Podcast #136 – Clutter Free Romance

ListenNowYou hardly have time to eat or shower… how are you supposed to have time for sex?

Are you ready for a clutter free romance?

Our new series of books, “Hot Mama,” was written just for busy women like you—women who want fulfilling, intimate and hot sex lives without all of the clutter that makes our marriages ho-hum.  And to kick it off, we’re talking about decluttering your life to make room for… sex.  Listen and hear how to:

  • Keep your bedroom a place that’s romantic and sexy, not depressing and cluttered.
  • Find room in your busy schedule for sex and intimacy.
  • Making sure your lingerie drawer is full of cute things.
  • Make room in your life for all of the flirty fun things that happen in a marriage. (And find out exactly what Kathi is talking about when she says “her salad kit.”)

When you’re done, head over to http://www.kathilipp.com/fridaynightlights to sign up to get a free sex tip delivered to your inbox every Friday for ten weeks to help you keep your sex life fun, fulfilling and yes, even hot.

And here’s a link to the body lotion that’s mentioned in the podcast: Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Orange Ginger Energy Body Lotion! You don’t want to miss that part of the show!

It’s a New Year! Time to Form Some Happy Habits!

Harvest House, my publisher for Happy Habits for Every Couple, is doing a “New Year, New You” promotion and they’ve included my book in it!

From January 6 – 14, Happy Habits for Every Couple will be $9.99 for the ebook version. This is such a great deal!

You can purchase it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Google Play or Kobo.

Not familiar with the book? Here’s what it’s all about:

Happy Habits - smallWhen was the last time you flirted with your husband? Was it before you had kids? Do you spend more time on the couch with your wife watching movies or with a bag of chips watching The Game? Does your idea of a hot date include a drive-thru and springing for the extra-large fries? What would your marriage look like if for 21 days you turned your attention to happy habits that will better your relationship? Plenty of books describe how to improve a marriage, how to save a marriage, even how to ramp up intimacy in a marriage. In Happy Habits for Every Couple, Kathi Lipp and husband Roger show you practical, fun-filled ways to put love and laughter back into your marriage. Here are just a few of the results you’ll see when you put Happy Habits for Every Couple into practice: new levels of warmth and tenderness in your relationship; a deeper sense of security with your spouse; and a marriage filled with fun and flirting.

If you haven’t given up the dream of being head-over-heels with your spouse again, following this 21-day plan will give you just the boost you need to bring you closer together.

Why not start today creating some new and happy habits?

 

Are you ready to be Clutter Free? Start the 21-Day Clutter Free challenge! Sign up now!

Podcast #133 with Mary Hunt – Raising Financially Confident Kids

ListenNowAre your kids acting entitled after the Christmas craze?

Mary Hunt, the author of Raising Financially Confident Kids, walks you through how to kick entitlement and irresponsibility to the curb this year and teach your kids that just because they have $3 doesn’t mean they need to spend it on bubble gum and Pokemon cards.

  • A no-fail plan to help your kids become financially responsible.
  • How to keep your kids from falling into ugly habits of entitlement and financial irresponsibility.
  • A step-by-step plan to teach your kids about finances.
  • Eliminating entitlement and growing gratitude in your kids.

Listen in and find out how you can start the year off with a huge dose of financial responsibility and a heaping dose of gratitude.

Apply Now to be Part of the Happy Habits for Every Couple Launch Team

In January, I’m launching Clutter Free: Quick and Easy Steps to Simplifying Your Space, but guess what? I’m also launching Happy Habits for Every Couple and you could be a part of our launch team!

Yes, I know…two books in one month! That’s how we roll!

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So could your marriage use a little tune up?

When was the last time you flirted with your husband? Was it before you had kids?

Does your idea of a hot date include a drive-thru and springing for the extra-large fries?

What would your marriage look like if for 21 days you turned your attention to happy habits that will better your relationship? Plenty of books describe how to improve a marriage, how to save a marriage, even how to ramp up intimacy in a marriage. In Happy Habits for Every Couple, Kathi Lipp and husband Roger show you practical, fun-filled ways to put love and laughter back into your marriage.

Here are just a few of the results you’ll see when you put Happy Habits for Every Couple into practice:

new levels of warmth and tenderness in your relationship
a deeper sense of security with your spouse
a marriage filled with fun and flirting

If you haven’t given up the dream of being head-over-heels with your spouse again, following this 21-day plan will give you just the boost you need to bring you closer together.

Standard game rules apply: love on each other; share hope, grace, and encouragement; read the book and write a review.

We are sending out copies of the book next week, so tell us why you’d like to be a part of our new family!

If you are interested, just take a moment to fill out the application below:

HAPPY HABITS FOR EVERY COUPLE LAUNCH TEAM APPLICATION!

 

 

 

#126 The Restless Moments in your Life — When God Burdens your Soul

ListenNowWhat is born from the restless moments in your life?

Jennie Allen, the author of Restless and Anything and the founder of IF Gathering, believes that God burdens our souls with the people who he wants us to reach. Listen in as she gives you simple tools and ideas to:

• Be faithful where God puts you, regardless of how big, how small or how chaotic your dream is.
• Move in obedience when God gives you a burden in your heart.
• How to help raise up a generation of people that love Jesus with our entire hearts so that we can be unleashed to move in big ways for His kingdom.

Listen as Jennie Allen shares her heart behind the IF Gathering and get some ideas on how you can become part of it. Plus, head to IF: Table to sign up to host your IF: Table.

What is IF: Table? A place to gather women and share a simple meal and dive deep with people over real stories and Christ centered conversations. A time for a whole lot of laughter — and maybe a few tears — but time spent that leaves us with glad hearts. Full hearts. Grateful hearts.

 

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Ten Things to Do for your Husband When Marriage is Hard

10ThingstodoHusbandLast week, I published a list of 10 Things to Say or Text When Marriage Is Hard. The response? Overwhelming. It became one of my most popular posts of all time. And I get it – marriage is hard and we are all looking for ways to connect during the hardest times.

But as much as words mean during these times, actions can be even more important. So here is my list of what to do for your husband when marriage is hard.

  1. Feed Him When life is at its busiest and we just seem to keep missing each other, food can make all the difference. Cook him one of his favorites- your recipe, his mother’s, whatever food makes him feel like everything might be OK for just this one hour. Bonus points if you sit down together and eat.
  2. Brag on Him Let him hear you bragging on him – to your friend, to your kids, to his mom. Pick one thing he did this week (went to work on a hard day, played tickle monster with the kids,) and make sure he knows how much it meant to you.
  3. Unburden Him Is there one of his regular chores that you could take off his list. A few months ago, I took my husband’s car to get washed. We were both having a rough week and I knew that he hated going and having it washed. When I got home I asked my son where my hubby was. My son said, “He said he was going to go get your car washed.”
  4. Seduce Him Sex has an instantly relaxing power over men. It is usually the fastest way to break down tensions and meet his needs.
  5. Date Him Plan a date geared for him. Get a gift card to his favorite dinner spot and two tickets to a movie that involves a ball, something blowing up, or robots.
  6. Treat Him A Jamba Juice can improve my husband’s outlook on the world. Surprise him with a little something to let him know that you were thinking of him.
  7. Encourage Him When life is hard, your man may have trouble seeing his worth. Reassure him that you see it, even when everything around you both is difficult.
  8. Tag Him Give your man a Facebook shout out and let the world know why he is just that awesome.
  9. Pray for Him Set an alarm on your phone and stop and pray for your husband every single day.
  10. Surprise Him I have an alert on Amazon any time my man’s favorite author comes out with a new book. Surprise him with something he loves.

 

 

Hope (and a whole lot of Grace) for Moms

271004_Lipp_300x500WB2If you are in need of a little Mom Grace right now (I get it, I’ve had to apologize to not one, but two of my kids this week…) I hope you will listen to my conversation with the guys from Focus on the Family about what to do when you feel like a Bad Mom.

Are you constantly struggling with guilt, shame and the illusion of perfection and being in control? So many moms deal with these feelings every single day. But we don’t have to!

I want you to be filled with hope, and grace for yourself and your kids. Listen in to the two-part broadcast where we discuss tools for getting through the big and small difficulties we go through with our children.

Just click on the links to the right to listen in on the conversation.

Part 1

Part 2

10 Things to Say or Text to Your Husband When Marriage is Hard

So often, when money is tight, nerves are strained, and everyone is just so tired, it’s easy to wait for your husband to make the first move. But sometimes, we have to lay down our right to be right.

Sometimes, we need to look at not just the situation, but the relationship, and see what the right thing is to do. Usually, when one of us lays down our “right to be right” great things can happen in our relationships.10-Things-to-Say-or-Text-to-Your-Husband

So pick one. I’m not asking you to lie. There is ONE on this list that you can say to your husband- fighting or now – and it will soften the hard lines that can develop between the two of you.

If you’re really in a tough spot, try texting it to him. It’s amazing what a well timed text can do for your relationship.

  1.  “What do you need from me right now?”
  2.  “How can I help you take some of the burden off today?”
  3.  “I’m sorry.”
  4.  “Thank you for_____________”
  5.  “I’m proud of you because________________”
  6.  “Our kids are lucky to have a dad like you.”
  7.  “Please forgive me.”
  8.  “I love you because___________”
  9.  “I’m going to make more of an effort to____________”
  10. Thank you for being someone I can respect.

Tell me in the comments which one you said to your husband, or suggest one of your own. One random commenter will will a copy of Praying God’s Word for Your Husband.

 

Last week’s winner was Danielle!

I Need Some Help Here! Launch Party Giveaways

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Welcome to the I Need Some Help Here! Launch Party

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be giving away one AMAZING giveaway every single week.

I Need Some Help Here COVERI’m so excited to be able to share our stories of struggles and successes in this book. It’s been a long time coming for me and the rest of the “Bad Moms Club” but after a lot of laughter prayers, tears and love it is finally ready to launch and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share it with you!

I just spoke for a group of moms where one of the mentor moms asked me where I got the ideas for my books. My response, “I usually write out of my own weakness. My next book is all about how we as moms can feel that we are not good enough as parents and how to rely on God in those weak times.”
The mentor mom replied, “Oh, I never felt inadequate as a mom.”

This book? It’s not for her.

My hope with I Need Some Help Here! Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan is that every mom who thought that her parenting journey would be different, who thought that if she just tried her hardest, her kids would fall into place.

This book is for all of us who have done our best, but our kids — whom we love and adore — are not necessarily on the path we would have chosen for them.

If you have doubts as a mom, join me. We want you to assure the moms that you influence, that you speak to through your blog and via social media, that they are normal. They are OK. They are cherished. And while we try with all our might to do the best we can with our kids, ultimately, they belong to God. And that is the best place for them to be.

As a thank you for all of your love and support with this launch we will be giving away one super fun mom approved prize each week!!

Launchprizes

Things We Need Some Help With (if you are willing! We would be so grateful if you can share some hope with a friend!):

1. Order a copy of I Need Some Help Here!  

When you order, be sure to download your FREE Surviving Summer eBook . This eBook that will save you in the summer is only available for a limited time so download and share with your friends while there is still time.

2. Share it with family, friends, coworkers and followers on social media. Choose the platform of your choice:

Option #1: Post on Facebook:
Post about I Need Some Help Here! on Facebook. Click here to share this post on Facebook.

Option #2: Post on Pinterest.
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Option #3: Post on Twitter.
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Option #4: Post About the Book on Your Blog
When you post about I Need Some Help Here! just send us an email at bronwyn@kathilipp.com with the link to your blog. You’ll then be entered to win one of the weekly prizes!

3. THEN JUST FILL IN THE FORM BELOW TO BE ENTERED FOR THIS WEEK’S PRIZE! You don’t need to do any of the above but we know you’re kind of amazing and will want to give another mom some hope!)

If the form doesn’t show up, you can use the online version.

Thanks for your willingness to bring hope to a world of women who desperately need it. Check back for a new AMAZING mom-approved give away each week!


Surviving Summer Vacation- Get it for FREE before it’s too late! (And would you share it so your friends can have the best summer ever?)

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The release of my new book, I Need Some Help Here! Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan, is just a few weeks away! And to get ready, I have a few great FREE resources to get you ready for summer with your kids.

The first of these resources is my new eBook, Surviving Summer Vacation, Plans and Prayers for a Mom’s Sanity, and for a limited time it is available as a free PDF download. But you have to hurry to get it for free because once it is released on Amazon, I’m no longer in charge of the price!

And could I ask you a favor? Would you be willing to share it via Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or your blog?

To get the Free download follow the steps below:

 

Share it with family, friends, coworkers and followers on social media. Choose the platform of your choice:

Option #1: Post on Facebook:

Post about Surviving Summer Vacation  on Facebook. Click here to share this post on Facebook.

Option #2: Post on Pinterest.

Post about Surviving Summer Vacation on Pinterest. Click here to repin this pin on Pinterest.

Option #3: Post on Twitter.

Post about Surviving Summer Vacation on Twitter. Click here to retweet this tweet on Twitter.

Option #4: Post About the Book on Your Blog.

If you have a blog, you can write a post about Surviving Summer Vacation. The first 20 people to write about the eBook on their blog AND send us the link will receive a copy of my upcoming book,  I Need Some Help Here! Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan being released on June 6. Just email the link to your blog post to bronwyn@kathilipp.com.

To Download your free book, Click here and fill out the form – it’s that easy!