We’ve been waiting for and working toward this day for more than two years — the day we would get to swing wide our virtual doors and welcome you to our new online living room. We wanted to create a fresh home where women can gather in a beautiful, comfortable space to connect deeply with God and others. And the day is finally here! Welcome to the new (in)courage Living Room!
Launching a new website isn’t just about an updated design; it’s about making our visual representation match the heartbeat of (in)courage.
Whether you’ve been part of the (in) sisterhood since its inception in 2009 or you just found us today, we want you to know that (in)courage is a place for authentic, brave women just like you. Through the power of shared stories and meaningful resources, we lean into the strength Jesus gives to live out our calling as God’s daughters. Together, we build community, celebrate diversity, and become women of courage.
And we’re so glad YOU are here! We don’t take one woman, one visitor, or long-time friend for granted.
Welcoming you to our new online home is the perfect time to invite you to get to know us a little more through our three core values: community, diversity, and courage.
Community: There’s a spot for you in the living room.
We believe in piling together on the couch, lounging in comfy chairs, sprawling out on the floor, and creating a big ol’ comfy circle of sisters who are always ready to shift and smoosh together to make space for more. In our living room, you can come just the way you are. We link arms as God’s daughters and champion those who are willing to give voice to our unspoken struggles. We grapple together over issues we can’t easily solve. We lean on one another for wisdom, strength, and insight beyond our own experience.
Community means we bend low, listen long, offer what we have, mourn, celebrate, ask forgiveness, and extend grace upon grace. We gather to speak hope over broken hearts and infuse purpose and courage into the gloriously ordinary every day. We share our unique stories – joys and struggles equally fleshed out – for the purpose of pointing others to the eternal hope of Jesus Christ. This is what it means to be (in) community. We’re always better when we make time to gather in the living room together.
Diversity: We are many voices, stories, and skin tones with one heart for Jesus.
We desire to become a more complete representation of the kingdom of God and foster unity in the body of Christ. We embrace the unique gifting and diverse experiences of different women. We desire readers of varied backgrounds, ages, and life stages to come to (in)courage and hear reflections of their own stories. We also want women to learn from stories unlike their own in order to grow in compassion, understanding, and unity as God’s daughters.
There are currently twenty-four women who write regularly for (in)courage, spanning five decades and representing all different backgrounds, ethnicities, and geographic locations. We celebrate our diversity by sharing what Jesus looks like in our beautiful, mundane, and often messy lives.
Courage: We can become brave together.
Like Shiphrah and Puah from the Bible, we are ordinary women with an extraordinary opportunity to make this one life we’ve been given count. Not that we’re striving for some big moment, but we’re faithfully striding (or stumbling) along, day by day, moment by moment, in step with Jesus so that when He asks us to go, move, leap, we will have the courage to do so. Courage comes from knowing His voice and trusting His heart. We can have courage because we step forward together as God’s beloved daughters.
So that’s who we are and what you’ll find here at (in)courage!
We wish there was a way to hand you fancy sparkling water and spread out a virtual charcuterie board so we all could enjoy this “open house” together. Nevertheless, we invite you to spend some time looking around our new online home.
As you explore, you’ll notice lots of new things, like a fresh color scheme, black and white photos, open space, and lots of resources for encouragement and connection. Every word and color, image and detail was designed to celebrate our three core values while pointing our hearts and minds to Christ. Every decision was layered with meaning. For example, each color in our beautiful pallet is assigned to a specific moment in the life of Christ. So when we use colors like Desert, Midnight, Mustard, and Myrrh, we’re thinking about those moments in Jesus’s life. It’s a behind-the-scenes detail packed full of intention and purpose.
That’s what we really want you to know. (in)courage exists on purpose for a purpose. Every word and image is written and designed with you in mind. We’ve got tons of super exciting new things to share with you in the months ahead! So keep checking back, follow us on social, and subscribe to our daily emails so you don’t miss a thing!
And sister, know that you are welcome here in our living room — always.
We hope you find love and beauty in every nook and cranny. We pray this is a place you will come to discover the power of building community, celebrating diversity, and becoming a woman of courage.