Why write a book about intentional women you ask? I have spent many hours listening to tearful, frustrated and discouraged preacher's wives pour their hearts out. Women who honestly want to serve God but have such a load on their shoulders they feel immobilized. These women bear a burden of unrealistic and even unbiblical expectations. I want this book to be one that will help lift that load. I hope to present a biblical "expectation"; I want to honor and praise these sisters for the hard role they fill so very well. Then, having been a preacher's wife for over thirty years, I hope to add some tips, stories and advice that will help them to be God's person in their unique spot. The struggle to find how God wants us to fit in the kingdom does not just occur with preacher's wives, however. I find that many women don't know what God has gifted them to do. So, this book is for all Christian women. I pray all women will find things in this book to enable them to shine for Jesus. I hope to talk about how we can strengthen ourselves spiritually so that we can take Satan on in life's spiritual battle. I will cover topics such as spiritual nutrition, marriage, parenting, mission work, hospitality, and how to remain content. I have also asked many female leaders to share with me their advice, their heartaches, their victories and their heroines' stories. These are women whose walk I admire and try to emulate - not perfect women but ones who know that the power is God's and that whatever we do we do only because He enables us.I pray that women will leave the reading of this book better prepared to keep on keeping on. I hope to do what Hebrews 10:24 tells us to: "Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works." My prayer is that this book will help us all be the women God intended us to be. Becoming this woman doesn't just "happen." We won't drift into being godly women. It has to be intentional. And so I give you this book of what I have gleaned from 60 years of living, the wisdom of my heroines of faith and most importantly God's precious love letter to us in his word. There can be no better manual for the intentional Christian woman.