself as I try to stick to the same two fonts on most photos. If you have a question about a graphic, please feel free to send it or inquire.
*Note: I may make small edits or changes for SEO or readability purposes. Authors can request changes after publication.
After Publication Reminder
Engage and Share
- Check in at least once during the first couple of days after your post is published to respond to comments, and then again after a week.
- Share your post with your following on social media, and in any other way you can (via email, link from your blog, etc.)
- If possible, retweet or respond to others who share about your post (e.g., people who use the Click-to-Tweet option, share buttons, or content on the Candidly Christian social media platforms).
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Heather.