My name is Bridget Jack Jeffries and I am the author of Weighted Glory. 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.
I’m a Christian and a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. 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 hold a master’s degree in American religious history from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and was accepted to the TEDS PhD program in Theological Studies (Church History) in 2019.
Here’s some other information about me:
- My first husband abandoned me while I was pregnant with our second child, and I spent 4-5 years as a single mother. You can read about how God helped me escape from abuse and abandonment here.
- I’m biblically divorced from my unbelieving  first husband (1 Cor. 7:15-16) and re-married to a Christian man. You can read about that here. In May 2020, we welcomed his first child and my third, a little girl.
- My two children from my first marriage are both disabled. My daughter (b. 2006) has DiGeorge syndrome and my son (b. 2013) has high-functioning autism. I’ve written about people with special needs in the heart of God here.
- I’ve explained why I am a Christian here.
- I believe God calls women as pastors, elders, preachers, prophets, and deacons. I’ve written about how God changed my thinking on this matter here.
- I’m involved in the interfaith community. My master’s thesis was on women and the Mormon doctrine of exaltation, and I was the first non-Mormon theologian to be invited to participate in the Mormon Theology Seminar. In 2019, the Mormon church changed almost everything about the temple ceremony that I critiqued in my 2016 master’s thesis. My first book, So I Married a Mormon: An Interfaith Survival, is in progress.
If you want to know more about me, my curriculum vitae is available here (PDF).
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May the grace of Jesus Christ bless you and keep you!
Miscellaneous Legal Matters
 My first husband was Mormon. I think that some Mormons are true believers in Christ, but eventually reached the conclusion that my first husband was not.