The 10 Best Hashtags and Accounts to Follow on Instagram for Christian Women

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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Social media can be a positive place that fosters growth in our faith if we choose to follow accounts and hashtags that point us towards God. Not sure how to make that happen? Find my pick for the 10 best hashtags and Instagram accounts for Christian women to follow on Instagram today!


When I hear people talking about Instagram, a lot of the time what I hear is negative. I hear people talking about how fake Instagram is. I hear people saying that when they get on Instagram, they start feeling bad about their own lives. I've been there and I've felt that way. But I also think that we all control our own experiences on Instagram.

Who we follow on Instagram makes all the difference. If we follow people who seem fake and only showcase their "perfect" lives, we are going to start to struggle with envy. And if all we do is sit around, scrolling through a sea of seemingly perfect people, of course we are going to play the comparison game.

First of all, sitting around scrolling through Instagram is a problem in and of itself. That's a whole other post. But as Christian women who strive to put good, godly things into our hearts and minds, who we follow on Instagram really does matter.

We should be following accounts that point us to Christ and help set our souls on fire. We should be following accounts that don't sneak lies in there when we are most susceptible. We should be using our social media time to enrich us, not set us two steps back.

This doesn't mean you need to only follow blatantly Christian accounts. I am not calling for you to unfollow everyone or completely redo your Instagram. I'm not saying that Christians can/should only follow other Christians, and I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with following those travel or fashion accounts that make life look perfect. But what I am saying is that we should make sure that we are guarding our minds. If our minds are always consumed with jealousy or comparison when we are scrolling, then yeah, maybe it is time to change what we are scrolling through.

However, I also understand that Instagram is a primarily visual platform, and we still want beauty when we are scrolling. Thankfully, you don't have to pick one over the other. There are so many gorgeous, biblically solid Instagram accounts out there to follow. So today, I am sharing the 10 best hashtags and Instagram accounts to follow for Christian women who want to be uplifted and grown in their faith - even as they scroll through social media.






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Hashtags For Christian Women

#WellWateredWomen

The hashtag "#wellwateredwomen" comes from the Well-Watered Women Instagram account, which was founded by Gretchen Saffles. Well-Watered Women is a blog, shop, and community with the focus of helping to equip Christian women to thrive in their faith and be deeply rooted in God.

Well-Watered Women has quickly become my favorite Instagram account. I am constantly encouraged by their posts, spurred on by their call to be more like Christ, and inspired by their creativity and lovely photos.


#WORDbeforeworld

Putting God's Word above all else is something I strive for, but I constantly need a reminder to live that out. The "WORDbeforeworld" hashtag is a great way to refocus and remember the most important part of life - Jesus.

This hashtag was also started by Well-Watered Women. They have used this hashtag as a way to declare that above all other New Year's resolutions and above all other goals, they are choosing to put God's Word before the world. And they are inviting us to join them.


#coffeecupgospel

The hashtag "coffeecupgospel" was started a few years ago by Gretchen Saffles when she started writing little notes of truth on the lid of her coffee cup. The hashtag is a collection of encouraging and biblical truths that Instagram users have written on the lids of their coffee cups.

I love this hashtag because it features truths grounded in Jesus as well as cute photos of coffee cups. It's a win-win.


#readreneeread

"ReadReneeRead" is a hashtag created by my sweet friend Renee Young (more info about her below), for all her reading endeavors. Renee reads a lot. I think her total for 2018 was 32 books, and that's on top of being a mom to three cuties, and a wife to a pastor/seminarian.

I love hearing what Renee has read because I trust her judgement. Is she perfect? Of course not, but I do think that when she reads something she genuinely tries to hold it up to scripture to make sure it's good, true, and right.

Looking for some good, Christ-centered book recommendations? #readreneeread would be a great Instagram hashtag for you to follow along with.


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Before moving on to Instagram accounts that I recommend for Christian women, I would be remiss if I didn't let you know about TPT's hashtag!

#livetpt

The hashtag "livetpt" is my own, branded hashtag that goes along with this blog. It represents living the peculiar treasure life; in other words, embracing our call to live as the peculiar treasures that God has designed us to be.

I would like to extend an invite to use this hashtag on your own photos that pertain to living a life given over to God. I would love for this to become a thriving community of believers who support and encourage one another with their posts.


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Instagram Accounts for Christian Women

Hosanna Revival

Hosanna Revival is an online store with a mission to excite women about the Word of God by making the book as beautiful & personal as the words in it. The why behind what they do is this:
"We believe that a beautiful Bible can lead even the darkest heart to crack it open and consider the words inside of it. We are convinced that a beautiful Bible can revive the heart of a believer gone astray by motivating them and reminding them of the truth beyond the cover. We are convinced that an active Christ follower will be drawn to the foot of the cross each morning by the scripture within their precious tool. Above all else, we are convinced that the words inside of this timeless book will revive our world."  

Renee Young

Renee Young is one of the most beautiful souls I've ever met in the blogging world. She has a desire for truth, a hunger to grow in the Lord, and a conviction to learn more about the great God we serve through reading good, Christ-centered books.

Her insights into her own heart, family life, and motherhood are an inspiration and encouragement to me every day, and I am thankful to have a friend like her on Instagram.

If you are a Christian woman looking for accounts to follow, I highly recommend her account. But even more-so, if you are a mama, I think her account will speak volumes to you.

Marsha Apsley

Marsha's name isn't new around these parts, but I definitely think that her account is worth mentioning again. Marsha is a faith and fitness blogger, a fitness coach, and a counselor. Marsha is a constant encouragement to seek the Lord and not let food, exercise, or anything else in life consume me or take the place of God.

Whether you are on a weight loss journey like me, or simply looking for an amazing Christian friend, Marsha's Instagram account is one I highly recommend.

Love Doing Life

Are you a mama and wife who wants to live life well and love it while you do? Elizabeth of Love Doing Life seeks to help you do just that: love the life you live. In more recent months, she and her awesome husband, Michael, have teamed up to run their blog and they are seeking to work together to help entire families learn to live with integrity and passion while they love their lives. While their blog isn't an explicitly faith-based blog, they love the Lord and seek to give glory to Him with their business. I definitely recommend following them.

Journey Women Podcast

Journey Women Podcast is a truth-filled, gospel-driven resource to help women navigate the seasons and challenges they face on their journey to glorify God. The encouragement from these podcast episodes spill over into the Instagram account. I have spoken with Hunter (the founder of the podcast) on several occasions and I think she is just awesome. I highly recommend following this account on Instagram, as well as giving her podcast a listen.

Ruth Chou Simons

Ruth is the founder and CEO of GraceLaced Inc. which is quite possibly some of the most beautiful, Christ-centered art you will ever see. She is a best-selling author, which shines through on her Instagram account. I am almost always encouraged and challenged by her captions, and blown away by her beautiful artwork and photography. If you are a lover of Jesus and aesthetics, this account is for you!

Grace in Color

My pastor's wife is a blogger, yall! How awesome is that?
She has a beautiful blog and Instagram account, and she is constantly encouraging me in the truths of God.

Jen offers creative and practical solutions for busy women who want to dig into God's word consistently. Her captions are inspiring and truth-filled, and you are sure to be spurred on towards reading God's word even when you feel too busy.






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