How To Write A Christian Blog Post Your Readers Will Love

Tip #2 is so underrated!

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Are you a Christian blogger? Or are you interested in becoming one? This blog post gives you 6 tips on how to write a Christian blog post.

How To Write A Christian Blog Post… Does It Even Matter?

If you’ve started a Christian blog, high five!

You’ve done a wonderful thing.

And if you’re thinking about starting one, high five too! There’s no reason to hesitate.

(In fact, you can start your Christian blog today for as low as $1.99 a month.)

A Christian blog is a great way for you to share the gospel with people all over the world.

And this is exactly what Jesus asks us to do in Matthew 28:18- 20:

Then Jesus came to them and said,

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18- 20

But as important as it is, running a Christian blog isn’t necessarily an easy task.

Why?

Because a Christian blog is a huge responsibility.

HUGE.

Think about this:

Even if you’re not giving medical or financial advice, every blog post you publish has the power to change someone and save their life.

Yup, literally.

Your blog post can lead someone to believe in Christ and help them to begin or continue their Christian journey.

And as Christians, we believe that this is all someone needs to have true and eternal life.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.

The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.

Do you believe this?”

John 11:25-26

This is why a Christian blog post cannot be a quickly-written jumble of words that just pop into your head.

Instead, it should be God-inspired and truly helpful to every reader.

I started my blog almost 2 years ago and I still don’t write flawless blog posts.

In fact, I probably never will.

But over the months I’ve definitely learned some tips on how to write a Christian blog post that I believe is truly helpful to my readers.

Below are 6 of these tips to teach you how to write for a Christian blog.

Let’s get started!

How To Write A Christian Blog Post

1. Pray

Of course, step one is to pray. 

(Praying is always the first step, isn’t it?)

Whenever I notice that someone has come to my blog or read my post, I am always reminded that these are real people looking for real answers to their real questions.

Can you imagine that the Holy Spirit may have led someone to click on a blog post you’ve written??

I don’t know about you, but when I think about that, I know that what I write matters and it motivates me to write helpful content.

But how would I ever know exactly what would be helpful to someone I don’t even know?

That’s where prayer comes in.

The Holy Spirit is able to guide you in your writing so that the blog posts you write can touch hearts and help to transform lives. (1 Corinthians 2:9 -12)

HE can:

  • show you exactly what to write about
  • tell you what words to use
  • give you understanding of Bible verses and topics,so you can better help others understand

But to get access to all of that, we MUST pray.

Here are three things you should pray about before writing a Christian blog post:

1. What to write about

Sometimes you know exactly what you want to talk about and you just need to start typing.

But other times it’s not so clear.

You may have a hundred ideas and don’t know which to give priority, or have no ideas at all.

Regardless of the situation, you can pray for the Holy Spirit to show you what you should write about next.

Like I mentioned earlier, the Holy Spirit may lead someone to read your post. 

But you need to actually write it so that can happen.

By praying, you can trust that you will write a post that will be read by the right person at the right time.

2. Understanding

Once you know what to write about, you should pray for a greater understanding of the topic.

It’s too easy to write what we think is right or to share our own interpretation of Bible verses.

Related: These 11 Simple Steps Will Teach You How To Understand The Bible Better

But the Bible tells us in Proverbs 3:5 that we shouldn’t lean on our understanding.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;

Proverbs 3:5

Instead, we need to acknowledge God so that He can give us the correct understanding of any topic and Bible verse.

In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:6

And how do we acknowledge God?

By praying!

3. What to say

Thirdly, you should also pray for the Holy Spirit to tell you what to say.

There’s a phrase that says it’s not what you say, but how you say it.

Similarly, the way you write your sentences and Christian blog posts can really make a difference.

Are you:

  • coming off as judgmental and condemnatory?
  • shying away from the truth?
  • using words that are too difficult?

I could go on and on.

The Holy Spirit can show you what to say and what words to use, so your post can effectively speak to the heart of your reader.

2. Share what YOU’VE learned 

This second tip for how to write a Christian blog post is so underrated.

This tip is to share the lessons you’ve learned from YOUR personal experiences.

Why?

Not because you want to overshare, but because you want to give your readers value and actually help them.

Here’s what I mean:

When writing about a particular topic, it might be tempting to play it safe and say what everyone else is saying.

You might do research to find out what other people are saying about a topic and just write about that in different words.

For example, you might discover that most bloggers talk about the SOAP method for Bible study, so you feel like you have to talk about that too.

But while this isn’t necessarily wrong, can you imagine what it must be like for your reader when every blog post recommends the exact same thing?

What if what’s being recommended doesn’t work for them?

And what if they can’t relate to what everyone else is saying?

This is why you shouldn’t be afraid to share the lessons YOU’VE learned.

Even though we experience many of the same trials — the death of a loved one, a break up, anxiety, or losing a job — we each walk away with unique lessons learnt.

The lesson you learned may be the very thing someone else NEEDS to hear.

So don’t be afraid to share it.

How to include your own lessons in a Christian blog post:

You can include your own lessons in your blog post by reflecting on your past experiences and asking yourself, what:

  • actually worked for me
  • resources did I really find helpful in this time?
  • questions or concerns did I have and how did I find the answers?
  • good advice did I get from other people? 
  • mistakes did I make that I can warn others about?

Your personal lessons give your readers more value because you’re giving them a new way to look at their situation, and fresh ideas to deal with it.

3. Be Honest

Tip number 3 is all about honesty.

This is a big one!

When I say we should be honest, I mean that we should not hide the fact that we struggle in certain areas too.

I know, this may be hard.

You may feel nervous to admit your flaws, struggles, or downfalls in a certain area of life because you fear your readers will think of you as a phony.

Like: how dare you speak on this topic when you’re not perfect?!

But the truth is, being honest about your struggles makes you more relatable to your reader.

The Christian journey isn’t easy and it’s okay to admit that. 

You don’t have to share all the gory details, but let your reader know that they aren’t the only ones facing this issue.

This is similar to what Paul did in 2 Corinthians 12: 8- 10.

Speaking of a ‘thorn in his side’ — that is, his weakness — he said this:

“…Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.

For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

2 Corinthians 12:8 -10

When I read this verse I am reminded that Paul, the man who wrote so many books of the Bible and led so many to God, wasn’t perfect.

And there were many more like him.

Think Peter, David, Moses and Elijah, to name a few.

We see that they too had their struggles and flaws and shortcomings.

And from this, we learn that we don’t have to be perfect to be accepted and used by God.

I believe this is why the Bible doesn’t hide the weakness and mistakes of even the people who did amazing things for God.

In the same way, we Christain bloggers don’t have to hide our weaknesses or our difficulties.

Rather, we can ‘boast’ about them like Paul because they allow Christ’s power to rest on us.

In addition, they help others learn that they don’t have to be perfect to be loved and used by God either.

Besides, if we had to wait until we are perfect to even talk about a certain topic, we’ll never ever get the chance.

4. Be Kind

As I mentioned earlier, your blog posts will be read by real people looking for answers to their real problems and questions.

They already recognize that something is wrong in their life and they truly want to fix it — otherwise they wouldn’t be reading your post!

So, give them credit for that.

Let your blog posts be truthful but don’t ever be judgmental or condemnatory.

As usual, Jesus shows the perfect example of this. He was taught those with open hearts with kindness and love – he was never harsh, even to the ‘worst’ of sinners.

When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”

She said, “No one, Lord.”

And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”

John 8:10-11

Like Jesus, you should always aim to be kind.

Lift your readers up, don’t pull them down.

Your blog post will be more helpful that way.

5. Add scripture!

If I wanted to tell you that cake is the second healthiest food in the world (I wish!), I’d definitely need to give you proof.

I’d need to show you some studies and statistics to support what I say.

In the same way, when writing a Christian blog post, we can’t just say anything from the top of our heads.

What we say and recommend should be found in the Bible, the Christian’s reliable source for truth.

Of course you can express your opinion too (and you should always say that it is an opinion) but even your opinion should be based on good, sound Biblical principles.

This is so, so important because it’s one thing to believe something false and a whole other thing to cause other people to believe something false.

In my opinion, one of them is way more serious.

“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!”

Matthew 18:6 – 7

Like mine, your blog may not only have Christian content but you should always, always include scripture in your Christian blog posts.

This is non-negotiable.

If you can’t find scripture to support your points, you may want to reevaluate what you’re writing.

6. Remember your intention

Tip number 6 is to remember your intention.

Let me just be honest here.

As I talk about on my about page, this is a monetized blog, meaning that I intend to earn money from it every month.

If yours is too, that’s great!

I believe there’s nothing wrong with that.

But think about this: 

You can monetize lots of blogs in lots of different niches.

For instance, you could have easily started a fashion, food, finance, or even a parenting blog.

But why did you choose to start a Christian blog?

My answer is because I want Christian women to see how Christianity affects and improves EVERY aspect of their life and to lead them closer to God.

What’s your answer?

Once you’re clear on your reason, never ever forget it.

Never let money — or anything else — corrupt your motive for running your Christian blog.

So,  if your intention is truly to lead your readers closer to God, then let your posts prove that.

Write content that will actually help your readers.

Thin or flowery content just won’t do.

7. Keep growing

My final tip on how to write a Christian blog post is to keep growing.

There are many times when I want to write a blog post but I haven’t made the time to seek God or spend time with Him like I should.

That’s when it’s most difficult to write.

I’ve learned that it’s only through my growth in my Christian journey that I can help others in theirs.

Like I mentioned earlier, this does NOT mean perfection.

Rather, it’s just the deliberate effort to spend time with God through prayer, reading my Bible, and learning the lessons God is teaching me through my difficulties and trials.

It’s just like what they say:

“You can’t pour from an empty cup.”

You just can’t.

So make time to fill yourself up with God, so you can better share Him with others.

Conclusion

As important as a Christian blog is, it’s not necessarily easy to run.

That’s because it’s a huge responsibility since each post has the power to lead someone closer to God and save their life.

In this post, learn 6 tips on how to a Christian blog post, so you can write content that will truly help your readers.

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