She said yes…

Have you ever watched a public marriage proposal? They make me so nervous! I wonder how he will react if she says no. And not only that, will she say yes because she wants to, or because she wants to spare him embarrassment. I’m so relieved when I see her throw her arms around him with an emphatic emotion filled YES!!!!!

Today I shared on Proverbs 31 Ministries Devotions about some of the issues my husband and I faced early in our marriage. Because I entered the marriage relationship with unrealistic expectations, I ended up feeling disappointed and unsatisfied. I wonder if you have ever felt that way? If you have looked to relationship after relationship trying to get your deepest needs met. Or maybe you have looked to shopping, drugs, alcohol, success, or status to fulfill the deepest crevices of your heart – only to come up empty and alone.

I have discovered over time that Jesus is the only cure for our hurting, longing, lonely hearts. He is the only one who can satisfy our thirst so we will never be thirsty again. 

Today, He offers you a proposal. He stands with arms wide open inviting you to accept His unending – unconditional love and mercy. And I’m on the edge of my seat.

Will you say yes…

You may be afraid. Can you trust Him? Is the Bible true? Is God just a bigger version of every person that has failed you? Will He fail you too?

You may have questions, and that’s okay. Every time we enter a relationship we take a risk. But a relationship with Jesus Christ is one relationship you will always treasure and never regret. Give Him the chance to come into your life and transform your heart and mind.

 If you would like to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, click here for information on how to do so!!!! Also, email me at I want to make sure I connect with you after making such an important life changing decision.

Maybe you have already accepted Jesus as your Savior, but it seems you have drifted. Jesus is standing with arms wide open, ready for you to come back home. I invite you to take a journey with me by participating in Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies. We will be studying “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa Terkeurst. It’s the perfect opportunity to rekindle your relationship with the Lord and get excited about His Word and the plans He has for your life. The study starts July 28th. You can sign up and find out more information by clicking here. I hope you will join me!!!!

And before you leave, It’s time for a giveaway!!!!  

To enter to win, sign up for Online Bible Study and let me know that you did in the comment section! Also share if you have ever done an Online Bible Study before and what you liked best about it! If you haven’t ever done an Online Study, just share what you like about Bible Study in general!  I will announce the winner on my blog on Monday July 15th!

Here are the prize packages!!!!

Package 1: A copy of “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa Terkeurst, a Real Life Heart to Heart Call Series (these are an optional portion of the Online Bible Study, guests including Samantha Evilsizer, Lysa Terkeurst, and Mandisa), and a beautiful 8×10 painting similar to the one in the picture below hand painted by Morgan Gaynor (please visit her FB page at and check out her awesome custom work)!!!!


Package 2: A copy of “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa Terkeurst and a Real Life Heart to Heart Call Series.

Package 3: A copy of “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa Terkeurst and a signed copy of “Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner” by Wendy Blight.

I’m so glad and blessed that you stopped by my blog today! Praying that you found encouragement and that the Lord is speaking to your heart in new, fresh, and exciting ways!!!! Blessings, Stephanie



  1. says

    I signed up for the online bible study and can’t wait! I just did the “Stressed Less Living” OSB and really enjoyed it. I felt I could do it on my own time (even while on vacation) and was able to put in extra time when I needed it. I liked it so much I started my own OSB with the ladies in our church and it was a great success. Looking forward to another great study with you all!

  2. says

    Hi Stephanie,
    I signed up for the online bible study and I am so looking forward to it. This will be my second online study with Proberbs 31. I just completely the “Stressed Less” study and it really helped me so much. Thank you for your encouraging and uplifting blog!
    Heather 🙂

    • says

      I Heather welcome back my name’s brittany and I can’t wait to do the next study with you. I’m so very excited about this one. The stressed less living bible study helped me to I learned to not lean on my own understanding .

      • says

        So many learned so much from Stressed-Less – I love that you learned you ‘not to lean on your own understanding’ – that’s awesome! I learned we never have to do it alone – NEVER! Looking forward to ‘Say Yes’ along with you ladies!!!! I said YES 4 years ago and am learning daily how to be still and listen and how to recognize the calls on my life – so learning how to say YES even more when those nudges come in!!! It’s going to be awesome!

  3. Emily says

    Hello Stephanie, Always have enjoyed receiving your emails of love, life and encouragement. I have signed up for the Yes bible study and greatly look forward to it. This is also my second online study. I completed Renee Swope’s Confident Heart, and it brought me closer to the heart of God. It made me realize a lot about myself that HE can and will change in me, to make me more like him. It built my confidence in a Godly way. Thank you for the chance to win! Looking forward to the bible study with all these wonderful women!

  4. Mindy Corradi says

    I have signed up for the upcoming obs! This will be my third one and I am so excited! Thank you for sharing your story my husband and I are going into our 5th year of marriage and it has been rough but god has convicted me to stay in my marriage and asked me to trust in him!

    • says

      That’s awesome! I am praying for you and your marriage. I remember years 5-8 were the roughest for us. But we are now approaching year 12 on July 14th and I wouldn’t have traded those hard times for the world, they have brought us closer together and made us stronger. Hugs to you! Hang in there!

  5. Angela Cassel says

    Hello! I haven’t participated in the on-line Bible Study before, but I desperately need to. I was in the military ( Air Force) for 25 years, married and divorced and was raising three children on my own…well…with God’s blessings and grace. I met a wonderful man (Army) in Afghanistan believe it or not and we became friends. After he deployed back to the states, I had moved to England with my children. Long story…he flew back and forth for two years to see us and now we’ve been married for 3 1/2 yrs. We are retired from the military but he is a pilot and I know now have plenty of time to think about my life. The “woulda, coulda, shoulda,”. I have been saved since the age of 12, but I desperately want to be closer to God and be a great wife and mother. We only have one child left at home now. No more divorce! Love has to win out, it just has to!

    • says

      Angela hope you will sign up to join us. These studies are amazing and have blessed my life. By the way, I am retired Dept of Def and worked to support our warfighters – AF, Army, Navy. Had some wonderful AF Colonels over me and my best friend’s husband retired 3 years ago from the AF. Debbie W. (OBS Facebook Group Leader)

    • says

      Oh Angela, I hope you decide to join our study. The encouragement and community you will find there is so amazing. Thank you for all you have done for our country and sacrificed! Praying for you and your family!!!

    • says

      Angela, so glad you stopped by to read the blog! Gods love is so amazing, isn’t it!?!? Join us, this is truly an amazing group of women who encourage and lift each other up!! And God will bless your socks off in the studies we do here!!! 🙂

    • says

      Angela welcome to the online bible study’s I’ve taken many before and I can tell you your gonna love them. The ladies are so supportive I get cards in the mail from it feels amazing. I’ve taken the confident heart which I recommend . , Joy in a dark corner, stressed less living, . Each study you learn alot about your self and you will love the people who put together the study for us .

    • says

      You will be incredibly blessed by the awesome team of the Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study ministry! These leaders and study volunteers are REAL and every single one has an amazing story they bring to the table – but the one thing each one of us is working towards, as women of God, is to grow into the best mothers, wives, sisters, JESUS GIRLS we can be – building an incredible relationship with Jesus Chris and through that making our marriages, our families stronger as we too SAY YES and share the Word of God with others that want to know Jesus like we do. Jump on over and sign up!

    • says

      Angela, I hope you will take a chance on joining OBS. I have learned and grown so much as I’ve done these studies. However, one of the greatest things about OBS is the community of sister with like problems and struggles who are in this with you. I love the way we pray for one another and encourage one another. I’ll look forward to getting to know you better.
      B. Prince (OBS Small Group Leader)

  6. Halona Luna says

    I have been signed up since it opened & was waiting patiently as soon as it was announced. I cant’ wait.

  7. Chris says

    I signed up for the online bible study. I have done 2 of them now and love the flexibility of them. My schedule is always changing.

  8. says

    I read your devotion on the Proverbs 31 website. It really spoke to me this morning! Thank you! From there I went to sign up for your upcoming bible study. Yes, I would love the prizes but I am also looking forward to the study. I did Wendy Blight’s study a few weeks ago and enjoyed it. I liked that it gave me direction in my devotional life & a little more on how to study the bible.I wrote down specific verses she directed us to in my journal& I go back yo them when I am not sure what to read that day in ny bible. I look forward to learning more from your study!

  9. says

    I loved your post this morning about marriage. This is the one that I always wished would have happened to me and Warren when he proposed to me 18 years ago. He did it more quietly and in a letter. He had visited me on Memorial Day weekend. I had planned what we would do and we spent the day going to each others home churches then to the park for a picnic. While there we talked about weddings, getting married and children and where we would live. I scared him off because I told him we were not even boy/girl friend. So it made him think. The next week I received a letter in the mail and it was from him and once again he began asking how much a pastor would cost and where we could hold the wedding. I was completely dumbfounded by what I was reading and I turned the letter over it said “As I dawdle on would you marry me?” I was shocked and at the time I was still living at home with my parents. So it was a shock to them as well. I wrote him back and said “Yes” One Wednesday evening mom and I went to prayer meeting and it was so hard to keep this bottled up inside. When I got home, Warren had called and wanted to talk to me. He called back and I kind of did what he did to me. He asked me what my answer was and I asked him if he wanted it on the phone or wait for the letter? He said now. So I told him yes.

  10. says

    My 1st online bible study was Stressed Less Living. This will be my 2nd. I like the online studies because they are convenient & can fit into any schedule. I am going to try & find a group within the study to connect with because I miss the personal connections that come with face to face studies.


    • says

      YAy! Have you joined a facebook small group? Here is some info about them I copied and pasted from

      Facebook Small Groups~ I wish we could offer small groups to everyone, but for now we can only provide them to those who are on Facebook. If you want to join a group of ladies who will walk beside you, be there for you, and encourage you through this study, a Facebook Small Group could be for you. To join a Facebook Small Group you must be on Facebook. Then friend Lisa Kramp, our awesome and beautiful Small Group Coordinator. Or email Let her know you want to join a group.

  11. Paula says

    I signed up for the Bible study, as well. I have never done a Bible study online before but when I first saw it I was very excited to join. I also invited a few friends to join in. What a great way to have people/friends from all over be able to study it together. I’m not sure what to expect or if there’s ‘interaction’ but I am anticipating growing closer to the Lord in this study!

    • says

      Hey Paula! There’s so much interaction,,, ! I was amazed, and excited at so much interaction within an online study. We have small groups on Facebook, conference calls, blogs, and the proverbs site where Melissa greats us bright and early every day with structure (at our pace) and encouragement! This ministry is a huge blessing!!!!!! Welcome to the group … The worldwide group!!!!

    • says

      Paula, you will love it! I hope you signed up for a small group as well! THAT is truly where it gets awesome as you get to share and chat every day with ladies doing the study!!!!!! Here’s where you can find the interaction. Taken from one of Melissa Taylor’s blogs:

      Facebook Small Groups~ I wish we could offer small groups to everyone, but for now we can only provide them to those who are on Facebook. If you want to join a group of ladies who will walk beside you, be there for you, and encourage you through this study, a Facebook Small Group could be for you. To join a Facebook Small Group you must be on Facebook. Then friend Lisa Kramp, our awesome and beautiful Small Group Coordinator. Or email Let her know you want to join a group.

  12. Jenny Rutan says

    Hi Stephanie, I loved your post today. Thank you for being transparent with us. I am looking forward to the online bible study, It will be my second one. I took part in the bible study Renee Swoop had on A Confident Heart, I am still working on that! LOL Thanks so much and may God bless you!

  13. Carrie says

    I just signed up for the online bible study… Excited as this will be my first online study! I love Proverbs 31 Ministries and look forward to enriching my life and others through God!

  14. says

    I just signed up–a friend had suggested it the other day, so she and I will be doing it together. I’ve never done an online study before; hope I’ll be faithful.

    • says

      Trust me on this, you will want to stay faithful doing this online Bible study. There is enough time and encouragement to help you. Most importantly the book will speak to you heart so that you will want to stay current. I’m very glad you are joining us at P31 OBS.
      B. Prince (OBS Small Group Leader)

  15. Courtney says

    Hi Stephanie! Thank you for being so honest in your post today. I thought I was the only one to feel this way in a marriage. My poor husband bends over backwards and perform cartwheels to try to make me happy. Often, I’m still not pleased! I came into my marriage expecting him to fix my “daddy issues”. I am coming to truly know my one true Father and not just going through the motions of going to church. My heart is healing through and in Christ. Also, counseling is big for us and we’re making progress.

    Also, I signed up for the new OBS! I’m super excited! This will be my third OBS. In addition to going to church and studying on my know, the OBSs are helping me to become more knowledgable of The Lord and teaching me how to have a deep relationship with Him.

  16. Janice says

    I have signed up for the online Bible Study. This is my first one and I am anxious to see how it works out. I love bible studies because it helps to keep me in God’s word more consistently.

    • says

      Hope you signed up for the small group!

      Facebook Small Groups~ I wish we could offer small groups to everyone, but for now we can only provide them to those who are on Facebook. If you want to join a group of ladies who will walk beside you, be there for you, and encourage you through this study, a Facebook Small Group could be for you. To join a Facebook Small Group you must be on Facebook. Then friend Lisa Kramp, our awesome and beautiful Small Group Coordinator. Or email Let her know you want to join a group.

  17. says

    I’m signed up for the yes OBS and am really looking forward to it. This is my 5 Bible study and I have been blessed byeveryone of them. I praise the Lord for this ministry.

  18. Sharon says

    I have signed up for the online Bible Study. This will be my second class. My first class was A Confident Heart by Renee Swope. It was like she was reading my thoughts and writing them down. I loved the online study. I felt really connected, especially throught the daily blog. Even though I will never meet these ladies face-to-face, their comments touched me deeply.

    • says

      Sharon so happy you are back for YES! I have found all the studies are reading my thoughts. God blesses me through each one – even those I think I don’t need that one. HA! Debbie W. (P31 OBS Facebook Group Leader)

  19. Gwen says

    This will be my first Bible Study online. I’m excited about it because I love Bible Study in general. It is my hearts desire to draw closer to the Lord. As the song says, “One thing that I desire from the Lord is that I will seek after Him and dwell in the House of the Lord forever!”

  20. Beth S. says

    This is my first online Bible Study. I’m looking forward to it because this really hit close to my heart and I would love to dig in more to what God has. I love his promises in his word and could definitely hear them again and again!

    • Denise Davis Kammpi says

      Beth glad you have chosen to join us the experience is heart warming and His Promises are real here.

  21. Kori says

    I signed up! I signed up for a previous bible study but did not finish. Since then I have done a lot of praying and prioritizing my “busy” life. I am so looking forward to learning how to say “yes” to God so that I can enjoy life, my family, and be able to minister to others.

    • says

      Kori so glad you signed up and let’s run to the finish together this time. I have been with OBS for over a year. I love them. This is my 6th or 7th study. I love how easy they are but life changing. They aren’t hard to keep up with and can be done in the comfort of your home. Debbie W. (OBS Facebook Group Leader)

    • says

      Kori, as you seek God in this study, he will certainly fill you up with his amazing love and guidance!!!
      Welcome aboard … And I’ll be praying for you as we do this study, tobe diligent and focused so you will get the fullness of what He wants you to learn!!!!! Luv you girl!!!!!

  22. TABITHA JONES says

    I am signed up for the study. I am so excited to see what God has in store for me through this study. This will be my 3rd OBS and I hae grown in the Lord so much. These studies have really help me keep accountable with Go. I realized in the Letting GO study that I was not letting God have the full control. I have been a christian since I was 8 years old and I am 38 years old(wow didn’t realize until I typed that, that I have been a Christian for 30 years) I am closer to God today than I have ever been. I finally let go and let God have full control and it has changed my life. I wake up every morning excited to see what my study material is and I stay in the word on and off most of the day. I have a flexible job so I can keep the bible pulled up on my computer and when I do not have a customer or other work to do I can pull it up and study in it.

  23. Kate matthis says

    I read your devotional today, and it spoke to my heart. I haven’t ever participated in an online bible study, but signed up today! I am looking forward to what God has to teach me through this… It has been a rough several years, and I need to “get back on track!”

    • says

      Kate so glad God led you to Stephanie’s devotional today. You will love these studies and they can get you back on track if you stay on track with the study. I love every one of them. Praying for you. Debbie W. (P31 OBS Facebook Group Leader)

  24. Paola says

    Hi Stephanie
    This is going to be my second obs and I love doing them I really get to know more about God. The devotional you did was really right for me today, I been struggling with my marriage lately and the words God put infront of me today were awesome thanks.

  25. Christina says

    I signed up and would love to be in the drawing. I have done A Confident Heart online and love doing it with a friend. When schedule and life are not always routine we don’t have to worry about trying to coordinate meeting times or place we can do it all online and we talk on the phone about the study.

  26. Michelle says

    Hi Stephanie,
    As I sit here beside my sleeping pre-schoolers, surrounded by unfolded laundry, wandering how to handle my disappoinment in my marriage ( almost 7 years) I thought I’d pause for a moment and read my proverbs31 daily devotional email ( which I’m fairly new to).
    BAM! I think you were speaking directly to me at just the right time! It’s funny how He works. I immediately signed up for the “yes” OBS. This will be my first online study, and 4th overall study. I acepted God into my life less than a year ago in October and I’m having a hard time knowing where to start, scripturally speaking, to get to know Him. SO looking forward to getting started!

    • says

      Michelle – to be REAL – and honest… many of us (even those of us that are involved in ministry – me included!) are struggling in our marriages. What I found was that I had to make ME the best I could be – I had to transform ME and surrender the rest to my savior. I devote my time to Proverbs 31 Ministries where these ladies are REAL – they share from the heart. I’ve become fast friends and sisters in Christ with with these ladies and whole-heartedly believe that you have found a home with this ministry. I knew Christ all my life but only 4-5 years ago began a relationship with Him. OH HOW I’VE GROWN! I recommend that you sign up for the small group portion of the study- where you are a part of a share group of 20 ladies or so and together every day you chat about the book, share scripture and God’s Word as you challenge each other, and build some awesome relationships that will all be a part of you growing as a new christian. In this study you will soon see your life evolve! Kelley Blair Murphy

      Facebook Small Groups~ I wish we could offer small groups to everyone, but for now we can only provide them to those who are on Facebook. If you want to join a group of ladies who will walk beside you, be there for you, and encourage you through this study, a Facebook Small Group could be for you. To join a Facebook Small Group you must be on Facebook. Then friend Lisa Kramp, our awesome and beautiful Small Group Coordinator. Or email Let her know you want to join a group.

  27. says

    I’m signed up for the Say Yes study and just finished the Stressed Less Living one. I loved how it got me into the regular habit of spending time with God in the morning and being a part of a community of sisters in Christ!

  28. Ann Ried says

    I have signed up for the on line bible study. This is my first time and I am looking forward to meeting others and making new friends!

  29. Tiffany Brown says

    I have signed up 🙂 on the 1st day 🙂 I might have been a little excited!!!! 🙂 I love these Bible studies 🙂

  30. says

    I signed up for the OBS. This will be my first one and I am really excited! I love doing studies online because I can spend as much time on it as I need!

  31. says

    I have signed up! I love OBS! The best part is the groups and knowing you aren’t alone in whatever it is you are walking through, facing, and healing. I have done several with Melissa Taylor, since her very first one. I sat out the last two due to moving across the country. I also do Wendy’s walking women thru the word. 🙂 Ahmazing!

  32. angela peterson says

    I signed up for the Say Yes Online bible study. Its my first online bible study and I am so excited. angela peterson

  33. Nikki says

    I said up for the Say Yes Bible study! I’ve been doing the studies since the Unglued one. I really enjoy the at your pace assignments and the small groups on Facebook. I have been in the same group from the start. Real encouraging women!
    I loved your daily devotion for today. Those are also always encouraging. Thank you for opening up and working with P31 to help women all around the world! 🙂

  34. Crystal Mann says

    I have never done an online bible study until this one about saying yes to God. I met Melissa Taylor at a women’s retreat she spoke at this spring and I am so excited to join an OBS w/ Proverbs 31 after seeing all her posts about them on Facebook. Being in bible studies over the past 3 years are so important to me. I love the fellowship, encouragement, and accountability that comes from them. Some of the dearest women I know, I’ve met at bible study.

    • says

      I have been doing Melissa’s online studies for 2 years and they have literally changed my life. I love the online studies because they work so well with my busy schedule… So Excited to have you join us 🙂

    • says

      Crystal – This is a special group of ladies! Each one has a story!!! I’ve been a part of P31 for a couple of years now and have met so many of the P31 ladies – had dinner with Renee Swope, Melissa, and a group of ladies and felt like I was sitting next to someone I’ve know for years – Melissa Taylor is so real and amazing – Stephanie Clayton…such a sweet, sweet sister in Christ – each one brings to the table their own gift of sharing and you will be blessed as you hear from each one throughout the course of the study! Make sure you sign up for the conference calls! Those are amazing!!!! In one of our past studies we had Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner on Full House) and I sat in awe as I could not believe I was actually sitting on a call with DJ Tanner (LOL) – these are not scripted calls …these awesome guests chat as if they are at our kitchen tables…….huge blessings. So glad you said YES to joining the study with us! You will be blessed!

  35. says

    Hi Stephanie! I’ve said yes and am so excited to learn what it really means to say Yes to God. I signed up for the study – my first with P31OBS, but I’ve done several online ones before. I really like that it can be self-paced, giving you lots of time to study on your own as well as reflection time to think about what others have learned through the same passages. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  36. Vicki Chinn says

    This will be my first online bible study, but I have done several studies with a group and loved them. I am helping to open a women’s shelter and hoping to do a study with the ladies. It would be a blessing to win because I have not been able to get the book yet. Thank you for the chance to win.

  37. says

    I have done the “A confident Heart” bible study with Melissa Taylor. It was amazing. I like it because my women’s group goes on “summer vacation” and I don’t get the community of women during the summer that I get the rest of the year. Doing the online studies in the summer gives me a place to connect with other women, find encouragement and study God’s word with friends.

  38. Kim Chipman says

    I signed up for the online Bible study and I’m so excited! So far I have recruited 15 friends to join me! 🙂 I love God’s Word!

  39. Kristie Schrick says

    This is the first time I’ve ever signed up for an online Bible study. With two daughters in high school, working full-time, and being busier than ever, I just never have the time to get together in other Bible studies. I stumbled upon this study and felt God leading me to join. I am so excited to participate and find encouragement as well as grow as God works on me. Thank you.

    • says

      These online Bible studies give you real hope in your real, busy life with a great support system of Jesus sisters. Glad to have you join us for this study… He’s so good to give us what we need.
      Lauren (P31 OBS Facebook Group Leader)

  40. says

    I am signed up! I have never done an online Bible study before. I am really looking forward to it because I want to go deeper in the Word and meet a new community of sisters in the Lord!

  41. Tracy Stokes says

    I signed up for the online Bible study and am very interested to see how it works. I been part of several Beth Moore and Jennifer Rothschild studies at church and led Bad Girls of the Bible in my home. Besides learning more about our awesome God and deepening my relationship with Him, I love learning about the other participants. It’s so easy to feel like no one could possibly understand you…until you dive into the Word together!

    • says

      The online community is an AMAZING group of Jesus sisters from all over the world… Powerful things happen when we all study the word together !!! Glad to have you join us 🙂

    • says

      Tracy, it’s so unique, fun, challenging and rewarding!
      I love the unity between the worldwide ladies, to me that is just the coolest thing.
      Learning to dig deep into our souls and life with Gods word and direction from Godly women, well, it’s just a win win situation!
      Welcome and I look forward to doing life with you.

    • says

      You will love it! You will get from it what you put into it! So get involved and stay involved! I hope you signed up for the conference calls which are amazing, and for small group! The blogs, FB Page, Pinterest, Instagram – so many ways to meet and hear from other ladies – jump in and get ready!

      Facebook Small Groups~ I wish we could offer small groups to everyone, but for now we can only provide them to those who are on Facebook. If you want to join a group of ladies who will walk beside you, be there for you, and encourage you through this study, a Facebook Small Group could be for you. To join a Facebook Small Group you must be on Facebook. Then friend Lisa Kramp, our awesome and beautiful Small Group Coordinator. Or email Let her know you want to join a group.

  42. Amanda Langworthy says

    I signed up for the OBS and am excited about it. I have never done one before. I am just needing something more right now and am really looking forward to it. I love Lysa and can’t wait to get started. 🙂
    I like doing Bible studies in a group setting so that I have the accountability..its too easy when on my own, not to stick with it.
    Thanks! 🙂

  43. Steph says

    I have signed up for the bible study and am very much looking forward to it. My favorite thing about bible studies is the closeness and support I feel from others.

  44. Julie Scott says

    I am all signed up and so excited. Even signed up for a small group. I have never done an OBS. I love Digging in the Word and fellowship Bible study brings.

  45. Cindy F says

    I am signed up! This is my first online Bible study. I love Bible studies for how they allow for practical applications to my life.

  46. Darlene. says

    I signed up for the OBS. This is my fourth with Melissa. I love the community, love and support. Thanks

  47. says

    I signed up for the OBS. Last fall I did the bible study, “Greater,” with Melissa. Doing online bible study 1) introduced me to women all across the country, 2) brought different perspectives into my life from this women, 3) truly allowed me to do it on my own and the old saying…”you get out what you put in”….is to true! As for the Greater book and the support from women, I gave up my Lessor, Loser life. Moved from my small rural community and through the grace and mercy of God am leading a pregnancy care center ministry.
    I am “supah” pumped to see what God has in store for this study.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  48. Tiffanie says

    I signed up for the study and I’m really excited! It’s my first online Bible study, so I’m really looking forward to seeing how it works 🙂

    • says

      Tiffanie so excited you are with us. You will learn each day on Melissa Taylor’s blog how it works. She and her staff post a blog every day with instructions on what we are doing – what chapter to read, what Bible verses to study and some to memorize, videos, etc.. You will find it easy to understand. Debbie W. (P31 OBS Facebook Group Leader)

    • says

      You will definitely love it! and will be blessed! Like anything tho- the more you get involved, the greater it will be for you. I suggest signing up to follow all the social media sites, joining one of our small groups, and planning your time so you can really participate as we verse map and challenge each other – encourage -support – and help each other grow not only close to our Heavenly Father but to each other – new bonds and relationships are created every day here at P31. Nowhere I’d rather be!

  49. says

    I have signed up for this Bible Study. It is my second OBS. I have just completed the Stressed Less Living study – it was awesome! I was in a Facebook small group and loved the interaction and support!

  50. Denise Darnielle says

    Im signed up for the OBS and very excited! The first time I ever heard Lysa’s testimony at a woman conference. I was inspired by her. I was able to meet her after the conference. This is my first OBS..

  51. Dena Lambert says

    I’ve already signed up for the online bible study. This will be my first online bible study. My favorite part about bible study is learning something new each time.

  52. Carolyn Laughary says

    I have signed for the OBS. This will be my first one. I wanted to do Unglued but the timing wasn’t good, I’m in college. So I look forward to this journey with so many other women that are also willing to say yes to God! I like Bible Studies to really get into the Word of God and what he has for our lives! I’m excited to get started to learn but to also fellowship with new women!

    • says

      Hey sweet one – at one time most of us were in our our 1st OBS. For me last year and I could not quit after the first one and now a facebook group leader for the studies. They are truly amazing – much more in depth – but much more easier than ones I have done at my church. I retain what I learn here because of how it is presented. Glad you are here with us – thanking God for sending you here. Debbie W. (P31 OBS Facebook Group Leader)

  53. Rene James says

    yes I sighned up. I’ve never done an online bible study. I like bible studys because you learn more when connecting with others.

  54. E says

    Just signed up for the bible study:) I’m excited to have more opportunities(reasons) to get into the Word! Thanks also for your devotional!!! It spoke volumes to my spirit! God bless

    • says

      So happy you are joining us E. This study will speak volumes to you as well and you will encounter some awesom teaching from Melissa Taylor and her staff of women. Debbie W. (P31 OBS Facebook Group Leader)

  55. Sarah Fowler says

    I signed up as well, excited! I haven’t done the OBS before, but I have done several at our church. The chance to connect with other women and share insights from God’s word is always very inviting to me.

    • says

      Oh Sarah we are sooo excited with you! I joined OBS over a year ago because of the convenience. Our studies at church were at night and I wanted to be home with my hubby so God led me here and I thank Him EVERY DAY! These studies are life changing and heart blessing and we are all so ready for this amazing study. Debbie W. (P31 OBS Facebook Group Leader)

  56. Helen says

    I have signed up for this one. I think the best part about the OBS I have done before has been interacting with so many ladies from all around the world, and if I am allowed two best things, the facebook small group really makes a difference in keeping me motivated

    • says

      I too Helen love meeting women from all over the world and interacting with them. I love my facebook group that I lead. So glad you are part of this awesome ministry! It blesses my heart EVERY day! Debbie W. ( P31 OBS Facebook Group Leader)

  57. Julie McGill says

    I signed up for the online bible study. I am looking forward to it! I have never done an online study. The day I stumbled across Proverbs 31 ministries accidentally was no accident. Thank you all for your daily blessings!

  58. says

    Stephanie – once again blessed with an awesome blog! One that touched my life close to home. I praise God every day for each sister in Christ at Proverbs 31 Ministries. Each one has a story and each one is REAL and not scared to share that story in the name of Jesus to bring encouragement and support to others. THAT my sister is what it is all about! Thank you for being real – for sharing your heart! God gave you some special gifts and you use them beautifully! HUGS and Love you!

  59. says

    Dear God, Today I pray for each sister here, each one of your children that has been touched by Stephanie’s words. Thank you Father for Stephanie and her desire to share her heart in women’s ministry. Like Stephanie – we all have a story – one you have written and prepared for us – how we work through that story is up to us. I pray today that each sweet sister here turn their burdens over to you – that they will surrender their husbands (we cannot change them ladies – we do not have that power), their marriages – whatever their burdens are – and begin working on restoration and transformation from within- focusing on their relationship with YOU first and foremost so they can become strong in you and be a light for you in all they do. May they immerse in your Word for instruction and peace. May they reach out to you before speaking or taking action in any situation. May they put you in the very center of their lives and understand you are their POWER and STRENGTH. AND for each sister here that mentioned joining the Proverbs 31 SAY YES study, God we already know You are working – we know You are already blessing lives. We know you are have plans that are far beyond what we can even begin to imagine. Thank for each sister participating Father and For the awesome P31 leaders and teams created to support this amazing study. That over 16,000 have joined together to grow and worship in your name is nothing more than one of your sweet miracles – proof that you are working fast and furious. May we encourage, support, and be all that we can be to bring glory to you as we grow closer and closer to you through this study. We love you, honor and praise you. Amen.

  60. Crystal says

    I’vs signed up for the OBS What Happens When Women Say Yes To God, and I can’t wait for it to begin! I’ve done three OBS in the past, and I love the flexibility and sense of community. And being able to do the study in my slippers is a good thing 🙂

  61. Paula Lloyd says

    I love Bible Studies because it is a great way to get to know people and become closer in my walk and relationship with God.

  62. lschorp says

    I love my Group 28 ladies we did stressed less living together! I love seeing our growth, and faith increase in God with our amazing leader Kristy! I have come to have true sisters in Christ through that study and true friends who love and care for one another! Can’t wait for the study to start again.

  63. Kate says

    My first OBS, looking forward to it! When it comes to bible studies, I love the connection with the women I study the bible with, the ability to pray for them and to be prayed for, and to continue to more deeply understand how great our God is and how much he loves me!

    • Paige (P31 Prayer Warrior) says

      Welcome to OBS! I’m so glad you decided to join. There is a wonderful connection here with other, and I love the prayer aspect also. It is such a blessing to have a place to come and share what is going on knowing others will be praying with me.

  64. Catherine S says

    Hey Stephanie,
    Awesome blog! Absolutely love the pictures you painted with your words.
    I signed up. Love the P31 studies. Always such great insight. I love connecting with women I would never otherwise meet.


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