Proverbs 31 Magazine
An Invitation to be a Part of the P31 Woman Magazine
Proverbs 31 Ministries is dedicated to glorifying God by "Bringing God's peace, perspective, and purpose to today's busy woman." Through Jesus Christ, we shed light on God's distinct design for women and great responsibilities we have been given. With Proverbs 31:10-31 as a guide, we encourage and equip women to practice the Seven Principles of a Proverbs 31 woman.
We invite you to review our topic list and submit an article this year. Our primary guideline for accepting articles is that they are written from a Christian perspective and encourage and inspire women to live out their faith in the variety of arenas they may find themselves.
In addition to the topics listed, we encourage you to use the Seven Principles as a guide. We welcome items appropriate for the holidays and other seasonal topics such as back-to-school, summer vacation tips, etc. We also appreciate articles that address needs of women such as: single motherhood, raising an adopted child(ren), dealing with adolescence and teenagers, and taking care of parents, just to mention a few ideas.
Our mission is to glorify God in all we do and to encourage and inspire His beloved daughters. We pray you will be a part of this exciting and life-changing ministry.
In His Service
Editor, P31 Woman
We consider the production of each monthly magazine issue a ministry. Contributors are not paid, but they do retain the rights to their work. Additionally, we are pleased to send each contributor three copies of the issue featuring his or her article.
Proverbs 31 Ministries is always seeking articles that support our mission of encouraging and equipping women in the Seven Principles of the Proverbs 31 Woman.
Here are some things you can do to maximize the chances that your submissions will be printed:
Read the magazine to familiarize yourself with the kinds of articles we publish. (However, don't be afraid to submit something just because it's different from anything we have published before.)
Watch the length of what you submit. Suggested length is between 200 and 1,000 words. If you have a longer piece, consider dividing it into Part I and Part II.
Please e-mail your article to Assistant Editor Janet Burke at: email@example.com
Please submit one article at a time.
If you use Scripture quotations, please indicate which Bible version used.
We reserve the right to edit all contributions for style, clarity and length.
Certify the originality of what you have written, and let us know if it has been published before.
Give us permission to use what you have written in the magazine and its promotion, as well as in other facets of our ministry, including radio programs and on our website.
Be patient. Each issue is produced a few months before it reaches your mailbox, and issues are taking shape many months before that.
These are suggested topics. Please consider others that might fit in with our seven principles. A general rule is the more narrow the topic, the better. If you are interested in submitting an article for consideration, these are suggested topics...
The Proverbs 31 Woman reveres Jesus Christ as Lord of her life and pursues an on-going personal relationship with Him.
Living a life of integrity
Recognizing the lies of Satan
Understanding our identity in Christ
Dealing with anger and its root causes
Basics of spiritual disciplines, including fasting, prayer, etc.
Living a simple life (what can we learn from groups like the Quakers?)
The Proverbs 31 Woman loves, honors and greatly enriches the life of her husband, encouraging and supporting his leadership within his family and his church.
Helping your husband stay healthy
Honoring your husband around children (not speaking unkindly, not disagreeing in front of children, etc)
Practical tips for supporting your husband in his work/professional life.
Tips for improving communication in marriage, perhaps including when you need to seek counseling.
The Proverbs 31 Woman nurtures her children and believes that motherhood is a high calling with the responsibility of shaping and molding the children who will one day define who we are as a community and a nation.
How to let your children be themselves (how not to live vicariously through your kids)
Teaching your child to touch lives
Teaching thankfulness to children
The dating world of teenagers (how does a mother handle this phase of their lives?)
Help for single moms any topics, including being a godly role model for her children
Mother-daughter conversations on biblical womanhood
How to ensure your children are getting the nutritious food they need to reach their potential.
The Proverbs 31 Woman is a disciplined and industrious keeper of the home who creates a warm and loving environment for her family and friends.
Preparing a welcoming guest room
Preparing your home for the holidays
Annual maintenance and cleaning schedule (example: auto, air conditioning, heating, washing windows, baseboards etc)
The Proverbs 31 Woman contributes to the financial well-being of her household by being a faithful steward of the time and money God has entrusted to her
Ideas for working from home and how to avoid scams
A biblical view of money and tithing
Guidelines for creating a family budget (suggestions for percentage allocations in each category etc)
Living within or below our means and how that gives freedom as opposed to the bondage offered by debt and living beyond our means.
How to save money on your family's clothing budget. Example: starting a kids clothing exchange with friends or at your church or school, how to buy at yard sales or at thrift/consignment stores.
The Proverbs 31 Woman speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction as she encourages others and developes godly friendships.
A look at how Jesus mentored His disciples
How to restore a friendship when you've been hurt
How to start a mentoring program at your church
Is it okay to have friends of the opposite sex? What the world says versus a biblical view
How to witness to friends/acquaintances at work or in your community
The Proverbs 31 Woman shares the love of Christ by extending her hands to help with the needs in the community.
Practical tips to reaching out to the community during the holidays
Tips for showing random acts of kindness
How to reach out to your neighbors and/or deal with difficult neighbors
Miscellaneous Topics and Holidays
Articles on good nutrition for women during pregnancy
Articles on maintaining women's health through nutrition, exercise etc.
Building relationships with extended family
How should Christians deal with Halloween?
Articles on Thanksgiving
Articles on Christmas (can be practical or spiritual)