Lessons from the Sidelines:
Thoughts from on and off the football field on faith, family, and living well
Public life can be lonely, even when you are living on mission. We all need a cheerleader from time to time, and Lessons from the Sidelines aims to be just that. As the wife of a football coach, Beth Walker encourages women whose families are in the public eye to pursue their own callings even as they support their husbands’ careers and ministries. Through her own personal stories as well as interviews with other women who are also living just outside their husbands’ limelight, Beth shows it’s possible to do both.
Whether you’re a coach’s wife, the wife of a professional athlete, a pastor’s wife, the wife of a CEO, a military wife, or a college administrator’s wife, you have unique challenges to navigate that differ from the struggles of other women.
Lessons from the Sidelines will help you:
- Engage 7 steps to clarify your calling, identify your sweet spot, and implement strategies that will enable you to live on mission.
- Identify how the 5 Stages of Burnout can impact your marriage and your ability to fully embrace your calling.
- Tackle the unique hurdles of parenting in the public eye.
- Learn practical tips for getting through the harder parts of the calendar year.
Embracing Holy Interruptions:
How Jesus Used Mundate Moments to Love People Deeply
As Christ’s ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20), we’re all called to “make disciples of all nations” wherever we live. God invites us to partner with him and live on mission every day, even in the mundane moments of life. We do this when we love people as Jesus taught the disciples to do, without stipulations.
Embracing Holy Interruptions: How Jesus Used Mundane Moments to Love People Deeply is a six-week Bible study that teaches people how to develop a disciple-making movement.
This is not a step-by-step instruction manual.
Jesus modeled using mundane moments to love people, build tension, and point them to God in a way that caused many of them to step from a curiosity about God to a fully surrendered faith. We can adapt his methods and learn from the examples in the Gospels today. This study aims to help people keep their eyes on Jesus and improve their inductive Bible reading skills while also learning to love their neighbors to the best of their ability.
This 6-week study is available in both print and Kindle formats.
The Ultimate Moving Guide:
for Coaches’ Wives, Ministry Wives, and anyone who frequently changes addresses
A moving guide for coaches’ wives, ministry wives, and anyone who frequently changes addresses.
Includes practical tips, encouragement, and strategy to incorporate a moving binder.
31 Days of Praying for Your Children During a Move:
31 short prayers for families in transition. Each day begins with a verse for reflection.
Whether this is your first move or your tenth, there are a few things that you likely dread every time the moving process begins. One of the things that tops our list is breaking the news to our kids that they have to say goodbye to yet another home.
Even if they have only settled into a community for a short season, what our kids know is always better than facing the unknown. It’s in these hard times that we may question if we’re making the right decisions.
I hope that by spending time praying over your kids this next month, God will comfort you and your children as you prepare to move and enter a new community.
Finding a new normal is never easy, but it is always possible with God.
Find Your Identity In Christ: Ten I AM Statements that Clarify Jesus’s Character and Your Relationship with Him
A ten-day devotional written by coaches’ wives for women in and around athletics. Whether you’re the busy mom, the working woman, or the world-weary sister on mission these devotionals are for you. You will identify with the coach’s wife, the athletic spouse and the wife in transition. If you’re wondering where you fit in as your husband chases his dreams around the country or the globe there’s a word of encouragement for you as well.
Like you, the authors of these devotionals often find ourselves striving for balance, feeling weary, and looking for additional ways to practice biblical self-care. We long to know God more deeply as we pursue our personal passions and callings all while cheering our spouses on as they pursue their own dreams.