Keep It Shut

Keep It Shut
Author: Karen Ehman
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-01-06
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780310339656

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Kind, encouraging, and humorous, Karen Ehman helps us learn the essential practice of using our words more effectively--alleviating heartache and regret, reducing relational tension and conflict, lessening our stress levels, and growing our relationship with God. From Bible times to modern times women have struggled with their words. What to say and how to say it. What not to say. When it is best to remain silent. And what to do when you've said something you wish you could now take back. In this book a woman whose mouth has gotten her into loads of trouble shares the hows (and how-not-tos) of dealing with the tongue. Beyond just a "how not to gossip" book, this book explores what the Bible says about the many ways we are to use our words and the times when we are to remain silent. Karen will cover using our speech to interact with friends, co-workers, family, and strangers as well as in the many places we use our words in private, in public, online, and in prayer. Even the words we say silently to ourselves. She will address unsolicited opinion-slinging, speaking the truth in love, not saying words just to people-please, and dealing with our verbal anger. Christian women struggle with their mouths. Even though we know that Scripture has much to say about how we are--and are not--to use our words, this is still an immense issue, causing heartache and strain not only in family relationships, but also in friendships, work, and church settings. Also available: Keep It Shut small group video study and study guide.

Keep It Shut

Keep It Shut
Author: Karen Ehman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2015
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0310819423

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Using Biblical examples as well as her own personal stories, Ehman shares the hows-- and how-not-tos-- of dealing with the tongue.

Zip It

Zip It
Author: Karen Ehman
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-02-07
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780310345848

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This follow-up devotional to the New York Times bestseller Keep It Shut takes a deeper look at the advice and commands of Scripture concerning the tongue, offering practical how-to's that will inspire you to use your words to build, bless, encourage, and praise. Each day we speak thousands of words in dozens of places. One thing is certain about the words we speak, type, and text: they are powerful, and they have consequences. They can impart love and life or deliver discouragement and defeat. No wonder Scripture contains more than 3,500 verses about the power of the tongue. This devotional will take you on a journey over the next forty days to learn to choose and use your words wisely--saving you a boatload of regret and wounded relationships. Each of the forty interactive entries includes a Scripture-verse focus for the day, a story or teaching point, and reflection questions. Each entry ends with both an action that will help you carry out the directive in the verse and a prayer prompt. The entries in Zip It build upon each other, equipping you with new tools for how--or how not--to use your words. Ultimately, Zip It will challenge you to use your mouth with godly purposes. To build . . . not to break. To bless . . . not to badger. To encourage . . . not to embitter. To praise . . . not to pounce.

Doing Life with Your Adult Children

Doing Life with Your Adult Children
Author: Jim Burns, Ph.D
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-03-26
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780310353799

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Are you struggling to connect with your child now that they've left the nest? Are you feeling the tension and heartache as your relationship dynamic begins to change? In Doing Life with Your Adult Children, bestselling author and parenting expert Jim Burns provides practical advice and hopeful encouragement for navigating this tough yet rewarding transition. If you've raised a child, you know that parenting doesn't stop when they turn eighteen. In many ways, your relationship gets even more complicated--your heart and your head are as involved as ever, but you can feel things shifting, whether your child lives under your roof or rarely stays in contact. Doing Life with Your Adult Children helps you navigate this rich and challenging season of parenting. Speaking from his own personal and professional experience, Burns offers practical answers to the most common questions he's received over the years, including: My child's choices are breaking my heart--where did I go wrong? Is it OK to give advice to my grown child? What's the difference between enabling and helping? What boundaries should I have if my child moves back home? What do I do when my child doesn't seem to be maturing into adulthood? How do I relate to my grown child's significant other? What does it mean to have healthy financial boundaries? How can I support my grown children when I don't support their values? Including positive principles on bringing kids back to faith, ideas on how to leave a legacy as a grandparent, and encouragement for every changing season, Doing Life with Your Adult Children is a unique book on your changing role in a calling that never ends.

Keep Your Mouth Shut and Wear Beige

Keep Your Mouth Shut and Wear Beige
Author: Kathleen Gilles Seidel
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-05-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781429984386

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The best advice for the mother of the groom? Keep your mouth shut and wear beige! "It's bad enough when two mothers plan an event as fraught as a wedding, but what happens when the ex-husband's new girlfriend elbows her way in? Keep Your Mouth Shut and Wear Beige adds the mother of the groom to literature's rich collection of long-suffering women. When Seidel's heroine refuses to suffer in silence, the results are both poignant and hilarious." ---Debra Galant, author of Rattled and Fear and Yoga in New Jersey Darcy Van Aiken is doing just fine, thank you. She's an ICU nurse with an "amicable" divorce from her ex-husband, Mike, two great kids, and a prescription for Ritalin. Then her older son, Jeremy, gets engaged to Cami Zander-Brown---daughter of a wealthy New York family---and her world gets turned upside down. The source of her trouble, much to Darcy's surprise, is not in the form of Rose Zander-Brown, Cami's elegant and accomplished mother. Nor is it in the form of Guy Zander-Brown, Cami's charismatic and wildly successful literary agent father. Instead, lurking in the shadows of Mike's new life is the beautifully dressed Claudia, a self-described "managed perfectionist." The Zander-Browns have money. Lots of money. The plans for their daughter's dream wedding grow more fabulous by the day, and loving every minute is Claudia. With her perfect taste, Claudia can't help thinking she would make a much better mother of the groom than Darcy. This wedding is her chance to entrench herself in Mike's life---and take credit for the two sons Darcy has worked so hard to raise right. It's a battle of will and wits. What Darcy learns about herself---and about family and friendship---makes for a delicious, hilarious, touching read.

When to Keep Your Mouth Shut

When to Keep Your Mouth Shut
Author: Benjamin Kennet
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-01-20
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 152042700X

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Why do we have to know when to shut up? People tend to either underuse or overuse silence as a communication tool. Learning the delicate balance of shutting up or speaking up is difficult. Even the most experienced conversationalists struggle with it. You can be too "by the book" in terms of the mechanics of proper understanding, but this practice can easily be disrupted by mood, and then boom! Conflict arises. This short book will cover the basics of why we talk a lot, what can be done about it, and how we can decrease the chances of reaching a boiling point that will cause emotional bursts. You will discover ways to divert emotional spillover and destress yourself so you can control your tongue and mouth. The book is intended to be a quick read for somebody looking for an introduction on when not to speak and remain silent. So, shut up! and let's get to it.

Keep It Shut Study Guide

Keep It Shut Study Guide
Author: Karen Ehman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-01-06
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0310819407

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Best-selling author and Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker introduces a much-needed new curriculum for women on the power--and danger--of words. There's a reason the Bible warns about the dangers of the tongue. From ancient times to modern day, people have struggled to control the words that come out of their mouths. How do we know what to say and how to say it? When do we need to speak up, and when is it best to say nothing at all?This video-based Bible study by bestselling author Karen Ehman is far more than a "How not to gossip" study. In Keep It Shut, Karen teaches what the Bible says about the different ways we are to use our words and the times when we are to remain silent. Whether we are talking with friends, co-workers, family members, or strangers--or even ourselves--the words that we use and the way that we use them hold tremendous power. It is up to us to determine whether that power will be for good or for harm.Covering topics such as people pleasing, unsolicited opinion-slinging, and dealing with verbal anger, Keep It Shut is the Bible study for women who want to speak the truth--or keep it shut--in love. This study guide is designed for use with the Keep It Shut: A DVD Study.

Keep Showing Up

Keep Showing Up
Author: Karen Ehman
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-02-26
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780310347651

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Discover how your differences can become the strength of your marriage in this real-life guide to both living with and loving your spouse. It is true that opposites attract--for a while. But often as the years go by in our marriages, opposites may also begin to attack. The habits and characteristics we once found endearing about our significant other are the exact things that drive us crazy years later! Whether you and your spouse disagree about finances, parenting, or how to load the dishwasher, your differences don't need to divide you. They can actually bring you closer together--and closer to God. In Keep Showing Up, Karen Ehman shows you . . . How to play to each other's strengths as you work on your own weaknesses The difference between having a soul mate and having a sole mate How to become a faithful forgiver who also forgets Strategies for avoiding the social media comparison trap Why it's dangerous to mimic a friend's marriage How to unearth the magic in the mundane Why a spouse who drives you crazy can drive you straight to Jesus Throughout Keep Showing Up, Karen also includes ideas to implement in your marriage right now, such as powerful statements to speak to your spouse, date-night-on-a-shoestring suggestions, and discussion starters.