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Coming up with the idea to blog wasn't random for me. In fact, it came from a need. I was a new mama, new wife, and struggling with all of it. We didn't have the internet for quite a while after we got married due strapped finances, but once we did it really became a wealth of information for me. I could do a quick Google search for anything I needed help with; things I wouldn't dare ask anyone else.
I was extremely lonely during this time as well. Without any friends in my season of life, I searched for women out there like me. It didn't take long to come across some amazing bloggers that wrote about things I NEEDED to read. I thought I would share those ladies with you, and hopefully, they can be a blessing to you as much as they were/are to me.
Crystal of Money Saving Mom. I started reading her stuff very early on when I began learning about couponing. It's been amazing to see hr growth over the years and how many lives she's impacted. She does more than just share deals, she's incredibly inspiring and motivating. If you read my last post, you saw just a fraction of what her organization can offer. I also suggest following her on Facebook. She does many live facebook feeds on all kinds of topics that are really worth tuning in for.
Jennifer of Unveiled Wife. Again, I've followed Jennifer for ages. She's a woman who has inspired me to be a better wife. She has regularly written about topics I've never heard anyone speak or write of. She tends to be incredibly raw and very transparent. Her book, Unveiled Wife, made a deep impact on me. Her testimony is one I think every wife should read. Her heart for wives is so genuine. I am certain I'm not the only one who has stumbled on one of her posts that just happen to relate to whatever marital pain we were experiencing at the time.
Courtney of Women Living Well. Courtney was one of the first bloggers I ever started reading. I really didn't even know what a blog was until I began reading her works. You probably know her from an episode of Rachael Ray. They called her "The Time Warp Wife". There were times, in complete desperation, I would watch some of her Bible studies on YouTube simply because I was so broken and needed to hear a caring voice. Her book, Women Living Well, was a kick in the pants I desperately needed. She gently lays out how to be a wife that the Lord has called us to be. I recommend her book to every woman who comes to me broken in their marriage. It's worth its weight in gold to me.
Sarah Mae. A few years back, I began trying to learn how to take care of my house better. That's when I came across Sarah Mae and started reading everything she wrote. I had no idea that just a few years later I would get to work with her on a book launch for her WONDERFUL book, Having a Martha Home the Mary Way. She 's so real. I can relate to her so much. She gets what this life of motherhood and homemaking really it. She knows the hardships and isn't afraid to admit her struggles.
Lysa Terkeurst. Oh, man. I don't even know where to start with this lady. I have almost all of her books, and I try to read everything she posts on social media. Her book, Made to Crave is a book that made one of the biggest impacts on my life. Yes. It's that serious. Her book taught me that my problem with food really stemmed from idolatry. Sounds harsh, but it has helped change how I look at that issue. It put the power back into my hands. I could no longer blame it on stress, genetics, etc. I just downloaded her newer book, Uninvited. I'm scared to read it. The synopsis seems like she's been peeking into my heart and it makes me nervous. I feel like it may just break me. However, her heart for women is just flat out amazing. She's someone I look up to in a big way. Lysa is the one who inspired me to write and I would love to be the kind of influencer and encourager she is.
Here are five amazing women that I have followed for years. I trust what they write and if you're looking at some ladies to get involved with-please check them out. From saving money and business to housekeeping to marriage, they all offer the same kind of message: hope.
Do you have a favorite blogger that has really impacted your life? Share in the comments below!