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Lessons from the Sidelines: Thoughts from on and off the Football field on faith, family, and living well

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Through her own personal stories as well as interviews with other women, Beth Walker shows it’s possible for wives to pursue their own callings even as they support their husbands’ careers and ministries.

Whether you’re a coach’s wife, the wife of a professional athlete, a pastor’s wife, the wife of a CEO, a military wife, or a college administrator’s wife, you have unique
Paperback, 1st, 278 pages
Published August 12th 2020 by Cross Training Publishing (first published August 2020)
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Ordell Walker
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the must read book for couples who are in sports, ministry or military. Particularly, wives how do you thrive in a family where your husband has a high profile job? This is a tool to help you find and express your voice and calling while being married to a profession that garners so much attention and energy. Your family and the community needs your gifting and calling in its full expression. Husbands, you need to read this to enter into your wives world and understand how you can suppor ...more
Cyrus Johnson
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beth Walker has produced an extremely powerful and personal story. Lessons from the Sidelines is a must read or a great gift idea. Highlighting several unique personal stories and experiences as she empowers others to find their sweet spot in life. Her realistic views deeply impact and illuminates the physical and emotional journey both on and off the field. She is a gifted writer, with fresh views and a warm, smart, down-to-earth delivery. The book is for all couples and family members who are ...more
Brenda Stevens
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was very encouraged while reading this book. As a woman of faith I was challenged to consider how God is calling me. It is easy to be distracted by daily happenings, so this read was an important reminder of the bigger picture. I also appreciated the practical tips that are helpful as we walk through everyday life. I highly recommend!
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a book for any wife who has felt lost in the shadows of her husband's career. Beth helps you see your own worth and value, while also showing how you can continue to faithfully support and love your husband as he pursues his passions. But the best thing is she tells you HOW. Yes, this book convicts, but it also gives you step-by-step instructions so that you can actually apply those convictions. I needed the words in these pages, and I have a feeling so many other wives do too. If you're ...more
Anne Rulo
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beth Walker is the voice we needed in the modern age of the coach's wife. But, not just for coach's wives. For military wives, pastors wives, farmers wives...all the wives who have husbands with jobs that take over "seasons" of life and leave us sometimes wondering how to find our space in it all. She does a beautiful job of affirming the marriage while also drawing the wife to step into her own design and calling. As a coach's wife, I was encouraged and found a kindred spirit for this life that ...more
Susan Nelson
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As a coach's wife, Beth speaks to the heart of fellow coach's wives, as well as military and pastor's wives. Her understanding of supporting your spouse and living within your own personal sweet spot give tangible and helpful tools for living with purpose. Beth's candid look into the victories and challenges of living in the spotlight make this a real, relatable, and enjoyable read. After reading this book and walking through some of the useful tools Walker presents, I finished feeling empowered ...more
Nov 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beth is a coach's wife, and while this book is geared to wives of coaches, pastors, and those who serve in the military, I cannot emphasize enough how this is a great book for all wives, heck even just all women!

Beth shares stories from her different seasons as well as stories from others. She shares about our callings and thriving in our sweet spot as well as setting boundaries and avoiding burnout. Wonderful book!!
Feb 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Coach walker made a huge difference in my life. I'm very thankful for the mentorship and the wisdom you guys are continuing to share.
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Beth Walker has partnered with her husband for twenty years, in leadership and ministry both on and off the football field. Beth is passionate about encouraging women to pursue their individual callings from God. She is a contributor to Friday Night Wives and The Glorious Table. On her own blog, Lessons from the Sidelines, Beth offers practical advice for other coaches’ wives as well as a behind-t ...more

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