We Have Good News and We Have Bad News

Dear LYWB.com Reader,

I write these words to you with the happiest of hearts, slightly tinged by a touch of sadness. Isn’t life always like that? It’s happy and sad, bitter and sweet, tough and tender, all wrapped up together. Just as there’s no perfect emoji to convey our emotions at any given moment, I find myself writing with all the feels converging together at once.

You see, some big changes are happening here on the blog. Let’s roll it out good news/bad news style.

Good news: It has been my great honor to lead this blog for more than ten years. Investing a decade toward exposing lies and holding high the banner of Truth through this site has been a great honor. I often see your faces as photos on my refrigerator. With thousands of you reading this blog every month, that would be one BIG fridge.

Bad news: I like to joke that I was a young woman when we started this thing, and the grey hairs on my head like to remind me that ten years in, I’m not so young anymore. While I believe in the model we see in Scripture of older women leading younger women toward Truth (Titus 2:3–5), I’m not as connected to what your true needs, fears, struggles, and temptations are as I was when we started.

Good news: I have taken a new position at Revive Our Hearts (the parent ministry that runs this blog) as their content manager. That means I will be giving input on all three of the ministry’s blogs (Lies Young Women Believe, True Woman, and our Leader Connection blog) along with other resources. This is a great fit for my family. (Davis baby #4 is set to arrive any day now, and this position will allow me to work from home with baby on my lap.) It’s also a good fit for the gifts God has grown in me.

Bad news: It means I no longer have the bandwidth to give the LYWB.com blog the time and attention it deserves.

Good news: Samantha Nieves, a long-time contributor for LYWB.com and Revive Our Hearts social media manager, has already stepped into my role. Samantha is a talented writer and thinker. I am especially impressed by her grasp and passion for the gospel. You’re gonna love her more than you likely already do.

Bad news: I love the readers of this blog! You are a delight to me. I will miss interacting with you regularly, but please know I am watching and cheering for you. Your hearts matter. If I say anything more about you, I just might burst into tears. I love you. Truly!

Good news: I love watching watching young women choose Truth. I believe that this generation will abandon lies and hold high the banner of God’s Word higher than ever. I can’t wait to see what the Lord is going to do with you!

What Does This Mean Practically?

What does this shift mean for you? Here are a few things to know:

  1. The mission of the blog remains the same. We want to expose lies and replace them with God’s Truth. Boom!
  2. You’ll hear from the same great team of writers you’ve grown to love. Read their words. Comment often. (Writers love that!) Hold tightly to the Truth they are delivering to your computer or phone screen.

The mission of the blog remains the same. We want to expose lies and replace them with God’s Truth. Boom!

I’m on the edge of my seat to see what God has in store for each of you and for this blog.

A fan,

e

About Author

Erin Davis

Erin is passionate about pointing young women toward God's Truth. She is the author of several books and a frequent speaker and blogger to women of all ages. Erin lives on a small farm in the midwest with her husband and kids. When she's not writing, you can find her herding goats, chickens, and children.

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  • TC

    I’m sorry to hear this Mrs Davis! Especially since I’m new to the blog but I’m sure that God has a purpose for all of these changes! And I’m excited that Samantha Nieves will be here to answer/help us out! Thank you for the time you have spent with us! ❤❤

  • Nikki

    Congratulations on baby #4! Thanks for pouring truth into young ladies. Congratulations on this new role that allows you to use your gifts and fit in with your family dynamic.

  • hannah

    I hope you all the best with this new job. We are all going to miss you so much. Thanks for all the hard work you have done for all of us girls.

  • 1) I have really enjoyed this blog, and it has really helped me in the past few years. Thank y’all for everything y’all do!

    2) Lately my life has been changing a lot. And I have a question. Is it possible to meet your future spouse at the wrong time?

  • Nicole

    You will be missed greatly! Your posts always blessed my heart in a very special way. I pray that God may bless you in a very special way for everything you have done in my life.

  • Tori

    Thank you for sharing the Truth of God like a light in the darkness! I’ve been so blessed with the articles and set free from lies, thank you:)

  • Tori

    Thank you for sharing God’s truth like a light in the darkness! I’ve been blessed and set free from your articles; thank you:)

  • Becky

    Thank you for all you did and all you will do in this next chapter. God bless you! <3

  • ET

    Thank you for everything you’ve done with this ministry and congratulations on all the new things coming your way! You will be missed!

  • Tehhee

    Your blogs have really being a blessing for my life and I pray that you will continue serving Him wholeheartedly where He puts you. God bless you greatly!

  • Loved

    Thank you for all the time and effort you’ve put in this blog. Congratulations on the baby! Thank you for encouraging me!

  • Jenna Liz

    Thank you so much for pouring into us for so long, Mrs Davis, we all will miss you

    Praying for a strong and healthy baby!

  • Oh WOW!! Super excited for you, Samantha, and all of us readers. Thanks for all that you have poured out here, Erin, in service of the Lord. We love you!

    • Samantha Loucks Nieves

      Aw, thank you, Shannon!

  • Sarah Bean

    Thank you for spending time working on bringing out the TRUTH in our lives.
    Blessings on baby #4!
    <3

  • Anonymous Sister

    Erin, I can’t tell you how often your words have been so practical and refreshing at the same time. They have been just what I’ve needed time and time again. I am truly sad to know LYWB won’t have your blogs anymore (at least not in the same capacity- maybe a guest post or two from time to time?), but I am so happy your family is growing as well as your career. Thank you for your prayers and wisdom that has helped shepherd a generation of girls. Blessings to you and your family as you embark on this new journey!