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Women desire to live well. However, living well in this modern world is a challenge. The pace of life, along with the new front porch of social media, has changed the landscape of our lives. Women have been told for far too long that being on the go and accumulating more things will make their lives full. As a result, we grasp for the wrong things in life and come up empty Women desire to live well. However, living well in this modern world is a challenge. The pace of life, along with the new front porch of social media, has changed the landscape of our lives. Women have been told for far too long that being on the go and accumulating more things will make their lives full. As a result, we grasp for the wrong things in life and come up empty. God created us to walk with him; to know him and to be loved by him. He is our living well and when we drink from the water he continually provides, it will change us. Our marriages, our parenting, and our homemaking will be transformed. Mommy-blogger Courtney Joseph is a cheerful realist. She tackles the challenge of holding onto vintage values in a modern world, starting with the keys to protecting our walk with God. No subject is off-limits as she moves on to marriage, parenting, and household management. Rooted in the Bible, her practical approach includes tons of tips that are perfect for busy moms, including: Simple Solutions for Studying God's Word How to Handle Marriage, Parenting, and Homemaking in a Digital Age 10 Steps to Completing Your Husband Dealing With Disappointed Expectations in Motherhood Creating Routines that Bring Rest Pursuing the Discipline and Diligence of the Proverbs 31 Woman There is nothing more important than fostering your faith, building your marriage, training your children, and creating a haven for your family. Women Living Well is a clear and personal guide to making the most of these precious responsibilities.


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Women desire to live well. However, living well in this modern world is a challenge. The pace of life, along with the new front porch of social media, has changed the landscape of our lives. Women have been told for far too long that being on the go and accumulating more things will make their lives full. As a result, we grasp for the wrong things in life and come up empty Women desire to live well. However, living well in this modern world is a challenge. The pace of life, along with the new front porch of social media, has changed the landscape of our lives. Women have been told for far too long that being on the go and accumulating more things will make their lives full. As a result, we grasp for the wrong things in life and come up empty. God created us to walk with him; to know him and to be loved by him. He is our living well and when we drink from the water he continually provides, it will change us. Our marriages, our parenting, and our homemaking will be transformed. Mommy-blogger Courtney Joseph is a cheerful realist. She tackles the challenge of holding onto vintage values in a modern world, starting with the keys to protecting our walk with God. No subject is off-limits as she moves on to marriage, parenting, and household management. Rooted in the Bible, her practical approach includes tons of tips that are perfect for busy moms, including: Simple Solutions for Studying God's Word How to Handle Marriage, Parenting, and Homemaking in a Digital Age 10 Steps to Completing Your Husband Dealing With Disappointed Expectations in Motherhood Creating Routines that Bring Rest Pursuing the Discipline and Diligence of the Proverbs 31 Woman There is nothing more important than fostering your faith, building your marriage, training your children, and creating a haven for your family. Women Living Well is a clear and personal guide to making the most of these precious responsibilities.

30 review for Women Living Well: Find Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids, and Your Home

  1. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    This was nicely organized and easy to read. Some mom/wife books feel like they are written with that "girlfriend" approach, but this, for me, felt more like I was being mentored. Nothing shocking or deep, but she discussed topics that I can never tire of, such as my personal walk with my king, and tidying up my life in regards to my husband, children and household. Her straight forward tone resonated with me and I always looked forward to reading the next chapter. Although most of this book coul This was nicely organized and easy to read. Some mom/wife books feel like they are written with that "girlfriend" approach, but this, for me, felt more like I was being mentored. Nothing shocking or deep, but she discussed topics that I can never tire of, such as my personal walk with my king, and tidying up my life in regards to my husband, children and household. Her straight forward tone resonated with me and I always looked forward to reading the next chapter. Although most of this book could be read by anyone, I do feel like it would be best embraced by conservative, stay at home moms.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    I was excited to dive into Courtney Joseph’s new book -- Women Living Well. And with a subtitle of “Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids, and Your Home”, I suspect most Christ-following women will be interested in what is shared and how she shares. Not everything she does you will want to do, not every tip you will utilize...but you can tell that she has a heart for God and for helping us to grow - closer to God and our family. Also, it’s very encouraging to see the influence her mom was I was excited to dive into Courtney Joseph’s new book -- Women Living Well. And with a subtitle of “Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids, and Your Home”, I suspect most Christ-following women will be interested in what is shared and how she shares. Not everything she does you will want to do, not every tip you will utilize...but you can tell that she has a heart for God and for helping us to grow - closer to God and our family. Also, it’s very encouraging to see the influence her mom was in her life growing up, because we as moms all desire to leave a legacy! Women Living Well is split into four sections, which are mentioned in the subtitle. Here are just a few great quotes from each area... **Our relationship with God: “I learned that I could not throw in the towel when the hike with God got tough. It was this duty of listening to God’s voice in His Word and prayer that maintained my daily life. Time with God was as crucial to me as breathing.” **Our marriage: “Let go of your expectations, remain steadfastly faithful to your marriage vows, and remember that you married a sinner who needs grace--the same grace Christ gave us at the cross.” **Our parenting: “I had to learn to strive for progress, not perfection, and to focus on the character traits that I wanted to see in my children rather than on the negative things they sometimes did.”... “Dear mamas, do not lose heart. Do not grow weary of doing good (Gal. 6:9). We are raising the next generation, and we can’t do it alone, We need to daily be on our knees in prayer, not just for our husband and children, but for ourselves!” **Our homemaking: “God does not base your worthiness of His love on the cleanliness of your home. We stand before God justified by the blood of Jesus! But I want to encourage you, do not grow weary in your mundane tasks. Mundane tasks are the hidden treasure to creating a home that is a haven.” Courtney Joseph shares some of her ups and downs, but always points us to God’s truth! She also reminds us (and I believe this is a VERY important element of this book) that all these areas of our lives will look different from each other’s because we are all individuals who are married to their own husband and raising unique kids in varying home situations. Her emphasis throughout is that God is our living well and filling up with Him daily and purposefully will transform our marriages, our parenting and our home management. What a clear and encouraging message she shares through out Women Living Well!! Read it with a highlighter and then make it personal -- apply God’s truth shared in her practical tips, lots of very practical tips! More about the author... “... After over a decade of leading women’s Bible studies, mentorships and workshops in her local church, she decided to move her ministry on-line at WomenLivingWell.org and WomenLivingWell.TV. Courtney’s desire is to see women living well through discipleship in God’s Word. ... This led her to co-found the rapidly growing, on-line Bible study community at GoodMorningGirls.org.  There thousands of women globally, join together daily, to dig into their Bibles through on-line devotionals, videos, free Bible reading plans and tech-based accountability groups.” --from her “About Me” link on her website Disclosure: I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group’s book review bloggers program, BookSneeze. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I also received an ebook since I was a part of ithe launch team for this book. I was familiar with Courtney Joseph through her websites, especially Good Morning Girls and the Bible studies available there (my kids and I LOVED the last Christmas one!). I looked forward to getting an advanced glimpse at her new book, however I still reviewed this book as I would any other --with honesty and grace.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    Woman Living Well by Courtney Joseph is written more like a note from a dear friend. She's transparent and completely honest. Nothing is held back as she shares biblical and practical ways to encourage you to grow in whom God created you to be. This book totally hits the nail head on when it comes to our generation. Everything from social networking, blogs, media, children, husbands, the day to day distractions of everyday life is mentioned. The book opens up to a section called "Which Voice Are Woman Living Well by Courtney Joseph is written more like a note from a dear friend. She's transparent and completely honest. Nothing is held back as she shares biblical and practical ways to encourage you to grow in whom God created you to be. This book totally hits the nail head on when it comes to our generation. Everything from social networking, blogs, media, children, husbands, the day to day distractions of everyday life is mentioned. The book opens up to a section called "Which Voice Are You Listening To?". Followed by four parts that have five chapters each. The Parts are; Part 1: Your Walk with The King, Part 2: Your Marriage, Part 3: Your Parenting, and Part 4: Your Homemaking. Those parts are written I believe in how you should rank everything in your life, Your God first, Your Husband Second, Your Kids Third, and then everything else. Courtney's advice is practical and she mentions numerous times that what may work for her family may not work for yours but to continually seek God in that area because He will reveal the steps you should take. I love that she constantly points her readers to the Bible! I know if you are listening you'll hear all sorts of sources and voices crying out to us to act or behave certain ways that are more socially acceptable in world and more than less not acceptable in the eyes of God though not in everything. This book is a challenge for us to rise above those voices and to listen for the call that God has on our lives and obey it. Through this book you most certainly will learn how to live well without worry and stress. I'm sure if willing to listen, the practical heart to heart in this book can transform your life in a huge way. It was convicting to me personally and overall refreshing too. It's not often I can connect so well with a book like this but I'm pleased to say I have! This book is written in a way that it would be ideal for any woman no matter what walk she is on. We all need a bit of encouragement & daily dying to ourselves and I believe you'll get more than enough in reading through Women Living Well. She encourages her readers numerous times to get a with a friend or a Bible Study group in means to keep each other accountable in day to day walks with God. I believe this book would be perfect to go through with a dear friend or a group and then you can grow even more from there with God and each other! Highest of recommendations!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa

    Women Living Well is fantastically put together. Both well organized and well written. The book covers four main sections relating to the most important factors in every Christian woman's life: God, marriage, children, and home. There was a great mix of personal, theoretical, and practical (my favorite). The personal wasn't too personal, the practical not too practical...balance. Best of all was how the whole book was just wrapped up in God's Word. Author Courtney Joseph wasn't just writing this Women Living Well is fantastically put together. Both well organized and well written. The book covers four main sections relating to the most important factors in every Christian woman's life: God, marriage, children, and home. There was a great mix of personal, theoretical, and practical (my favorite). The personal wasn't too personal, the practical not too practical...balance. Best of all was how the whole book was just wrapped up in God's Word. Author Courtney Joseph wasn't just writing this book from her own life experience/ideas, but from God's Word and what He wants from a Godly woman. Reading the words and you just know that the whole work was deeply prayed over and that Courtney didn't want to be the center of the work, she wants it centered on God. Highly encouraging and motivating, I recommend this book to all Christian women, wives, and mothers. There is always more to learn on our walk with God, and Women Living Well is a fantastic tool to use along the way. 5 stars ***** Re-read: I can see how many women would take offense to this book. Courtney's ideas are very opposite the world's on marriage and parenting. Even I, who am not in anyway a feminist, struggle with swallowing some of her ideas. But when I look at the Bible, it fits. Paul liked everything in order, I think Courtney tries to do the same with her children. Putting her husband and kids before herself is very Biblical. Setting firm boundaries for kids is Biblical, and smart...and hard. But give a child freedom within those bounds and watch them flourish (the French refer to it as a 'frame'). Doing things the way the world does, is easy. Doing them God's way is harder, but will bring more peace, joy, and love. And as always, Courtney prefaces that all her ideas fit for her family, but maybe not your family. As long as you are following God, you will find what works best for your family. Just as good on the second read through!! Still would recommend to any Christian woman!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Brandi

    I've just finished reading Women Living Well. Wow! This book is crammed full of wisdom for truly helping women live well. God's Word is woven through this book. I appreciate that the context of each scripture was considered before it was applied to the various and sundry aspects of women's lives. Tips and techniques for handling homemaking, wifehood, motherhood, ministry, needs of others, and the general needs of our families are all grounded in scripture and tested out in the author's life and I've just finished reading Women Living Well. Wow! This book is crammed full of wisdom for truly helping women live well. God's Word is woven through this book. I appreciate that the context of each scripture was considered before it was applied to the various and sundry aspects of women's lives. Tips and techniques for handling homemaking, wifehood, motherhood, ministry, needs of others, and the general needs of our families are all grounded in scripture and tested out in the author's life and in the lives of the friends and family of the author. I excitedly anticipate reading this book again at a more leisurely pace as I seek to adopt her techniques and tips along with God's Word in my family's life. I have already put some things to work and am seeing a difference already. I challenge all women who are dissatisfied or satisfied with their lives to pick up this book and read it, then apply it to your own situation. I truly believe that there is something here for all women. Finally, I close with an oft repeated phrase from the book: Walk with the King!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rosilind Jukic

    Women Living Well, by Courtney Joseph is well, written, easy to read and jam-packed with great ideas! Borrowing from her own family, she gives tips on how to have devotions with small children, ideas for organizing your housecleaning, menu planning and training your children. But more than that, she helps us see the tremendous importance in having a healthy and strong spiritual foundation in our own lives. She continually reminds us that we need to take time to sit at Jesus' feet, recharge spirit Women Living Well, by Courtney Joseph is well, written, easy to read and jam-packed with great ideas! Borrowing from her own family, she gives tips on how to have devotions with small children, ideas for organizing your housecleaning, menu planning and training your children. But more than that, she helps us see the tremendous importance in having a healthy and strong spiritual foundation in our own lives. She continually reminds us that we need to take time to sit at Jesus' feet, recharge spiritually, and having a living, thriving and deepening relationship with our creator if we are to be able to give to those He has placed in our lives: our husbands, our children and those outside of our homes whom we serve. Read the rest of my review here: http://www.littlerandr.org/2013/10/wo...

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kelli

    I loved the beginning, where it talks about all the voices we listen to, but the verses in Psalms about The Lord's voice was so powerful. The author is so practical in her approach, the chapters are quick and easy to follow. Some things were very applicable to me and some were not. Since I am not a mom yet, but I am a wife, the more wifely stuff stood out more. I really enjoyed reading her thoughts on a Godly wife. I love letting men be leaders. Especially men who have gentleness and strength an I loved the beginning, where it talks about all the voices we listen to, but the verses in Psalms about The Lord's voice was so powerful. The author is so practical in her approach, the chapters are quick and easy to follow. Some things were very applicable to me and some were not. Since I am not a mom yet, but I am a wife, the more wifely stuff stood out more. I really enjoyed reading her thoughts on a Godly wife. I love letting men be leaders. Especially men who have gentleness and strength and who we all respect right away. Integrity is so important and I love that this book touches on that. Especially that we need to always respect the person we married.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ginal

    Excellent book with practical advice on Christian living. I enjoyed reading this but I think the best venue for this book would be to read it in a small women's group. There is simply a LOT of content and you need time to digest. Not to mention it would be helpful to process some of the information with other ladies. Regardless, there is quite a bit of practical advice here written from a humble perspective. I wish I would have had this book when I was a young woman! Excellent book with practical advice on Christian living. I enjoyed reading this but I think the best venue for this book would be to read it in a small women's group. There is simply a LOT of content and you need time to digest. Not to mention it would be helpful to process some of the information with other ladies. Regardless, there is quite a bit of practical advice here written from a humble perspective. I wish I would have had this book when I was a young woman!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Marissa

    Here's a book every mom and wife needs to read, rather, own! Courtney has done a wonderful job of writing a book that encourages moms/wives/women to be the best for God as we strive to care for our families in a world that tells us to look out for ourselves. This is the kind of book that soothes and comforts souls. Here's a book every mom and wife needs to read, rather, own! Courtney has done a wonderful job of writing a book that encourages moms/wives/women to be the best for God as we strive to care for our families in a world that tells us to look out for ourselves. This is the kind of book that soothes and comforts souls.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Muck

    Loved this book! A must read! She will touch your hearts as she did mine. I felt as I was reading she was sitting next to me on the couch sharing a cup of coffee and discussing the chapter with me. Her book will hold a very special place in my heart as well as my home! Will make wonderful Christmas presents for those special women in your life.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Marella Mylet

    I'm a Christian woman who loves staying at home (since age 19 - was married at age 18) and homemaking and homeschooling my children. I consider myself to be a conservative Christian with very traditional values. I believe in and appreciate complementarianism in marriage. I picked up this book to read for some yearly encouragement to keep on keepin' on. Despite the author's claims 2-3 times that it was not the case, all l I could think through 99.8% of the book, was how legalistic it was and the I'm a Christian woman who loves staying at home (since age 19 - was married at age 18) and homemaking and homeschooling my children. I consider myself to be a conservative Christian with very traditional values. I believe in and appreciate complementarianism in marriage. I picked up this book to read for some yearly encouragement to keep on keepin' on. Despite the author's claims 2-3 times that it was not the case, all l I could think through 99.8% of the book, was how legalistic it was and the list of women I know whom it would utterly crush with Law. Praying the Holy Spirit guides each and every woman through who reads this book, and protects her heart and mind in Christ Jesus. 🙏🏻

  12. 5 out of 5

    S.M. Boren

    I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my sister. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Women Living Well by Courtney Joseph. This book sorts your walk with God along with your feelings, emotions, and families. What kind of example to set as a Mother but most importantly as a Christian and still find quiet time for God. I enjoyed discussing each chapter with my sister and gathering a perception from another's point of view as well. Review also posted on Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my sister. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Women Living Well by Courtney Joseph. This book sorts your walk with God along with your feelings, emotions, and families. What kind of example to set as a Mother but most importantly as a Christian and still find quiet time for God. I enjoyed discussing each chapter with my sister and gathering a perception from another's point of view as well. Review also posted on Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

  13. 5 out of 5

    Shelby Veach

    Read while at retreat. Great tips on being a better follower of Christ through your family.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Johnson

    Like the title says, the book is for women who want to live well. It focuses on our roles as daughters of the King, and provides a sort of "road map" to walking well with Him, specifically in our spiritual lives and our roles within the family and home. As daughters of the King, our first and greatest priority is our relationship with the King. Section 1 focuses on the need to slow down and spend consistent, quality time with God and His Word. It teaches principles, but also touches on everyday p Like the title says, the book is for women who want to live well. It focuses on our roles as daughters of the King, and provides a sort of "road map" to walking well with Him, specifically in our spiritual lives and our roles within the family and home. As daughters of the King, our first and greatest priority is our relationship with the King. Section 1 focuses on the need to slow down and spend consistent, quality time with God and His Word. It teaches principles, but also touches on everyday problems like being "crazy busy" (aren't we all?) and the "information overload" of a increasingly digital age. This section was so refreshing, and yet convicting too. It reminded me of the sheer joy I experience when I make spending time with God a priority... and of the unnecessary burden I place on myself when I don't. It was perhaps my favorite section of the book, and of course is relevant to Christian women in any life-stage. After God comes our family, and Sections 2-3 turn their focus to marriage and parenting. While these chapters were geared toward specific life-stages, the actual principles are applicable to many other women as well, and at the very least will help any woman form a more biblical theology about these topics. The section on marriage focuses on the wife's role as a helper to her husband. While this may seem counter-cultural, it is soundly biblically, and exactly what God created woman to be. I really appreciated the combination of sound theology and practical application in this section. If you've read a lot of marriage books, there might not be very much "new" stuff -- but it's presented in a concise way that's refreshing and very practicably helpful, including a fabulous 10-day marriage challenge brought it all together in bite-size actionable steps. After marriage, comes kids. And I don't have any yet, so I confess to merely skimming through the chapters on parenting. But what I saw there looked encouraging, practical, and biblical -- and even just skimming over it helps build a foundation for the day when I will (hopefully) have kids of my own. The final section deals with our homes. And it's not just for full-time homemakers! Many women today try to blend work and family -- yet despite being short on time, and often short on money as well, we can still make our homes a haven for our families. There are so many practical suggestions in these chapters about everything from laundry, cleaning, and cooking; to creating a peaceful atmosphere with scented candles and music (what's not to love?); to following good routines, honoring Sunday, taking time to rest -- and even using social media! There's also a chapter that hits some highlights from Proverbs 31. I highly recommend Women Living Well. In fact, I would love to read it again with other women who desire to live well. There's also a companion study guide with 1 page per chapter, which helps personalize the application even further. It would be great for a small group study, or one-on-one discipleship!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ginny B

    I'll admit, I have not been a follower of Courtney Joseph's nor a subscriber to her blog Women Living Well. I had seen some of her posts on Facebook through mutual friends, and I did know she was a conservative Christian and her family lifestyle reflected that. When I had the opportunity to review her new book, Women Living Well: Find Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids, and Your Home I was intrigued. The model of a conservative Christian home is not new to me, and it is one that my family stri I'll admit, I have not been a follower of Courtney Joseph's nor a subscriber to her blog Women Living Well. I had seen some of her posts on Facebook through mutual friends, and I did know she was a conservative Christian and her family lifestyle reflected that. When I had the opportunity to review her new book, Women Living Well: Find Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids, and Your Home I was intrigued. The model of a conservative Christian home is not new to me, and it is one that my family strives towards as well. Here was a woman who was not only making it work, but loving it. I wanted to know more. Joseph is honest in her book and recognizes that this lifestyle may rub some people the wrong way, but she also explains why it works for her family and why she believes it will work for any family. I like that she begins the book with the focus on God first. After all, that is our first area of service and if our relationship with Him isn't working, none of our other relationships will work well either. She reminds us that we NEED to connect with God, that "no one can study the Bible for (us)" we need to "drink of His living water and live well". Then she moves to the next relationship in our life, the one with our spouse. That we need to give him our best, not our leftovers. We are reminded that our actions and reactions in that relationship are more a reflection of us rather than a statement about our spouse. From there she moves to parenting our children and finally to actually managing our homes. The primary theme is about how we choose to respond to our circumstances and not about how our circumstances should change to suit us. For me, that is a very Biblical position. I will say this book is not for everyone. If you take issue with a husband being the leader in the house then you will not appreciate the wisdom of this book. If you think the picture of a wife at home serving her husband and children is antiquated, then you should probably pass on this book. But if you want to create a home based upon Biblical principles then give this a read, you will be encouraged. Joseph's writing style if friendly and you feel like you are chatting with a good friend over a cup of coffee. She is honest, sincere, and not pretentious. This would be a good gift for a bride to be or a newlywed and a great addition to a church library. I did receive a digital copy of this book in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Morgan

    Women Living Well, Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids, and Your Home by Courtney Joseph I had the honor of receiving an copy of this great book, from the author of a blog I follow and a group I take part in. Courtney Joseph founded the blog, WomenLivingWell.org in 2008 and the went on to create Good Morning Girls. Good morning Girls exists to inspire, encourage and equip women all over the world to get into God’s Word through an online communities. Bible studies, resources and videos we Women Living Well, Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids, and Your Home by Courtney Joseph I had the honor of receiving an copy of this great book, from the author of a blog I follow and a group I take part in. Courtney Joseph founded the blog, WomenLivingWell.org in 2008 and the went on to create Good Morning Girls. Good morning Girls exists to inspire, encourage and equip women all over the world to get into God’s Word through an online communities. Bible studies, resources and videos were created for women to use free of charge. In my opinion her book Women Living Well, Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids, and Your Home is the child born from both sites. In this book she shows Christians women, wives and mothers how to live the life Christ created us to live. You will find a combination of parenting advice, marriage advice and Bible study all rolled into one. She shows how today’s women are faced with many challenges of being so busy that we often push aside the most important. Courtney will give you the guidance to live like a Proverbs 31 women described in the Bible. Her ideas and advice is easy to follow and tailor to your own needs. This book will give you the encouragement to live in a Biblical way following Christ, expressing yourself, honoring your husband and walking with the King. This is a great book to help each of us live well as wives, mothers and women. I especially loved how she backed everything she taught with scripture. In each chapter you will find a how to, how to respect your husband, how to change the atmosphere of your home, how to use peace-filled words, how do we get the eagerness of the Proverbs 31 woman, and one of my favorites the how to of bubble bath basics. I would like to thank the author Courtney Joseph for taking the step of faith and writing this book.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lora

    Women Living Well is one of the most inspiring, convicting, encouraging, and challenging books that I've read in quite a while. I am very happy to share with you about it and recommend it to you. The subtitle of Courtney's book, 'Finding Your Joy in God, Your man, Your Kids, and Your Home', gives a peek into the topics addressed in this book. Women Living Well is divided into four parts: 1.) your walk with the King, 2.) your marriage, 3.) your parenting, and 4.) your homemaking. Courtney shares so Women Living Well is one of the most inspiring, convicting, encouraging, and challenging books that I've read in quite a while. I am very happy to share with you about it and recommend it to you. The subtitle of Courtney's book, 'Finding Your Joy in God, Your man, Your Kids, and Your Home', gives a peek into the topics addressed in this book. Women Living Well is divided into four parts: 1.) your walk with the King, 2.) your marriage, 3.) your parenting, and 4.) your homemaking. Courtney shares some wonderful, practical advice on carving out time in your day to spend with God. She makes some wonderful points on keeping the social media monster at bay in our lives, and particularly encourages us as women to connect with other women along this journey. It's incredibly important to have a support group (or even a support person) on this journey called life and having someone like-minded in faith is even more important. The first section of this book is only the beginning of many nuggets of wisdom and principles from God's Word that Courtney reminds us of and shares with us. And I hope that you will be encouraged to grab a copy for yourself and the women in your lives. I believe if more women followed such godly wisdom our families, nation, and our world would be an incredibly better place. Women have bought into so many lies and they are destroying our culture from within. A return to what God desires for us brings so much freedom and joy and fulfillment.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Shearon

    GOOD ADVICE WOMEN, BUT WRITTEN WITH PASSION FOR STAY AT HOME MOMS The book has some good information for any woman, however it’s written the perspective of a stay-at-home, homeschooling wife, and mom. If you are a stay-at-home or work-at-home mom, you will find this book very helpful and easy to follow. However, if you work outside of the home, there aren’t any chapters on how to balance the priorities of motherhood and marriage while working 8 hours a day outside of the home. Don’t worry she is GOOD ADVICE WOMEN, BUT WRITTEN WITH PASSION FOR STAY AT HOME MOMS The book has some good information for any woman, however it’s written the perspective of a stay-at-home, homeschooling wife, and mom. If you are a stay-at-home or work-at-home mom, you will find this book very helpful and easy to follow. However, if you work outside of the home, there aren’t any chapters on how to balance the priorities of motherhood and marriage while working 8 hours a day outside of the home. Don’t worry she is very careful not to judge or argue that her life choices are right for everyone. So you might need to look elsewhere for tips on balancing a career. Whether working inside or outside the home, the Biblical principles we apply to our marriages and how we raise our children should be the same, because God’s word doesn’t change. And Courtney reflects this in her book. She doesn't care about your job title, or if your kids are home-schooled or sent to public schools. She does care and show her passion about following Biblical principles: respecting your husband, training your child up in the way they should go, and most important your personal relationship with the Lord. Overall, this is a wonderful book.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    This was a book chosen for our bible study and we just recently gave it up without finishing. While there were some good points in the book, the consensus of the group was that it wasn't worth reading. My three major issues with this book are as follows: 1. It is not all inclusive. As a working Mom, I found that the writing applied less to me than it would to a stay at home mom. 2. It has been written better elsewhere. Many of the chapters were lacking in depth. Some had good starting points, but d This was a book chosen for our bible study and we just recently gave it up without finishing. While there were some good points in the book, the consensus of the group was that it wasn't worth reading. My three major issues with this book are as follows: 1. It is not all inclusive. As a working Mom, I found that the writing applied less to me than it would to a stay at home mom. 2. It has been written better elsewhere. Many of the chapters were lacking in depth. Some had good starting points, but didn't go deep enough. Many of these themes have been fleshed out in much better books, such as Desperate by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson. 3. While this likely has more to do with my own theology, I couldn't agree with everything written in the book concerning women. The marriage section in particular frustrated me and while she pulls from scripture, I have a very hard time understanding how the roles she implores us to follow are biblical. There's a specific line where the author states that she is happy to live in olden times because that is biblical, which completely fails to take into account how the Bible is living and breathing still today. It isn't stuck in one age. And it is relevant to complementary marriages. I would not recommend this book.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jen Clause

    I am going to read this with one my good friend so we can work on applying the information...I think she has alot of good things to say and it is obvious she is seeking God first...my specific situation is quite different than hers having a blended family and dealing with the kids having two different value systems and rules to learn how to deal with ... it makes you have a different slant on parenting than maybe you would have being in an intact family where mom and dad are on the same page. To I am going to read this with one my good friend so we can work on applying the information...I think she has alot of good things to say and it is obvious she is seeking God first...my specific situation is quite different than hers having a blended family and dealing with the kids having two different value systems and rules to learn how to deal with ... it makes you have a different slant on parenting than maybe you would have being in an intact family where mom and dad are on the same page. To be honest, I was a little jealous seeing that she was a stay at home wife without kids...wow, that would have been awesome...I have always worked outside of the home being a single parent and also being married...so homemaking is done most of the time with a "lick and a prayer" and my husband helps out alot with meals and laundry...we are just thankful to "git-er-done" if you know what I mean...we both seek God first in our family but it looks quite a bit different...thank God for grace He extends to us everyday!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Rev. Dr. Rebecca Byrd

    This is an amazing book that captures the importance, worth, value and depth that a woman offers in this world. The influence that every woman possesses is captured eloquently as she speaks intelligently and emotionally to how we impact this world and the ones we love daily as we choose to walk with the King every step of the way. This is a book written by someone knowledgeable in the Word and offers a step by step guide on how to walk with the King while we walk on this Earth. If you are newly This is an amazing book that captures the importance, worth, value and depth that a woman offers in this world. The influence that every woman possesses is captured eloquently as she speaks intelligently and emotionally to how we impact this world and the ones we love daily as we choose to walk with the King every step of the way. This is a book written by someone knowledgeable in the Word and offers a step by step guide on how to walk with the King while we walk on this Earth. If you are newly married, young or elderly, homeschooling or not; this is a book on how to help YOU walk with the King! I’ve already began buying copies for friends, women in my ministry and one for own my daughter! Women Living Well: Find Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids, and Your Home

  22. 5 out of 5

    Beth Mast

    Women Living Well by Courtney is a book that covers walking with God, marriage, motherhood, children, homemaking, homeschooling, and finding peace within yourself. Courtney shares her personal story. Her struggles and her joys. Courtney is a stay at home mother. She offers sound advice and even some challenges. This book was inspiring as well as conflicting. I will definitely be taking some tools from this book and incorporating into my home. Not every subject in the book may not pertain to you Women Living Well by Courtney is a book that covers walking with God, marriage, motherhood, children, homemaking, homeschooling, and finding peace within yourself. Courtney shares her personal story. Her struggles and her joys. Courtney is a stay at home mother. She offers sound advice and even some challenges. This book was inspiring as well as conflicting. I will definitely be taking some tools from this book and incorporating into my home. Not every subject in the book may not pertain to you personally, but I still recommend reading this book. Be sure you have a notebook next to you. I'm guessing you will be inspired to take notes and use this book as a go to for several ideas. I'm thankful I had the opportunity to read it.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Bridgett

    The subtitle about finding joy is definitely inaccurate. I don't recall anything about finding joy or staying joyful. There are some things I don't agree with her on - like the whole having sex whenever your husband asks for it whether you are sick or not! Or the mentioning of the verse about submitting to your husband and omitting the next verse which is about submitting to each other. There were a few moments of legalism as well. With all the negative out of the way, I think there is still muc The subtitle about finding joy is definitely inaccurate. I don't recall anything about finding joy or staying joyful. There are some things I don't agree with her on - like the whole having sex whenever your husband asks for it whether you are sick or not! Or the mentioning of the verse about submitting to your husband and omitting the next verse which is about submitting to each other. There were a few moments of legalism as well. With all the negative out of the way, I think there is still much to learn from her and some nuggets of motivation and a few good ideas. I think this is worth the read, just don't take everything to heart without first reading the Bible yourself (in whole context, not just verse by verse), praying, and talking concepts out with your spouse.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    Loved this book. Was so easy to read and I love how the book was divided up into parts (your walk with God, your marriage, you kids, and your homemaking). I always love to take notes, highlight, and mark pages in my book and there is a ton of that done in this. Courtney writes like she is speaking to you as a dear friend and it makes the book all the more enjoyable. It may not be for everyone (she grew up not watching movies above a G rating, she homeschools and is a SAHM) but there are many gre Loved this book. Was so easy to read and I love how the book was divided up into parts (your walk with God, your marriage, you kids, and your homemaking). I always love to take notes, highlight, and mark pages in my book and there is a ton of that done in this. Courtney writes like she is speaking to you as a dear friend and it makes the book all the more enjoyable. It may not be for everyone (she grew up not watching movies above a G rating, she homeschools and is a SAHM) but there are many great insights that can be found in this book for everyone, she tries to relate to others outside of her current situation.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Christa Cordova

    In this book, Courtney offers Biblically-based, practical tips on how to live a full and blessed life in the midst of motherhood, marriage and media pressures. I whole-heartedly recommend it to all women who want to truly live well.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Cathy

    Really enjoyed this book. You can read some of my thoughts here: http://thoughtsonbookss.blogspot.ca/2... Really enjoyed this book. You can read some of my thoughts here: http://thoughtsonbookss.blogspot.ca/2...

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sara Hollar

    This one was hard. I was either super impressed with her thoughts, or super frustrated at her shallowness. I feel like overall, she bit off too much. "Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids, & Your Home." It's too much for one book. There's a point where she talks about fasting for 2 pages. Then she talks about her online ministry for almost an entire chapter. I appreciate that she touches on the effects of media in our lives, because it's a fairly new thing that I haven't read about in a This one was hard. I was either super impressed with her thoughts, or super frustrated at her shallowness. I feel like overall, she bit off too much. "Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids, & Your Home." It's too much for one book. There's a point where she talks about fasting for 2 pages. Then she talks about her online ministry for almost an entire chapter. I appreciate that she touches on the effects of media in our lives, because it's a fairly new thing that I haven't read about in a lot of books. I was looking forward to the Marriage chapter but it completely fell flat. Felt very shallow. At the end she gushes about her Prince Charming, how he reads his Bible every day and he is the leader in every area. "My marriage far exceeds anything I could have ever dreamed." Blah. Not helpful. She does have a 2 chapter Daily Marriage Challenge, which is good. I read the rest of the book but skimmed a lot after this. She didn't seem real to me. She didn't seem to struggle with what I struggle with. All her suggestions were very light hearted and... well... felt shallow. "Smile at your husband." 7 Steps to Time Out. Blah. However, the absolute best chapter in the whole book is, yes, the final one! Discipline & Diligence: The Proverbs 31 Woman. "The key to remember is that this passage of Scripture is not what this woman completed in a day but rather what she completed in a lifetime. Don't let this proverb overwhelm you; rather, let is give you hope. Give yourself time to grow & mature as you strive to be like her." Gold! So, I guess I (lightly) recommend this book. It's not horrible, it's just not... that great.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Leslie Hitchcock

    This book found me at the perfect time. I became a stay at home homemaker a bit ago and I’ve been having a hard time dealing with not feeling like “enough.” My husband and I made this decision to enable me to rid the stress, focus on getting healthy (which I’ve successfully done this year!) to increase my chances of becoming pregnant. I went from having a successful career and doing well in my field and receiving praises to being at home and doing the laundry, the cooking, and all the housework. This book found me at the perfect time. I became a stay at home homemaker a bit ago and I’ve been having a hard time dealing with not feeling like “enough.” My husband and I made this decision to enable me to rid the stress, focus on getting healthy (which I’ve successfully done this year!) to increase my chances of becoming pregnant. I went from having a successful career and doing well in my field and receiving praises to being at home and doing the laundry, the cooking, and all the housework. Where’s my place in the spotlight for that? I’ve been dealing with mild depression as a result of not feeling like I make a difference anymore. I love Courtney’s approach to a woman’s biblical duties to her family. Many of her reminders may be deemed “old-fashioned,” but my beliefs on the roll of a wife directly parallel to hers. A wife is a husband’s helper The Bible tells us. By completing these daily, mundane tasks I am blessing my husband with my home duties and enabling him to rest more and complete his roll better outside of the home. In the end, this book just helped me feel more at peace with what I do at home- that my seemingly unimportant tasks I complete each day should fill me with great pride. I am my husband’s helper and God is pleased with my efforts. I am happier at home now and have been very encouraged by this book! It’s exactly what I needed to read!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Christina Thompson

    Checked this out from the library because it really caught my attention. I enjoyed most of the first half but finally had to call it quits when I found myself feeling like I, and my needs, were not as important as my husband. I don’t think this book is relatable with today. Maybe I’m just not far enough along in my journey to get it, but it just sounds degrading to me. I refuse to let a man “lead me, tell me what to do, tell me he’d rather have me organize a closet, and so on....” Respect and lo Checked this out from the library because it really caught my attention. I enjoyed most of the first half but finally had to call it quits when I found myself feeling like I, and my needs, were not as important as my husband. I don’t think this book is relatable with today. Maybe I’m just not far enough along in my journey to get it, but it just sounds degrading to me. I refuse to let a man “lead me, tell me what to do, tell me he’d rather have me organize a closet, and so on....” Respect and love is a two way street. It’s not a mans job to just love his wife, but respect her as well, and the same for the wife. I just couldn’t relate to any of it and even my husband questioned why I was still reading about this archaic way of living. Maybe this works for stay at home moms who live to please, but that’s definitely not me. I work, and there’s no way I will “submit” to anyone after a long day at work. We work together! On that note, she did have some interesting and helpful information. I just wish it didn’t focus so much on serving and submitting to a man.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Diana Davis

    I follow Courtney on social media and I know this is an older book. I admire how her faith has grown since she wrote this as she has faced a major difficulty in her life. Because I know of this struggle, it was a little hard to read about some of the marriage advice but I feel her principles were right. She covers many topics in this book and I took away some great ideas to implement in my life.

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