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Be Honest: Are You Really Excited About This Study? {Week 1}

April 1, 2019

Hi everyone and welcome to the Keep Showing Up OBS! My name is Melissa Taylor and I’m here with Lisa Allen. We will be your co-hosts for this study!

Each Monday, Lisa and I will be kicking off the week with you. But before we get started, we want to ask a question and we need you to be honest.

Are you really excited about this study? A study for wives to work on their marriage?

We’ll go first: Honestly, no, not really. At least we weren’t at first. Read on please.

It’s not that we don’t need to work on our marriages. It’s not even that we don’t want to work on our marriages. But this is a little scary. Especially because, as the wives, we are the only ones involved in this. Our husbands aren’t doing this. We are.

But at the same time, we are excited to do this study. It’s an opportunity for us as wives to focus on our part in our marriages, without expecting anything from our husbands. Instead, we are doing this for an audience of One.

We recently spent some time in a bridal shop! Talk about a blast from the past! All those memories came flooding back from when we were picking out our own wedding gowns. While there, we gathered with some other married friends who are doing this study, including author Karen Ehman herself! And we got real honest y’all. Check out our first conversation here:

Need instructions for accessing closed captioning or viewing the video transcript? We’ve got you covered!

After watching this video, are you ready to sign on the dotted line to commit to your marriage for the next five weeks? Here’s your very own Keep Showing Up Pledge that you can sign as a reminder you’ve committed to do this for the next five weeks!


Like we mentioned in today’s video, Anna Currin will be leading our study this week and she’ll be here writing to you this Wednesday and Friday, so make sure to check your inbox or the blog for that.

If you are like us, maybe you have some questions about what’s going on this week. For example:

  • Need guidance, direction or reminders as you work through the study?
  • Want to know what our giveaway is?
  • Haven’t received your book yet but want to get started reading this week’s chapters?

You are in luck because we’ve got all that and more in the Week at a Glance resource.


This is our first week of study and we want to start strong! Please share with our community. One of the things that makes this study so special is you and your perspective. We love it when you comment and “talk” to us in the Let’s Chat section below! Don’t be a silent participant! What you have to share is valuable to all of us and we want to hear from you!

Let’s have a great week,
Melissa and Lisa

Let’s Chat:

Let’s go back to our opening question. Are you really excited about this study? First introduce yourself like we did in the video. Then share with us what you are most excited about and also anything that might be holding you back. (Good news! You are entered into this week’s giveaway EVERY time you comment on the blog this week! Whoop!)

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