MARIAN JORDAN ELLIS

Shalom

Experiencing Shalom: The Restoration Project Some people dream of winning the lottery. Not this girl, I fantasize about a clear schedule, a clean house, and space to breathe. As a mom to one busy toddler and two teenage boys, and founder of Redeemed Girl … my life is very full. Full isn’t a bad thing,...
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I Cried Out to the Lord and He Delivered Me!

I’ll never forget the day I gave birth to my daughter. For one thing, it was election day. I went to perform my civic duty, and while casting my ballot, my OBGYN called and said she wanted to induce my labor. Although my due date was still a week away, the ultrasound had shown that...
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A Vision for Sexual Purity

In a culture where microwaves are considered slow, movies are on demand, and a five-minute wait at a fast food restaurant requires a tremendous amount of patience, we tend to expect immediate gratification at every turn. Our world lives in the “now.” For most of us, putting off desires until the future goes against every...
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Dear Single Girl, Please Don’t Settle

Five Principles for Dating Wisely I’ve been told more than once or twice that I’m a truth speaker. Girls, consider yourself warned. This Public Service Announcementgoes out to all my single ladies! So whether you are dating, engaged, or been chilling in a dating desert for the past decade or so… this post is for...
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If Anyone Is Thirsty

The Cure for Spiritual Dehydration I’ll never forget working at a summer camp in college. The heat was blistering, and I worked at the top of a water slide that sat directly in the mid-day sun. I vividly recall how desperately thirsty I felt during those scorching summer days. During my shift, I’d count down...
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The War in the Wait

The War in the Wait: Rejoicing in God When Living with an Unmet Desire My phone beeped, and a text from a friend popped up on the screen. I didn’t need to read more than a few sentences to discern the pain and disappointment in her heart. She said, “Marian, I’m reaching out to you...
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