Coming Soon…A Virtual Marriage Retreat & Messy Beautiful Love

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I am so excited to share with you the “Embrace Your Marriage” Virtual Marriage Retreat! I am partnering up with some of my favorite marriage bloggers every Monday in the month of September, to focus on our marriages! Each week we will include a challenge and links to the other writers so you can virtually visit us all! While we all hold the same Biblical principles, we each have our own unique perspective and life experiences. We pray this will bless you! Join me back here this Monday, September 1st as we begin!

And while we are on the topic of marriage – I must share a marriage book that is about to be released. Messy Beautiful Love Cover

(to view the book trailer – click here)

I had the honor of writing the forward to Messy Beautiful Love: Hope and Redemption for Real-Life Marriages* by Darlene Schacht (aka the Time Warp Wife). This November, I plan to host a 4 week book club here at Women Living Well using this book. So if you think you want to join this book club – now might be a  great time to purchase it because look at these freebies Darlene is offering!!!!

 

Messy Beautiful Love Freebies

To get all of the details about the freebies >>>go here! Once you’ve pre-ordered Messy Beautiful Love*, send an mail to MessyBeautifulLove@gmail.com with a copy of your receipt and the quantity of books you purchased to receive your freebies!

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing the GMG reading plans and study guides for the Blogging Through the Bible series! See you back here then!

Walk with the King,

Courtney

*Amazon Affiliate Link

Do Not Be Discouraged When You Feel Judged

I am still on my blogging break but I am in Dallas, Texas this morning at a Women in Ministry Summit with Kay Arthur (author of over 100 Bible Studies!) and Logos Bible Software.

I had the opportunity to sit next to Kay Arthur and ask her many questions during breakfast yesterday.

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My mother has led her Precept Bible Studies for over 35 years. I am a product of Kay discipling my mother and my mother discipling me. So this was truly a joy to meet Kay, at the age of 80, in real life.

I was also trained on the amazing Logos Bible Software that includes so many Bible study tools and helps including commentaries, Bible dictionaries, lexicons and concordances all quickly at the touch of a fingertip in one place.  It’s amazing!

There were 50 of us like-minded women in ministry there including:

Janelle – Comfy In the Kitchen, Darlene – Time Warp Wife, and Jennifer – the Unveiled Wife

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Renee Swope of Proverbs 31 Ministries

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Rachael Wojo and Jennie Allen

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Heidi St. John – The Busy Mom

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And others like Liz Curtis Higgs, Elisa Morgan – CEO of MOPS, Sally Clarkson, Chrystal Hurst, Rachael Myers & Amanda Smith of She Reads Truth, Pam Ferrell who I really enjoyed – she’s the author of Men are Like Waffles, Women are Like Spaghetti and 40 more books, Margaret Feinberg, Lisa Harper, Patsy Clairmont, Susie Larson,  Cindy Bultema, Lore Ferguson, Jessica Thompson, Elyse Fitzpatrick and many more I’m forgetting. (I’m a little delirious from lack of sleep. Lol!)

So I am filled up, inspired and so very blessed and can’t wait to get back home to my family!

But I will remain on a blogging break a wee bit longer.

Until then, visit me today over at the Better Mom where we are discussing when you feel judged by other Christians.

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Walk with the King!
 

I’ll Be Back Mid-August…

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It’s time for me to take a little blogging break while I work on a new writing project! I can’t wait to share it with you all! I just love the the topic and can’t wait to have a little extra time to spend on it.

While I’m away, here’s some links to things that might interest you:

The Women Living Well Webcasts from last summer – {Seven 45 minute sessions featuring some of my favorite bloggers} – all posted over at WomenLivingWell.tv!

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Join Darlene over at TimeWarpWife.com for the second half of the Women Living Well Book Club happening until the end of July.

Want more of Women Living Well?  Subscribe:

Youtube: youtube.com/courtneylivingwell
Facebook: facebook.com/womenlivingwell
Twitter: twitter.com/womenlivingwell
Instagram: instagram.com/womenlivingwell
Pinterest: pinterest.com/womenlivingwell

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And if you don’t have the book, Women Living Well: Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids and Your Home, yet it is available in most book stores or on Amazon here*.

I’ll see you all mid-August!

Walk with the King!
Courtney

*Affiliate Link

Happy 4th of July!

Our  puppy is ready to celebrate the 4th of July!!!!  (a puppy update is coming very soon ;) )

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Our house is almost set for a huge family shin dig and today we’ll be making our annual Dirt Cake (recipe found here) which we always gobble up fast on the 4th of July.

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So while I’m preparing for our party – here’s some links from Week 1 of the Women Living Well book club that is happening over at TimeWarpWife.com.

Monday’s post – What Voice Are You Listening Too?

Tuesday’s post – But Did I Share the Gospel?

Wednesday’s post – How to Unhurry Yourself. Unwind.

Thursday’s post – Because You Are {His}

Friday’s post – The Forgotten Discipline of Meditation

Have a wonderful 4th of July with your family!!!!

Walk with the King,

Courtney

Today It Begins!!!

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The Women Living Well 4 week Summer Book Club begins today!

Join us over at TimeWarpWife.com!!!

 

There’s a bonus Facebook group created for extra discussion

that we’d love for you to join too –just click  >> here <<.

 

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I’ll be back tomorrow with the conclusion to our {Radical} Women –Living Well series.

Until then, Walk with the King!

Courtney

July Book Club –Coming Soon!

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Coming this summer, during the month of July, my friend Darlene over at TimeWarpWife.com will be hosting a Women Living Well Book Club!  Hooray!

This is a short and sweet four week one — it’s a perfect summer refresher!

You’ll be able to read along at your own pace, chat with other women in our Facebook group (join here) and glean extra encouragement.

Here’s the July Schedule:

Week 1: Your Walk With the King

Week 2: Your Marriage

Week 3: Your Parenting

Week 4: Your Homemaking

If you’d like to buy the book, the ebook version is on sale now for $2.99 at Amazon, Nook, and ibooks - the sale ends this Sunday night.

If you don’t have a book, you’ll still be able to enjoy this series. So join us over at TimeWarpWife.com in July!!! See you there!!!

Walk with the King,

Courtney

So Excited To Share Something New With You!

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Here at Women Living Well, we discuss lots of topics.  We discuss theology, marriage, parenting, homemaking, homeschooling, my daily life, recipes and other odds and ends.  Do you know what the number one topic is that I get the most email questions about?

Marriage.

I believe that the foundation of the family is under attack.  Many of us come from broken hearts, broken homes, broken pasts and let’s just face it – even if we come from a solid Christian home – we are sinners and we married a sinner and that makes marriage hard.

The culture has made it difficult to love God, his word and his ways.  And so we need each other.  We need each other for encouragement, inspiration, accountability, advice, a listening ear, prayer and fellowship.

This is why I am so excited to share something new with you!

I was recently invited by my friends Darlene and Jennifer to join an amazing community through Facebook for wives called Faith-Focused Wives.  This is a closer kind of community.  Instead of a regular page of encouragement on Facebook, where you may miss some of the posts, this is a private group where women can truly connect in an intimate way.

Darlene, Jennifer, and myself are bloggers who are all passionate about sharing God’s love story and helping wives persevere. Our hope is to pour time into this group and really be available for you to connect with us and others.

To Join The Group Just Click HERE And Then Join!

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I would love for you to get to know the wonderful women I am contributing with in this community – if you don’t know them already!

Darlene Schacht is an Evangelical Christian whose number one priority is to serve Jesus Christ in every area of her life. She started Time-Warp Wife.com in 2010 out of a place of grace, with a passion to encourage women in their marriages. She and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada. Married 25 years, they have four children (three still at home), a bird and two pugs who are everyone’s babies, especially hers! Their lives are basically surrounded with three things: faith, music and everything books. She’s an award winning and New York Times best-selling author who is nothing without the grace of God. Her newest book is The Virtuous Wife of a Christ-Centered Life.

Jennifer Smith is a Christian, a wife and a mother of one.  Those are her three most important priorities in life, in that order. In March of 2011, she launched, Unveiled Wife. She started the blog to share with other wives the struggles and the healing she encountered in her first few years of marriage.  By God’s grace it has grown into much more than she ever  imagined, reaching women from all around the world who have joined together in her Facebook community of almost 200,000 women. She believes that if you want a thriving marriage, you must be intentional about it. Jennifer has also authored the popular book called, Wife After God: Drawing Closer to God and Your Husband.

If You’d Like To Join Our Community, Visit Us On Facebook. Hop On Over, Click The “Join” Button, And One Of Us Will Add You To The Group. Also, Please Take A Moment And Share This Great News With Other Wives You Know!

Walk with the King,

Courtney

Summer Book Club

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Are you looking for something to read this summer either on your own or with a group of friends in real life?

Can I recommend my book Women Living Well?

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Ya – that feels kind of awkward to write but I believe in the message of the book and have had so many positive reviews that I hope it will be a blessing.

Back in the day when my kids were little and totting around –I had multiple summer book clubs in my backyard.  It was not formal.  It was not a Bible study but it was Biblical encouragement. It was a playdate for the kids while the moms sat around my umbrella table, sipped lemonade and discussed our reading and how it pertained to our lives.

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It filled up my cup every other week as our kids played together (and interrupted us no less than 20 times Lol! ) but I connected on a deeper level with other women and it was so refreshing. It was exactly what I needed in that season of life.

Are you in need of some Biblical fellowship?

Want a reason to invite your friends over for dessert or meet for coffee?

A Women Living Well book club might work?

If you are looking for something more than a casual backyard book club and you want formal discussion questions, videos and graphics – I have those too – simply click on the image below and it will take you to a blog post packed full of links that lead to FREE materials for leaders.

WLW Book Club Free Materials for Leaders

Are you a blogger and you want to lead on on-line summer book club using the book Women Living Well?

You are welcome to use all these resources on your blog – including the videos, graphics and discussion questions.

The book is available in most books stores or on-line at Barnes and Noble and at Amazon in both paperback and Kindle.

If you decide to have one, I’d love to hear about it or see a picture of your group – email it to me :) !

Walk with the King,

Courtney