A Movement of Motherhood to change Future Generations!

My Dear Friends, 

As a young woman, my heart was ignited with the love of Jesus. I told Him that I was His girl and wanted to serve Him and His kingdom purposes. Through years of walking with Him, He told me “Make disciples” of my own children, and then to teach other mothers how to build godly leaders in their own home, by capturing their own children’s hearts for Him—this has been a call on my life from God.

Over many years, I have learned that a mom alone in her own home with sinful children, messes, weariness and no support can so easily become discouraged in her ideals. So for many years, my sweet husband and I have written books, hosted conferences and developed messages on blogs to inspire, encourage and teach moms how significant their role is to build godly generations for the future.

How amazing it was to see God bring Sarah Mae and me together in a real life story of two friends committed to each other in a mentoring relationship in this whole calling of motherhood. And from our friendship came our book, Desperate: Hope for the Mom who needs to breathe!

Our hope is that this will not just be a book, but that our story and this book will spur interest–in public arenas, churches and media all over the world to elevate the understanding of just how significant God created motherhood to be, and how important it is for all moms to find support, friendship, encouragement and community in this great task.

We hope that all of you will join us as we launch this book by coming together in groups, attending conferences, meeting with friends, finding mentors, so that future generations can be formed through the Biblical ideals we seek and hold fast to together.

Our hope is that moms can move from Desperate to Hopeful, as they find support and encouragement from the Lord and from like-minded moms in groups all over the world. 

Our publishers and a couple of hundred bloggers and friends have committed to helping us spread the word during our launch of this book.

We would be so honored if you would become a part of our team. I would love for you to hear Sarah Mae’s heart in how this book came about. And I have included ways that we are going to launch our book and offer many wonderful giveaways for all of you who join in this celebration of motherhood. Please consider gathering a group of your friends to study this book together!

Help in Leading a Desperate Study PLUS Special Gifts for Those That Lead a Desperate Book Study!


Question from a reader:

“I would love to start a group in my community, but who do I invite (young moms AND older women)? How many chapters are there (how many sessions do I schedule?)? I want to know more and want to get started planning.”

Great questions! Let me answer them for you…

There are 14 chapters plus an introduction (from me) and a conclusion (from Sally). There are also 20 pages of Q & A (readers asked, Sally answered). You can see what the chapters are by clicking here.

What we would love to see is YOU leading a small group of women, younger and older; a coming together to create something beautiful: friendship, mentorship, community, and support. The goal of this book is to create a movement, a no-more-desperate-momsmovement. You can be a part of the movement by gathering women in your church and/or community to read the book with.

You could meet once a week and cover a chapter a week (16 weeks), or you could meet once a week and cover two chapters a week (8 weeks). Sally and I will be leading an online study at The Better Mom beginning January 29th, and that will be an 8 week study (Tuesdays and Thursdays). (I will also be connecting Itakejoy to this study and participating in this online group each week.)

Every one who purchases the book between Tuesday, January 8th and Saturday, January 12th will receive a free PDF Desperate small group guide that Sally is currently finishing. I’ll have more information on the PDF soon.

For those Leading a Desperate Book Study

We have made it easy for you to lead a study using Desperate. In the book you will find:

  • Study questions
  • “Your Turn” challenges
  • Links/QR codes at the end of each chapter to videos of Sally and I talking about the chapter (each around 2-4 minutes long)

Special Gifts for Those Who Lead a Study

We have some amazing gifts for those who purchase books during launch week! Check them out:

If you purchase one book during launch week you will receive…

  • Free PDF on leading a Desperate small group.
  • Free Journal from DaySpring (The journal gift is good for Tuesday the 8th only).

If you purchase five books during launch week you will receive…

  • Free PDF on how to gather women for a small group.
  • Free Journal from DaySpring (Tuesday only).
  • Free custom print from Red Letter Words.
  • Free “Mother’s Love” art print.

If you purchase eight books during launch week you will receive…

  • Free PDF on how to gather women for a small group.
  • Free journal from DaySpring (Tuesday only).
  • Free custom print from Red Letter Words.
  • Free “Mother’s Love” art print.
  • Free, exclusive, custom Vintage Pearl necklace that says, “breathe”.
  • Free  Desperate DVD companion study. Available in March.

To receive the gifts, you must purchase the books during launch week (January 8th-January 12th). More details will be given as the date nears.

So, what are you waiting for?! Gather your groups now and get ready to be a part of the no-more-desperate-moms movement!!!!!!!

(You may still receive the gifts even if you do not lead a study. :) )

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Please join us in praying with us that God would direct us as we seek to follow Him in bringing mama’s hearts back to their homes and children, and in knowing that raising children to know and love Him is a great work for eternity.

Leave us a comment if you want to be a part of helping us get the word out!

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments, encouragement and emails the last weeks. I so appreciate all of you!

Sarah Mae and Sally

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  1. brandee says

    Sally – I know God will use this book for good! I can’t wait to see the harvest of mothers who gain freedom from reading the wisdom you share from God’s perspective. I will spread the word to my small group & try to light a fire!

  2. Becca says

    I want to read this book so bad. With 3 under 5 and a 4th on the way and a newbie homeschooling family, I’m desperate. The reason I’m questioning it is because I don’t have time to go to the bathroom by myself or take a shower without falling asleep. Read a book? I’m a bit discouraged about that.

    • Michelle Clinton says

      I so remember being where you are. It does get better! It seems like when mine were younger I could never go into a grocery store without someone stopping me and saying, “Wow, it looks like you have your hands full!” I would smile and inside think, “You aren’t really making me feel better.” Mine are now 11, 10, & 7. (They make breakfast while I’m in the shower!!) Sending prayers your way. ~Michelle

      P.S./I read the first chapter and it looks like an easy read ~ and very encouraging.

  3. says

    I am super excited about this book. I am really considering inviting women into my home weekly to do a Desperate study. The crazy thing is this is so not me to open my home and do something like this. Praying who to ask to join me because I’m desperate and I know so many others are as we’ll.

  4. says

    I would LOVE to help spread the word about this book and study. I’m definitely a “desperate” mom. I’m a 43-year-old single mom to the most precious 3 1/2-year-old little boy. He is the love of my life. I work a full-time job in marketing and communications for a local homeless shelter. I also take on lots of freelance work to make ends meet. I’m exhausted. Most days I feel like I can’t do this. Then I’m reminded… with God, all things are possible. He is my source of strength.

  5. says

    I am very interested in doing a study. My hinderances are having the money to buy the books and space b/c my house is so rediculously small. Any suggestions.

    • says

      Until this past fall I lived in a super small space. A few times I felt embarrassed with hosting women in such a cramped space. But, you know what? People don’t care–they love your heart for hospitality, and they’ll even sit on the floor! As for money–perhaps you can have people pay you for their books before you order them??

  6. says

    What a refreshing and authentic promo video! Really makes me excited to read the book with a group of moms. I know I need it. :) Thanks Sarah and Sally!

  7. says

    I’ve read the book in an advanced copy and love every page of it. I’m leading a group of Mommas through our church and have been bathing them in prayer. I have 4 boys with a slightly large age gap, so as I met new Moms in the nursing room last spring….I wanted to stop and hug each and every one. Stop and pray for them. Stop and tell them how deeply they are loved by Jesus every messy step of their journey. I had no one to tell me that when I had my first, and I was a desperate depressed mess. I can’t wait to walk through this book with each Mom in our group, most of all I want her to know the love of Jesus. Thank you Sally and Sarah Mae!

  8. says

    Sally & Sarah Mae, you know I’m in, I’m just asking for prayers for it to fall into place. Can’t express to you what this book is giving to me just knowing I’m not alone. By the way, taking full advantage of the grandparents I have at my disposal while we are home for Christmas. Support is vital to survival as a mom!

  9. says

    I’m in! Excited to do this with the women who already meet in my home once a week… hoping it’ll bring more moms to the table… I know there are more who are desperate! Thank you, Sally and Sarah Mae, for mentoring us and giving us tools to help us reach out. I can’t wait to get the book and get started! God bless you all… and Merry Christmas!

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