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The Measure of Success

Uncovering the Biblical Perspective on Women, Work and the Home

Carolyn McCulley is the author of three books, The Measure of Success (B&H Publishing, 2014), Radical Womanhood: Feminine Faith in a Feminist World (Moody Publishers, 2008) and Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye? Trusting God with a Hope Deferred (Crossway, 2004). McCulley is also a contributor to Sex and the Supremacy of Christ, edited by John Piper and Justin Taylor (Crossway, 2005), as well as hundreds of articles for publications, including Christianity Today,, and The Washington Post.


Her commentary is found on the blogs of Desiring GodTrue WomanThe Gospel Coalition, and Christianity Today’s Her.meneutics, among others.


McCulley grew up in the midst of the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s and 1970s, studied journalism and feminist women’s studies in college, and then became a Bible-believing Christian at age thirty—which shook up all her prior assumptions about being female. She’s worked all her life because she’s had to support herself as a single woman. “I’ve been all around the circle when it comes to the issue of being female and what we should be doing as women,” she says. McCulley holds a high view of marriage and motherhood, even though she’s never had children of her own. Having traveled extensively to other nations, McCulley says most of her American ideas and assumptions have been challenged and that is reflected in her writing.


McCulley is a frequent conference speaker and the founder/owner of Citygate Films LLC, a documentary film production company based near Washington, DC. She has also worked in corporate communications, public relations, and as a television and commercial film producer. Carolyn studied at the City of London Polytechnic (England) and received her B.S. in journalism from the University of Maryland. She is a member of Redeemer Church of Arlington, in Virginia, and the proud aunt of six nieces and nephews.