The Women Living Well Book Club {Free Materials for Leaders}

WLW Book Club Free Materials for Leaders

If you would like to lead a Women Living Well Book Club in your church, neighborhood, as a home study group or on-line – you are welcome to use any and all of these materials (this includes the images with quotes, videos and free Companion Study Guide).  All that I ask is you reference WomenLivingWell.org as your source for these materials.

Download the entire Companion Study Guide free by clicking >>here<<.

WLW Companion Study Guide Image

The Women Living Well Book Club

Every link below includes:

  • a video
  • images with quotes from the book
  • discussion questions to go with the chapter reading.

Part 1 – Your Walk with God

Chapter 1
Chapters 2 & 3
Your Walk with God” Webcast & Extra Resources
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Your Ministry” Webcast & Extra Resources

Part 2 – Your Marriage

Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Your Marriage” Webcast & Extra Resources
Chapter 8
Chapter 9 & 10

Part 3 – Your Parenting

Chapter 11 & 12 - includes “Finding Rest in Your Home” Webcast
Chapter 13
“Your Parenting” Webcast & Extra Resources
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
“Your Health” Webcast Replay & Extra Resources

Part 4 – Your Homemaking

 Chapters 16-18
Chapters 19 & 20, Conclusion
“Balancing Family & Ministry” Webcast

 

Here is the book trailer to share with friends:

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 lead a group – please leave a comment below and tell me about it.  I take all your feedback (both good and bad) to heart, as I journey along side of you.

Walk with the King,

Courtney

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Youtube: youtube.com/CourtneyLivingWell

 

Balancing Family & Ministry Webcast + Everyday Confetti Giveaway!

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.

Session 7b

(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)

Everday.Confetti.cover

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, she has the best intentions for bringing joy to her family and creating lasting memories. Then reality hits. Amidst demanding responsibilities and an overloaded schedule, when is she ever going to have time to plan the perfect celebration or find the creativity to make it special?

In this go-to guide, Karen Ehman and Glynnis Whitwer give women the ideas and the motivation they need to make such occasions less daunting. They provide creative ideas and menu plans for

· Holidays
· Birthdays
· Special Events
· Everyday Occasions

Readers will even find suggestions for reaching out to others throughout the year through celebrations that are simple, doable, and stress-free.

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Walk with the King,

Courtney

**Winners will be posted here and will receive an email after the giveaway ends.

“Your Health” Webcast Replay & Extra Resources

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I just love today’s webcast featuring Clare Smith from Peak313.com.  If you have not heard her speak before I think you will be REALLY encouraged by her Godly message about our health.  Her keynote runs for the first 20 minutes.  Then Karen Ehman from KarenEhman.com and Janelle from ComfyInTheKitchen.com join me on the couch for a discussion about our health and weight struggles.

Session 5 Your Health

 

(if you cannot see the video – click here)

Here are some extra resources from Peak313.com

30 Minute or Less Clean Eating Dinners

15 Easy Meal & Snack Weekly Prep Ideas 

4 Ways to Give Your Daughter a Complex About Her Looks

Upper Body Workout Plans

Lower Body Workout Plans

Abs and Lower Back Workout Plans

Pregnancy Workout Plans

Easy on the Knees Chair Workout

 

I hope something here encourages you.  Have a great weekend!

Walk with the King,

Courtney

“Your Parenting” Webcast & Extra Resources

I choose gentleness

 {image credit - Jen Thorn}

I just love today’s webcast featuring Ruth Schwenk from TheBetterMom.com and FortheFamily.org.  Her keynote runs for the first 15 minutes.  Then Darlene from TimeWarpWife.com and Angela join me on the couch to talk about Motherhood.

session 4

(if you cannot see the video – click here)

Here are some extra resources from TheBetterMom.com

From Grouchy to Great – a 30 day series to help moms overcome grouchiness

What Every Weary Mom Needs to Know

Bi-Weekly Whole Food Meal Plans

A Dozen Little Ways to Connect With Your Teen

Casting a Vision in the Heart of a Child

Lighting a Fire vs. Keeping the Rules

I hope something here encourages you.  Have a great weekend!

Walk with the King,

Courtney

The Women Living Well Book Club – Chapters 11 & 12 {Motherhood & Technology}

chapters 11 & 12 motherhood

Hooray!  We are at the half-way point. We have completed the first half of the book  Women Living Well - on Your Walk with God and Your Marriage.  Now we are up to the section titled: “Your Parenting.”

Let’s Discuss Chapter 11 – A Mother’s Influence

In Chapter 14, I write about the influence of a mother.

Abraham Lincoln reportedly said, “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother.

The Statue of Liberty was said to be modeled after the sculptor’s mother. 

When Super Bowl football players look into the camera – they don’t say “Hi, Dad” –they yell, “Hi Moooooooooooooom!!!”

Children are sponges.  They soak up the influence of their mother.  And though your name may never be in lights – we must not forget the many many unnamed mothers who rocked the cradles of great men and women who changed the world.  They will forever be unnamed, but their influence is with us forever.

Do you wonder some days if what you are doing matters – changing diapers, kissing boo boos, making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches over and over and over.  We say night time prayers and tuck littles ones in bed and then they pop right.back.out.of.bed.  Oh! That is frustrating – I know!!!  And then there’s those moments when we lose our temper and feel like the worst moms ever.  We wonder if we are a failure or if our kids are going to end up in counseling forever. Lol!  The overflowing laundry baskets and sticky kitchen floors are enough to make a mom want to run away.  But you don’t. You are strong!  You keep going – loving, feeding, caring, helping and working hard for your family.

You matter.

You are priceless.

Don’t give up – don’t waste your influence. Call on the name of the Lord for help and keep going.

the influence of a mother

Let’s Discuss Chapter 12 – Parenting in the Digital Age

As I think about our influence as moms – I wonder how we influence our children through our use of technology.  Little eyes are watching.

One key, I learned from my parents, was to not hold a double standard.

For example, if a movie was unacceptable for me as a child because of violence, language or sexual content –it was not okay for my parents to see either!  They didn’t have an imaginary age when suddenly, we could watch more “adult” content.  Though some movies had a rating of PG-13 – my parents felt they were unacceptable for me at age 16 –and them at age 43!  If it was not good for me to see — it was not good for them to see either.

It is SO very important that we practice what we preach.  My parents were powerful role models and eventually their convictions became my convictions.

“I will set before my eyes no vile thing.  The deeds of faithless men I hate. They will not cling to me.”
~Psalm 101:3

 Three of my main points summed up in this chapter are:

1.) Be aware of what your children are doing!  It is our job as parents to pay attention and know what they are doing on social media or on the web.

2.)  Know Your Child. Is gossip their weakness? Watch their texting. Do they have a thirst for violence? Monitor their video games.  Are they curious about the opposite sex – be on guard for porn. Are they lonely? Do not let them talk to strangers that could be predators.  Each child will have their own unique struggles that will require guidance.  That is our job – to impart knowledge and wisdom to our children – especially in their areas of weakness – don’t forget there is an enemy who wants you to not care or be naive.

3.) Teach them to think for themselves.  We will not always be able to oversee our children’s internet use.  As they grow older, they will begin to use the internet at their friends house or the library or on their phones when we are not around.  Train your child to have a godly conscience and a healthy fear of God – so they are convicted when they go outside the bounds on-line

Help your children have a godly conscience

 

On Friday, we skipped the webcast video for a special Valentine Video – so today’s video is that webcast.

This video was the Opening session to the Women Living Well Conference this summer.  I know that it’s long (42 minutes) but if you can sneak in just the first 10 minutes – it will be WELL worth your time!   I guarantee you are going to get a laugh out of Karen Ehman’s opening skit and laughter is good medicine – so don’t miss this!  Following her skit – I speak for 15 minutes about marriage and motherhood and then 6 of my blogging friends join me on the couch for a 20 minute discussion.

(If you cannot see this video – click here)

Discussion Questions:

1.  When you think of the concept of our children being sponges who are soaking in what they see and hear and observe in us spiritually, how does this make you feel?  Does this cause you concern in any area? If so which one?

2. Read Philippians 4:8.  How can this verse be used as a grid to determine what guidelines your family will have about using devices in this digital age?

For extra discussion go to the forum and click on the thread that says Chapters 11 & 12.

Walk with the King,

Courtney