Videos, Woman Rite of Passage

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This is the Affirmation of Identity that we state at every meeting Here’s the text:  We are blessed women of God, who will continue on this journey called womanhood, realizing our identity through relationship with God, self, others, and creation. We will not stop asking the Holy Spirit to bring about deep change, receiving full understanding of ourselves in the…

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Murky Monday

Dark, Dull Outlook?

There’s a tree on campus, pictured here by the gazebo. It has a beautiful, mysterious look all summer, and then it gets dark and dull. Every time, I’m afraid it won’t become a blazing red like the chairs in front. I love the blazing red–it’s an autumn highlight for me! Every Time, I wonder. Every Time, I get a little…

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Rite of Passage Testimonials

Deborah Walker, Mentor

Why mentor for the Woman program? Simply because it would be selfish not to. Conversations with my mentees were refreshing. Whether for insight, information, or simply an opportunity to be a listening ear, my mentees bought into the relationship which spoke volumes about their commitment to personal growth. The only thing missing was more time together.  I applaud Dr. Davis…

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The Book of Womanhood

I wrote a book that I wish someone had written for me. A book to help me at each transition, to encourage me when I need it, to empower me to be the woman God created me to be in all ways. . .  I offer you that book. And in doing so, I invite you into my journey of transformation.…

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Woman Rite of Passage

Rite of Passage Process

The Woman Rite of Passage process has 4 primary stages. . .  STAGE 1: BECOMING A PARTICIPANT Even before the first meeting, Woman participants take initiative and show commitment and courage. They first take an online survey that gets them thinking about their personal relationships with God, self, others, and creation. We then contact them for an interview that is…

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Rite of Passage Testimonials

Heather Garcia, Mentor

I have been honored to walk with several women who have gone through Amy Davis Abdallah’s Woman Rites of Passage program at Nyack College.  I love mentoring women throughout this program because it is truly amazing to watch how God uses it to transform girls into godly women before my very eyes.  Her emphasis on drawing out a woman’s relationship…

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Rite of Passage Testimonials, Woman Testimonials

Esther Huynh

“The Book of Womanhood helped me be transformed in that I gained more confidence in my being and my voice. My thoughts/ideas are of value and I can use my voice to encourage, spark change, and speak boldly. And one of the activities that blessed me was having the opportunity to interview various women of age and ethnicity. It’s so…

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Woman Rite of Passage

Woman Leaders

Woman is transformative because its leaders are continually being transformed! I (Amy) get to lead Woman with two fantastic friends. Wanda Velez and I have been friends forever and she’s been with Woman from the beginning! She’s the Dean of Students at Nyack College, wife to Luis, and mother of four fantastic children. She’s been training leaders for years, is a transformative leader herself,…

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