Messy Beautiful Love – 3 Copies of the Book & Journal Giveaway!

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Today I am celebrating the launch of my dear friend – the Time Warp Wife‘s book: Messy Beautiful Love* by Darlene Schacht. I had the honor of writing the Forward to this book!!! This book both challenges and motivates me to exchange God’s ideas and ideals for my own.  Her hope-filled story of a marriage changed by the grace of God reminds us that no marriage is ever beyond God’s redeeming grace. This excerpt from the book is raw…as it takes us to the day her husband discovered her affair but it’s only just the beginning – the beginning of […]

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The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst – 5 Book Giveaway

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This came in the mail last month!  Hooray! I am so excited to be a part of Lysa Terkeurst’s launch team! She has written a new book titled: The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands.* Are you living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul? Lysa TerKeurst is learning that there is a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying yes to God. In The Best Yes she will help you: Cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love. Escape […]

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What Women Want (a memoir giveaway)

By Emily T. Wierenga   I was drinking twelve cups of coffee a day, addicted to sleeping pills, and only eating supper. We were newlyweds; we’d been married under the trellis in my parents’ yard, my Dad, a reverend, officiating the ceremony and the flowers in my bouquet as fake as the smile on my face. I was terrified. I didn’t want kids, I didn’t know how to make a home—my mother made homes, I lived in them. So my farm boy and I went on a three-week honeymoon to the Maritimes, to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and PEI, and […]

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Books I’m Reading & A Giveaway: 5 Copies of You Are Loved!

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Publishers send me a lot of books to review and I simply can’t read them all and review them –  BUT there are three honorable mentions, I must share with you! I really respect Crossway Publishing for putting out doctrinally sound books. These three books are solid, Biblically edifying books for women (and easy to slip into your purse to read on the go). 1.  Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full by Gloria Furman 2. True Beauty by Carolyn Mahaney & Nicole Whitacre 3.  Exploring Grace Together: 40 Devotionals For the Family by Jessica Thompson I also have a […]

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Who is the Spiritual Leader in a Mismatched Marriage?

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Lynn is back for part 3 of our series: Who Is a Spiritual Leader? Our online community at www.spirituallyunequalmarriage.com often tackles many of the unique and challenging areas of living in a spiritually mismatched union. One of the common struggles we face has to do with spiritual leadership. The spiritual direction of our home is monumentally important. We all wrestle with how to handle this issue well. In my own marriage this was an area of great confusion for me. Many difficult questions troubled my mind, such as, •          Do I wait for my husband to become a believer before […]

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Thriving in a Spiritually Mismatched Marriage – Part 1 {& a Giveaway!}

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  Hello Family of Women Living Well! My name is Lynn Donovan and I’m joining your community this week while Courtney is vacationing. I met Courtney years ago as a sister blogger. She is the bomb! And I love her book. She and I connected a few months ago as I was reading her book and I asked her to read my recent book. We both have a heart filled with love for Jesus and for wives and moms. So, I hope you will sit with me for a few minutes, a couple of days this week while she is […]

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Balancing Family & Ministry Webcast + Everyday Confetti Giveaway!

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This is it – our final webcast replay of the series!  Grab a big pile of laundry to fold and enjoy this 40 minute webcast featuring Karen Ehman as our keynote speaker and Darlene (TimeWarpWife.com) and Ruth (TheBetterMom.com) on the couch as we discuss balancing family and ministry. (if you cannot see this video – click here) Karen is giving away TWO copies of her newly released book titled Everyday Confetti (co-authored with Glynnis Whitwer) Here’s what’s inside Everyday Confetti (isn’t the cover adorable!!!): When a busy woman looks at her calendar and sees a birthday, holiday, or special occasion, […]

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Living Loved: When Life Is Hard

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a guest post from Renee Swope Do you ever ask God why life has to be so hard? Why certain things happen, all in the same week? I remember asking God lots of questions during what I call my “year of impossible.” A month after we adopted our daughter from Ethiopia, my mom was hospitalized with pulmonary embolisms, my dad had emergency quadruple bypass surgery, I had an abnormal mammogram that led to multiple biopsies and a close friend died of breast cancer – all within six months. I remember thinking: “Why has all this happened? Why does life have to […]

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Valentine’s Video & Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl Giveaway!

Valentine's Day Special 5 Marriage Bloggers

I’m interrupting our regular schedule for the Book Club – for this Special Valentine’s Day Video and Giveaway! This video was done by 5 of the ‘Top Christian Marriage Bloggers’ including: Sheila from ToLoveHonorandVacuum.com, Fawn from HappyWivesClub.com, Ruth from TheBetterMom.com, and Jennifer from UnveiledWife.com So sit back and relax and enjoy this 10 minute video: (if you cannot see the video – click here) We all pin to a Pinterest Board together at “Inspiring Christian Wives” if you’d like to follow us there! Next up – Singles (or mother’s and friends of singles) this giveaway is for you!!!! Paul Hendricks writes: […]

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The Winner of the Kitchen Aid Mixer is…

The winner of the Kitchen Aid Mixer is….. Carol Imler! Congratulations!!!! My publisher will be contacting you! For those who did not win – Enter the final giveaway –> here <– ! These giveaways are from my publisher, in celebration of my newly released book titled:  Women Living Well: Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids and Your Home. Have a wonderful weekend!! Walk with the King, Courtney PS. Did you miss last night’s webcast – it is available for only 24 hours – so go now to WomenLivingWell.tv to view it!!!    

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Making Your Home a Haven {Week 4} & A Pottery Barn Giveaway!

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We are to our final week of our Making Your Home a Haven Fall Series…and the holidays are almost upon us! First up, Thanksgiving and on the heels of Thanksgiving is Christmas!  And typically with the holidays comes decorating.  I so desire to make my home warm and cozy for the family. Think for a moment about how God has surrounded us in the fall season with scenery that is just gorgeous! If you live where trees change colors, the bright reds, oranges and yellows on the trees display God’s glory! Think about the crackle of dry leaves below your feet […]

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The Winner of the 10 Pack of Games Giveaway is…

The winner of the 10 Pack of Games Giveaway is….. Stacy Melton! Congratulations!!!! My publisher will be contacting you! For those who did not win – Enter –> here <– this week to win a Kitchen Aid Mixer! These giveaways are from my publisher, in celebration of my newly released book titled:  Women Living Well: Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids and Your Home. Walk with the King, Courtney    

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