1. Changing lives means changing minds.
Christianity is a set of beliefs lived out each day. We can only live what it is that we truly understand. When a conversion to faith occurs, we cannot assume an automatic ability to think in a way that cooresponds to scripture.
2. Understand What Impacts the Mind
What's going on in our world that is shaping the way women think? What experiences or other influences have had an effect on women today? Christianity doesn't have an immediate, neutralizing effect on the mind. Our job is to address the issues that have shaped the person as we walk along side them in discipleship.
3. Be ready to get dirty.
Discipleship is more than teaching women to memorize a few verses during their devotions. Confronting "demons" is a reality and we need to be willing, not just ready, to invest ourselves in their faith journey -- with all of its detours.