CLOSED Giveaway: Ever After by Vicki Courtney

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Did you catch “Confessions of a Proverbs 31 Flunkie” by Vicki Courtney in the May 2013 issue of HomeLife? In the article Vicki debunks a few myths about this capable wife of noble character.

“I made a startling discovery: The Proverbs 31 woman was not an actual, real woman. All these years I’d felt intimidated by this woman, only to discover she’s make-believe! The passage is actually a compilation of virtuous qualities that women should strive to have. Whew!”

To honor our mommy readers, we’re giving away a copy of Vicki’s new book Ever After: Life Lessons Learned in My Castle of Chaos (B&H). The winner will be chosen Friday morning. Happy entering!
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  1. The one thing I wish someone would have told me about Motherhood was how time consuming, stressful, heart breaking, struggling, and selfless it it to be a mom. Okay, maybe more than one thing. On the other hand I wish someone would have told me how rewarding, honorable, memorable, loving the time is to be a mother. In having five children and they each having their own personality and challenges. I wouldn’t change anything or time with them in the world.

  2. Carrie Sanders says:

    I wish someone told me how proud I would be at every little thing that my children do!

  3. Joni GL says:

    I wish someone had told me that kids are hilarious and I would laugh daily. So much joy added to my life!

  4. Allison Jones says:

    I wish someone had told me that being a mother is both the hardest job in the world and the best job in the world!

  5. Tabitha says:

    The one thing is how much life didn’t exist until you have them and how special they really are, and how quickly they grow up on you!

  6. Amanda Olson says:

    I was so encouraged by this article!! I have also read an excerpt from Rachel Held Evans book entitled “A Year of Biblical Womanhood” that shed new light on the Proverbs 31 passage.
    I found this on…
    “A Woman of Valor:
    Eshet Chayil (A Woman of Valor), verses from the Book of Proverbs (Prov. 31:10-31) that describe the ideal wife, are sung next. It has become a Jewish custom for men to recite this hymn at the end of the week, and thus to think about and be thankful for all their wives have done for them and their family throughout the past week.”
    Thanks for this opportunity to win a copy of her book…

  7. lacey poag says:

    so good. the reminder that I cannot be & do not have to be a perfect woman, wife, mommy

  8. I wish someone would have further explained teenagers. I think I would have worked a little harder to save away for boarding school if they had :-)

  9. I wish someone had told me that breastfeeding would be the most difficult part of being a new mom … but also one of the most rewarding.

  10. Thanks for the giveaway….I would love to win!!!!