Happy New Year from
Shannon Ethridge Ministries!
Shannon's 2009 Resolution: To Help YOU Have a B.L.A.S.T.!
If you’ve been subscribing to our e-newsletters for very long, you know that we focus primarily on three passions: Sexual Integrity, Sexual Intimacy, and Spiritual Intimacy. Although I get dozens of questions each week pertaining to these issues, some of the most common questions I receive have absolutely nothing to do with any of them… questions like:
I feel called to speak, but how do I get started?
What’s the best way to go about writing the book I have in mind?
How can I get a publisher to look at my book?
I want to reach more people with my speaking and writing. What do you suggest?
Trying to answer such questions can feel almost as impossible as explaining to someone in 200 words or less how to successfully perform brain surgery. Oh, how I’ve wished I could connect a set of mental jumper cables from my brain to someone else’s and download all that I’ve learned over the past decade!
The publishing industry is incredibly complex and difficult to break into. As my writing mentor said years ago, “You can feel like a tiny grain of sand on an entire continent of beach when you’re trying to get published!” Boy, do I remember that feeling. And I sense that there are lots of you who are experiencing that feeling right now. Perhaps God has tapped you on the shoulder and said, “I want YOU to be my voice!” If so, I sense God tapping ME on the shoulder and saying, “I want YOU to teach them how!”
In response to this calling, I’m launching a new one-year program starting this September called B.L.A.S.T. (Building Leaders, Authors, Speakers & Teachers). I’ll meet one day per month with a select group of aspiring writers and speakers, attempting to teach you all that I can about bringing your own ministry and publishing dreams to life!
If you’re interested in learning more about the program,
click here for an informational brochure and application packet. Also, feel free to forward this e-newsletter to your like-minded friends who’d be interested as well. There is an ONLINE version of the program, so no matter where you live, you can have a BLAST with us!
Who knows? Perhaps this will be the year that YOUR resolution for getting that book started or that speaking ministry launched finally becomes a reality! If you’re ready to see that happen, I’m ready to help BLAST you in the right direction.
Making “Relationship Resolutions”
Special thanks to MSNBC’s TODAY Show for having Shannon back to New York last month for a “Relationship Roundtable” discussion with Kathy Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Saturday Night Live comedian Finesse Mitchell, and Lesley Rotchford, editor of Cosmopolitan magazine. The segment aired January 2nd, but can be watched
by clicking here too…
Mark Your Calendars - Shannon Is Coming To...
Colorado Springs, CO - January 5 - 6, 2009
Shannon & Greg will be leading a "Taking Your Marriage Over the Top"
one-day conference on January 5th (open to the public) followed by
several sessions on January 6th for the National Conference on Youth
Ministries (NCYM) for the Churches of Christ (this event is open for
public registration). Contact
click here for more info.
Cozumel, Mexico - February 5 - 9, 2009
Sail with Shannon's family and other speakers on a Premier Christian
Cruise from Mobile, AL to Cozumel, Mexico!
Lebanon, TN - February 12, 2009
Mother/Daughter Banquet at Friendship Christian School.
info contact Brooke Akin at
Tyler, TX - March 4, 2009
Shannon speaks at Grace Community Church’s MOPS group.
Contact Monaca at email@example.com for more information.
Tyler, TX - March 9, 2009
Shannon speaks at the Celebrate Recovery Support Group.
Contact Marty at
martyK64@aol.com for more information.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - October 16 - 18, 2009
Women's Conference at Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.
For more info contact Lori Patrick firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oxford Falls, Australia - October 29 - 31, 2009
Shannon will be speaking at Everywoman Conference.
For more info contact Tammy Edwards email@example.com or go to
It's A God Thing...
We love hearing from you about what God is doing in your life as you read! Listen to these cool testimonies from all over the globe, and praise God with us…
“I so enjoyed reading The Sexually Confident Wife recently. It answered so many of my questions. I plan on giving copies to my daughters right before they get married. I see that you will be in Colorado Springs in January. I am hoping to attend!”
“Ohmygosh! I just finished reading
The Sexually Confident Wife and am so disappointed because I had to return it to our public library. I’ve gotta have this book as my own to use as a reference guide. I thought I knew everything about being sexually confident (WRONG!). I don’t know how to explain this in words, but the reading was phenomenal. You covered all areas of Mind * Body * Heart * Spirit. You go, girl! I think every woman AND MAN should read it!”
Shannon responds: How lucky your daughters are to have a mom who understands that such a book would be so beneficial as they are starting out in married life -- I wish I’d had it 19 years ago! I hope to meet you in Colorado as well, Jill!
Shannon responds: That’s music to an author’s ears, Kay! Thanks for sharing my enthusiasm for the message. Be sure to visit the website at
www.sexuallyconfidentwife.com to jump in on some of our blog discussions, okay?
If God’s doing something in your life, marriage, family, or ministry as a result of reading one of Shannon’s books, let us know so we can praise God with you!
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We appreciate your prayers and encouraging support
for the staff and volunteers of Shannon Ethridge Ministries!