Imagine you walk through the door, look around, take it all in, and feel the tensions of the day start to roll off your shoulders in little waves. All these girlfriends waving you in with words of welcome.
You ask, “How did you find this place?” We look at each other, smile, pat the sofa and say, “Get comfy and we’ll share the secrets with you.”
DaySpring, the Christian subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Inc., has always sought to connect people with the heart of God. In 2009, a talented team of individuals decided to extend that vision to an online community of women.
Our name represents DaySpring’s goal of bringing women into deeper community with Christ and with one another. The (in) means that we are in Christ, connected, and in community with each other. From all of this comes true courage.
It’s the place where you’re always welcome, just the way you are.
We felt called to be real, authentic, brave women for the Kingdom and wanted to connect with other women who did as well.
At its core, (in)courage is a friend that comes alongside you. We aren’t offering a quick fix for your struggles, but rather, a community and the life-giving tools to equip you right in the midst of the chaos. Through blog posts, book clubs, one-of-a-kind products, and sharing encouragement through all our social media channels, our heart is to help every woman build more meaningful relationships and find herself among friends.
Connect with the (in)courage community:
Launched in 2016 :: Here is the space where conversations can continue beyond the blog post. Once you’re a member of our “Connect” community you’ll have a place to ask for prayer and connect with other (in)courage readers. Click here to register.
(in) Real Life Online Conference and Meetups:
2012 – 2014 :: Derived from the social media acronym “IRL” or “in real life,” (in)RL was one of the first virtual conferences of its kind, combining online learning with real life meetups. Instead of asking women to travel to us, we brought all the content to them through webcast videos and local meet-ups. In 2017 we hosted an event in partnership with LifeWay Women called (in) real life: FRIENDED. FRIENDED was held both live in Nashville and via simulcast around the world.
Online Community Groups:
2012 – 2014 :: We believe friendship can transcend time zones, cultures and blog comment boxes – and out of that the vision for (in)couragers’ community groups was born. Launched in the fall of 2012, thousands of women came together with like-hearted sisters-in-Christ, doing life together in online communities where they were encouraged, heard, and supported by new friends around the world. Those communities are now invited to connect in a new way through our online community forum – click here to register and learn more.
Partnership with LifeWay / B&H Publishing:
We’ve partnered with the wonderful people at B&H to bring more books, devotionals, Bibles, events and gifts that will help women build meaningful relationships. Our bookshelf includes:
- Craving Connection: 30 Practical Challenges for Real-life Engagement
- Never Unfriended: The Secret to Finding and Keeping Lasting Friendships
- We Saved You A Seat Bible Study: Finding and Keeping Lasting Friendships
- A Moment to Breathe: 365 Daily Devotions that Will Meet You in Your Everyday Mess
- … with more coming!
No matter where you come from, you are welcome here. At (in)courage, our heart is for you to always find yourself in the stories shared by women in all ages and stages of life, living in different areas of the world, who all love Jesus. We celebrate unique voices and experiences at (in)courage: married, single, working full-time in or out of the home, stay-at-home moms, empty nesters, young adults, city dwellers, rural farm gals, and everything in between.
Connect with us in other online spaces as well:
- Past events, book clubs and more on YouTube
- Daily posts of encouragement and beauty on Facebook and Instagram
- Bite-sized words of encouragement on Twitter
- Resources and gifts to uplift and bless, from the (in)courage line at DaySpring