Virtue And Praise Ministries, Inc. Audrey H. Berden - Publisher/Executive Director (VirtueAndPraise)
Today’s information, entertainment and advice come to us from a vertiginous array of media, many of them electronic: film, television, video and computer. Newspapers and magazines continue to play a role in influencing love, relationships, how we dress, conduct ourselves, cook, raise children, purchase products, spend our time and plan for the future. But they must compete for our attention with bolder, faster images and messages that arise in our homes and workplace. Thus, the women of Virtue And Praise Ministries, Inc. would like extend a very warm and heartfelt welcome to The Women’s Corner Magazine and Saturday morning brunches!
When Pastor Audrey Berden, Founder and Overseer, established the ministry in Indianapolis, IN in the year 2000, she opened the doors of her own home, hosting “group therapy” sessions (so to speak) for bruised, battered, and emotionally disabled women, young and old alike, who all desperately needed a place of refuge. Pastor Berden did so not only because she could sympathize; but, moreover, out of empathetic feeling seeing the suffrage of an abusive marriage and the loss of both parents in the same year. Irregardless, she selflessly implemented those Saturday night meetings as a place where women could empower other women to certain levels of greatness: by sharing and crying, laughing together, breaking bread and just assuring one another that they were not alone. Each of us cried many tears of our own as well as in compassionate feeling towards others who were breaking free from abusive relationships and fighting with illnesses, amongst experiencing various other torments. The excellent thing about those group meetings is that they were healing moments that brought about restoration and rejuvenation. Thus, we are here today, coming back home again! Only this time, we are desirous to share these times of refreshing with you…the every day woman. We’ve heard your voices crying out for something fresh and something from a Christian perspective to speak to your heart in a unique fashion. Therefore, although The Women’s Corner is a sub-ministry of our church, our “hostesses” have wholeheartedly endeavored to address the issues facing the every day woman in a realistic and down-to-earth manner. While you joyfully thumb through each page of the publication or engage in one of our encouraging brunches, you will receive avid and candid information regarding the real truth about relationships. Our publication will have its’ hands on the pulse of revolutionary fashion offerings, confront the health concerns most women are too fearful to unveil, and of course provide insight into the state of our educational, political and community happenings. We promise to provide you with honest, informative and up to date conversation that will cause you to be transformed entirely into the woman who God has always intended for you to be….the beautiful, wonderful, surviving, thriving you! Go ahead! Open the pages of The Women’s Corner Magazine and register to attend one of our Saturday morning “for the ladies only brunches.” Expect God to meet you there in an unprecedented manner!