Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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. 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: Women Living Well is a clear and personal guide to making the most of these precious responsibilities.
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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. 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. Oct 01, Sarah rated it it was amazing. Not everything she does you will want to do, not every tip you will utilize Women Living Well is split into four sections, which are mentioned in the subtitle.
Here are just a few great quotes from each area Time with God was as crucial to me as breathing. Do not grow weary of doing good Gal. 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. 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!! More about the author This led her to co-found the rapidly growing, on-line Bible study community at GoodMorningGirls. 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.
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 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. Oct 23, Erin rated it it was amazing. 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. 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: 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. 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! Aug 21, Alyssa rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 Best of all was how the whole book was just wrapped up in God's Word.
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.
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 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! Sep 07, Brandi rated it it was amazing. I've just finished reading Women Living Well. 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. 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!
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 To I am going to read this with one my good friend so we can work on applying the information To be honest, I was a little jealous seeing that she was a stay at home wife without kids I have always worked outside of the home being a single parent and also being married Oct 02, Rosilind Jukic rated it it was amazing. 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! 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: Read the rest of my review here: Sep 25, Kelli rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. 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. Sep 05, Ginal rated it it was amazing. 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.
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I wish I would have had this book when I was a young woman! Aug 20, Marissa rated it it was amazing. Here's a book every mom and wife needs to read, rather, own! This is the kind of book that soothes and comforts souls. Oct 01, Lisa Muck rated it it was amazing. 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. Sep 21, Marella Mylet rated it did not like it. 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 times that it was not the case, all l I could think through Praying the Holy Spirit guides each and every woman through who reads this book, and protects her heart and mind in Christ Jesus.
Jul 22, Stacie Boren rated it it was amazing. I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my sister. All opinions are my own. 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.
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I enjoyed discussing each chapter with my sister and gathering a perception from another's point of view as well. Oct 03, Elizabeth Johnson rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 teaches principles, but also touches on everyday problems like being "crazy busy" aren't we all? 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 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 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 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? There's also a chapter that hits some highlights from Proverbs 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. 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: 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. Courtney is the founder of Women Living Well Ministries. She can be found writing about a woman's walk with God, marriage, parenting, and homemaking at WomenLivingWell. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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Its very distracting and detracts from the content because it seems like she's pushing it on you. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I'm in transition from a working mom to a stay at home mom so this was a great book for me! I can see where it would be challenging for a working mom to apply the suggestions in this book because of the commitment and time a job requires.
Women Living Well: Find Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids, and Your Home by Courtney Joseph
As I transition to being at home for my family I was having a hard time picking and choosing what to do each day instead of working there was so much! This book was a good resource to help me prioritize what was most important and helped me focus in on what my family needed from me. It also helped me understand that serving my family can be fulfilling and serving is an honor not a chore which is something I struggled with previously. Although I don't intend to apply everything in this book exactly as it is laid out it has been a good guideline to organize my life.
Biggest take away I had was how important family meals are and rearranging our lives around being together without electronic distraction this has been a positive game-changer in our family dynamic. I would recommend this book to stay at home moms and working moms although working moms will have to take it with a grain of salt and pick and choose what to take from the book.
I am having trouble with this book because I can't identify with the author. I think it's Great that she has led such an idealic and sheltered life, but that is not common. So I imagine many of her readers have not experienced this upbringing. Those that have, probably already live this type of life. How do you "find your joy" in these things when you were born and bred into it?