If you’ve been reading my devotions for any length of time now. . .
If you’ve read my book or heard me speak . . .
If you subscribe to my blog or we’ve chatted back and forth by e-mail . . .
Then you know something nuclear to my personality.
I have a huge heart for my fellow moms.
Together you and I navigate similar joys and challenges of parenting, marriage, housework and career.
We tackle math homework, sibling fights, mismatched socks and soccer cleats.
We experience heartache. Worry. Laughter. Pride.
We have questions. Doubts. Lots and lots of fears.
We need each other. For real.
So I’ve decided something. It’s time for me to reach out beyond the blog to offer not just my words but my time, my guidance, and my personal attention. I do this in daily life with my mom friends, ministry sisters, and women I meet at the grocery store.
But now I want to offer it to you—the mom who knows me online or on paper or maybe just casually in passing at church or school. Yet you have a sense of my heart and would value the chance to claim a piece of it for your very own.
I want to know you, too.
And here’s how we’re going to do it.
I’m developing a mentoring program—like a life coach for spiritual growth. And I’m offering it to a very limited number of women for an eight-week relationship this summer in which you will not only gain biblical insight and encouragement under my personal guidance, but you’ll also play an instrumental role in shaping what this program will become before I expand the offering to more women. You’ll be my beta testers, my firstborns. I want your input. I want to know what you struggle with, where you feel inadequate, and what you value most. Then I want to speak into your life with wisdom from God—our never-failing, perfectly compassionate, all-powerful teacher and refuge.
He is real. And I want you to seek him with all your heart. Will you do that with me?
I’m looking for women who place a high value on spiritual growth and authenticity and are willing to invest time and resources toward seeking it. Women who don’t need a theologian but rather a sister in Christ who is passionate about pointing you to Jesus. If you know you could benefit from having a genuine coach in your life who is dedicated to encouraging you to love Christ, love your family, and love yourself the way God intended—then my new mentoring adventure is for you.
I’m calling it:
The Cranky Mom Fix
Eight-Week Mentoring Program
June 6 – July 29, 2016
Here’s how it’ll shape up:
Four units (two weeks per unit). Each unit will explore a topic related to practical challenges in parenting and how to tackle them from a biblical perspective, such as:
- Taming the Beast: How to Stop Barking at Your Kids
- When You Want to Fly Away
- Meet Them Where They Are: Five Strategies for Relating to Your Children on Their Level
- Discipline That Works (No, seriously)
- Remember That Guy? Make Your Marriage Meaningful Again
- Be the F.U.N. Family
As the beta group, YOU will have a say in selecting the four topics for our summer program.
We’ll interact via:
- Live webinars / Google hangouts
- A private online forum (Facebook or other medium) in which I will be actively involved
- Live online “office hours” for real-time chatting
- One-on-one phone or Skype consults (for an additional fee)
Plus every other week, you’ll receive a downloadable packet of materials including homework (fun homework!) such as personal reflection questions and family activities designed to apply the lessons; inspirational quotes for your gallery wall or bathroom mirror, to remind you of what matters most; and even some fun game sheets for the kiddos (which they can work on while you join the live hangouts, in a perfect world). In other words, I’ll send you meaningful bonus goodies with a purpose.
Best of all, my hope is that after our eight weeks together, you will have gained ground in your spiritual journey rather than losing it—which many of us tend to do during the summer months, let’s face it. So if your usual moms’ group or Bible study takes a break during the summer, or if your struggles amplify with kiddos out of school and in your constant company, or even if you just want an extra boost of timely personal support—then The Cranky Mom Fix mentoring program is designed to equip and encourage you through a time of precious need.
Honestly, this beta group won’t be right for everyone. It will involve commitment and cost that not everyone will be willing to invest. I want to be sensitive to that, and please know the blog will continue to provide free weekly encouragement as usual, and I will continue to be accessible on social media and e-mail to anybody who hits “reply” to a post or newsletter. I love hearing from my readers. Writing for me is a ministry first and foremost, and it’s my hope that this beta group might develop some fun byproducts to share with everybody for free or at easily accessible prices.
Yet at the same time, I’ve reached a point where I need to dream up new ways of offering my heart to women in a manner that serves and sustains my family as well. They have sacrificed a lot for my writing ministry. I want to give back to them. I really believe The Cranky Mom Fix can do that in a way that’s mutually beneficial to you and me.
So what do you say? Are you in?
I’m offering 20 spots for this pilot summer session. Space will be granted on a first-come basis, and summer participants will have a high degree of influence over how this program is developed for future Cranky Moms. We need each other. Amen?
Let’s get started! E-mail me (becky [at] beckykopitzke.com) for answers to FAQs, cost and payment information, and to prayerfully reserve your spot. I am so excited to see what God has in store for us!
UPDATE: The Cranky Mom Fix beta group is now full for summer 2016. If you are interested in joining my next, team-tested session in the fall, please subscribe via the form below to be placed on the alert list for updates.
Great idea!! Something I really need, but cannot commit to at this time. I am always cranky. So much so that my kids do not think I am ever happy. Would love to hear how this develops in the future. Any suggestions for those of us who cannot commit to this right now?
Darcey, I can relate so well to what you’re saying. I was once the perpetual crank in my household, too. I still fall short, but praise God He has taught me so much about how to tame the beast. I’m really hoping this program will help guide more offerings in the future, where we can expand to more women and continue blessing fellow moms. As for right now, three suggestions for you, sister: (1) Pray! Prayer is action. Start each morning asking God to help you honor Him with the way you treat your family. (2) Take care of yourself. Seriously. As impossible as that sounds, there are ways we can give ourselves a break from the demands we place on ourselves. When we get drained, we’re crankier and useless to the people we are called to care for. (3) Read my book. 🙂 It addresses the cranky issue and so much more. I’d be blessed if you’d add it to your shelf! http://amzn.to/1W72pWQ Hugs, sweet momma!
Lynn nichols says
I would love to join this group! Can you email me the cost and time commitment? Please!
Hi, Lynn! I just sent you an e-mail. 🙂