Women Living Well–The Book and a Giveaway!

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Women Living Well–The Book

My friend Courtney, from Women Living Well, has her first book out! It went live this week, and she’s so excited, and I’m so proud of her! I’ve known Courtney for years, but we actually met in person at last year’s Allume bloggers’ conference. Here I am (in the middle) with Darlene, the Time Warp Wife, on the left, and Courtney on the right.

Courtney’s passion is to show women that they can find joy in embracing the “time warp wife” role–by Finding Joy in your role as wife and mom. We don’t need to listen to everything society tells us about how we need fulfillment in all kinds of ways. We need to remember that God ultimately gives us fulfillment, and that as we love those He has given us, we will find joy.

So in her book she takes us step by step into finding joy in the things that matter most–first with God, then with our husbands, then with our kids, and then with our homes. Let’s put first things first!

Courtney is really passionate about joy in service, and it shows through everything she writes. I’m sure you’ll love the book, and here’s a taste:

I talk a lot about marriage on this blog, too, and it’s something that I think a ton about. So rather than talking about what Courtney wrote about marriage, I thought I’d tell you a little bit about Courtney–and what I got from reading the book.

Courtney and Darlene roomed together at the Allume conference, along with another blogger. That takes a lot of guts. I don’t room with people when I go away. I really like my space.

But needless to say, we all hung out in their room because that’s where all the action was! It was fun, and it was loud, and they had food. At the time, Courtney was finishing up her manuscript for the book, and she was frantically writing whenever she had a chance.

One thing I vividly remember, though, is that whenever I went into their room to chat, her Bible was sitting open on her bed. That says a lot to me–she was constantly in the Word.

And that was the part of the book that spoke to me the most personally. I’ve always struggled with maintaining a meaningful devotional life. I think because I think and talk so much about Scripture, it almost seems like every time I open my Bible it has to be as part of a large, in-depth Bible study. And when I don’t have time for that, or don’t have the energy for it, I always feel a little bit guilty. What can I get out of the Bible today, then, if I don’t have 10 different coloured pencils and a notebook on hand?

But Courtney gave me a new way of looking at it. Instead of always seeing the Bible like it has to be a big study, ask yourself,

What specifically is God saying to me today?

And as you’re reading, look for that verse that you can meditate on. And I’ve started to do that. It’s such a little thing–finding a verse that speaks to you everyday. But I do it. And when I find that verse, I write it in my journal and write about it. And then I write it on a little verse card, and carry it around with me that day, and keep referring back to it. And it helps me focus.

Last week my blog was doing wonky things again, and I couldn’t edit anything. It was fine on the front end (the part you see) but not for me. And then I read a simple verse about protection:

For you, O Lord, are a shield around me, you’re my glory, and the lifter of my head. (Psalm 3:3)

I’d had my head in my hands all day, worrying, and God said, “I’ll lift your head, and I’ll fight for you.” And so I carried that verse with me–and the blog fixed all on its own, without me doing anything.

That’s what Women Living Well is like–big picture things about how to see our roles in life, but then little picture things of practical ways to put it into practice.

I love it! And Courtney is giving away two copies! Read below to enter.

31 Days to Great Sex in Paperback

31 Days to Great Sex is now available in paperback! Make your marriage sizzle.Meanwhile, I have my own “new” book out! It’s not really new; it’s just that I’ve finally put 31 Days to Great Sex in paperback as well! And I’m so excited about it.

I’ve sold thousands of copies of the ebook, and that’s still the most inexpensive way to buy it, but I know that many people wanted a book they could hold (and it makes a great stocking stuffer, too!). So here it is!

The only downside is that shipping from Canada is a little hefty. My shopping cart is actually overcharging for shipping by about $2 (it’s a glitch I can’t fix), so I’ve put the book on permanent sale from $12 to $10 to make up for it. And you can get an additional $3 off by using the coupon code “Sizzle” on checkout (because who doesn’t want their marriage to sizzle?).

And you can win a copy below by entering, too!

Rafflecopter Giveaway

I’ll be giving away 2 copies of Courtney’s book, and one paperback of 31 Days to Great Sex. The first two winners drawn will win Courtney’s book, and the third my book. These prizes are only available to those in North America, but if someone from another continent wins, I’ll substitute some ebooks for the prize.

I’ll do the draw next Thursday at midnight EST. Just enter using the Rafflecopter below.

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  1. For Mother’s Day….I would love an entire day to hang out with my girlfriends. No cooking, no cleaning….

  2. AWESOME! I love reading y’all’s blogs and love the marriage advise. I have learned so much about making my marriage work and to help others reading your books and blogs! May God continue to Bless your ministries to us!
    God Bless,
    Sheila :-)

  3. I thinking the biggest part of women being able to “live well” is being grounded in faith. Drawing close to God. =)

  4. Thanks for the cool drawing, and for sharing about Courtney’s book!

  5. I think remembering to be silly with yourself, your friends, and your husband is a way for women to live well. Too often we get overwhelmed with all the serious things we deal with in life, being silly can bring us back to that free and easy feeling you had as a child.

  6. So excited about Courtney’s book and yours too!!
    Would love to win either…thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Courtney’s book sounds like a great resource!

  8. Your posts are always very interesting and very helpful. Thanks for sharing about the books!

  9. I’m still trying to determine what “living well” means as applied to me. I know I do a poor job of it.
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  10. I would love both of these books!

    I think living well means being happy with what God has given you and changing things that are not aligned with His word.

  11. Listening to what God is saying to me today, is what I want to be doing.

  12. Wendy Dorton says:

    Making time for God first each day helps me live well. The book sounds fantastic!

  13. I love your blog and would love to win a copy of the book! Thank you for sharing!
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  14. I love the Women Living Well blog. What they have done to help women is amazing. It’s so important for women to have a place to go or a group of friends so that women can be encouraged by other women! Sometimes we get caught up in our day to day, and we forget that we aren’t alone! :)

  15. What helps women live well? Prayer, love and support – thanks for a chance to win these new books!

  16. Thanks for the chance to win some great resources :)

  17. I found your blog about a month ago and it has been so helpful! I’m excited about Courtney’s book and the giveaway. Thanks for making it available to us and for all that you do!

  18. I would like to win a book.
    I think women living well means learning what God’s plan is for women and then following it.

  19. I’m still on the journey to living well but all of the wonderful resources you ladies generously provide are really helping to make great changes in my life! Thank you!

  20. Jenny Martin says:

    Live well? Well…you need to stop, and listen to Jesus–which is so hard to do in this busy busy world!

  21. Thanks for the giveaway! I think the way women can live well by not taking yourself so seriously. Lighten up and have fun! Take a few minutes to pamper yourself each day: eat some chocolate, paint your nails, give yourself a facial, call your best girlfriend and have a chat or do whatever it is that makes you feel good.

  22. Thanks for the giveaway. I’d love to read more from you ladies.

  23. Minister's Wife says:

    Would love to win one of these fabulous books! Thanks for the chance! Love you and follow you both!!

  24. Kim in NH says:

    I love this blog!! I look forward to your posts. I have a kindle, but I am more of a ” book in my hands” person, so I would love you have these books! Thank you for standing firm in the faith and encouraging women around the globe :)

  25. I and till trying to figure it all out, but I think the biggest thing that helps a woman live well is balance. I love her blog and would love to read her book as well. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

  26. I believe digging deeper into the Word will help us women live well and be a blessing to others. I believe He smiles when we do this! Thanks for this offer!

  27. Can’t wait to start reading Courtney’s new book!

  28. focus on God .. I think most of the time, when our eyes stray away from Him, suddenly we see everything is wrong (or focus only on our problems) and we stumble. but when we focus on God, that is when our lives is going to be much easier.

  29. Hi Sheila, I love both you and Courtney and I’ll love to have either of your books. To me living well is living and walking in love with everyone and working in God’s divine purpose for your life.

  30. I think (aside from doing your best to stay in God’s word) it helps a woman live well if she is content in her life and not comparing her life to others (easier said than done sometimes!).
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  31. I love your blog, and I love that you point to others with great advice too. That’s a way to live well–searching for wisdom.

  32. Either book would be cool, but I especially would like to have 31 days to Great Sex

  33. Leaning on God is the only way to live well.

  34. Good Job Shelia, Keep up the good work.

  35. I think living well is serving God in all areas of life and seeing his blessings.

  36. Charlotte S. says:

    What helps women live well is to realize their true worth and beauty lies in their Heavenly Father, not in what any human thinks of them, does to them, or makes of them.

  37. Hope I win, I’d love to read your things :)

  38. ooh! that book sounds really neat and insightful. thanks for sharing!

  39. I just found Sheila Wray Gregoire’s site and all of her supporting sites, books, etc… Wow!!! Beautiful, Godly stuff!!!! Super helpful!

  40. Kelly K(@RNCCRN9706) says:

    I LOVE Courtney’s blog and yours as well. It was her blog that led me to your blog and the Divine Intervention that was needed for me to keep the faith when my world came tumbling down between Dec 2011 and April 2012. So THANK YOU AGAIN SHEILA!!! Maybe next year, YOU can speak at the Women Living Well conference! I’m hoping it’ll be made into a two day retreat :)

  41. Thank you!

  42. Rebekah Kallan says:

    I really appreciate the great information and encouragement from your blog!!

  43. Blessed Mom says:

    Both books look great! Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

  44. I think it’s so important to have Christian friends in your life that you can mutually encourage and just…live life with.
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  45. Living well comes from putting God first in our lives.
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  46. I think living well comes from intentionally pursuing God in every area of our lives and living for Him. As we come to know Him, we will have an eye for eternity which will give us peace for this life.

  47. Heather E says:

    What helps a woman to live well is solid friendships with other Christian women, being connected at your Bible-teaching church, constantly connecting with the Word and with God via prayer!

  48. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win these great resources:)

  49. Women can live well first and foremost when they have a solid relationship with God. Aside from that, I think it is very important for women to be able to just go with the flow and laugh at themselves and some of the situations they get themselves in.

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