Karen’s Newest Release

Keep It Shut – The Book

Got words? Oh yeah, you do! The average women speaks over 20,000 a day—not to mention the ones she types online. Karen Ehman—a woman whose words have often landed her in a heap of trouble— shares from experience the how’s (and how-not-to’s) of dealing with the tongue in her new book Keep It Shut . Using biblical examples, as well as Karen’s own personal (and sometimes painful!) stories, Keep It Shut will equip you to know what to say, how best to say it, and when you’d better just keep your lips zipped!

This book will teach you:
• The difference between gossip and properly processing with a trusted friend
• A helpful grid for using our digital tongues as we talk online or on social media
• How to pause before you pounce, attacking the problem but not the person
• How to avoid saying something permanently painful just because you are temporarily ticked off
• What the Bible teaches about making our speech laced with grace, as sweet as honey, and yet seasoned with salt

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Keep It Shut – Bible Study DVD

Got words? Oh yeah, you do! The average women speaks over 20,000 a day—not to mention the ones she types online. Karen Ehman—a woman whose words have often landed her in a heap of trouble— shares from experience the how’s (and how-not-to’s) of dealing with the tongue in her new bookKeep It Shut. Using biblical examples, as well as Karen’s own personal (and sometimes painful!) stories, Keep It Shut will equip you to know what to say, how best to say it, and when you’d better just keep your lips zipped!

This study will teach you:

• The difference between gossip and properly processing with a trusted friend
• A helpful grid for using our digital tongues as we talk online or on social media
• How to pause before you pounce, attacking the problem but not the person
• How to avoid saying something permanently painful just because you are temporarily ticked off
• What the Bible teaches about making our speech laced with grace, as sweet as honey, and yet seasoned with salt

Sessions Titles:
1. Sparks, Squabbles Spats, and Such: Our Words Matter
2. On Filling Gaps and Zipping Lips: Listen to Others, Talk to God
3. Opinion-Slinging and Salty Speech: Assessing Our Digital Tongues
4. Gossip, Flattery, and People-Pleasing: How to Speak the Truth in Love
5. Pause Before You Pounce: On Cultivating Soft Speech
6. As Sweet as Honey: Wonderful Ways to Use Our Words

The study guide contains a bonus session filled with fun ideas for wrapping up your group study.

The DVD contains six teaching session (and an optional seventh bonus session) from Karen. The Bible study guide contains six lessons based on the DVD teachings. Both are suitable for group or individual use.

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Keep It Shut – Bible Study Guide

Got words? Oh yeah, you do! The average women speaks over 20,000 a day—not to mention the ones she types online. Karen Ehman—a woman whose words have often landed her in a heap of trouble— shares from experience the how’s (and how-not-to’s) of dealing with the tongue in her new bookKeep It Shut. Using biblical examples, as well as Karen’s own personal (and sometimes painful!) stories, Keep It Shut will equip you to know what to say, how best to say it, and when you’d better just keep your lips zipped!

This study will teach you:

• The difference between gossip and properly processing with a trusted friend
• A helpful grid for using our digital tongues as we talk online or on social media
• How to pause before you pounce, attacking the problem but not the person
• How to avoid saying something permanently painful just because you are temporarily ticked off
• What the Bible teaches about making our speech laced with grace, as sweet as honey, and yet seasoned with salt

Sessions Titles:
1. Sparks, Squabbles Spats, and Such: Our Words Matter
2. On Filling Gaps and Zipping Lips: Listen to Others, Talk to God
3. Opinion-Slinging and Salty Speech: Assessing Our Digital Tongues
4. Gossip, Flattery, and People-Pleasing: How to Speak the Truth in Love
5. Pause Before You Pounce: On Cultivating Soft Speech
6. As Sweet as Honey: Wonderful Ways to Use Our Words

The study guide contains a bonus session filled with fun ideas for wrapping up your group study.

The DVD contains six teaching session (and an optional seventh bonus session) from Karen. The Bible study guide contains six lessons based on the DVD teachings. Both are suitable for group or individual use.

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What People Are Saying About Keep It Shut

Candace Cameron BureWords are the most powerful weapons we have. They can be a sharp sword or a soothing salve, both having the ability to change someone’s path in an instant.. I wish every one of my social media followers would read this book along with me."

- Candace Cameron Bure, actor, producer, New York Times bestselling author, Dancing With the Stars Season 18 finalist

liz-curtis-higgs"I’ve put Karen’s wise suggestions to the test and am already noticing an improvement: less talking, better listening! Helpful, practical, biblical."

- Liz Curtis Higgs, bestselling author of The Girl’s Still Got It

lysa-terkeurst"This book is funny, honest, and tackles the hard subjects of gossip, speaking the truth in love and the power of our words from a biblical standpoint. It is the perfect book for our social media driven world."

- Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author of The Best Yes and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

jim-daly"Our words have the power to build up or to destroy. It’s no wonder that the Bible compares the tongue to both forest fires and swords. Karen Ehman’s book offers solid biblical counsel for those who want their words to be vessels of grace and healing."

- Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family

courtney-joseph"Our words matter! Keep It Shut will be my go-to-guide for years to come. Karen Ehman covers it all—from gossip, flattery, and lying to words that heal and give courage. She is spot-on scripturally, profoundly practical, and humorous! This book is a life changer!"

- Courtney Joseph, author and blogger at WomenLivingWell.org and GoodMorningGirls.org

michelle-hammond"In Keep It Shut Karen Ehman embarks on a much needed conversation. She keeps it real, fun, and relatable. A must-read in a world where opinions swirl and their effects are deeply felt."

- Michelle McKinney Hammond, author of Getting Smart About Life, Love and Men

darlene-schacht"The tongue is a mighty sword, which can be used a weapon of warfare or an instrument of healing and peace. In Keep it Shut, Karen Ehman wisely reminds us to be conscious of this powerful force, and to wisely use it in wonderful ways."

- Darlene Schacht, blogger at Time Warp Wife, author of Messy Beautiful Love: Hope and Redemption for Real-Life Marriages

jennifer-rothschild"At some point in our lives, I am betting that every one of us has thought, “Why, did I just say that?” My friend Karen understands. In Keep It Shut , we learn the power our words have and when to use it effectively to minimize regrets and maximize results."

- Jennifer Rothschild, author of Lessons I Learned in the Dark, and Self Talk, Soul Talk

ruth-soukup"Understanding the often subtle difference between words that help and words that harm can sometimes be a challenge. Karen Ehman’s humor and heart shine through as she gives women the tools to navigate through the potential minefield of words in our daily lives."

- Ruth Soukup, founder of LivingWellSpendingLess.com and author of Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life

michelle-cushatt"If I had a dollar for every time my mouth got me into trouble, I could pay to have it surgically shut. What a relief to discover I’m not alone in my struggle! Karen gives us the tools we need to cut out the destructive habits and create healthy new ones."

- Michele Cushatt, author of Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life; emcee of Women of Faith

jill-savage"I love Karen’s writing! It’s like you’re sitting down having a conversation with a girlfriend. Open these pages and be encouraged, challenged, and equipped to use your tongue to bring life to your relationships!"

- Jill Savage, CEO of Hearts at Home, author of No More Perfect Moms

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Mouth ever gotten you in a tangled up mess? Perhaps it is time to adopt a new rule of tongue. KEEP IT SHUT: What to Say, How to Say It & When to Say Nothing at All by Karen Ehman. There is also a 6-session video Bible study available for group or individual use. Check it out! Mouth ever gotten you in a tangled up mess? Perhaps it is time to adopt a new rule of tongue. KEEP IT SHUT: What to Say, How to Say It & When to Say Nothing at All by Karen Ehman. There is also a 6-session video Bible study available for group or individual use. Check it out! Mouth ever gotten you in a tangled up mess? Perhaps it is time to adopt a new rule of tongue. KEEP IT SHUT: What to Say, How to Say It & When to Say Nothing at All by Karen Ehman. There is also a 6-session video Bible study available for group or individual use. Check it out! Mouth ever gotten you in a tangled up mess? Perhaps it is time to adopt a new rule of tongue. KEEP IT SHUT: What to Say, How to Say It & When to Say Nothing at All by Karen Ehman. There is also a 6-session video Bible study available for group or individual use. Check it out! Mouth ever gotten you in a tangled up mess? Perhaps it is time to adopt a new rule of tongue. KEEP IT SHUT: What to Say, How to Say It & When to Say Nothing at All by Karen Ehman. There is also a 6-session video Bible study available for group or individual use. Check it out! Mouth ever gotten you in a tangled up mess? Perhaps it is time to adopt a new rule of tongue. KEEP IT SHUT: What to Say, How to Say It & When to Say Nothing at All by Karen Ehman. There is also a 6-session video Bible study available for group or individual use. Check it out!

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Let. It. Go. – The 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.

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Let. It. Go. DVD

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 six-week DVD study 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, for these helpful sessions:

1. God Called and He’d Like His Job Back
2. Combatting the “Me First!” Mentality
3. Pursuing the Appearance of Perfection
4. Practicing the Art of Soul Control
5. When Comparisons Lead to Over-Control
6. Fixing Your Eyes on the Attitude indicator

* Each group member will also need a participant’s guide and a copy of the book LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith.

View a sample of Karen’s teaching in the DVD curriculum below.

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Watch Session One of Let. It. Go.



Let. It. Go. Participant’s Guide for DVD

LetItGoStudyGuide_1024x1024Women 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 six-week DVD study 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, for these helpful sessions:

1. God Called and He’d Like His Job Back
2. Combatting the “Me First!” Mentality
3. Pursuing the Appearance of Perfection
4. Practicing the Art of Soul Control
5. When Comparisons Lead to Over-Control
6. Fixing Your Eyes on the Attitude indicator

* Each group member will also need a participant’s guide and a copy of the book LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith.

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Everyday Confetti

Got a calendar packed with reasons to celebrate but a brain that lacks ideas? Special people you want to love on but limited time to do it? Relax. We’ve got you covered.

In this go-to guide, Karen Ehman and Glynnis Whitwer give women the ideas and the motivation they need to make such occasions less daunting. You can get that Pinterest feel of perfection without all the hassle and time-consuming steps. They provide creative ideas and menu plans for:

• Holidays
• Birthdays
• Special Events
• Everyday Occasions

Readers will even find suggestions for reaching out to others throughout the year through celebrations that are simple, doable, and stress-free.

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The Complete Guide to Getting & Staying Organized

The_complete_guide_1024x1024The key to good organization is not a one–size–fits–all method. It is a unique plan that considers personality type, lifestyle, income level, and family schedule. Author and speaker, Karen Ehman believes that with her simple step by step process moms can recognize their own personal style of managing their households successfully and develop a unique plan that gives them the freedom to:

• manage their time wisely
• de–clutter and organize their homes
• plan menus, shop more efficiently, and become more comfortable and creative in the kitchen
• get children involved in pursuing an ordered life and home
• avoid the trap of overcommitment
• use practical tools to assist in organization

Getting and staying organized means more time for the important things in family life—concentrating on cultivating a close, personal relationship with the Creator, drawing His word into every aspect of living, and ultimately tying their children’s heartstrings to God.

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A Life That Says Welcome

ALifeThatSaysWelcome_1024x1024When it comes to hospitality, Karen Ehman says it doesn't matter what size your house is, how it's decorated, whether or not it's spotless, or what you cook or don't cook. The secret to making guests feel comfortable is more about the condition of your heart than the condition of your home.

A Life That Says Welcome helps you make others feel refreshed, rather than impressed, in your presence. It's packed with inspiring tips on how to:

• decorate well on a budget
• make the most of your space (no matter how small)
• be prepared for unexpected company
• create delicious, simple dishes your guests will enjoy

You'll be encouraged to not only open your home but to open your life as an avenue for God's love everywhere you go.

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