Registration opens today for (in)RL 2013, a series of worldwide local meet ups held on the same day, connecting women face-to-face. Not only is it FREE, but everyone who registers today, Monday Jan 14, gets a copy of the (in)courage 365 Daybrightener while supplies last (US residents only). Everyone who registers also gets a copy of our first (in)courage eBook: Best of the Beach House 2012. This ebook is gorgeous and I hope you enjoy it as much as I am.

Some of you may have attended or even hosted an (in)RL event last year, but many of you may not even know how to pronounce (in)RL, much less understand what it actually is. I’m here for you!

(in)RL was born out of two years spent listening to women in the comments at (in)courage craving local, real life community. Derived from the social media acronym “IRL” or “in real life,” (in)RL is an invitation to share what we’ve learned about community and encourage women with stories and suggestions for connecting deeper in real life.

Think of it as a FREE girl’s weekend away that doesn’t require packing or plane tickets, where women can kick off any expectation of perfect, set aside their fears, their shyness, their worry that they’re not good enough, and find some of Jesus’ words of rest woven into every video shared here.

When: The (in)RL webcast kicks off on Friday, April 26 and (in)RL meetups follow on Saturday, April 27.

What: Last year we explored the nitty gritty of community. This year we’re taking a closer look at what it takes to stay rooted in community when sometimes just walking away would be so much easier and tons more convenient. Women share stories of how they’ve chosen to stay through hard marriages, challenging parenting, worthwhile friendships. How choosing to stay has freed them more fully and unexpectedly than if they’d cut and run.


This photo is from the (in)RL event I hosted in my home last year. These ladies are a mix of neighbors, church sisters, bloggers, and women who took a chance and registered without knowing anyone else there. All parted as friends.


Head on over to incourage.me/inrl to register for free for an (in)RL meet up in your area and claim your free gifts! If you’re here in Atlanta, consider joining me—I’m hosting again.

Hopefully there will come a day when I look less awkward on camera, but maybe not this year, eh?

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