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Terri Stovall

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FIRST-PERSON: Lessons on a motorcycle

Terri Stovall, in riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, has learned key lessons about life, ministry and leadership.

FIRST-PERSON: Adultery, divorce & the believer

One woman's refusal to divorce her husband over his adultery is recounted by Terri Stovall, dean of women's programs at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Marriage, she notes, entails more than pleasure and procreation. "It was created also to be a visible representation of the relationship Jesus has with the people of God," she writes.

FIRST-PERSON: ‘And To Think That I Saw It’

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, penned the lines of his first book, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” 75 years ago: When I leave home to walk to school, Dad always says to me, “Marco, Keep your eyelids up And see what you can see.”

FIRST-PERSON: I may not be there, but keep honoring moms

Seminary dean and "non-mom" Terri Stovall encourages pastors and churches to celebrate Mother's Day. While some women may be hurting from infertility or the loss of a child, Stovall writes, "You don't have to downplay the importance of mothers for our sakes. It is a high calling, one that is ordained by God and one that should always be honored."

FIRST-PERSON: Run like a girl

Terri Stovall, dean of women's programs at Southwestern Seminary, examines the phrase "like a girl" in light of Scripture. "Even in Christian circles, we need to be careful about … developing preconceived ideas of what the practical outworking of biblical womanhood looks like in today's culture," Stovall writes.

FIRST-PERSON: When the body betrays

Seminary professor Terri Stovall, a breast cancer survivor, writes on "When the body betrays," recounting her questions and thoughts about cancer's impact on "who I was, making me question whether I was less of a woman than ever before."

FIRST-PERSON: How to be a Bridezilla

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Women's ministry professor Terri Stovall writes that a wedding ceremony, most importantly, is about "you, your fiancé and the Lord." Marriage is "a tangible, earthly picture of the Gospel," Stovall notes, "and the first look of that picture in your lives will be revealed at the wedding ceremony."

FIRST-PERSON: Women in ministry

Seminary dean Terri Stovall gives examples of the many ways women are serving in the Kingdom of God.

FIRST-PERSON: Being a mom when she’s all grown up

Columnist Terri Stovall gives advice for mother-daughter relationships when the daughter passes into adulthood.

FIRST-PERSON: Taking a look at ‘A Year of Biblical Womanhood’

Columnist Terri Stovall says Rachel Held Evans new book, "A Year of Biblical Womanhood," misrepresents what complementarians actually believe.