Friday, February 25, 2011

Eternal Encouragements Magazine Newsletter Review

When I found out that this months mission as a Gabby Mom was to review a newsletter, I have to admit I was a tad disapointed.   I already receive a ton of newsletters and adding another one on the list during such a busy month didn't get me on the edge of my seat in excitement.  What happened though surprised me.  I received two newsletters to review and as I started reading the first newsletter instead of it just being something on my to do list, I really enjoyed it.  I receive no other newsletters like this one.  I receive health newsletters and toddler/baby newsletters and a slew of others that have just randomly showed up in my inbox, but I do not have a single one that is spiritually encouraging to me.  It really dawned on me through this process how important that spiritual encouragement is. 

What did I love so much about this newsletter?  It was laid out very well.  Starting with a letter from Lorrie with spiritual encouragement, then onto some discounts (woohoo!), and more encouraging content.  Another love was the Chick Flicks for Moms.  I was surprised by how great these little tid bits were.  It was also great seeing Lorrie herself speaking encouragement to us moms.  It put a face and voice to all the wonderful things I have been reading.  I ended up watching the majority of the videos on her Chick Flicks site I'm now officially hooked.

 (Click on the picture above to sign up for the Encouraging Moments Newsletter)

"While talking to women, one thing I hear often is, "I'm not happy." I cannot count the number of times I have had to gently say that happiness is not a right. Marriage isn't supposed to make you happy. It's supposed to make you married. It's your job to make your marriage happy and satisfying."  

This mindset is what literally saved my marriage back in our younger years.  We were sorely mistaken by the amount of work a marriage takes.  Finally, when we stopped trying to fix each other and started fixing ourselves did our marriage turn around and with this kind of mindset it has continued to get better and better.

"Secondly, you have to put the Bible where the dirt has been. Take a Bible bath daily."   

Take a Bible bath daily.  Maybe I shouldn't be focusing so much on the relaxing shower I wanted to take or think of other things besides my hubby remodeling our bathroom so I can take a bubble bath!  It's been awhile since I've taken a Bible bath, since I've really dug deep into what the scripture is saying instead of getting some verses read because that's what I am supposed to do.  

I'm looking forward to the regular encouragement, like what is mentioned above, that I am going to receive by having subscribed to this newsletter.    

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*Disclaimer: I am reviewing Encouraging Moments as an official member of The Gabby Moms blogging program for Eternal Encouragement magazine.  I did not receive compensation for this post and all opinions are solely my own.


  1. I, totally, agree. I receive several newsletters, but this one is easy to read, and has interesting information that is not hard to get to.

    jada (another Gabby Mom)

  2. haha, seems like a common thread that we Gabby Moms were not thrilled with this mission...until we actually did it!
    fellow Gabby Mom

  3. I agree with you as well! Their newsletter is so much more encouraging in the spiritual realm than anything else I receive!

    Julieanne (fellow Gabby Mom)

  4. Spiritual encouragement is soooo important and soooo hard to find. I think it is wonderful that Lorrie provides the resources to encourage mother's spiritually. Although not my given name, I also go by Carie Ann :) My best friend in highschool was Carrie Jo. LOL
    Carie (another Gabby Mom)

  5. There were quite a few people who were less than thrilled with the prospect of an e-newsletter that ended up being pleasantly surprised. Personally, I'm loving reading about how people were unexpectedly blessed. :)

  6. I'm so glad that you were pleasantly surprised! I find myself inspired and surprised time and time again with all of Eternal Encouragement's products! Good job!

    Head Mama