Thursday, September 12, 2013

Where Online Community Grows


Have you ever heard of (In)Courage? I know that I have written about them a couple of times but have you ever checked them out? (In)Courage is an online community for women. They offer daily devotionals/ encouragement, an online "beach house retreat" every year, and community groups. I personally love all of them. (And hey they all love some cupcakes and chocolate.) I have made some great friends through the community groups and I have loved the beach house retreats. Go check it out at www.incourage.me.

Last October, I joined the community group called Marriage and Mommyhood. This past spring when the leaders of the group stepped down they asked me to step up and be a leader. Completely and totally out of my comfort zone. So I have had a few months to get used to this idea and I have attended leadership meetings, and found my co-leader, the wonderful Tonya Garrick who blogs at Peace, Love, and Caffine. And now the session is starting!

On September 16, you can go to http://www.incourage.me/community/about and find a group to join. (Ours is the Marriage and Mommyhood group) There is all the information about the groups and what you have to do to register. Register with the group you chose and then you will receive a welcome email from the leader of that group with a link to their Facebook group. Ask to join the group and that is all you have to do! Each week their will be topics for discussion, encouragement, and lots of other fun stuff. You do not have to have a blog to join but you do have to have a Facebook page. There are over 70 groups to chose from. We have a group for everything. You just have to a woman and you have to be over 18.

My group is all about balancing Marriage and Mommyhood. We talk about our struggles, offer encouragement, share recipes and advice, and we have a good time. There is no pressure in any of the groups and no one expects you to be perfect. We would love for you to join our group but we also want you to check out all the group descriptions and find your best fit.

So join us on September 16th and register for a group! I hope to see you there!

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