an article for Growthtrac!
Here are some guidelines to get you started:
We are about marriage and spiritual growth. Check out these
links for a better idea:
Check out previous articles to get an idea of the content we
run. Feel free to suggest new topics.
Growthtrac seeks to provide realistic, challenging and practical
insights into healthy Christian marriage. We offer hope and
help to our readers through practical how-to pieces; interviews;
humorous articles; true-life, dramatic stories of couples dealing
with major life challenges; thoughtful essays; and couple profiles.
We begin with the premise that marriage is a life-enhancing
gift from God. We are solidly rooted in biblical truth, but
our approach to sharing that truth is somewhat different from
other Christian sites. The principles we communicate
lifelong commitment, sexual fidelity, mutual sacrificial love,
mutual respect are taken from Scripture, but we use
everyday language to communicate those principles.
We recognize there are a number of legitimate models for successful
and God-honoring marriage; therefore, we avoid dogmatic, legalistic
advice. While we want to show how God's grace and redemptive
power can work in our readers' lives, we also recognize that
staying married in today's culture can be a difficult and
complex challenge. The answers aren't always easy but
God sees us through.
We want our readers to "see" themselves in the articles we
publish. The majority of our readers are middle-class, college-educated
Christians in the Baby Boom years (median age 36). They are
busy raising kids and juggling jobs . Many of our readers
are newly-married or engaged to be married. Our readers are
concerned with finances, communication, church involvement,
time management, parenting, sex, conflict management
everyday, nitty-gritty issues. Rather than presenting an idealized
portrait of marriage and family, we work hard to present a
realistic image of life that makes our readers say, "Yes,
that's how it is with us!"
We welcome articles written by professionals and individuals
with expertise in a certain area such as marriage, mentoring,
discipling, small group leadership, evangelism, etc.
Writers who can communicate with freshness, clarity and insight
will receive serious consideration. We are looking for writers
who are willing to candidly speak about their own marriages.
We strongly urge writers who are interested in contributing
to Growthtrac read several of our articles to become thoroughly
acquainted with our tone and slant.
500 to 1,200 words. Please remember that we may choose to edit
the article for length. We may divide large articles into a
series when necessary.
There are none. We update weekly, and will put new articles
up as soon as we can.
Biography & Article Swaps
Please include a brief biography with your submission. You may
also want to include an email address where people can send
you feedback after reading your article, and a link to your
website if you have one. We are always happy to promote other
sites by swapping articles and links. If you see an article
on our site that would work well on yours, please email us.
Growthtrac is a non-profit organization. While we cannot
offer renumeration at this time, publication on our site
gives contributors international exposure. We are always happy
to consider including, along with the byline, an author's personal/business
contact information and a link to his or her Internet site.
Please submit your idea FIRST to: email
us. DO NOT send completed articles to us without prior approval
of your idea.