My name is Bridget Jack Jeffries and Weighted Glory is my personal blogging project. Here I offer insights on the Bible, church history, theology, and Christian culture, with an emphasis on approaching these subjects as a woman and as a (former) single mother.

My Story

I was not raised in a Christian home, but became a Christian when I was 10 and really discovered my faith when I was 16. I completed a bachelor’s degree in classics with a minor in Hebrew at Brigham Young University (long story!), so I have some background in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. I also hold a master’s degree in American religious history from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

I married young to an unbeliever [1] and our first child (b. 2006) was born disabled. By 2013, I was pregnant with our second child and closing in on finishing my master’s. I had not held a full-time job in about 7 years at that point, having let my husband support us so that I could take care of our disabled daughter. That was when my husband abandoned me, and I found myself returning to full-time work at 7 months pregnant for the first time in 7 years so that I could support my disabled older child and my unborn baby. I allowed my unbelieving husband to depart (1 Cor. 7:15-16). This significantly delayed the completion of my master’s degree, but by the grace of God, I was able to finish it (cum laude, even!).

I spent 4 years as a single mother to my two beautiful children, then re-married to a Christian man in 2018. God is real and he loves us and he has been my strength in all of this, blessing me and uplifting me in my time of need.

My son was diagnosed with high-functioning autism shortly after he turned 3. His sister’s disability is DiGeorge syndrome.

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[1] My then-husband was Mormon. I think that some Mormons are true believers in Christ, but eventually reached the conclusion that my then-husband was not.

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