Kathy Doyle chose the profession of mother and homemaker to her five children and a husband of 47 years. One of her trademarks was a simple faith, but she was not a simple person. She had a deep understanding of people and her God, but she applied what she knew of them in a simple way. Her eldest son, Chris, in a tribute to his mom said, "She was a life force...a force to be reckoned with. She was tough. She was feisty. She lived much bigger than her stature." That five-foot nothing stature and forceful personality was only intensified by God's Holy Spirit. It was her greatest desire to become more intimate with God in her life. This came out loud and clear in her prayer journals. A life-long friend of hers said, "Kathy had the most vibrant personality of anyone I've ever known in my whole life." That captured in a simple statement what a force she was in the life of every person that knew her. She had never considered herself a writer or deep thinker. But she had an understanding of the holy words of Scripture because of her many hours of study and prayer. She ran her household, as her every other endeavor, like a tight ship and was able to get more accomplished in a twenty-four hour period than most people can in a week. A recent resident of Cicero, Indiana, she died in November 2015 after a year and a half battle with cancer. She still speaks powerfully from the grave, and her measure of the success of this book is that it touches at least one person to draw closer to Jesus. In the force of her convictions, you will be moved to make a difference in your life.
Are you trying to do this mothering thing alone? So focused on the kids that you’re hungry for friendships of your own? Have good friendships, but you want to enjoy them more?
Jill Savage, mother of five, knows those challenges well, and she’s here to help. Presenting a compelling vision of motherhood as a group effort, Better Together shows how you can:Combat isolation and enjoy a supportive mothering communityIncrease your social confidence and stop the comparison gameDeepen your friendships as you share life with othersStrengthen trust and build friendships without fearIncrease your joy and thrive as a mom
All these things are possible. Dive into this storehouse of creative ideas for how to make mothering easier, richer, and more fun than you ever thought it could be.
GROUP RESOURCES: A leader’s guide is included in the back of the book. FREE video curriculum and additional group resources are available for Better Together at www.BetterTogetherBook.org.