Damsels in Distress: Biblical Solutions for Problems Women Face (Peace)

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It's not always easy being a woman.

Amid tangled relationships, hurt feelings, and hormones, we might wonder sometimes if men have it easier. Add on to that a culture that tells us to be flirtatious, shameless, and powerful. What's a woman to do?

Covering issues from gossip and feminism to PMS and legalism, biblical counselor Martha Peace, best-selling author of The Excellent Wife, offers insight on problems women face—problems with others, ourselves, and the world. Mining the truths of Scripture, she helps us find peace in our chaos and embrace our Creator's beautiful design for us.

Whether you are single or married, you will benefit from these practical solutions, ideal for personal reading or group study.

Table of Contents:

1. Casting All My Cares on Whom?

Part 1: Biblical Solutions for Problems with Others

2. Well, Isn’t It OK If My Mother Told Me?: Gossip and Slander

3. What Do you Mean I Can Live without Him?: Idolatrous Emotional Attachments

4. I’m Supposed to Respond How?: Manipulation

5. What Difference Does it Make What He Intended?: Hurt Feelings

Part 2: Biblical Solutions for Problems with Others

6. Who Is the Fairest of Them All?: Vanity

7. Are You Sure PMS Is Real?: PMS

8. I Just Love Rules, Don’t You?: Legalism

Part 3: Biblical Solutions for Problems with the World

9. But What If I Like to Have My Ears Tickled?: The Feminist Influence

10. You Want Me to Do What?: The Role of Women in the Church

11. Be Thankful? You Can’t Be Serious!: Trials 



Martha Peace is a biblical counselor and conference speaker, as well as a bestselling author. She lives with her husband, Sanford, in Peachtree City, Georgia.



“Several years ago I was introduced to Martha Peace through her book The Excellent Wife. I remember then saying, ‘This is the best book I’ve ever read on the topic of the wife. Martha deals with real issues that wives face and offers real biblical solutions.’ Damsels in Distress is also a book about real problems with real biblical solutions. This is a must for women who are struggling with deep-rooted sin and for women who desire to help other women to live victoriously in Christ Jesus.” — Susan J. Heck, Author, With the Master in the School of Tested Faith

Damsels in Distress clearly reveals God’s principles for dealing with the common problems women face—first with others, then with themselves. Through its pages you will be stimulated to honestly analyze the problems through the grid of Scripture and then formulate practical applications that bring glory to God.” — Pat Ennis, Professor, The Master’s College; Author, Precious in His Sight and The Fine Art of Becoming a Godly Woman

“In Damsels in Distress Martha exhorts her readers to an uncompromising standard of personal holiness. The chapters on the interpersonal sins of gossip and manipulation should be especially helpful for women who struggle with temptations to sinful speech.” — Laura Hendrickson, M.D., Biblical counselor; Co-author, Will Medicine Stop the Pain?