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Karen Ehman

Karen Ehman

Karen Ehman is the author of several books including  Listen, Love, Repeat: Other-Centered Living in a Self-Centered World,  Hoodwinked: 10 Myths Moms Believe & Why We All Need to Knock it Off, Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All,  Zip It: The Keep It Shut 40-Day Challenge,  A Life That Says Welcome: Simple Ways to Open Your Heart and Home to Others,  LET. IT. GO: How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith and  Everyday Confetti: Your Year-Round Guide for Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions

She is a Proverbs 31 Ministries’ speaker for women’s events around the country and a member of the staff at COMPEL Writers Training as well as the She Speaks Conference production team.

She has been a featured guest on numerous national television and radio programs. She graduated from Spring Arbor University with a B.A. in Social Science and has been married for more than a quarter-century to her college sweetheart, Todd. Together they’re raising their three sometimes quarrelsome but mostly charming children from the boondocks of central Michigan.

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Listen, Love, Repeat

Our culture is obsessed with self. In our schedules, our relationships and especially online. But we are less content than in decades past. The reason? We have forgotten the joy that comes from putting others first.In Listen, Love, Repeat, Karen Ehman will help you: …

Listen, Love, Repeat Study Guide

In this six-session video Bible study, Karen Ehman, New York Times bestselling author of Keep it Shut, helps you rediscover the life-changing joy that comes from putting others first. In a culture that tells us a me-first, you-second way of living is the key to happiness, Ehman explains that the…

Keep It Shut

What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing At All Got words? Oh yeah, you do! The average women speaks over 20,000 a day-not to mention the ones she types online. Karen Ehman-a woman whose words have often landed her in a heap of trouble- shares…

Zip It! The Keep It Shut 40 Day Challenge

Zip It empowers readers to put into action the advice and commands of Scripture concerning the tongue. The New York Times bestselling book Keep It Shut covered many topics, including anger, truth-telling, people-pleasing, our digital tongues online, and gossip. Because there are more than 3,500 verses in the Bible that…


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