Write for Us

Your story is needed.

Are you a mom, a grandmother, a teacher, a mentor – a radical woman who seeks to pass on your faith? We’d love to add your voice to our collective.

If you feel you would like to contribute, take a look at some topic ideas we’d love to cover this year. Do you have story or insight related to one of these areas that could be used to encourage others? Do you have other ideas not listed?

Topic List

  • Fear/Anxiety/Guilt

  • Being interrupted/ Losing patience

  • Unkind speech

  • Sleep deprivation & Fatigue

  • Perfectionism in the home

  • Pregnancy & Postpartum phase

  • Infertility

  • Foster parenting & Adoption

  • Miscarriage & Loss

  • Teaching & Mentoring

  • Raising children with special needs

  • Resentment & Comparison

  • Feeling isolated

  • Finding time to pray

  • Sisterhood & Support

We have 3 ways you can share with us: Articles (longest), Spotlights (shorter) and Reflections (shortest!). Take a look to see which one is the best fit for what you want to say:

Guidelines for Articles:

  • Keep your piece between 500-1200 words. Will be published here on our website and the link will be shared on our social media platforms (facebook and instagram)

  • Include a story or touch-point from your life - lean toward storytelling instead of preaching

  • Include a spiritual insight that God is teaching you and make that the focus

  • Keep the tone encouraging

  • Show ecumenical sensitivity (ie please avoid language that references a specific denominational practice). Remember our readers are from different churches or no church at all, and we want to keep our articles accessible.

  • Avoid using names of individuals. We want to honor and respect the privacy of our children and spouses.

Guidelines for Spotlights:

  • Keep your spotlight between 100-400 words. Will be shared on our social media platforms (facebook and instagram) and archived here on our website under “spotlights”

  • Imagine you are dropping the reader into a moment of your life where you feel God was showing you something. No need to introduce yourself or give lengthy background information

  • If it helps, try answering the following questions: What has been the most rewarding or the hardest part of motherhood/mentorhood for you recently? How have you experienced God’s grace in it?

  • Include a photo of yourself, and tell us where you are from!

See examples of previous spotlights on our "Spotlights" page.

Guidelines for Reflections:

  • A few sentences that will be shared on our social media platforms (facebook and instagram) but NOT archived here on the website.

  • Can be a thought about a scripture verse, a poem, a significant photo or an inspiring quote, OR a brief update on something encouraging happening among moms or mentors in your local community.

  • Must be encouraging and ecumenically inclusive (we have readers from different Christian traditions, so keep that in mind)

We welcome all submissions but do not guarantee publication. Writers should expect to work with our editors and be open to the process of tailoring your piece to the specific goals of The Lois Project. Please allow 1-2 weeks to hear back as we are often working months ahead.

We reserve the right to turn down any article that does not fit within the scope of our vision and mission. For more on what we believe, visit the "About Us" page.

Submit all submissions to loisprojectteam@gmail.com