Welcome to Shine For Him! Shine is a blog and online community for Christian girls ages ten to nineteen. Created by girls for girls, we offer a unique perspective unlike anyone else.
Our mission is to equip preteen and teen girls with the skills and the heart to reach out to others with the love of Christ. Through our online community, we encourage both those working for the website and those who view our website to shine their light for God, and to bring those around them to Christ using their God-given talents. Because Shine is created by girls, for girls, it supplies us with an amazing and unique mission opportunity that we highly value. We want to see more and more preteen and teen girls come to Christ and discover his love.
Our name and mission is based off of Matthew 5:16, where it says “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” We also hold close 1 Timothy 4:12, where it says “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.”
After being inspired by a girl who hand-made magazines to give out to her friends, the idea for a magazine written by girls, for girls, with a mission to spread God’s love was born. Paired with an interest digital publication and a love for computers, the first issue of Girls For God magazine was emailed one by one to a few of our friends in early 2010. Growth may have been slow, but we began to gain an audience that loved God and enjoyed reading our magazine. After a short hiatus, GFG, as we called it, was re-released as Shine for Him magazine in 2014. Currently, we have switched our focus to blogging and creating an online community.
Our team works hard to make Christ known in other preteen and teenage girls’ lives through creating content that is relatable and relevant. We believe that we have a unique perspective and opportunity to reach out to young girls and tell them about God.
“Shine for Him is a place dedicated to a constant growth in both faith and friendship. I have been blessed tremendously by the warm atmosphere there, one which is always striving toward love, kindness, and humility.”
-Kiale P., writer.
“I had the pleasure of writing for Shine for a few months. Writing was one of my hobbies at the time and I got to use it to share my passions with teenage girls. Writing for Shine was great because of the community that the readers and writers created. I would highly recommend Shine to any teenage girl looking for wholesome entertainment and reading material.”
-Michaela W., former writer and manager “