Jump directly to the content
home > Deeper Faith > Fasting

Deeper Faith: Fasting RSS feed for Fasting

Today's Christian Woman focuses on spiritual disciplines and practices to help you go deeper in your faith


Many of us think about fasting in terms of giving up food every once in a while for a really serious reason. And yet, biblical characters and our church mothers and fathers discovered a great power by fasting regularly. Here we look at fasting in terms of voluntarily denying or abstaining from a need, want, or desire (food, television, the Internet, etc.) to focus more clearly and intensely on connecting with God in a deeper, more profound way.

related issue

Our archived issue on this theme
September Issue

Next Steps

Downloadable resources to go deeper

Spiritual Refreshment

eBook Format Available! Where do you go to refill? If you're dry, here's how to rest and refresh your soul.


From Today's Christian Woman See All

Spring Cleaning for My Soul

Spring Cleaning for My Soul

I set out to clean my closets, but God had a bigger decluttering project in mind.
Book review: 'Seven'

Book review: 'Seven'

One woman's journey to find God's desire for her life and stewardship

33 Days of Spending Less

What I’m learning about simplicity and Target through my shopping fast

Passing Life's Tests

We can learn a thing or two from Esther about handling difficult situations.

A Marriage Fast

Try this discipline to welcome God's sustenance and transformational power in your marriage

Our Favorite Articles See All

Our editors have compiled the best on Fasting from the archives. Here you'll find fresh, relevant, and honest articles that makes Today's Christian Woman a mentor to thousands of women.

Fasting, Prayer, and Pride Subscriber access only

God has done amazing things in my life as a result of fasting and prayer. Is it okay to talk about it?
Why This?
God can work powerfully in your life through prayer and fasting. Here's advice for the right way to tell others what God's done.

Is Fasting Mandatory?

Why does Jesus say some prayers won't be answered unless we pray and fast?
Why This?
Should you fast? Before you do, evaluate your motives and listen to the Holy Spirit.
Giving My Credit Card a Rest

Giving My Credit Card a Rest

I wanted to simplify. But could I really put a stop to all my spending?
Why This?
What one woman learned when she fasted from shopping for 40 days.

A Marriage Fast

Try this discipline to welcome God's sustenance and transformational power in your marriage
Why This?
This article desribes how a couple committed to practice the spiritual discipline of fasting together.

From The Christianity Today Network See All

Building Church Leaders

Raising Money from Millennials (free sample)

They will give generously if you approach them in the right way.
Leadership Journal

Is Faith Sufficient for Membership?

A case study in leadership discernment
Weekly Roundup 3.21.14
Thin Places

Weekly Roundup 3.21.14

World Down Syndrome Day, atheism, children's books and more
In Defense of Lent
Thin Places

In Defense of Lent

Five reasons to fast and feast until Easter arrives
Gifted for Leadership

Soul Care, Part 2

An interview with Executive Director for Engage International, Mindy Caliguire
Save or send this page
More For Women