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10 Ways to Graciously Say No When You Feel Pressured to Say Yes

September 16, 2014

I knew the request was unrealistic. My brain cued all the right signals for my mouth to say no. But somewhere between the sinking feeling in my heart of how this would affect my relationship with this person and the pressure of her expectations for me to agree to her request, I blurted out, “Yes, of course!”

I said yes when I absolutely, positively knew I should say no!

And I have a feeling I’m not the only one who has this scenario play out in their lives over and over.

I know I’m caught in the rip current of people pleasing when I dread saying yes but feel powerless to say no. I said that during my last webcast and the questions about how to say no started flooding in through Twitter.

People described the deep guilt they experience when they say no. Others admitted to constantly feeling at the mercy of everyone’s requests and, because of not saying no, they were completely worn out. One pastor’s wife admitted to being in a position where she wasn’t sure saying no was even an option for her out of fear of damaging her husband’s ministry.

And another thanked me for giving voice to the struggle many of us have wrestled through silently for years.

I understand because I have and still do wrestle with saying no.

And please understand I’m not advocating that we should always say no. But I am advocating that we should sometimes say no.

Now lean in and let me whisper something I’m trying desperately to teach myself,

No isn’t a cuss word.

It doesn’t have to be hurtful. You will survive and so will they.

Saying no is not a rejection. It’s a necessary protection of your Best Yes answers.

So, here are 10 ways to graciously say no when you feel pressured to say yes:

Personal:

1. While my heart wants to say yes, yes, yes, the reality of my time makes this a no.

2. I am honored by your request but I’m in a season of refocusing my priorities and have committed not to add anything new right now.

3. After living at an unhealthy breakneck pace for too long, I’m learning to realistically assess my capacity. Though I would love to say yes, the reality of my limitations means I must say no this time.

4. I so appreciate you asking me, but I must be brave and decline this opportunity. Saying no is hard for me but necessary in this season. Thank you for understanding.

5. I’ve promised my family not to add any new commitments to my schedule right now. Thank you for our friendship that allows me to be honest with my realities.

Professional:

6. Thank you for thinking of me. Your project sounds wonderful. However, as much as I would love to be involved, I can’t give your project the attention it deserves right now.

7. While I would love to connect about your new project, I’ve discovered this is one of those activities I must give up while trying to ____________________ (write my book, start my business, stick to my project, etc.) Saying yes would just enable my unhealthy habit of procrastination. Thank you for understanding and helping me push through to the finish line.

8. There is nothing more that I love than helping others in my field get started. Unfortunately, I get so many requests for this that I’m no longer able to meet in person. So, I’ve created this attached document with my best advice. (Create a standard PDF for instances like this so you only have to type out your advice one time.)

9. While I don’t have time for a lunch appointment, I’d love to connect for a few minutes over the phone. I can talk from 8-8:30am.

10. Thank you so much for caring enough about me to want my involvement. Unfortunately, I’m not able to participate this time. But I’m certainly cheering for your continued success.

For more encouragement to know when to say yes and how to say no, check out my new book, The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands. Click here to purchase your copy.

And this is so fun… Proverbs 31 Ministries is kicking off our free online Bible study of The Best Yes next week! If you sign up now, you’ll receive the “10 Ways to Graciously Say No When You Feel Pressured to Say Yes” in a printable PDF. Just fill out the form below to sign up:

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I’m giving away 5 copies of the book today! Leave a comment below letting me know that you signed up for the online Bible study and you’ll be entered to win.

And please mark your calendar… the final The Best Yes webcast is Monday, September 22 at 8PM EST. We’ll see you right back here on my blog.

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702 Comments
  1. Halona Luna

    I can’t wait to begin this study. I hope I am able to get my book before it begins.

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  2. Carolyn

    Thank you Lysa for the advice on how to politely say No. The “Yes” syndrome seems to take over when in reality we want to respectfully decline. I’m learning yet still have to work on it. 🙂

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  3. Nanci

    I’m excited about the bible study. There are so many times I’ve been faced with having to choose “yes” or “no” and really truly not knowing what’s the right thing to do. It can be so difficult. Thanks for the ten ways to say “No” graciously. They are very helpful. I have found that the best reason to say “no” to someone’s request is because I am unable to give it the time and energy it truly deserves. It’s not fair to anyone involved — the requester, the recipients or me. I have found that while people may not like my answer, they truly appreciate the honesty and concern it conveys.

    Thanks for all you do, Lysa! You are an amazing women and wonderful example to us all. God bless you!

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  4. florenced4my3@yahoo.com

    I just signed up for your online bible study. Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity.

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  5. florenced4my3@yahoo.com

    I just signed up for your online bible study. Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity. Learning to say yes to God and yes to myself is liberating.

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  6. Traci

    I am halfway through your book and am looking forward to gaining more insight through the Bible study!

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  7. Cecille

    I’m hoping to start this study with some coworkers soon.

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  8. Annette D.

    I am signed up and ready to learn!! And pray and be blessed. 🙂 And I am excited about being in my first online small group.

    I am in a new season as my husband and I are trying a separation for awhile, and attend counseling together. I’m hurting, angry, etc. Please pray for some common ground.

    thank you,
    Annette

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  9. Rachel

    Yay!!! I’m so excited to be signed up and be part of this great bible study:) thank you OBS for all you do to help us feel connected with each other! I can’t say “yes” to my church’s bible study right now in this season of my life….but I can say “YES” to an OBS one!!

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  10. Kaylee V.

    I’m signed up and can’t wait!

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  11. Chan

    I’m excited about this bible study it is right on time. My friend and I are releasing the junk that clouds our lives that often leads to frustration because of trying to do all and be all. I’m looking forward to it.

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  12. Terri M.

    I’m excited that God impressed upon you to write this book and now to lead this study. May He receive all the honor and glory!

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  13. DeeAnne

    I’m signed up, Lysa, and can hardly wait! So many things — important things! — pull on us throughout the day and it’s draining and exhausting and I’m desperately needing to learn to say no graciously. Thank you so much for the opportunity to take this online study with you!

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  14. Chrystal Dowty

    I can’t wait to begin this study and spend extra time with God. This is such a powerful message for women in our rush rush culture. I loved what Lysa says about “intentionality” and “finding the us in the middle of the rush.”

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  15. Perri

    I love the suggested responses!! Thank you!

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  16. Angela

    I signed up as soon as registration opened! I am so excited for this study to begin!

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  17. Katie

    So funny thing,

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  18. Lisa Newman

    Looking forward to this study. I really need to claim my time as mine!

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  19. Leslee

    Thank you for giving us the confidence to gently and graciously say, “no.” My friends and I have been talking about this study and I look forward to learning more! What a great topic!

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  20. Katie

    …God works in such a cool way. My best friend signed up for the study at the same time as me. I would love to bless her with a book!!

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  21. Tracy Larson

    I eagerly await the start of the study!! Thank you!!

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  22. Valerie

    I have never seen a Bible study that seemed more designed for my life!

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  23. Deb

    It’s usually pretty easy for me to know when to say no, but this gives words of grace during those times. Thanks so much! Would love to win!

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  24. Cindy

    I am signed up, and I’m very excited!

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  25. Laura Frank

    I’ve signed up for the study and would love to win the book as right now I can’t afford to buy it. Hopefully in the future I will but I still love to follow studies anyway.

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  26. Lucia

    Thank you Lysa for all the effort to put on the
    Best Yes in my life!! I am excited to open my heart
    To The Lord through you once again thanks

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  27. Lucia

    Thank you Lysa for The Best Yes!! I signed up to this bible study,looking forward to learn more!!

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  28. Bethany

    So excited for my very first Online Bible Study to begin! I have already enjoyed getting to know everyone in my small group and can’t wait for the study to begin on Monday! I would love to win a copy of the book to give to a friend who is struggling in the area of BUSY-ness and knowing how to say her best yes!

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  29. Annette

    Thank you Lysa, for all you are doing to empower women to be the best Proverbs 31 women they can be.

    I signed up and am looking forward to reading and hearing more about the subject of no! And yes!!

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  30. Vicki Stevens

    Thank you for your inspiration. I am looking forward to the new study.

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  31. Connie

    I have struggled for years that when I say NO then I beat myself up for turning someone down. Even in my family. I will feel guilty for days and sometimes will come back with a yes and then get mad at myself for giving in. So Ready for this Book and Bible Study and to set myself free that saying No is okay.

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  32. Carol

    This showed up in my inbox today and may be just what I was looking for. I have been looking for a study to do this fall and then this arrived. Thank you!

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  33. Keri T.

    Can’t wait for this study to begin! Thank you for giving us some ways to say no without sounding rude!!!

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  34. Sharon Dorman

    What a sad realization to admit but I started reading capt we 3 and found that in my excitement, I rushed through chapter 1 and 2 and couldn’t remember the awesome lessons. Let’s just say I’ve restarted with new purpose and slowed down to let God use the message for His Glory and purpose in my life.

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  35. Brenda

    Thanks, Lysa! Appreciate your example and teaching for our benefit and the Kingdom’s glory! I signed up for the study today. Will be my first online study. Looking forward to it!
    Blessings!

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  36. Rachel Quigley

    I signed up for this online book study with you all and looking forward to it. Even through these little blog posts and videos I’m learning to say the better yes and I’m getting stronger in making those decisions and feeling good about these decisions I’m making. It’s freeing my days of unnecessary chaos and I’m using my time more effectively. Thank you, Lysa, for this opportunity and these lessons. Looking forward to growing together!

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  37. Margaret

    Lisa … This sounds like another wonderful study … I am truly seeking God’s best for my life and am looking forward to the study.

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  38. Nancy

    Great thoughts! I am looking forward to this study. It is time to please God and stop being a people pleaser!

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  39. Shelley H

    I just signed up for your online Bible study. This seemed so appropriate in the season that I am in. I serve in several different spots in my church – Am I in each of them because it was His place for me? Where did I say yes when I should have said no? I love His church so it is hard to say no.

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  40. Julie

    It’s official – I am in! My “Best Yes” was going to be saying “no” to this online Bible Study. My busy schedule has got me running BUT the list of how to say “no” made me realize I need practice at how/when to say “no”. I am saying “no” to my guilty pleasure of tv before bed and using that time for the Lord.

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  41. Jennifer

    I love your books and the honesty and transparency with which you write! I am so excited to begin this study and what an awesome way to connect with other women around the country and world!

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  42. Sumer Edwards

    I’m signed up and can’t wait to get my book! 🙂

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  43. Karey Vough

    I’ve signed up for the study

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  44. Dawn H.

    I have signed up for the study and have the book, but what a gift it would be to give to someone else!

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  45. Tori Towne

    I am so excited to start the online Bible study with you! This will be my first time doing an online study and I look forward to what is to come. Have a wonderful day!

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  46. Caren

    I desperately need to learn to say no sometimes! I am a people pleaser & feel I am letting someone down if I tell them no, and I can’t stand that feeling. I am so excited to start this Bible study! I hope to win the book & pass it on to some of my friends who I know face the same problems I do in saying no.

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  47. Stacy

    I signed up for the study and I cannot wait for it to start! This book is right on time for this season in my life. God is calling me to step down from some of my commitments so that I can pursue writing, as well as to honor the Sabbath and rest. Excited about The Best Yes Study!

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  48. anna

    Very excited to read your book and learn how to say “yes” to the things God wants me to!

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  49. Kathy

    I signed up for the Bible study. Can ‘t wait to start!

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  50. Brenda

    Yes!! I signed up and I am so excited!!! Can’t wait for it to start!!

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  51. Karole

    Looking forward to the study, already have my book; hoping to get another for the women I’ve invited to join!

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  52. Crystal Hernandez

    I am signed up and ready to go! I already have the best yes but I was hoping to win another copy to give to my mom so she could join the study with us.

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  53. Cheryl Lynn

    I am so excited to start this study next week. Thank you for this opportunity to study online.

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  54. Lisa C.

    I’ve signed up! This book came out at the perfect time. I soooo need this!

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  55. Shari

    I am so looking forward to this study! Wish I could get my mom to join, but she claims to be computer illiterate. 🙂 I will have to get the book for her.

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  56. Jennifer

    I am so ready for this study! It has come at a perfect time in my life when I need it most. I have the book, but I’d love to win so I can gift one to a friend!

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  57. Jeanie Benson

    I’m so excited to start this new Bible study, especially after having this coming weekend to go to The Cove and rejuvenate. Now that I don’t work in the public workforce because of health conditions, I find myself trying to do things. I find out later my health, my body, and my family suffer. I look forward to learning not to feel bad for saying no because their is a Yes somewhere else.

    Thank you so much.

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  58. Holly

    Ready to learn how to dump the baggage of guilty feelings when I actually do respond to “good” things with a no…….

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  59. Melissa B.

    I am registered and can’t wait! 🙂 Thanks!

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  60. Dena McMullen

    I’m signed up. Can’t wait for the study! 🙂

    I already have your book, but if I win, I’d like to give a copy to one of my friends! 🙂

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  61. Roxy

    So looking forward to this wonderful study! Thanks Lysa for letting God lead you in this fantastic journey!

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  62. Randi

    I signed up today.

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  63. Holly

    I am so excited for this study and have signed up and have the book ready and waiting on my Kindle. I’ve invited a few friends to sign up. I’m not sure I even know how to form the word “No.” I feel terrible when I say “No” and am constantly trying to figure out how to prioritize. Can’t wait to get some good advice that I can put into practice!

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  64. Tami

    I am signed up, Lysa. I enjoyed your 1000 gifts study that helped me to not feel guilty about taking time to enjoy my small gifts. I am looking forward to my first online study and ready to learn!

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  65. Sara

    I have signed up for this and I can’t wait. I am learning to say no, but it kills me inside. I am hoping this bible study will help me learn where my gifts are best suited and how to say yes to the things that will be best for His service and no to the things that wont.

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  66. Rikki

    I am definately signed up.
    Can’t wait to take another exciting bible study journey with you.

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  67. Dana

    So excited for the online study to start. I signed up yesterday!

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  68. Sheila Holifield

    I am super excited for the online bible study. I am enjoying everything about your book and the five day UnRush Me mini series that you did to prepare us for the wonderful bible study that is starting. The advice hits home and I feel like I am reading about myself in the book. Everything you offer is so practical and I am very excited to share this with others. Thank you so much for all that you do!

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  69. Rachel Q

    I cannot wait for this study to begin!!

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  70. Blair

    I bought the book for our preacher’s wife two weeks ago (even before it was announced as the upcoming Bible study!), and couldn’t contain my jealousy that she had it and I didn’t. Finally, yesterday, my dear husband convinced me yesterday that my own copy of The Best Yes was a purchase we could make, and I bought it! I am beyond excited to begin this study, and continually fall in love with the words and stories of your other books. I can’t wait, Ms. Lysa! Thank you for your obedience, and for your ability to change lives!

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  71. Annette Leonard

    Would love to win the book! I’m signed up for the study, ready to GO! I definitely struggle with saying no to good things that aren’t God things for me!

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  72. Mary Davidson

    Hi Lysa! It was so great to meet you again at WOF this past weekend, and I was excited when you shared with me about this upcoming blog! And now, here it is. I love these answers for “no” and will definitely tuck them away in my mind for those moments. I’ve learned that busy people are most often asked to do more, because people think that busy people know how to get things done. I wish instead that this busy momma could have a permanent sign on her head that says, “Please don’t ask me to add anything else to the chaos.” 🙂 I am so excited to begin this study with P31 OBS as a ministry volunteer and as a participant…because Lord knows I need the un-rush and find my best yes!

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  73. Brynn

    Signed up for the study and have the book (have already read it and love it!) But would love to win a copy for a friend 😉

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  74. Jennifer

    I signed up and canNOT wait for this study! With school starting back and life in full swing, I need this now more than ever! 🙂 Thank you!

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  75. Mary Jo

    Signed up and ready to start saying NO! lol

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  76. Pamela Valentinis- Dee

    I am looking forward to your bible study. I feel so guilty if I don’t say “yes”. But then my family pays for me being stressed out.

    Thank you for you help !

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  77. LaShay

    I have signed up for the online study and can hardly wait to get started!

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  78. Elizabeth M.

    I am signed up for the online Bible study!

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  79. Stephanie Shouse

    I said YES to The Best Yes Bible Study. We just moved to a new ministry and I’m taking a break from all leadership roles for a few months. It’s a great time for me to refocus my priorities and learn when to say Yes and how to say No graciously! Thanks for this!

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  80. Sheri Williams

    Can’t wait for the study to get started I am signed up and ready

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  81. Lauren Konkol

    I am so excited to start this study! I’m already signed up.

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  82. Jennifer Gearheart

    I am signed up and I am so excited!

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  83. Vanessa Glendenning

    I am registered for the online study, can’t wait!

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  84. Tiffany

    I am beyond excited to be a part of the Best Yes OBS!! My heart is already filled with love from the group that I can’t wait to share it with others!! 🙂

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  85. Lael

    I’m so looking forward to reading this book and prioritizing the “yes” and “no” decisions in my life 🙂

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  86. Jamie

    I can’t wait to begin the BEST YES study! I have recently retired, or changed careers, as I keep grandchildren. My life is busier than ever, or am I slower than I used to be? I need this Bible study at this time in my life to help me find caring, compassionate, Christian ways to say no and discover my best yes!

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  87. Stacy

    I’ve signed up for this bible study! I love everything about it! Every chapter of this book makes me cry! I think it’s so healing and convicting ( in a good way) at the same time! Every woman should read it! Thank you so much!

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  88. Michelle S

    I am signed up along with some other wonderful ladies from my church who all are striving to become women who live intentionally and faithfully – and we find it hard to say no. Very much looking forward to journeying together with them and this whole online community!

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  89. Ruth

    I wish I had seen this even just a week or two ago. I’m so swamped with school and work that I’m scared I’ll screw this up while trying to maintain my other commitments.

    Reply
  90. Erika A

    I signed up and am looking forward to this study!

    Reply
  91. Amanda Griffith

    I’m signed up and looking forward to this study. I’ve never done an online Bible study but ready for a wonderful time. I feel like lately my faith has been tested since my brother recently passed away due to suicide in March. I need this to closer to the Lord again. I feel myself being pulled in many directions as a mom, wife, friend etc. now and don’t want to let anyone down.

    Reply
  92. Susan Little

    I am very excited about this Bible Study!!

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  93. Amber B.

    I’m signed up for the study and I can’t wait for it to start!!!

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  94. Jennifer

    I am signed up— still currently reading “Made to Crave” and I honestly feel like we have kindred spirits! I feel like you speak directly to me–which makes me feel not so lonely when I struggle with my overwhelming schedule and TRYING to find time to take care of myself without feeling guilty! I don’t have this book yet but will pick up (if I don’t win) before the Bible study begins! Thank you for using your gift 🙂

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  95. Rebekah

    I’ve signed up after seeing my friend Melissa join and am really looking forward to it. Your book was already on my list of “want to reads” and having a study to go along with it when I get the book will be such a blessing.

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  96. Vikki

    I am excited to be starting my first online bible study! Due to many obligations, I haven’t been able to find a bible study that fits my schedule. I am always looking for ways to grow in my faith, and walk through the trials of life with other Christian women!

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  97. DeVonne

    I have signed up for the online Bible study and am looking forward to it!

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  98. Tamara

    I am signed up for the study and would love to win the book! So excited!! 🙂

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  99. Kirstie Koschnick

    I’m so looking forward to this study.

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  100. Ashley Haley

    I am signed up and definitely need this as a single mom with a full load and leading 1100 women on my team …such a people pleasure, I don’t do well with conflict so I say yes or ignore (you know…sweep it under the rug)…I need this study & cannot wait!!

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  101. Kylie

    I’m signed up for the study and anxiously awaiting the arrival of my book…. It was sold out everywhere in my small town that was carrying it 🙂 I would love to give a copy of the book to a friend to encourage her to participate as well.

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  102. Johnie

    I’m signed up!! Looking forward to the study! Can’t wait!

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  103. Carol j

    I have my book and am so excited to start. This will also be my first time in and OBS small group

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  104. Monique Nettles

    I signed up for the bible study! I am so excited! I have struggled with saying “no” when I really would like to say “yes” for many years. So many regrets have occurred because I didn’t have the guts to just say “no”. Thank you so much for writing this book and I look forward to how the bible study will help me to affect change in my life.

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  105. Alisha

    I have signed up for the study and I would be so excited to win the book!! Thank you!

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  106. Linda

    Cannot wait to start this!

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  107. Jennifer Sutton

    My daughter and I are looking forward to our first online Bible study with you! Thanks for helping us to get closer to God and each other through the Word of God!

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  108. elaine

    We are doing this book with our women on church staff. Can’t wait to begin.

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  109. Angie

    I feel like you are speaking straight to me with this. I’ve been in celebrate recovery for a year working on several issues and I know that saying no helps me balance my life and kids better but it is so hard sometimes!! I would love love to get a copy of your book to go with the OBS!! I feel like you’re the first person to address this issue and it is so prevalent among women today!

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  110. Sandra Woodard

    I am so excited about this study. This is my 3rd P31 online study and the 1st time that I am signed up in an OBS small group!! Lets here it for “The Best Yes – Group 80”!!!

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  111. Melanie Pierce

    Loving this book! Looking forward to the online study!

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  112. Jacqui

    I’m signed up and can’t wait to start!

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  113. Kimberly

    I am really looking forward to this study. 🙂

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  114. Amanda

    I’m signed up and I can’t wait to start! If I won the book I would give it to my church library so other women could read it too!

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  115. Tiffany Brown

    Soo excited for this study 🙂 Cannot wait 🙂

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  116. Millie Morrison

    Good morning! I’ve just signed up for the free online ‘Best Yes’ Bible Study. Love the idea of saying ‘no’. I remember hearing that “No.” is a complete sentence. With that in mind it gives me the focus to graciously say ‘no’ even to close friends, without offering excuses that they try to find their way around. It’s natural to want to share something your enjoy with your friends, and some will push and push for me to join them in some endeavor or even a fun excursion, and can’t accept ‘excuses’. The surprised look when I smile and say, “No, thanks for asking, tho’. You guys have a great time. Bye, now.”

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  117. Kira Lee

    I’ve signed up and can’t wait to get started. This is my 5th OBS with them and I get more excited each time!! 🙂

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  118. Brittany Smith

    Signed up a couple days ago and so excited about the study!!

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  119. Judy Williams

    I didn’t sign up today, but I did sign up. I am excited to start this study.

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  120. Stacey

    Ready to get started! Thanks, Lysa!

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  121. Crystal

    My mom and sisters and I are going to do this study and we cannot wait! I would love a copy of the book 🙂

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  122. Christa Kohlhouse

    I am so excited for this Bible Study! I am a habitual people pleaser so I am always saying YES, even when I really don’t have the time. Then I feel rushed and totally don’t enjoy what it is I have said YES too! This is going to be such a game changer for me which will in turn be a game changer for my family! THANK YOU Lysa!

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  123. Cathy Pangburn

    I didn’t sign up today, but I did sign up and I’m excited. Need to order the book – I need this BAD!

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  124. Sam G

    I’m so pumped about this study!!! I have the digital sample of The Best Yes and would love to win a hard copy!!!

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  125. Beth Thrasher

    I have signed up and am excited to get going!!!

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  126. Teri Basch

    Thank you for your inspiration and the new Bible Study! Loved those 10 ways to say No gracefully. Excited to get started on your book and the bible study!

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  127. Janet

    so excited for the start of this study, I think this is the perfect time in my life for this book.

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  128. Jackie Mulholland

    I would love to win a copy! I’ve signed up and this will be my first bible study!

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  129. Carly Sisemore

    I already got my book for the study but I would like to give one to my sister-in-law!

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  130. Natalie

    I am sooo EXCITED for the bible study!!!! This is my first time doing one of Proverbs 31 studies. I’m so hungry to learn about the Lord and making my Best YES decisions so I can better serve Him!!! Praise God! I’m so thankful you have offered this!!! Thank You!!!

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  131. Ashley Smith

    Ah! So so excited about this study! I signed up last week!
    As a mother, foster mom, teacher, crafter, and habitually yes-er…I really need to learn that saying “no” is okay!!

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  132. Tammy

    Cant wait to begin this study!!:) this is a problem I constantly struggle with-especially with extended family…..Thks!!:)

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  133. Melissa Bell

    I love your writing and know this is a topic so many women/moms struggle with. Thank you for writing it! I’m excited to begin reading your book with my girlfriend!

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  134. dylvia

    I started reading and my husband found he would enjoy doing this with me during our “quiet” time.
    As i am prfoundly hearing impaired, the broadcast is
    not a tool for us to use, but we are ordering the DVD and study guides. By the way, I am now on my 3rd time go around with different women for the Unglued
    study. Identifying and accepting our emotional wiring
    has been freeing for so many women. Letting go, so they are living with more soul integrity and Grace extended!

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  135. Holly

    I’m signed up and beyond ready!

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  136. Ellen

    I signed up for the bible study. Thanks for the suggestions on how to say no.

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  137. Molly Townsend

    I can’t wait for the Bible Study! No is a word I tend to be scared of. Can’t wait to let God speak to me through your bible study!

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  138. Elizabeth Simmons

    I am signed up and ready to go! This is my first online bible study, so I’m not really sure what I’m in for, but excited nonetheless. My husband and I recently started attending a wonderful church in our community that is meeting needs we didn’t even realize we had! He had been out of church for 30 years, me for 10, and since our marriage 2 years ago, have never attended church together. So before we walked through the doors that very first Sunday, I told my husband, “No matter what happens in here – do NOT let me volunteer for anything. I mean it. You don’t understand. Just don’t.” I’ve gotta find that balance!!

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  139. Eldon Brown

    Already signed up. I am a Foster/Adopt parent and need all the help God gives me to help me apply his word in every day/part of our lives.
    Very excited to join but I do need the book.

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  140. Michelle market

    I really loved the comment regarding professional comebacks especially someone new in our field! I am going to create my own sheet for best advice and utilize that as a response so at least I am being helpful and protective of my time. Thanks for teaching us the skills to execute this promise to ourselves and also to our families. Can’t wait for the on-line study

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  141. Mary

    I am really needing this bible study! I am always finding myself second guessing myself in regard to when I do say no-even to the kids! We as women are so enculturated to be PERFECT-the perfect wife, perfect kids, perfect home-and it all adds up to feeling tremendously guilty and as if you have failed.

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  142. Alisha Sessoms

    Lysa,

    I’ve actually never heard of you before yesterday. A friend of mine shared Proverbs 31 ministries on facebook and now I cant wait until this bible study starts! Its awesome that you have started this online ministry! Just like all the others that has commented, I would love a book!!! I’ve already shared “the best yes” with my co-workers. If I get a book, I can buy a book for one of them instead of myself!! I’m just too excited to get this thing going!
    Have a blessed day!
    Alisha

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  143. Natalie

    Lysa, I’ve signed up for the online bible study (prior to this blog). I heard you on klove this morning. I already have a copy of your book but would love to win a copy for my father (biggest people pleaser I’ve ever met). He starts chemo today for esophageal cancer. He needs to learn NO now more than ever! I’m taking this study to learn to tell him no when my schedule can’t fit a visit for the 4th time in a week. I feel so burdened to always say yes, even more now that he’s sick. Thank you for your talent, teaching and inspiration!!

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  144. Brenda

    I am signed up for the Bible Study and looking forward to learning more. Blessings!

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  145. Angie

    Excited for the study to begin!

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  146. Tammi Steffen

    I am so excited to say I signed up for your online Bible study. This sounds like exactly what I need as I am a chronic “yesser” because I fear of hurting someone’s feelings or making things difficult for others – even if it means making things difficult for me.

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  147. Debby DeRosa

    I am signed up! And #7 in your list above is my favorite. I am seriously going to copy it onto an index card and carry it around with me. Trying to find time to write a novel, and I REALLY need to clear out my calendar because I am failing miserably at writing on a consistent basis right now. Also, the two kids, ages 1 and 3, that I have aren’t helping me reach my goal – ha! So excited to get away this weekend for the retreat!

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  148. Carla

    I’m signed up and looking forward to the study!

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  149. Erin D

    I have been feeling such a need to be a part of a study, but with work and family demands just haven’t felt like it was a “best yes” choice for me to commit to more time outside my home feeling guilty about not being with my children. I’m so grateful to have found the opportunity to still be a part of a community, but guilt free!

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  150. Jenny Wilkinson

    Hi! I signed up awhile ago! I am super excited to learn some healthy boundries.

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  151. Abby

    I just signed up for The Best Yes online Bible study. This is my first OBS with you, and I’m looking forward to it. 🙂

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  152. Jackie Hallack

    I have my book and am very excited to take my first time on line bible study. The topic is very relevant to some life issues I am facing at this time. Jackie

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  153. Lisa

    I’m signed up and am so excited for this study!

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  154. Melva Taylor

    I am so excited about starting the Best Yes study. Thank You Lysa TerKeurst for the studies you bring to us.

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  155. Sandra

    I’m signed up, got the book at the ready and cannot wait to get started. Woohoo!

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  156. Sandy Boutsikaris

    Saw Lisa @ Women’s Faith Revival in Philly. So inspirational. We had a blast!!! Looking forward to this study. Signed up weeks ago!! Thank you Lisa!!!!

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  157. paige

    I am signed up and looking forward to this study!!!

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  158. Cindy

    Im signed up, what do I do next? Thank you

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  159. Dani Green

    I can’t wait to do my first online bible study. I am so excited to grow in the Lord. This is my latest answer to prayer.

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  160. Beth Morphis

    I have signed up for the study and would love to win a copy of the book to replace the copy I gave away to someone who wanted to do the study but couldn’t afford the book.
    I can’t wait to start this study!

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  161. Robin VanAtta

    I’ve signed up!! I so need to learn to say no and find ways to be less overwhelmed!

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  162. Krista

    I signed up a few days ago and am looking forward to it. I still need to get the book, it’s on my to do list, unless of course I win one if the free copies 🙂

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  163. Marisa

    All signed up….looking forward to it!

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  164. Jessica Devaney

    I have been waiting since June for this study to happen… I can’t wait!

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  165. Lynnette B

    I’ve signed up and have my book! I’d love to win one for one of my friends!

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  166. Lilia

    I already love and know this study is a HUGE blessing! I signed up for the Bible study already. Webcast was such an eye opener. Love this quote: “Make sure your YES is worth the NO”

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  167. Kris

    Signed up for the online study! Would love a book to share with a friend!
    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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  168. Jules

    I have signed up for study and got my book I’m super excited. This is an area where I struggle and hope to learn from the study.

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  169. elise

    Yay ! I am signed up and Excited to be with you guys again each day … keeping my heart and mind focused on the Lord and His plans for me 😀

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  170. Lolitha

    I’m signed up and looking forward to the Bible Study 🙂

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  171. Christy Reeson

    I am signed up and ready for September 22nd!!

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  172. thom

    i excited to do a bible in enriched me in my walk with god and learn from follow brother and sister in Christ is a joy and privilege i sighn up for the study my god richly bless you .

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  173. Sharon

    I am beyond excited for this study! This came along at a time when it’s much needed in my life.

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  174. Kathryn

    I’m so happy to be joining this devotional.

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  175. gloria

    I have signed up for the “the best yes” study ; I am looking forward to it. I am a self proclaimed people pleaser. NO is not in my vocabulary; however, I get burnt out and feel under appreciated. I pour into everyone and there is no one to pour into me. I would love to win this book, I don’t have the extra money to purchase it, but still wanted to be apart of the study.

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  176. Amy

    I signed up for the online Bible study! I would love to receive a free copy of your book!

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  177. Sylvia Jimenez

    Can’t wait to start the online Bible Study with my friends!!!

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  178. Emily K

    So excited about the study. Already signed up and have my book, but I would love to give it to a friend that is running a VERY tight budget.

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  179. Becky

    I am signed up for your online Bible study. I believe this is something we all struggle with because it is our nature to help and give and serve. For me, I struggle with the guilt of saying no, and how to say it in a way that others will know I would help if I had time, but now isn’t good for me. I also struggle when I say no, and I am met with, “but I promise it will not involve a lot of your time, we really need you” or I am put on the spot in front of others. I would love the extra copy of your book, I am involved in a community where we are reaching out to bring our community to know Gods Word and guide them into faith, and show them how life can be different in walking along side God. I can’t wait for this study!

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  180. Tammy

    I am signed up and started to read the book! I’d love another copy of the book as I am going to be sharing this Bible Study with other ladies in my church starting in October!

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  181. Amber

    I am super excited to start this study. This is an area that my boss tells me that I really struggle with. Just today I was told that I put myself into these situations because I can’t seem to say no.

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  182. Jessica Woldenga

    All signed up!!! Can’t wait 🙂

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  183. Melissa B

    I am signed up for the bible study and I’m so excited. I am encouraging my neighborhood ladies to join me. Anyone whether Christian or not can have difficulty saying no… Especially young mothers which is what most of my neighbor friends are. I have difficulty saying no to my pastor. As our church is growing he has recently asked my husband and I to take on another leadership role… I am still praying about it. If the answer is no then I need the strength to say no. Thank you for this online study!

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  184. Angely Bustos

    I signed up for the online study and would looove to win this book! Looking forward to spiritually growing through The best Yes ♡

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  185. Barbara

    I’ve already signed up and would appreciate the free copies of your book to give to my children. I want them to break free from the people-pleasing tendency that I’m sure they learned from me. Thank you.

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  186. Sue Smith

    I signed up for the study and ordered book and study guide through Amazon because I had a gift card. After I ordered I talked to a friend in the office next door and she wants to do the study with me, so another book to share with her would be great.

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  187. Anne

    Signed up, hoping to win a book!

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    • Jaimi

      Signed up, can’t wait!

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  188. Tamara A.

    I signed up for your “The Best Yes” Bible study a couple of weeks ago. I’ve had great success with hearing from God in past studies such as the “Made to Crave” Bible Study. I’m so excited to learn what God has for me through this study!

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  189. Holly Westberry

    Yes, I have signed up for the study. Almost 3 weeks now. I can’t wait. I say yes so much when I know i have to say and should say no. Also what do I do when I say no when I should & have to say yes. I’m so happy for this study. I’ve got the study guide but I need the book bc my library got it bc I asked for them to get it, but their r others waiting for it, and I have to turn it in 9-19-14! I really feel this will the best for me to get me right with my self & my relationship with The Lord!

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  190. Alyssa

    I am signed up for the Bible study and can’t wait to start! I would love a copy to give to one of my friend!

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  191. Karen Roquet

    Lysa,
    I have signed up for this study and have purchased the Kindle book and even the Audible audio version. Just yesterday on my 54th birthday I called it quits to a group I’d been hosting for almost 11 years. The fun had went out of it for me—-not for the other ladies who got the full benefits of it for all these years—-so I opted to give up the stress and frustration that was my part and say NO, I’m not doing this anymore. How freeing!! I felt the tension between my shoulder blades disappear as soon as I made my announcement! I’m looking forward to reading your new book and participating in this study!

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  192. Laura

    I purchased this book for myself and signed up for the Bible study (thank you very much for this online study!) and I know my sister would benefit greatly from is book and study. So, if I won one of these, I would give her the book so at she could participate as well. Thank you for your online ministry.

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  193. Amanda

    I am so incredibly excited (and absolutely anxious at the same time!) about navigating through this study. Learning how to gracefully be more purposeful with my time, resources and the boundaries that contain them is such an intentional effort for me, when naturally helping others is what makes my heart go pitter pat. It has been a long suffering love kind of passion that has left me feeling like I might just unravel at the seams at times, and pausing to invite God into the journey has been just as intentional as learning how to better understand what it means to serve where I’m called as opposed to the desire to serve wherever I’m pulled. This study is going to be a great tool in taking that understanding to an even deeper level!

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  194. Jamie Bennett

    Already signed up, can’t wait to get started.: )

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  195. Becky Durham

    I am signed up for this book study and am so excited for Sept 22 to roll around. I would love to get the book because I don’t have the funds right now to purchase.

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  196. Lynn Long

    Hi Lysa,

    Thanks for the opportunity to learn to say yes and no. I work at my church and there are so many great things to do that sometimes it is a little overwhelming. I will be participating with the on-line group and then with our Monday night ladies bible study group later this fall.

    Lynn

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  197. Brenda McGraw

    Hey Lysa. I signed up for the OBS and also am leading a class at my church on Monday nights. I would love win a book to give away! Have a great joy-filled day! Brenda

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  198. Heather

    I’m signed up! So excited and look forward to this bible study!

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  199. Ardis George

    Thank you for these helpful sentences on how to say .. no. The Lord has had me in a “heads down” position for almost 2 months now focusing on some things that He has not been pleased with in me. It has seemed contradictory to say no I can’t come to your Bible study to get prayer… I have to be OBEDIENT and stay home put on some worship and clean out a drawer or journal or whatever He asks of me. But I am NOT to be running all over the place for other people right now. It is hard. I am such a people person! But He who has started a good work in me … will complete it! (paraphrased of course)

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  200. Danielle

    I signed up for the online study. Saying no has always been a problem for me. In the past I’ve wanted to always say yes because I’ve been a people pleaser. I’ve certainly reached a place in my life where I want to say no, there’s still a part of me that wonders what that person will think of me for saying no.

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  201. Charity

    Just signed up for the online study…. A total answer to prayer right now

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  202. Jeannie Lopez-Smith

    Hi. I signed up for the Best Yes in faith because I cannot afford your book right now. I am currently in the process of moving as a singe mom because my earthly husband left my home. It’s ok. I have a heavenly husband and Father and His love is unconditional. I am looking forward to studying with you. I went to Women of Faith and truly enjoyed your testimonies. Last year was the first time I heard of you and I purchased your book on emotions…oh my! I needed that. It has changed my life. Thank you.
    Jeannie Lopez-Smith

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  203. Dawn Frerichs

    I have signed up for your online study! Would love to receive a copy of your book to share! Thanks )

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  204. mark

    I signed up and would love a book !

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  205. Ashleigh

    I’m so excited that you have done an online study! THANK YOU!

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  206. Shameika

    All signed up! Can’t stop inviting others to do the same. So looking forward to this study 🙂

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  207. Sally

    I am signed up for The Best Yes bible study but do not have my book yet. So it will be great to win a copy! Thank you! 🙂

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  208. Amy

    I am so pleased to begin this study. I know this message is something that I can apply to every portion of my life: home, work, family, friends. I am so excited to see where this will all lead me. This a study that will speak to every woman’s heart. 🙂

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  209. Yvonne

    I signed up for the online study and would love to win a book for my friend.

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  210. Mylissa

    I have signed up for the online study. I am so looking forward to what God has in store for us. Very prayerful about this event.

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  211. Ailis

    Those were really great! I am sure to pass these along to good friends! Already signed up and excited to start the bible study!

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  212. Paige Bell

    I’m signed up and super pumped. Ready to go get my book this weekend, but if I won a book that would be even better!!! I go to Elevation in Rock Hill and am so inspired to start this journey of mine learning to say No.

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  213. Kristina D

    I am signed up for the study and ready to get started! I am so looking forward to it! May you and all of the readers of The Best Yes be blessed!

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  214. Sheila

    I’m signed up! Min would love to share this book with a friend.

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  215. Sheila

    “I” would love to give this book to a friend.

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  216. Michelle Randol

    I am registered and looking forward to this.

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  217. Susan Ruffa

    I’m all signed up (and excited) about your book study. I love those kind “no” suggestions- I NEED those suggestions.

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  218. Christina Willoughby

    Signed up, book ordered, cannot wait until Monday!

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  219. Tina

    I’m signed up and I would love to give this book to my daughter to share the online study with me.

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  220. Kay Pflueger

    All signed up and ready to roll.

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  221. Judi

    Yes I AM signed up and looking forward to it…My aunts heard you at Gull Lake Bibe
    Conf; and I’ve followed you ever since….this is so timely. Thanks. Judi

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  222. Sara

    Signed up for the online bible study. 🙂

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  223. Mariko

    I’m signed up for the online bible study! I can’t wait for it to start!

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  224. Krysta

    Signed up for the Bible study. Book bought and $5 extra book bought that day for my SIL. Would love to win one for my mom that is signed up but wants a hard copy.

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  225. Cynta

    I have signed up cant wait to read the book and participate in the bible study. I hope I will the book 🙂

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  226. Audra

    I signed up for the Bible study. I have purchased your book, but would love another copy to share with a friend that is currently drowning in the busyness of her schedule.

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  227. Kimberly

    I’ve signed up for the online study and am really looking forward to it. Be blessed.

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  228. Melissa

    I have signed up and am so looking forward to this study!

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  229. Cindy Huggins

    I am signed up and ready to go. I had a wonderful friend give me your book, but I’d LOVE to pass on a free copy to my best friend so she and I can go through the study together!

    I have already started emailing and graciously telling people ‘no”. You are right, my heart screams yes yes yes. But, I cling to this verse to help me choose what I need to say “yes” to! I use to have a selfish ambition to get ahead just for a credential or “my name u lights.” Jesus has softened my heart and I’m reminded that it’s not about me, it’s about how I can share the love of God through Jesus Christ.

    “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather in humility value others above yourself, not looking to your own interests, but each of you to the interest of others.”
    Philippians 2:3-4

    God Bless you Lysa. You really have no idea how you inspire and motivate.

    Always Smiling,

    Cindy Huggins
    @DietitianCindy

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  230. Cheryl Howard

    I signed up & I’m so excited to be part of this study

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  231. Nancy

    I have signed up for the bible study. I am excited about this book! I want to know what happens if I can’t make it to one of the bible studies?

    Thank you,

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  232. Jessica

    I’m signed up! Looking forward to hearing you this weekend at WOF!

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  233. Jennifer

    Signed up.

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  234. Tsepo

    I’ve signed up I can’t wait for the 22 Sept

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  235. Danette

    I have signed up for the online BEST YES study!! This couldn’t have come at a more pertinent time. God has been working in this area of my life and I am FINALLY beginning to learn the consequences of answering in the affirmative ALL THE TIME! Realizing my weakness and beginning to learn how to make a change in this area is so needed.
    I am extremely excited to be part of your study and have two other friends who I shared the study with as well. We are all excited and can relate completely!! Thank you!!

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  236. Jodie

    I’ve signed up previously and I am loving the book! The practical application and biblical truths are perfect for this busy girl! I would love to win the book to share with friends!!i would also like to add this thought about saying no. Perhaps that we would also add in that we will about and for the one God would have to say yes. I know that many of us are making best yes choices between two and three good assignments that God does have a person in mind for and they may need courage to say yes or they may just need to follow His lead.

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  237. Deanna Tice

    I’ve signed up and can’t wait for the online study to begin!

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  238. Amy

    So excited to start this online study!! Inviting a few friends to join and it would be wonderful to have a book to give to encourage them 🙂

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  239. Nan

    I signed up because I can’t set my boundaries well. Neither can my sister, and I would love for her to join in with us on this study. A gifted book may be the ticket.

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  240. Jane

    Loved Women of Faith in Anaheim!

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  241. Debbie

    Looking forward to your study. I’m a regular participant in a women’s study that starts up each fall. This year I knew I would not be able to attend. Was perfect timing when I saw the online study being offered.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win your book!

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  242. Jenn

    Lysa, I’m so happy I found you two years ago. You are a kindred spirit. I too have had the towel battle meltdown in Unglued. 🙂 thank you for your being real! Looking forward to my first online bible study and going to bring a few friends along to join me! 🙂

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  243. Linda Builta

    Thanks for these tips, I love doing for others and get over loaded so often. I am looking forward to this , thank you. Linda

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  244. Heather

    I am signed up for the Bible study and am so excited to learn more. This is an area that I have been working on for a while now.

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  245. Jacoba

    I just signed up and am looking forward to this study…just need a book yet. 🙂

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  246. cheri

    Yes! I am signed up for your Bible study!

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  247. chanel

    I’m in!

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  248. Alissa

    I signed up for the study! I definitely need this. I have started to evaluate how my decisions will take time away from my family. Unfortunately, there are people who get upset because they are used to me always saying “yes”. I am hoping this study will allow me to breathe while putting God and my family first.

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  249. Jodi Saline

    I signed up for this Bible Study, and I can’t wait! Thank you for offering it online so that those of us who find it impossible to commit to an established study in a church or small group, meeting at a defined time, can participate too!

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  250. Caryn

    I signed up, looking forward to it! Love Lysa’s books!

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  251. Rachel

    Thank you for the tips, it is so right for me now, and I know it will help other friends too, looking forward to the study xx

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  252. Lisa

    I signed up.

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  253. Connie

    All signed up and can’t wait to go.

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  254. Camille

    I have signed up gotten my book and so excited to start!!!!

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  255. Murt Morgan

    I signed up last night!! So excited to start this study!

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  256. Sylvie

    I am counting down for this To begin! I have been told for a long time by two of my closest friends that I need to learn to say no. Thank you for helping me start the journey to my “best yes”‘s! I feel relieved already and we haven’t even started yet.

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  257. Martha Morse

    I’ve signed up and can’t wait! WooHoo!

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  258. Crystal Storms

    I am so excited for the study to start and start applying the truths to my own life. I understand the importance of protecting my best yes but am still struggling to live it out and let go of the lie that I can do it all and have it all.

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  259. Frances

    Thank You Lisa for sharing your talent with us, and encouraging us all:
    you are such a blessing!
    I own a copy already and signed up for the online bible study, but would love to give a copy to one of my friends so that she can do the online bible study as well!

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  260. Shelby

    Signed up and ready to get started!

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  261. Wendy

    Signed up for this study and looking forward to it so much!

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  262. Abby Palacios

    I am so excited for this study and would love a book for a friend who plans to join me in this wonderful time!

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  263. Ashlie

    Signed up! So refreshed after just watching the first lesson and have decided to do it with the upperclassman girls I lead a bible study for. Seems like an encouraging reminder we all need in life. Thanks for preachin’ that truth, Lysa!

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  264. Melanie

    Looking forward to this study! It could not have come into my life at a more perfect time! Working on allowing God to transform me, trying to find joy in this hectic world.

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  265. Margaret Fraleigh

    I have signed up for this on line bible study. I have already purchased my book but would love to win another for my daughters.

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  266. Lorie C.

    I signed up for the online study! Can’t wait!!!!!! I am in a season of feeling overwhelmed, so the message of this book and your blogs have been so timely! Thank you!!

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  267. Marlene Durbala

    I just signed up and am excited to participate. Would love to win a copy of your book. I really needed this right now to refocus my life. Thank you.

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  268. Sharon

    Signed up for the on-line Bible study. So excited to be a part of this! Thank you for the opportunity! I already purchased the book, but would love to give my sister a book so she could join us too! Thanks!

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  269. Tammy Gillmore

    Signed up! Love your positive attitude! Thanks for hosting!

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  270. Randi Haeberle

    Signed up and so excited to start!

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  271. pamela black

    I signed up.:-) I can totally use this study for personal growth and would benefit from reading your book too:-) I’m the worse at saying YES to ALOT of things,people,projects etc… and either not following though, not being able to finish or have to go back and say no after comitting to saying yes I can/will!! Can’t wait to start this study I despreately need the help big time. God bless:-)

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  272. Kelly Goodman

    I’ve signed up and am anxiously awaiting the online study to begin! This is definitely going to be a study that I need to apply to my life!

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  273. Ellen Ayers

    I’m so excited about starting this study. I’m a wife, mom of two (one recently adopted from China), and a church secretary. We lead a busy life; I’m hoping this this study will help bring some sanity back to it!

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  274. Lazendra

    I am so thankful to read these ways to say no. I have found myself over extended many times because I didn’t feel right saying no. This year I am vowing to say no more and to really focus on the task that God wants me to do. This book is coming at the right time for me. We even have it on our schedule to start next spring in our Real Life Devotional Group. Thank you for being such a blessing to me and so many other women and mothers.

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  275. Jennifer Gamache

    I signed up! And would love a copy of the book for FREE!!!

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  276. Elizabeth

    I joined The Best Yes Bible study! Can’t wait to begin Sept 22!!

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  277. Mindy Seidler

    I have just ordered my book and cannot wait to start reading it. I also am a pastor’s wife and really struggle with saying no, because of what people will think and say…..

    I would love to have a copy to share with my accountability partner….that way she can also read this and we can help each other stay accountable. Thank you

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  278. Inesha

    I signed up for the online study and would love a copy of the book!

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  279. Emily

    Signed up and can’t wait!

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  280. Nicole

    I am signed up and can’t wait for it to begin!

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  281. Julie B

    Already signed up AND have the book! I am professional yes-er and now see my beautiful daughter following in my foot steps. NOT ok! Thanks for the study. 🙂

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  282. Linda Chand;er

    I am signed up for the study and cant wait. Already in Chapter 5 and hoping to finish a first read before the study begins so that I can go deeper during the study. I seriously need to Unrush my life. Looking forward to applying this study and making progress.
    Thank you for your ministry.

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  283. Pamela Poertner

    I am a definite people pleaser who is always exhausted. I struggle with the guilt of saying no so therefore I say yes and continually over commit myself. I feel overwhelmed all the time. Help!

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  284. Brenda Burton

    I’d love a copy of your book! I signed up for the study and I’m so excited to become more confident in my no so that I have room for my Best Yes!

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  285. Sue Sisco

    I would love to win a copy of your book “,The Best YES” and I am so excited about the Bible Study starting. I especially have a hard time not saying “Yes” to taking care of my Grandchildren, among all the other responsibilities.(13)GC. I feel they are so important yet I know sometimes I already have a full plate and still say Yes. I also heard you , Lysa on K-LOVE 106.3 this morning(Tues.) I awaken to K-LOVE each morning. What a wonderful way to start my day. God is so good. Thank you for all that you do. Love Sue
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  286. Elizabeth Carter

    Signed up for this bible study,hoping to gain some new insight and help, I am a new mother and trying to juggle work and spend time with my son and family. Hoping to find peace and comfort in this bible study and learn new ways to help me say “no” when I need to because I am such a people pleasing person.

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  287. Karen B

    I have already signed up for Bible Study… book and workbook are on order due to arrive tomorrow (17th of Sept)… Being a 24/7 caregiver to mother-in-law at age of 95, I can only do online studies… Anxiously waiting for study to begin. Thank you.

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  288. Susan

    I’ve signed up for the Bible Study, super excited!

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  289. Janet Daniel

    I have already signed up and so ready for this study to start. Saying no is a word I rarely say out of guilt and not always seeing it as an opportunity for something better to come along. Janet

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  290. Bethany Boring

    Signed-up, love my OBS group and I have almost completed reading The Best Yes…for the second time!!! Yep…let a few “drops” go myself through these chapter! Thank you!!!

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  291. Jennifer Brandt

    Already signed up and really looking forward to the bible study. My first online bible study and have heard so many good thing about it! I am really am excited to learn from it! Thank you so much for having it!!!

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  292. Nicole R.

    Hi Lysa! Thank you so much for your wonderful studies, I have enjoyed Made to Crave, and now this will be my second! I would love to win your book for the study!! You are such a blessing, thank you again for all you do!

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  293. Steph

    I am very excited for this study. This is my first online bible study and with my busy schedule, this is the only way I can do a bible study right now. Thank you for doing this for free! I would love a copy of the book. 🙂 Thanks!

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  294. Jen Mc

    I am signed up and would love a copy of the book, not sure we will have the money to buy it quite yet and it sounds like a wonderful read!

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  295. Stacie

    Signed up and looking forward to it and to reading The Best Yes. I constantly struggle to say no to things and end up running around like a crazy woman!!

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  296. Sue H.

    I have to thank you for putting words to my feelings. I just started reading your book to prepare for the online study and I keep thinking this is exactly what I would say if I wrote a book. This came at just the right time in my life- I am overwhelmed with a treasurers position on the PTA and was afraid to step down until someone else stepped up. Well…. people are beating down my door to be treasurer but I made the jump and I am stepping down tonight. I have been having panic attacks over the responsibility and amount of work involved with this. Also, because of some personality issues it’s just not a place I want to be. I feel like it is sucking all the joy out of my soul. My mother died recently and I haven’t taken the time to fully grieve that loss and I need to say no to things that aren’t allowing me to take care of myself and my family and find more joy in my life. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

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  297. Jessica

    Would love to win a copy! Boy do I struggle with saying no… should have said it last night!

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  298. Faith

    I signed up and can’t wait to get started on Monday!

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  299. Meredith

    I just signed up! This is something I struggle with. It is so hard for me to say “No” to friends, volunteer opportunities, business opportunities. Really because I genuinely want to help and be a part of the cause/event however; I find that my family seems to suffer because what I think I am doing to help I rarely have the bandwidth to accomplish. Hoping to see great results. 🙂

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  300. Shawn

    Signed up for study but don’t have book yet, would love a book.

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  301. Melissa

    YaY! My girlfriends and I have signed up for your Bible study…we are looking forward to growing together!

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  302. Angela Russ

    I have signed up and can’t wait to learn how to say no with love!

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  303. Sherry Vermilye

    I’m signed up!!! Would love an extra copy to bless a friend!

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  304. Raylynne Knopp

    I signed up for the Bible study and am hosting a small group this fall on the book; I would love Love LOVE a copy of the book to share with one of those beautiful ladies. Thanks!

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  305. Holl

    Please enter me! I signed up! Thanks!!

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  306. Tonyia

    All signed up – in Group 24 again! Can’t wait…

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  307. Renee

    Wow. This is just what I need right now! I am getting better at saying “no”, but am having a hard time letting go of self-imposed guilt. I’m eager to learn from all of you.

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  308. Tami

    i already bought the book. Very excited about this study.

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  309. Jenny P

    I have signed up for the study and borrowing a copy of the book from my church library. I would LOVE to have my own copy to keep and read over and over again!.

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  310. Jenny P

    If we already signed up prior to this blog post, will we still receive the PDF mentioned above?

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  311. Heidi

    I am reevaluating my priorities so I can be the best mom possible to my children and be an example of how to live an authentic, positive, Christian life. I am so appreciative if the guidance this book and bible study will provide to me and others. Thank you Lysa!

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  312. Cassie

    I am really looking forward to this, my first, online bible study. I know God has lead me here for reasons I cannot fully comprehend and look forward to growing in his word.

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  313. Ann

    Signed up and super excited!

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  314. KimSmith

    I’ve signed up and looking foward to it!!

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  315. Kim

    I am already signed up, but still need to pick up MY book. I was able to spread the word and get my mother and aunt to join. I got them both books, now need to get out and get mine.
    Super excited!

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  316. Candi

    Ready for the study!

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  317. jenn

    Just signed up!

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  318. Jodie

    I hesitated signing up because of adding one more thing. I’ve been praying about it today and feel God leading me to do so and telling me that what I will learn with Him will help me in this busy season of raising teens!!

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  319. Sarah Gatza

    I am signed up and would love a copy of the book!

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  320. Sarah H

    Hi, my name is Sarah and I am a perpetual people pleaser. And boy, do I need this book! I love Proverbs 31 and I can’t wait to get started. Thanks, Lysa!

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  321. Dee

    I’ve signed up!

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  322. Charmaine Saylor

    I am SO excited to learn how to give my best yes! My life has dramatically changed in the last 3 months and I am going to wear myself down to the bone if I don’t learn how to say “no” graciously.

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  323. Mel Y

    I’m signed up and I can’t walk for the study to start!

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  324. Tammy

    i’ve signed up, and love the online study, works great for my busy schedule, Thank You!

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  325. Nicole

    This is my first online bible study and can’t wait for it to begin!

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  326. michelle

    Signed up and so excited to see what God has in store for me over the next six weeks! So need to hear this 🙂

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  327. Shannon

    I am signed up and SO excited about beginning this study! This issue is something I desperately need in this season of life and am so looking forward to diving into!

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  328. Jenny

    I signed up and I am so excited! I have a group of 5 friends that are studying together! This book/study is just what I have needed for this time in my life. Thank you!

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  329. Robyn Seal

    I have signed up for the online bible study & am part of a group too! I can’t wait to get started!

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  330. Mitty

    I’ve signed up! Looking forward to it!

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  331. Tyrina Cittrich

    I’m all signed up, got my book, my small group and ready to get going! Would love free books to give to my friends who are so hungry for His word and would benefit from this study. I’ve done quite a few of them and they never disappoint!!!

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  332. Sara

    I am signed up and would love a copy of your book.

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  333. shayla L

    I am signed up & ready to roll! After all, this one of my best yes.

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  334. Becky M

    Ironically, I declined to buy this book because I had just committed to a bible study that was doing something different. Doesn’t mean I won’t purchase a copy in the near future – because I am a shameless Lysa T fan!! – it just means I’m not going to do it right now. Sometimes having healthy boundaries means sacrificing something. But, perhaps there will be a season in the future that will be a better fit.

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  335. Leah

    I signed up as soon as I heard about this OBS! I need to learn how to say, “no” more often, to protect my family! Thank you for all you do!

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  336. Melody

    I signed up! I’m so excited to get started next week!

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  337. Tami

    Just realized I made an error – I referred to Ann Voskamp’s 1000 gifts study in my post. Our ladies bible study did “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God”. Very inspiring, I love your humor. It allows us to laugh at ourselves and allows God to deal with our insecurities.

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  338. Charlotte Richardson

    I am all signed up and looking forward to it.

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  339. Randelle

    I’m signed up, and would love a free copy!

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  340. norma

    Hi, i signed up for the OBS! looking forward to it! I’m in medical school but im definitely making time out for this!

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  341. Gail

    Signed up and looking forward to it! I already have my book but if I win a copy I will give it to a friend.

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  342. Shelly W

    Looking forward to starting the bible study online and also with a group of friends! Thanks Lysa for the offer!! Can’t wait to dive in and prioritize my time!!

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  343. Lonnette Ferguson

    Im looking for to the study and would love a signed copy of your book! =)

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  344. Janice S.

    I signed up the first day registration opened. I have my book and am looking forward to the study.

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  345. Lori

    I am signed up and just talked to two other girlfriends this morning about doing this with me…..would love to win a copy to give to one of those gals. This study is an answer to pray. Thank you Lord for Lysa’s obedience to you. This study will no doubt plant many wonderful seeds of freedom in the lives of others!

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  346. Traci H

    I have signed up and ready to start!!

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  347. Casey Dunham

    Signed up last week. Have the ebook and I got my study guide in the mail today! I would love to have a paper copy of the book and can’t wait to start the study 🙂

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  348. Wendy

    I am signed up and can’t wait!

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  349. Lauren H

    I signed up! So excited to see what God is going to reveal through another amazing OBS!

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  350. Marie

    All signed up. Pre-purchased the book before the release date. I’d love to win a book for one,of my sisters.

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  351. Beth DeLauter

    signed up. ready to start 🙂

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  352. Aida

    I can’t wait to read this book! I love your way of connecting with us as women, wives, mothers. I feel as if you are sitting on my couch with me having a conversation. I am looking forward to how God will use this book to continue to grow me more into the woman He created me to be. One of my greatest challenges and question to you is, ” How do you handle opposition?” When you have confirmation in the Lord that you are choosing as He has called you to and you get opposition form those you would expect would encourage and support. I often feel I am fighting against so much opposition I am exhausted. I hear the cries of others going through very difficult times and my heart breaks and ministers the truth of God’s love to them. Then many turn and oppose or challenge the call God has put on my life to put family first. As a woman, wife and mother I often feel the most opposition, lack of support and encouragement from other women; both believing an non-believing. Do you address this in your book? If not may be the next one! Thank you so much for ALL of your support and encouragement and strong biblical; Godly teaching.

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  353. Robyn Davis

    I signed up!

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  354. Kate

    I signed up!

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  355. Megan F.

    I signed up and I’m already reading the book but I’d love to share it with my small group & best friend.

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  356. Deborah

    I’ve signed up and I’m looking forward to using what I will learn in both work life and church life

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  357. Angie E

    Signed up and SO excited to begin this study and journey with Proverbs 31 OBS on Monday!!! Just need to get a copy before then!

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  358. Sadie

    Signed up, and looking forward to what God will reveal through this study!

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  359. Tina

    I signed up and look forward to this study.

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  360. Jen

    I’ve signed up for the study and would love to get a free copy. Looking forward to reading it!

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  361. Debra Anderson

    So excited to start your bible study! Can’t wait! Let’s GO!

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  362. Julie Sunne

    Yep, signed up. May have to say no occasionally, but looking forward to all the yes times.

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  363. Diana

    Lisa,
    I have signed up for the study, then received your challenge to invite someone. I prayed about who the Lord would like me to invite, and this morning I invited my daughter to join us in this study. Being newly married, with a daughter of her own under a year old, a full time job, and the wonderful news that another baby is on the way, not to mention a home they are remodeling, and the desire to satisfy a large extended family and friends, I hope she accepts the invitation to join. She is a grown woman, too old (and not yet old enough) to desire advice from her mother; however, advice from God is always welcome! If I should win the book, it is going to my daughter, whether she joins the on line study or not. Wisdom from God’s word is a precious gift, sometimes put into practice right away, other times tucked away and drawn upon later. Either way, I know this book will bless her.

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  364. Melissa Chambers

    Signed up, book in hand and excited for the journey with P31 OBS and what God has in store for me through your latest book!

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  365. Sonya

    Signed up! My first online bible study!

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  366. Michelle

    I ordered my book and signs up for your OBS for The Best Yes! I can’t wait to start it and to learn how to say no graciously!! 🙂 thank you for writing such beautiful and heart felt books!

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  367. jennifer hartshorne

    I’m signed up and looking forward it!

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  368. Brooke

    Please include me in your book drawing! Can’t wait for the study!

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  369. Sophia DeLonghi

    Would love to win!

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  370. Breanna Rivera

    I have signed up and I am ready for this journey. I have been more of a yes person and I don’t always say no but it had really hurt me but it just has to be said! I’m ready today!

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  371. Ellen

    I have signed up for this Bible study and am sure I’ll learn valuable, needed wisdom!

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  372. Linda Maybee

    I have signed up and I’m so excited to start this study. My daughter and I are going to read and participate together. Plus, I have posted this study on my Facebook wall and already recruited two more friends.

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  373. Rita

    I really enjoy your writings; so encouraging! Just what I so badly need now! Bless you.

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  374. Kay

    I signed up and I’m Excited for this Study! God Bless!!

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  375. Teresa Juhl

    I have signed up and invited some friends to join me!!

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  376. Cassy

    Signed up for The Best Yes OBS a while ago. So excited to start this study!

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  377. Mia DiMarzio

    All signed up! 🙂 excited!

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  378. Nichole Rabon

    I signed up and I can’t wait to start! Looking forward to it.

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  379. CJ

    My mom shared your website and the 10 list with me today. It spoke to me in a way, no one else has been able to do, so I struggle with saying no to where those closest to me deal with the stress and underwhelmed relationships because I know they love me unconditionally. I am feeling burned out and struggling with saying Yes to an organization I am EXTREMELY passionate about, but am not sure if I can manage the additional work load.

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  380. Diana Bero

    Sounds like an Awesome Bible study !

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  381. Cherie

    I have signed up and I just received my book in the mail yesterday.
    Can’t wait to start!
    Sounds like a great study.

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  382. Amanda Banda

    Signed up and am already loving the ladies in our small group! Such an amazing experience!

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  383. Misty Joe

    I have been signed up and had the book for over a week and I can’t wait to dig in on Monday.!!!! So excited to learn from God through Lysa. 🙂

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  384. Michelle M

    I signed up and am soo excited to begin your study with a bunch of precious women/friends at my church. Thank you for blessing m this past weekend at the Women of Faith conference at the Honda Center. The Lord truly spoke to me through you.

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  385. Karen Piete

    II am signed up and so excited to be art of this online study! Thanks Karen Piete

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  386. Beth

    Always get something out of your devotions. Looking forward to the Bible study to begin next week.

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  387. Rebecca McFarland

    I am signed up. I have read through chapter 6 and had the courage to respectfully decline another invitation to a leadership role in a group. I am always trying to be accommodating and this leads to over-extending myself and leaving very little for my family of 5. Thanks for the encouragement! I can’t wait for the OBS.

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  388. Rebecca

    I signed up for the study. Can’t wait. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

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  389. Wendy

    Signed up, thank you 🙂

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  390. Malisa Sickmiller

    Yes, I have been signed up for few weeks now:) can’t wait to begin! This is going to be such a blessed study!
    Thank you for all your Godly wisdom in all your book !

    Be blessed,
    Malisa Sickmiller

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  391. Laurie

    Signed up and excited!

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  392. Denise Bristow

    Signed up & excited. Been telling all my girlfriends about the boom too 🙂

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  393. Alicia

    I am signed up!! 😀

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  394. Janet

    I just ordered the book!

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  395. Asja fuller

    would love to win a copy as a gift for my sister as I am trying to encourage her to join the Bible study starting on Monday I am incredibly excited!! I already have my copy and can’t wait to get started!

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  396. Linda Henderson

    Signed up ! Hope i win !!

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  397. Nancy

    Can’t wait to start!

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  398. Michelle Renee

    I’m signed up and really looking forward to starting this Bible study! I know it will benefit me greatly! Thank you!

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  399. Beth

    I have signed up, have not purchased the book yet but I want to get it soon, I would love to do this as a women’s bible study at our church also! So many of us need it, and thank you for sharing it with us! I love the inspiration you are Lisa!

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  400. Sheree

    The best yes for me right now is this study, can’t wait!

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  401. Tyfanni Penn

    I signed up and I’m praying I’m one of the people who is blessed with a free copy of your book.

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  402. Brook

    Looking forward to learning more from this study!

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  403. Dawn

    Signed up for this study!! Can’t wait!!

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  404. April

    Signed up!

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  405. AnnMarie Dixon

    Signed up today. Now waiting to learn some new habits in love.

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  406. Teresa Harral

    Heard so much about this study and I am so excited to begin

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  407. Denise

    Happily signed up!!

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  408. Vonda

    I can’t wait to read this! I am all signed up!!

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  409. Charlene

    Signed up!

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  410. Melissa

    Thanks for following God’s guidance and bringing us these books. I’m all signed up and have already ordered my book. Of I were to win a copy, I’d give it to my mom. Been talking with her a lot about following Christ and knowing her limitations. Excited to get started!

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  411. Angela Page

    I signed up for this study and I am SOO EXCITED for this! For years I have struggled with saying no when I know that I should out of fear of letting others around me down. Excited to encourage and love on other woman during this study!

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  412. genta hughes

    signed up

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  413. Priscilla Nash

    I signed up woohoo!!!

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  414. genta hughes

    Signed up and ready

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  415. JennyB

    Just signed up. Really enjoying all the “Best Yes” posts on FB. Thank you for sharing.

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  416. Lisa

    I saw you at Women of Faith where I purchased the book and study guide. I am excited now that Proverbs 31 offered the online study. I can’t wait for the 22nd to get here!

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  417. Chasity Johnson

    Just signed up for online study & that was a yes I can handle! Can’t wait!

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  418. sandy

    Thanks! Love your studies, looking forward to it! Signed up!

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  419. Andrea

    I’m very excited about this book. By doing this study online, I am able to say yes to more time in the Word and less time in my car. Thank you.

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  420. Christie

    Signed up! 🙂

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  421. Kathy Hagemann

    Signed up and ready!!

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  422. Brandi

    Can NOT wait to read this book–have a feeling it will be a life changer!

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  423. sarah saenz

    I have signed up and I’m excited to start this study.. Just saw you this last weekend at women of faith in Anaheim… Amazing!!! I’m trying to “go where wisdom gathers, not where wisdom scatters…”

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  424. amanda

    I’m excited to start a young women’s mission group tonight featuring The Best Yes as our study/devotion for the year. I’m not sure how I’m gonna squeeze it all into 1 hour but I’m so pleased to share this with them. Many prayers prayed for this special time with young women. Thanks for a wonderful study!

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  425. Kay

    I am signed up for the study & have the book. I excited about the study.

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  426. jeri

    Just signed up! excited for this study! thanks, Lysa!

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  427. Vicky Buchanan

    Signed up & excited!

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  428. Liz Abbott

    I signed up and am so excited to start this study. I am ready to exchange my best no for a Best Yes…not only to others but to Jesus.

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  429. Avis Rebecca Geronime

    Signed up! I probably need this study more than I am willing to admit. :p

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  430. vicki

    signed up, eager to learn more

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  431. Debra

    I would have enjoyed being a part of the Bible Study and drawing for your new book, but I have a commitment on Mondays through October. I will purchase the book. Excited for you and your sure success with “Your Best Yes” book.

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  432. Nancy

    I’ve gotten better about saying no, but always could use some more advice on how to go about it nicely, especially with family. Love your studies.

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  433. Tina Pilger

    Just signed up! Saying no is definitely something I need to work on!

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  434. Tosha

    Signed up and ready to go 🙂

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  435. Erin T.

    Signed up! Can’t wait!!!

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  436. Danica

    All signed up and ready to finish my race with my best yes’!!

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  437. Krista M.

    Signed up and excited to start!!

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  438. michelle rose

    I have signed up for this online study.I desperately need this as i do not know how to say no.Yes is the right thing to say but then my plate is so full i dont have time to relax because am always too tired , worn out and still there is more to do. Looking forward to this study.

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  439. Joyce Watson

    I signed up the other day and look forward to the Bible Study.
    Sometimes, it really is hard saying “No”, but I like how you respond in such love and tact.
    But, I also know it is harder when you do not get a response from other people, especially while planning a Women’s event or other activities.
    Well, if I receive one of your books I will send one to my sister. She really has a big schedule and three kids to take care of. I have your book and really like it. Thank you. in Christ

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  440. Rebecca

    I am signed up for this study and can’t wait! I feel like you wrote this book for me and am excited to learn more on giving my yes’ s when that’s best and not being afraid to say no.

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  441. Heather

    I’m signed up for The Best Yes online Bible study and I would love to win a copy of the book! God always has perfect timing with these Bible studies- I love them! Lysa, you have no idea what a blessing you have been to me. 🙂 Thank you!

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  442. Misty

    I have heard about this study. So excited to see an opportunity to do this! I am such a yes person and carry so much guilt when I say no. I have done so much to please people that I lost me and the path god wants for me. I know he is there but I don’t make the time for him. Thank you so much for doing this! Misty

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  443. Shannon Denney

    I have signed up for the Best Yes Online Bible Study. I can’t wait! I have run a ladies Bible Study at my church for about 11 years and this year have decided to try something else. So I am so excited to try this new way of doing a Bible Study.

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  444. Elizabeth

    I signed up! Would love to win one of your books – looking forward to reading it!

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  445. Ronda Topper

    Hi Lysa!!!
    I have enjoyed all of your information that you have posted online!! I have learned so much valuable information that applies to my life. I am so excited to start your bible study, The Best Yes. I feel God has directed me to your emails/blog site because saying “yes” when I need/want to say “no” has been the cause of a lot of my conflicts in life and has therefore allowed me to be controlled and manipulated by those around me. I have lost my self esteem and feel as though I cower to anyone that pressures me, kids, husband, family etc. I really hope I receive the free book! I am a single parent struggling right now financially, emotionally and spiritually and as of 2 weeks ago physically! I broke my jaw and my mouth is wired shut for 6 weeks which does not allow me to work because I am on the phone all day and now cannot talk! Please pray for my faith to be strong so that I don’t fall into that “feeling sorry for myself or why me” mode. thank you and I am so excited to start the bible study!!! 🙂
    Ronda

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  446. Arla

    I said Yes!! And don’t think I will regret it this time!! 😉

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  447. Heather

    I’m signed up for The Best Yes online Bible study and I would love to win a copy of the book! God always has perfect timing with these Bible studies- I love them! You have no idea what a blessing you have been to me. Thank you!

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  448. Amy Barton

    I have signed up and am very much looking forward to going through this book and study.

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  449. Suzanne

    Signed up and ready to start. So excited

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  450. Lisa Monn

    Signed up, I purchased the Best Yes on my Kindle and am already reading. Winning a copy would allow me to bless a dear friend with her own.

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  451. Karen

    I have been trying to buy your book and just haven’t had time. I guess I do need to learn how to say no and what the Best Yes is!

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  452. Brenda

    I am signed up and looking forward to this study.

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  453. Heather

    I signed up! I would love to win a copy of your book! You are such a blessing in so many ways! (I’ve tried to comment a few times but it doesn’t seem to be working on my end, so if my name shows up more than once I apologize).

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  454. Becky Maples

    I’m All Signed Up! Haven’t Got My Book Yet 😉

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  455. Andrea G

    I”m signed up. This is much needed!

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  456. Janet

    I am signed up and ready to start my very first OBS. Super excited 🙂

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  457. Kristi

    I signed up!

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  458. Dawn

    Heard you for a bit on K-Love this morning. Love to know when (and how) to say ‘no’ and when God should get the biggest ‘Yes’!!

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  460. Jen K

    I am signed up and looking forward to this study. Much needed in my life right now.

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  461. Jeanne

    I signed up and am looking forward to the study. Praying for all those who are doing this with me!

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  462. Tanya

    I signed up, ordered my book, and for some reason there was a mess up with the order…..now Idk if I will have on e by monday! 🙁

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  463. Kristen

    I’m signed up for this bible study. My book should be arriving any day now. Thanks!

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  464. Sonya L

    I’m all signed up and ready! Can’t wait to get started!

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  465. Alex Andrews

    I signed up and I am SO EXCITED about this bible study and I can hardly wait!!!!!! 🙂

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  466. Judy

    I just signed up & am looking forward to going through this study. I know I really struggle with this & need to learn to evaluate my priorities & learn to be able to say no without worrying about pleasing people, especially at work.

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  467. April

    I’ve signed up 🙂

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  468. Linda

    I signed up & can’t wait to hear my favorite author! Need this timely message!

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  469. Margaret

    I signed up!

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  470. Michelle Kellam

    I signed up ::))

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  471. Bonnie

    Signed up! Thank you so much for your time and effort in putting this Bible Study together and working with everyone; your work is deeply appreciated!! God’s blessings!

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  472. Amanda

    Signed up! Can’t wait to get started!

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  473. Jen Spigelmire

    All signed up!

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  474. Cindy Davis

    Signed up. My first OBS. I’m excited to receive what God has for me through this study. ❤️

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  475. Danielle

    I am struggling with this right now anf I feel like no one understand me and I’m thankful that I find this because it gives me hope of not being alone. I have always had a big heart in doing everybody else’s ideas and always saying yes that I am coming to realize I need to say no and find my happiness and my purpose not just an good idea project from others. I would love too dig deeper and grow stronger!!

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  476. Jennifer M.

    I am signed up & can’t wait to get started 🙂

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  477. Reina Franco

    I signed up and now a part of group 20.

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  478. Nicole

    Signed up and looking forward to it!

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  479. Bernice

    Can wait to share and learn from you and the on-line group study.

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  480. Naomi

    I am all signed up! This just what I need and can survey it for a church small group and mentoring. Thank you for offering this online study.

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  481. Peg J. Ribble

    Yes I am already signed up for the online study. I’m also teaching it at our church. We kicked off the night of the Dinner webcast. Thank you so much for what you are doing for us!!

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  482. Erin

    Just signed up for The Best Yes bible study! I can’t wait to get this book! We are currently doing More Than a Good Bible Study Girl at our church, and we just finished Unglued. Love Lysa’s books! 🙂

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  483. Kathy Nyman

    I have signed up for this study. Though I am bed bound I still have times of feeling second best because I can’t do many of the activities that the church makes you feel not accepted much of the time I think your devotional will give encouraging teaching. Can’t wait!

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  484. Kathy Nyman

    I did post a comment that I can’t wait for this time of teaching. I know it will ministry to me & many others feeling pressured into having to say “yes” because of the guilt trip of not measuring up if you say “No”.

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  485. Lynell

    I’m signed up….just waiting for the money to order book. I can’t wait to go through this. I am one of those overcommitted people 🙂 Maybe I will win one of the five books !

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  486. Jenn S

    I am signed up and ready to go! As a busy mom of 7, I need so much help in this area of prioritizing my time! SO many times I have given too much to others and have little to nothgint left for my family. Thank you, Lysa, for being brave enough to tackle this tough topic!

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  487. Bonnie

    Another on line study …. I am really enjoying doing these they encourage me and give me insight. Thanks so much for doing these.

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  488. Laura Meyers DePaepe

    All signed up and ready to find my Best Yes’!

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  489. Katrina

    I signed up!!!!! Thank you for being such a blessing to me! (I hope West Coast time still counts as “today”!!) 🙂

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  490. V Nelson

    This will be my first online study and I am so looking forward to applying the Word to my life. Thank you for your inspiration and guidance.

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  491. Lupe Muoz

    I’m so excited anout this Bible Study, its something I’ve been asking the Lord to help me with in balancing my life when it comes to home, work chur h and the ministries I’m involved in. Thank you for all that you all do.

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  492. Holly Hicks

    I am all signed up. I got to see you speak at a Women of Faith conference and it was such a great experience!

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  493. Lee-Anne

    I signed up! 🙂

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  494. Debra W

    I signed up already too!

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  495. katie henson

    I am so excited for this bible study! I am signed up and ready to go!

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  496. Achsah

    I have signed up too… Thank you for speaking to my heart 🙂

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  497. Anna

    Joined the Bible study. 🙂 I don’t need the book, since I have it on Kindle. And it would never get to me here. (Congo)

    Thanks for the suggestions for gracious ways to say no. It can be so difficult. I have found that with a few people, I have to just say no without explanation or reasons. That just gives them more reason to argue. I used to cave if I said “no” but they still insisted. I’m learning to do better about that- not always successful!

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  498. nicole mcgonagle

    Already signed up

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  499. Jodi

    I am so excited! This is something I am so looking forward to- I need it!

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  500. Janice

    Looking forward to the study…I’m registered too

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  501. Jamoria Pughsley

    I signed up and can’t wait!

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  502. Paula

    I signed up! So excited to get started

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  503. Gina Marqua

    I joined the Bible Study already and I am looking forward to it! The Unglued OBS was one of my favorites!

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  504. Leanne Black

    I just signed up. I am looking forward to it! Thanks so much for your faithfulness and being transparent.

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  505. Evie

    I’ve signed up already !!

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  506. Cheryl Ketcherside

    I signed up for the Bible study. It would be awesome to win this book – I am such a people pleaser.

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  507. Pamela

    It is really hard for me to say no and also for me to tell people how I feel when I know that something just isn’t right, because inevitably it can be turned around and be my fault and I’m talked into saying yes. I’ve been this way for so long and I’m really tired from the guilt.

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  508. Becky

    I have already signed up -cant wait to get started. Love your book speaks directly to me and many of my circumstances -God is so in this -thank you Lisa

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  509. cheri santini

    I signed up 🙂

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  510. Stacy

    I am looking forward to the Bible study I just signed up for.

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  511. lindsay

    Ready for Monday … so ready!

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  512. Elvie

    I just signed up and looking forward to learning more.

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  513. Susan

    I’m signed up, & looking forward to it! Thank you Lisa! You’re awesome!

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  514. alma mccrea

    I’ve signed up to join the online Bible Study. Since I have to work every weekends, I don’t go to Church very often. I’m looking forward to be on Bible study group online. Thank you Ms. Lysa, I listened to you at K-Love, and your Prov. ministries.org

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  515. Danielle Mills

    I can’t wait to get for this bible study to start! I struggle with people pleasing every day of my life. Although, I know people aren’t made of glass and won’t break, I still feel like I’m responsible for everyone’s happiness. I need to understand- I am responsible for me- not everyone else!

    Thanks!!!
    God Bless!

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  516. Vanessa Freeman

    Newbie here. 🙂

    Just signed up. Looking forward to the read as “yes” seems to be my favorite word when in reality it puts so much stress upon me.

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  517. Emily

    I signed up! Thank you for giving me this opportunity!

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  518. Lee Anne Dishman

    Not sure if you’ve already given away the 5 copies yet, but I’m leaving a comment anyway! Just signed up and can’t wait to start The Best Yes OBS!!

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  519. Amanda Conrad

    Not too sure if you gave away copies yet, but I would love to win one.

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  520. Jennifer Wyman

    signed up; so needed. In school online part-time.work full-time and single-parent teen-young-adult children

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  521. Tamie

    I cant wait to get the book! I saw a few ladies at church with it and I felt that was conformation from the Lord! I love the word from Proverbs 31 Ministry. It touches my heart everyday!!! Thank you very much for you love and dedication for helping others!!!

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  522. Melissa

    I’ve signed up and said yes to this study – it’s a real place I could use some help! Thanks!

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  523. Jen

    looking forward to this!!

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  524. Tara

    I so needed this today, and really everyday. I feel so guilty when I say no and right now for my health and well being need to say no. I need to learn this. Thank you for this important subject. I always feel like a a Christian woman I need to help where needed. Thank you for listening to God and writting this book.

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  525. Matt Norman

    I love the heart behind this post and the book. But, as a ministry leader I would caution that any response that feels over-rehearsed can feel like a pat answer. The heart behind each of these is dead on. I would encourage anyone reading them to find a way to out the idea into your own word. I were to say, “While my heart wants to say yes, yes, yes, the reality of my time makes this a no.” anybody that knows me would know that theyjust got brushed off.

    5. I’ve promised my family not to add any new commitments to my schedule right now. Thank you for our friendship that allows me to be honest with my realities.

    The first sentence of number 5 is good, but the second sentence just isn’t anything I would ever say.

    Saying NO can be very difficult and I encourage anyone to give it some thought. Be prepared to tell people no. Consider the reasons why you need to say no to certain projects/tasks. Then speak truth from these reasons, in love. If you have a firm grasp on why you should be saying no, why other things are more important than others, why certain priorities in your life outrank others, THEN you can communicate to others from your heart and avoid sounding like you stood in front of the mirror rehearsing your response.

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  526. Denise Davis

    I signed up for the study! I can’t wait for it to start!

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  527. Shannon Kleman

    I’ve signed for the study, can’t wait!

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  528. Felicia

    I have already signed up. It would be great to win your book.

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  529. Brandi

    Listening to you on the KLOVE morning show has really been inspirational. I am excited to start the Bible study!

    Thank you!!

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  530. Pamela

    Thank you for your great ministry. I have signed up for the Bible Study. Thank you for the opportunity to win your book.

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  531. Cindy Deichert

    I signed up! Really need this. Thanks for sharing on KLOVE this week.

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  532. Pam M

    I signed up! So excited to get started

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  533. Dianna

    Looking forward to it!

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  534. Meredith Rasberry

    I joined the Bible study it will be my first one and I’m very excited to be apart of this! Thank you for all you do.

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  535. Kelsee

    Sign-up! Can’t wait for more!

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  536. Candy Graham

    I signed up for the Best Yes study. Winning a book would be great since I have not gotten a copy yet. I love this ministry and feel blessed to be a part of it.

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  537. RLR

    I signed up! My husband and I have tried to slim down our commitments in 2014, knowing that some long-term commitments are coming to an end and purposely not adding any more. Saying “no” has been an important part of this, and I’m sure there’s so much more to learn.

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  538. Amy

    Ok, I have signed up. May this be the last Yes until I figure out the best Yes for Me. Looking forward to this study. Thanks.

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  539. Peggie

    I’ve signed up and can’t wait!

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  540. Christina

    I just signed up for the online Bible study. Praying this will give me the courage to think twice, and pray a lot, before I say yes!

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  541. Anna Amelina

    Signed up! Really hoping to win!! 🙂

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  542. Krystle

    I’m all signed up! I’ve never done an online Bible study before, but I can’t wait.

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  543. Melinda

    Just signed up! Hope my name gets picked for the free book! Thanks!

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  544. Bebe

    I can’t wait. Being a part of The Best Yes family will be a beautiful part of my life. Can’t wait to buy the DVD.

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  545. Cyn Rogalski

    I signed up! Your book is on my wish list…hoping I win one though, money’s tight right now. Thanks for this great opportunity!

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  546. Christina Aragon

    I signed up and I am so excited to begin!

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  547. Donna

    I’m in. I’m so tired; I really need this 🙂

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  548. Tammy

    I’m excited for my first on-line Bible study!

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  549. Mandi

    I signed up! VERY interested in reading this book and sharing it with my mom and sisters!

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  550. Karen Griffith

    I have signed up and am so excited for this to start! I hope I win a book although just going through the study will make me a winner!!

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  551. ILDI

    Hi Lysa,
    Just to let you I just signed up and purchased your bundle and I am sooooooo looking forward to better my life.
    Thank you.

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  552. Candis Hodges

    I am signed up and looking forward to the study!

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  553. Kim Parker

    I heard you on KLOVE this morning, and loved your advice for one of the callers. You told him you knew you were people pleasing if you sensed one of the three D’s: dread, drama and (I’ve forgotten the third because I SO resonated with the first one!). I am excited to read your book and take the Bible study! I signed up.

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  554. Annette Enkhorn

    I’m signed up and can’t wait! I’ve also invited my daughter and daughter-in-law and a few friends to join me.

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  555. Tiffany

    Signed up! 🙂

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  556. Teresa

    Signed up !! Cant wait to get started !!

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  557. Anna

    I’m signed up and ready to go, I’m so excited about this bible study. And just to let you know Lysa I recently used #1 of the Personal — when I absolutely had to say no, and it was received so well, I walked away with a smile instead of the feeling of dread. Thank You, Anna 🙂

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  558. karen little

    I’ve signed up for this Bible Study. maybe sound like a broken record, but “I can’t wait for this study to start”. thank you for all you do.

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  559. Patricia

    This Bible Study sounds GREAT!

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  560. M

    Signed up, materials ordered, excited 🙂

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  561. Marlene

    Just signed up. Am in a When Women Say Yes to God study with my church group. Can’t wait to see how these two work together!

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  562. lisa

    I NEED this Bible Study and book. #yesaholic

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  563. Kathy Streb

    I am looking forward to the start of this study. I need to learn to not feel guilty if I need to say no, especially in my professional life. I’m sure this study will give me the fortitude to say no when I really need to.

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  564. Janeen

    This bible study is what I need ☺️

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  565. Jamie M.

    Heard you talking about the book and bible study on KLove the other day. I am learning what it means to live a life of recovery as my husband walks his own recovery path. So many years as an enabler have brought me to a place where I don’t always realize who my answers are helping or hurting, or even who I am anymore. Excited to work through this new book, you are very gifted in your insightfulness and how it flows onto the page!

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  566. Kim Snyder

    Looking forward to the study!

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  567. N

    I signed up. Looking forward to the study!

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  568. Julie

    I am signed up and READY!!! Now, someone gave me my book and I got it in the mail as a surprise. I didn’t know it was coming and I thought, this must be a sign from God! Then, I started reading. WOW. Now I would like a copy to be able to do the same for another lucky lady so she can join me in the bible study!

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  569. Karen

    I think this will be a great bible study. We all need to take a breather and think before we answer a request. I am sure we will be able to apply this to all the different demands in our lives. I am signed up. Thanks!

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  570. Brandon start

    I signed up

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  571. Joyanne

    I have signed up for the Bible study.

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  572. Jennifer

    After hearing you share about this on KLOVE, I was trying to help my dear friend see that it is not about being selfish, it’s about protecting you and what your family needs from you. I signed up for the Bible Study and would love to win the book and share it with my friend!

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  573. Bridget

    I just signed up for online bible study…looking forward to Monday….thank you!

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  574. Maria

    Lysa,

    I just finished reading “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” with a group of fabulous ladies and can not wait to start the online study on the “Best Yes!”. I actually couldn’t wait to read that book and am already half way through it. 😉

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  575. Katie

    Signed up! So excited!

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  576. Sarah B

    Just signed up and would love to win a free copy of the book! This is a study that is going to touch me deeply I just know it and can’t wait to read the book someday

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  577. Judy

    I heard you on klove today, some days I feel so overcommited, that what is really important gets put on the back burner, would live to explore the chapters in your book

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  578. Judy

    I signed up, I forgot to add that on previous post

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  579. Stacey

    I am so excited to stay this online study!

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  580. Claire Hoffpauir

    I signed up. Very excited!

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  581. Ev

    Just signed up for the Best Yes and excited to try my first online bible study.

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  582. Judy Ortiz

    I have signed up as well,but afraid I will not be able to purchase the book. How necessary is it to have it? I am excited to start.

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  583. Sandy Desaulniers

    I signed up and I’m excited for the Bible Study to start 🙂

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  584. Rita Torres

    Just signed up and just ordered the book so I will be a bit behind, I’m afraid. But still looking forward to this.

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  585. Marisa

    I signed up!

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  586. Penni Bellomo

    I just completed my book purchase and signed up for the study, so looking forward to this special time with God and His word. I also invited 19 other women with whom I am involved in a support group with. I truly hope we all will be able to be involved, as I treasure each and every one of them!

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  587. Jamie Brown

    I signed up yesterday morning! I am so excited about this. This will be my very first bible study.. And I have 4 friends that also have signed up to do this together!

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  588. Marie Hanna

    A very gracious and mentor to me many years ago as a baby Christian once said something profound that didn’t sound phoney or “prescribed”. She said,
    “Thank you for asking me! I can’t this time, but please do ask me again another time!”

    I like that!

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  589. Jessica Chase

    I just signed up! I’ve been searching ways to find time for me and grow spiritually! Right now I’m stagnant, and need to be enlightened something fierce! I heard you speak at Women of Faith in Kansas City last month which lead me here, to make it a point to give me some time to get closer to God and learn more of what he has in store for me! I would be blessed to receive a book to follow along with, blessings to you and this ministry.

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  590. Pamela Greganti

    I have enjoyed listening to your insights on KLUV this week while driving my kids to school. Looking forward to this Bible Study!

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  591. Holliej

    Just signed up! I’m so excited!

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  592. Chelsea P

    Hey!!
    I’m all signed up and stoked to get this book and start going through it! I know I’m two days late but I just wanted to say thanks for putting your heart out there & being used to impact the Kingdom. Even just the little blurbs from blogs and radio interviews, as well as the IF Gathering things you’ve been a part of, have been such a blessing and your heart for doing the best of what God wants is encouraging and challenging all in one! Thank you for showing me more of the character of Jesus!
    Blessings!

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  593. Kristin Bell

    I am so excited that I signed up for this 5 day Bibke study. I work for my church and find it hard to engulf myself in worship each week because I’m thinking about what can be improved in worship or trying to solve anything that might go wrong, being asked questions all the time, etc.

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  594. Jamie

    I just heard about this book this morning, it must be a God thing because I’m at the end of my rope! I am a pastor’s wife, and there’s not too many ladies I can reach out to. I’m overwhelmed with the fear of letting people down. But at the same time I’m irritated that it’s easy for others to let me down without thinking twice about it! I’m looking forward to this study and I’m excited about what God is teaching me through this process! Philippians 4:8 is my go to verse!

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  595. Mary

    Heard you on K LOVE radio yesterday. Very interested in reading your book.I signed up for the Bible study. Thank you!

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  596. Kelly

    I’m signed up and ready to go!! This study hits home! I long to honor God with my time

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  597. Rachel

    I just signed up, and looking forward to learning more! Thank you, and God bless!

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  598. Amy Bleich

    I watched one of the on-line discussions and I am excited about this book. My friend already has hers and LOVES it. Would LOVE to win a copy of this book!

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  599. Carmen N

    I’m ready for this study to begin!

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  600. Nicola

    I would like to learn and study with you. Am I too late to win an ebook? I hope not…this would be great! Is your plan a translation to german? I’m reading the “Princess” Book and it is changing my life! Thank you and thank god. I would live to read all your books in Herman, because my english is not so good…

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  601. Nicola

    The book I was reading is probably called “unglued”?
    It reminds me that I am gods Princess doing very little babysteps to calm down and be nicer to my family….

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  602. Robin

    I hope to get one of your books! 🙂

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  603. Madelon Wilson

    This series is so ripe for the times. Life is moving faster and faster everyday. No matter what stage you are in, there are already too many requests for you. Thank you for helping us all with the guidelines to assist in not only saying No in a way that isn’t offensive but also in making the decision of whether to say no or not!

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  604. Laura Kimbleton

    Just signed up for the study! So excited!

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  605. Pam

    I’d love to do this bible study, this is exactly what I need at this season of my life. Would be blessed to win a copy of the book.

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  606. Alene

    I signed up for the The Best Yes Bible study. I am currently reading Unglued…great book!

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  607. Charis

    I know I need to read this book!!! I would LOVE to win a copy! I have a big problem saying NO! Love the special blogs and signed up to get emails! Thanks!

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  608. Jennifer Dickerson

    I have read, “When Women Say Yes to God” and “Unglued”. I just bought “The Best Yes” with the study guide and dvd. I plan on purchasing all your books and reading them. You have helped me beyond words. I first found you on a dvd on Women of Faith. Thank you for listening to the Lord and sharing those things you’ve learned.

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  609. Amy Ashley

    I signed up for your online bible study. Thank you for an opportunity to win a copy of your book, “The Best Yes!”

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  610. Vernalea Stevens

    I already bought the book and have signed up for the study!!! Thank you, I am eager to get into it! Praise God we are still hungry for Bible study at age 81,,, thank you!

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  611. Erin Duggan

    Looking forward to being inspired by you and by God!

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  612. Chelsea Criss

    Hi Lysa, I subscribed above and would love to be entered to win one of your books. Great post. Thanks for taking the time to succinctly and with poise come up “no” replies to peole. Being able to say no when we need to is a necessary and healthy boundary.

    thanks,
    c

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  613. Lisa

    Can’t wait to read the book and get started in the bible study ! Sounds great !

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  614. Pat Sell

    I have not attended a Bible Study online before and am looking forward to this one! 🙂

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  615. Lily Green

    Thank you for the hope you are giving to so many aching hearts. I am excited that Your Best Yes is being made available through a Bible Study. I am signed up and looking forward to new growth. I have enjoyed your conversation on K-LOVE in Albuquerque, NM.
    God has blessed you Lisa,
    Thank you
    Lily

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  616. Lily Green

    Thank you, I am signed up and hoping I will win your helpful book.
    Lily

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  617. Debbie Siewertsen

    Desperate for help with this habit of pleasing everyone!!

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  618. Maureen G.

    I have signed up and I’m doing the study with a good friend!!

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  619. Susan Cusic

    I signed up for the best yes bible study! Hope I win! Blessings!

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  620. Teresa Antley

    I signed up yesterday and would to win. I usually lead Bible Studies at our church but decided it was time for me to be in one instead of leading it. Thank you so much for the study. Hope I win!!

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  621. Darcey

    Would love to win the book. I signed up for the study, but do not have the book.

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  622. Monica

    Signed up for the study! Would love to share this book with my sister- we are trying to unrush our lives together…she would love the book!

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  623. Sarah

    I don’t know if I am too late for entering for a free book, but I just saw the new Bible study that is about start, and it is definitely something I need to learn more about. I have signed up for the study and I am very excited for it to start!

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  624. Tricia Meier

    I signed up for the Online bible study. It was very timely that I saw this on Facebook. A lady at my gym that I have never talked to before today, just told me this morning about your book “The Best Yes!” and said it was something I should read since I take on WAY too much and can NEVER say no…

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  625. Diane Penna

    I would love to win a copy of your new book! I have signed up for the Bible Study, and while I already purchased a copy of your book at Target when it came out, I’d love to have a copy so I can invite a friend to join the study with me!

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  626. Brooke Ortiz

    Just signed up! Would love to win the book! I can’t tell you how much I need to learn how to say NO and be okay with that.

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  627. Angie Hopkins

    Looking forward to this!!! Thank you!

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  628. Dawn

    Priorities.

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  629. Paige Townsend

    I entered for the online bible study and would love a book!!!

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  630. Sydney Searcy

    I am so looking forward to The Best Yes study. Wish this had been around say 10 or 15 years ago. I’m tired of being overwhelmed.

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  631. Agnes

    Would love to win the book…I am a pastor and this study is so what I need right now. It is hard to say no, but I can’t say yes to everything!

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  632. Teresa

    Signed up for the study and anxiously awaiting its start! Would love to win!

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  633. Sally

    I am starting the bible study on Monday, this is my first time ever doing anything like this, I am excited!!

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  634. Beth Anne Brooks

    I signed up for the online study!! Can’t wait to get started! I would love to win the book because at this time I won’t be able to purchase one. Hopefully I can still follow along with the study enough to glean something! Thanks!

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  635. Nicole

    I would love to win this book. I heard on KLOVE the other morning about learning that saying yes ALL the time and people pleasing is not what Christians are called to do. Even if it feels like we are letting others down we are called to listen to God’s voice and use his guidance and not let what others think of us hinder our journey. I would love to dive deep into this book and learn to slow down, surrender to God and learn how to say the Best Yes to glorify him!

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  636. Rachel Froelich

    Signed up for the bible study today! I’m currently on a 4 month long mission trip and have really been missing my bible study at home, so I can’t wait to get started with this one!!

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  637. Nancy Eastman

    I signed up for “the best yes” bible study and cannot wait.

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  638. Candice Woodring

    Signed up for bible study. Thanks

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  639. Amanda

    I am so excited for this bible study! Much needed in my life right now

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  640. Michelle Lucas

    I am looking forward to this course. I am eager to learn and experience everything that is offered. Thank you

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  641. Tayla

    Signed up for the study! I’m going to be starting my own study of your book with a few young 20-somethings girls at my church with a hope to be able to go deeper in community with them and encourage one another to give our best yes!

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  642. Stephanie Thornton

    SIgned up & ready to go!

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  643. Lisa

    I just signed up bc I really need this and prayers. I don’t have the book and would love to have it so I can participate. Thank you.

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  644. Holley Wolfe

    I signed up today! This sounds like it will be a great study and something I really need!

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  645. BERNICE

    I look forward to the biblestudy.Hope to win a book,than i can give it away.The parts i read untill now in mine are very encouraging. It would be awesome when your books will be translated one day in Dutch……

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  646. Amber

    I entered/signed up! Thank you for sharing your heart and being such an encouragement to all of us.

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  647. Luisa

    Just signed up! 🙂

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  648. Cindi

    I have signed up for “the best yes” bible study. Looking forward to starting..

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  649. Erika

    Bought your book before taking an adventure that of lots of decisions!
    I bought an extra copy for the girl I stayed with on my adventure and after I’d left she was actually able to let her neighbor borrow the book (not sure the the neighbor is a Christian or not)! It’s so cool! It’s been so encouraging, thank you for writing practically about boundaries! I’m considering a copy for my mom as a gift, I think it could empower her!

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  650. Marie deSoto

    Looking forward to this study. My youngest child is a HS senior this year. I’m aware of changes on the horizon and the Lord pushing me toward new places– which I can’t apprehend unless I surrender old habits. 🙂

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  651. shelly

    after reading one of your devotionals I am so looking forward to this Bible Study

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  652. Sherrie Johnson

    Thanks for the opportunity. Can’t wait for bible study tomorrow eve!

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  653. Cheryl

    Hello! I am signed up for this Bible study and very excited. This is my very first online study, and the first with Lysa!

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  654. BARBARA E CLARK

    I’mm signed up for the best yes bible study. My first online study. Looking forward to the new experience. Thank you.

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  655. Amy Wolf

    I am very excited about this Bible study! I signed up! Thank you Lysa, you are always an inspiration and always seem to know exactly where I am in my life.

    <3

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  656. Nancy Kleinheksel

    I just signed up for the Bible Study. Looking forward to it!

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  657. Patricia Drummond

    I am thrilled to be back with you. I met you years ago when you were touring with your new book, Proverbs 31, long time ago! I knew you would do well as you were so genuine back then. I hope to get to hear to speak again. Just so tickled to be back in your ministry!

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  658. Paula

    People pleasing can be a disease, especially in Christian circles sometimes. Thank you for shedding some balanced light on this topic. I know it will help me! And many others too!

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  659. Rhonda Phipps

    I’m so excited to start this online bible study!! I’ve been inviting friends like crazy and hopefully even a few of the Pastors wives will join me in this!! Lysa, you are an amazing woman and I’ve loved you since my first WOF conference in OKC. I’ve been referring to you as my BFF, lol. One of the Pastor’s wives at my church just introduced me to Pastor Steven Furtick online and I’ve fallen in love with his sermons as well, thanks for being so committed to God’s calling in your life and reaching so many!! You ROCK!!!

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    • Rhonda Phipps

      P.S. I don’t need to win a free copy of the book, but would love for a friend of mine to win…hopefully she gets signed up asap 🙂

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  660. Carol D.

    Just signed up ….found this through My Heart Stil Sings blog….

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  661. Shanna Reeves

    Signed up for the study. I would be sooo blessed to be
    chosen for a free copy o your book.
    Thank YOU in advance.
    #blessed 🙂

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  662. Renae Hutsell

    Excited – signed up and ready for the study !!

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  663. Doris

    For so many years I’ve been the woman you described. I never said No. I became so despondent with the overwhelming needs of others that I totally lost sight of me. It took my own mental and physical crash to force me to deal with taking care of me. By that time, I had enabled those I love to the point that it was virtually impossible to make this necessary break in everyone’s habits. I’m better now, but I know how close I could be to returning to my past behaviors and start this vicious cycle again. I have to keep reminding myself this is a much healthier way to live. I also have to keep a careful watch over my attitude and ensure my responses are appropriate for the situation. It would be so easy to lash out at others under the guise of sticking to my “say no” approach. It’s a tricky road.

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  664. Crystal Rippee

    I am signed up and ready to unhassle my life! Let’s GO! I would love to do this with the help pf your book!

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  665. Sharon

    I signed up for your online bible study of “The Best Yes”, I’m looking forward to the webcast tonight. I would love to win your book. Thanks.

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  666. jessica citso

    Just signed up. . .can’t wait for the study!

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  667. Mary

    Can’t wait! This is new for me and I have been missing not being involved in a Bible Study (Women’s). Yea! Thanks, looking forward to beginning.

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  668. Nancy Wild

    I am excited about this bible study. I have never been part of an online bible study before!!

    Thank you so much for everything you do!

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  669. Angie

    Looking forward to doing this bible study!

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  670. Kaylee

    Signed up and ready to get started!! I cannot wait for this bible study! 🙂 I am so glad that I came across Proverbs 31 ministries on Facebook that led me to this bible study!

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  671. Wanda

    I signed up so looking forward to this bible study!

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  672. Regina

    A friend gave me a copy of the book about a month ago and I have been reading it. Thank you for a study…although I’ve never done one online. I am thankful to God for the opportunity to study an area that can be discouraging and defeating in my life. My friend who gave me the book hopes to do a study at church !

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  673. BEV MCCLAIN

    CAN YOU HELP US SUBSCRIBE TO YOUR E-MAIL MAILING LIST THANKS BEV

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  674. Peggy Deem

    I just signed up and I purchased the book yesterday. Would love to give copies to some friends. Thank you for the opportunity to do this type of Bible study.

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  675. kdisney0206@gmail.com

    Can’t wait to start the new study. This is an answer to my prayers.

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  676. Barb

    I signed up for the online study. I am really excited about the webcast tonight.

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  677. tammy

    Thanks Lysa for all you do! I enjoy reading Proverbs 31 email daily and I am looking forward to trying/doing my 1st on line bible study…just signed up for it! So overdue for a bible study

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  678. Beth Kregar

    I’ve signed up for this study can’t wait to start! I’ve already started reading the book!

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  679. Karmen