Control Freak. Manipultor. Authoritarian. Perfectionist. Obsessive Compulsive.
Out of control. Lost all control. In a state of hysteria.
It’s clear that our society dishes out conflicting attitudes about control – if we are too much of a controller, we are placed into rather unflattering categories suggested in the first line of this post.
But if we release that control a little too much?
Holy Cow. Watch out. You’ve lost it.
This past summer, I was blessed to attend an amazing speaking/writing conference. While at She Speaks, Karen Ehman shared a bit about her book releasing this month entitled Let. It. Go.
“This would be such a good book for so many women I know,” I thought, and yes I had a few specifics in mind.
Open eye, insert log.
When I was selected to review Karen’s book, I was excited to read it so I could hear her heart on this because well…I’ve been studying a very obscure, a bit controversial book entitled Daughters of Sarah with a beautiful group of women. This study has revealed so much about my own very subtle control-like ways and yes, I became more aware of the very large log protruding from my eyeball.
After reading the first three chapters of Karen’s book I realized that it’s pretty much the same message that Daughters of Sarah is conveying but Karen’s book pertains to all areas of life where DOS pertains mostly to the marriage relationship.
It’s good stuff, friends. I mean really good stuff.
And guess what? I’m giving away TWO copies. Yep. Two.
Here’s what you can do to enter:
1. Leave me a comment and tell me the areas you struggle with trying to control a little too much and why.
3. Share this post with your friends but only if you really like me or the idea of this book.
4. Follow my lame Twittering self @nataliesnapp. Is that a good sale or what? Trying to get better at that Twitter thing.
And if you don’t like me, that’s OK, too. I’ve done a lot of growth in this area this past year and I’ve accepted that not everyone’s going to like me. It’s all good. Just go ahead and leave a comment and you’ll still have just as much of a chance to win a copy as those who DO like me. (And I hope you do realize this is my humor butting in…)
Here’s some more info on Karen’s rockin’ book…
Women are wired to control. We make sure the house is clean, the meals are prepared, the beds are made, the children are dressed, and everyone gets to where they’re going on time. But sometimes our strength of being conscientious can morph into the weakness of being a slight—or all out—control freak! This humorous, yet spiritually practical book will help you learn how to control what you should, trust God with what you can’t, and more importantly, decide which one is which! Join Karen Ehman, a recovering control freak, as she enables you to:
- Draw the line between mothering and micromanaging
- Influence your husband instead of manipulating him
- Take control of your schedule yet welcome interruptions from God
- Learn to control your emotions when you can’t control the circumstances
- Stop pursuing the appearance of perfection and start pursuing the person of God
A companion video-based study for small groups with a Bible study guide is also available.
About The Author:
Karen Ehman is the Director of Speakers for Proverbs 31 Ministries’ national speaking team. A five-time author, her books include A Life That Says Welcome, The Complete Guide to Getting and Staying Organized and the popular ebook Untangling Christmas: Your Go-to Guide for a Hassle-free Holiday. She is a favorite presenter at Hearts at Home moms’ conferences and a sought-after speaker for women’s events. She has been a guest on national television and radio programs, including The 700 Club, Engaging Women, The Harvest Show, Moody Midday Connection and Focus on the Family. Karen also is a contributor to Focus on the family’s magazine “Thriving Family.” She lives with her family in central Michigan.
Don’t forget – leave a comment and tell me what areas you struggle a bit with trying to control too much. And give me some lovin’ if you like me. And don’t if you don’t. It’s all good.
I’ll leave this little here giveaway up until Sunday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time then Mr. Random Generator will select who wins.
Oh, and I need to tell you by law that I received a copy of this book for free. But even if I had paid for it, I’d be endorsing it…
Have an awesome weekend, sisters, and remember…Let. It. Go.