Are you a Control Girl?

For  years, I failed to see that I had any control issues at all. I thought of myself as invested. Concerned. Just trying to help. I only took matters into my own hands because I cared so much! The last word I would have chosen to describe myself was “controlling”. Besides, nobody told me outright that I was controlling–not even my husband. Yet, there were signs….

Anger. Anxiety. Fear. Perfectionism.  Each of these came erupting, with ever increasing frequency, from my control-craving heart.

Does this sound like you?

If so, don’t despair. I have good news for you AND I have tools to help. Take the quiz to find out more.

From the Blog

A Story of Two Gardens

Whenever I talk about control, I usually open with a story or two that I'm hoping you'll relate to; little stories about my attempts to have and get and maintain control--sometimes over ridiculously small things. Like the time my husband kept moving the living room...

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Control Girl AudioBook Release + Giveaway!

If you're one of the people who has written me, saying, "Hey, will there be an audio version of your book coming out?", I wanted to let you know... IT'S HERE! I got to be the Control Girl audio book narrator, which was so fun. And also hard work! I have new respect...

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Could you use a nap and a million dollars?

Meet my friend, Jessie Clemence. I truly love the way she writes. For one, she makes me laugh out loud. And the girl knows how to tell a story. The right way. (There is a wrong way, you know. When you tell a story the wrong way, people don't know if you've finished....

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3 Truths about Giving Up Control of Your Kids

I'm excited to introduce you to my friend, Brenda Yoder! Brenda and I have gotten to know each other at several writers conferences in our area and she's a gem. I am exactly her target audience for this book--with one child in college, one graduating, and one moving...

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Brave Moms, Brave Kids by Lee NienHuis

It's sharing week! All week long, I'll be sharing some of my friends' amazing new resources. First up is my friend, Lee Nienhuis's new book, Brave Moms, Brave Kids. Lee is such an exceptional, insightful, wise, sweet person. I just know you’re going to love her new...

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A Prisoner, a Place Mat, and a Little Girl

Whenever I speak on "Control Girl" at a full weekend day retreat, I like to begin Friday night's session by talking about providence, which the dictionary defines as: "God, especially when conceived as omnisciently, directing the universe and the affairs of humankind...

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