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Lessons from the Sidelines


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Lessons From The Sidelines is great advice from a football coach’s wife to women raising families in the public eye.

In Lessons From The Sidelines, Beth Walker shares her personal struggles and successes, as the wife of a popular football coach. The author shows wives that it is possible to support their husband’s careers and ministries without sacrificing their own calling. Beth helps women to clarify their calling, identify the stages of burnout that can potentially impact marriages, tackle raising families in the spotlight, and learn how to get through the tough times. Lessons From The Sidelines is the friend that wives need when they must maneuver family life in the public eye.

This book is timely because women face unique struggles when they are married to football coaches, pastors, professional athletes, CEO, college administrators, or other high-profile positions. In sharing her experience, Beth Walker can help other wives see that it is possible to thrive as a wife in the public eye. I love that the author does not just talk about her experience, but she also conducted interviews with other women who are raising their families in the public eye.

Beth Walker shows that it is possible for husband, wife, and home to win when families are living in the spotlight. There are three chapters in Lessons From The Sidelines, so this is an easy read. The content and tone of the book also makes it an easy read for varying reading levels. The author encourages women to find that comfortable place, which she referred to as a sweet spot. Very often women are extremely hard on themselves, especially when they must live their lives in the spotlight. Hearing these words of wisdom from someone who has lived this kind of life can be a godsend for many women.

Lessons From The Sidelines is just what the doctor ordered for wives of high profile men. The reader will find encouragement between the pages of this book. A must read for women who are seeking for ways to support their high-profile husbands without losing their identity and calling. Lessons From The Sidelines is a great gift idea if you have a friend who is married to a high-profile husband, especially if they are having a hard time adjusting to life in the spotlight.

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Mardene Carr is from the beautiful Island of Jamaica. She is a trained Librarian, doctoral student, blogger, journal reviewer, proofreader,and editor. She has authored several journal articles and blog posts. Mardene is also a motivational speaker and international student coach.

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Beth Walker has partnered with her husband for twenty years, in leadership and ministry both on and off the football field. Beth is passionate about encouraging women to pursue their individual callings from God. view profile

Published on September 10, 2020

Published by Cross Training Publishing

70000 words

Genre: Christian Non-Fiction

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