My Trusted Resources

Welcome to the Your Vibrant Family Resources section, a curated list of the tools and products I strongly recommend for a stronger marriage, better parenting and your best life as a wife, mom and Christian woman. 

I have tested every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are a crucial part of my family's ongoing growth and overall well-being. I pray that they are a blessing to your family as well. 

Before digging into these awesome resources that I know and trust, an important disclosure:

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these products, and I recommend them because they are helpful, not because of the small commission I make if you decide to buy something. I encourage you to only purchase those products here that are a good fit for you or your family's needs. 

Enjoy!

#1 Recommended Resource for Families

Covenant Eyes Internet Monitoring & Accountability

Online purity is a must for Christian families, not just to protect our kids but to keep our marriages safe as well.

Our family has used Covenant Eyes for over 6 years now and it is the best internet filtering and accountability on the market, bar none. Covenant Eyes not only filters out the bad stuff but it sends you a weekly log of all apps and sites your kids accessed (or attempted to access) so that you can know exactly where they go (and how long they spend) online. Covenant Eyes works on phones, tablets and laptops--all their devices.

I can't say enough good things about Covenant Eyes! It's something every family needs in their home to keep everyone safe and accountable online. Go here to learn more.


Marriage 

This awesome devotional from my dear friends the Kerchevals goes deep on important topics that matter to Christian couples (everything from forgiveness to communication issues to sex).

With three sections in each devotion (including a Bible verse, “Converse & Reflect” questions, and a sample prayer), Consecrated Conversations encourages couples to discover intimacy in marriage like never before.

The Best Christian Sex Resources

We all have questions about how to have better sex in a Christian marriage, and we need a central place where we can go to (discreetly) discover clean answers about sex (without running into porn or erotica). 

And that, my friends, is why I wrote this post. I've gathered these incredible Christian sex resources that give insight into the top questions many Christian couples have about sex and intimacy in marriage. 

This is one of the most popular posts on the site and it’s loaded with amazing resources on marital intimacy! Don’t miss this list of the best Christian sex resources.

We all have questions about how to have better sex in a Christian marriage, and we need a central place where we can go to (discreetly!) discover clean answers about sex (without running into porn or erotica). 

And that, my friends, is why I wrote this post. I've gathered these incredible Christian sex resources that give insight into the top questions many Christian couples have about sex and intimacy in marriage. 

This is one of the most popular posts on the site and it’s loaded with amazing resources on marital intimacy! Don’t miss this list of the best Christian sex resources.

My husband and I believe that regular time with God (both individually and as a couple) is what has kept our marriage rock-solid for almost 17 years. Over the years we’ve had the chance to discover several awesome devotionals, and this post lists those we’d highly recommend.


Mommy Anger 

7 Days to a Less Angry Mom

I developed this course because I saw so many of us trapped by mommy anger (and all the baggage that goes with it—guilt, damaged relationships, etc).

This powerful course with 7 video teachings and 50+ pages of homework is what I recommend for anyone facing the very-real issue of mommy anger. Listen, as a mom of four kids, you can bet I have dealt with mommy anger! I understand it, and I have found freedom from it. This course shares those awesome strategies—strategies that work.

I developed this course because I saw moms all around me trapped by mommy anger (and all the baggage that goes with it—guilt, hurt relationships, self-esteem issues). This powerful course with 7 video teachings and 50+ pages of homework is what I recommend for anyone facing the very-real issue of mommy anger. Listen, as a mom of four kids, you can bet I have dealt with mommy anger. I understand it, and I have found freedom from it. This course shares those awesome strategies—strategies that work.


My husband and I believe that regular time with God (both individually and as a couple) is what has kept our marriage rock-solid for almost 17 years. Over the years we’ve had the chance to discover several awesome devotionals, and this post lists those we’d highly recommend.


Homemaking

7 Days to a Less Angry Mom

If you have kids, then you have school papers and memorabilia everywhere in your home. You know--those adorable coloring pages and other school projects that you want to keep for the future (but have no idea what to do with now)? LOL 

Enter the My Memory Box™ solution. Seriously this easy way to organize kids' school papers saves me so much time (and eliminates the piles)!

The My Memory Box™ System not only organizes my kids school papers on an ongoing basis, but it naturally creates a beautiful school memory box for each child for the future. A win-win for any busy mom.

If you have kids, then you have school papers and memorabilia everywhere in your home. You know--those adorable coloring pages and other school projects that you want to keep for the future (but have no idea what to do with now)? 

Enter the My Memory Box™ solution. Seriously this easy way to organize kids' school papers saves me so much time (and eliminates the piles)!

The My Memory Box™ System not only organizes my kids school papers on an ongoing basis, but it naturally creates a beautiful school memory box for each child for the future. It's a win-win for any busy mom.


I developed this course because I saw moms all around me trapped by mommy anger (and all the baggage that goes with it—guilt, hurt relationships, self-esteem issues). This powerful course with 7 video teachings and 50+ pages of homework is what I recommend for anyone facing the very-real issue of mommy anger. Listen, as a mom of four kids, you can bet I have dealt with mommy anger. I understand it, and I have found freedom from it. This course shares those awesome strategies—strategies that work.


My husband and I believe that regular time with God (both individually and as a couple) is what has kept our marriage rock-solid for almost 17 years. Over the years we’ve had the chance to discover several awesome devotionals, and this post lists those we’d highly recommend.


Personal Growth

My Must-Read Books for Women

7 Days to a Less Angry Mom

Looking for some good books to read? Whether you want to find books to help you grow deeper in your faith or you’re looking for a great fiction book, these are the books that have challenged and stretched me (or have just been excellent and entertaining). 

I love all of these and I recommend them regularly!

Looking for some good books to read? Maybe you’ve got a vacation planned, or you’d like to lose yourself in a good book right now.

Either way, it seems like we’re all on the lookout for some good reads. Whether you want to find books to help you grow deeper in your faith or you’re looking for some recommended fiction books to read, I want to share with you the books that have challenged and stretched me (or have just been excellent and entertaining good books to read).

From healing owies to better sleep, our family uses essential oils every single day (no joke). I’m not here to debate which essential oil brands are the "best," but I will say that I use (and love) Rocky Mountain Oils (RMO).

I recommend them not only because their oils are 100% pure and tested, but RMO makes it easy to use essential oils without having to sell the oils yourself (no MLM). Just buy what you need when you need it (at a reasonable price). They offer free shipping within the US and you can return the oils for free if you're not fully satisfied.  Yep, it's as simple as that. 

I've found their staff extremely knowledgeable and helpful too. I've used RMO for over 2 years now with my family and highly recommend them!

For a good 6 years now, this online menu planner and grocery list organizer has saved my hide week after week. Plan to Eat allows you to plan out your meals and create grocery lists in a flash. Whether you import a recipe from the internet or type in one of your family's favorite recipes, simply drag that recipe to a calendar date and Plan to Eat automatically populates a grocery list for you. Then when it's time to shop, your meal ingredients are automatically formatted into a checkable grocery list sorted by store (and of course you can add in those extras that aren't on your menu plan, such as cereal).

I can't say enough good things about Plan to Eat (although I did write about it here) https://vibrantchristianliving.com/cooking-sanity-savers-the-2-secrets-behind-monthly-meal-planning/. I highly recommend Plan to Eat. Try it for 30 days for free here.

If you have kids, then you have school papers and memorabilia everywhere in your home. You know--those adorable coloring pages and other school projects that you want to keep for the future (but have no idea what to do with now)? 

Enter the My Memory Box™ solution. Seriously this easy way to organize kids' school papers saves me so much time (and eliminates the piles)!

The My Memory Box™ System not only organizes my kids school papers on an ongoing basis, but it naturally creates a beautiful school memory box for each child for the future. It's a win-win for any busy mom.


I developed this course because I saw moms all around me trapped by mommy anger (and all the baggage that goes with it—guilt, hurt relationships, self-esteem issues). This powerful course with 7 video teachings and 50+ pages of homework is what I recommend for anyone facing the very-real issue of mommy anger. Listen, as a mom of four kids, you can bet I have dealt with mommy anger. I understand it, and I have found freedom from it. This course shares those awesome strategies—strategies that work.


My husband and I believe that regular time with God (both individually and as a couple) is what has kept our marriage rock-solid for almost 17 years. Over the years we’ve had the chance to discover several awesome devotionals, and this post lists those we’d highly recommend.

My Must-Read Books for Women

7 Days to a Less Angry Mom

Grace Goals is an excellent, Christian goal-setting course that I highly recommend from my friend Arabah Joy. This 48-page resource teaches that God's grace is not just an abstract concept that we call upon when we need forgiveness but instead a practical, powerful tool essential for successfully setting and completing goals.

She describes grace this way in the Grace Goals course: "Grace is the power of God. It is more than God’s forgiveness when we do wrong... it is God’s enablement to do right. Grace is what has the power to transform a person’s life."

If you've been looking for a grace-centered, Bible-based way to meet your goals, check out Grace Goals here.

Grace Goals is an excellent, Christian goal-setting course that I highly recommend from my friend Arabah Joy. This 48-page resource teaches that God's grace is not just an abstract concept that we call upon when we need forgiveness but instead a practical, powerful tool essential for successfully setting and completing goals.

She describes grace this way in the Grace Goals course: "Grace is the power of God. It is more than God’s forgiveness when we do wrong... it is God’s enablement to do right. Grace is what has the power to transform a person’s life."

If you've been looking for a grace-centered, Bible-based way to meet your goals, check out Grace Goals here.

Looking for some good books to read? Maybe you’ve got a vacation planned, or you’d like to lose yourself in a good book right now.

Either way, it seems like we’re all on the lookout for some good reads. Whether you want to find books to help you grow deeper in your faith or you’re looking for some recommended fiction books to read, I want to share with you the books that have challenged and stretched me (or have just been excellent and entertaining good books to read).

From healing owies to better sleep, our family uses essential oils every single day (no joke). I’m not here to debate which essential oil brands are the "best," but I will say that I use (and love) Rocky Mountain Oils (RMO).

I recommend them not only because their oils are 100% pure and tested, but RMO makes it easy to use essential oils without having to sell the oils yourself (no MLM). Just buy what you need when you need it (at a reasonable price). They offer free shipping within the US and you can return the oils for free if you're not fully satisfied.  Yep, it's as simple as that. 

I've found their staff extremely knowledgeable and helpful too. I've used RMO for over 2 years now with my family and highly recommend them!

For a good 6 years now, this online menu planner and grocery list organizer has saved my hide week after week. Plan to Eat allows you to plan out your meals and create grocery lists in a flash. Whether you import a recipe from the internet or type in one of your family's favorite recipes, simply drag that recipe to a calendar date and Plan to Eat automatically populates a grocery list for you. Then when it's time to shop, your meal ingredients are automatically formatted into a checkable grocery list sorted by store (and of course you can add in those extras that aren't on your menu plan, such as cereal).

I can't say enough good things about Plan to Eat (although I did write about it here) https://vibrantchristianliving.com/cooking-sanity-savers-the-2-secrets-behind-monthly-meal-planning/. I highly recommend Plan to Eat. Try it for 30 days for free here.

If you have kids, then you have school papers and memorabilia everywhere in your home. You know--those adorable coloring pages and other school projects that you want to keep for the future (but have no idea what to do with now)? 

Enter the My Memory Box™ solution. Seriously this easy way to organize kids' school papers saves me so much time (and eliminates the piles)!

The My Memory Box™ System not only organizes my kids school papers on an ongoing basis, but it naturally creates a beautiful school memory box for each child for the future. It's a win-win for any busy mom.


I developed this course because I saw moms all around me trapped by mommy anger (and all the baggage that goes with it—guilt, hurt relationships, self-esteem issues). This powerful course with 7 video teachings and 50+ pages of homework is what I recommend for anyone facing the very-real issue of mommy anger. Listen, as a mom of four kids, you can bet I have dealt with mommy anger. I understand it, and I have found freedom from it. This course shares those awesome strategies—strategies that work.


My husband and I believe that regular time with God (both individually and as a couple) is what has kept our marriage rock-solid for almost 17 years. Over the years we’ve had the chance to discover several awesome devotionals, and this post lists those we’d highly recommend.


Spiritual Growth

My Must-Read Books for Women

7 Days to a Less Angry Mom

Whether you’d like a women’s Bible study for yourself as part of your daily quiet time or you’re looking a one to enjoy with a group of friends, here’s the list of favorite women’s Bible studies that I've best enjoyed.

These Bible study resources will help you discover the full, vibrant life God has planned for you! Click here.

Whether you’d like a women’s Bible study for yourself as part of your daily quiet time (TK) or you’re looking a women’s Bible study to enjoy as a group, here’s a list of women’s Bible studies that can dramatically change your life.

These resources will help you discover the full, vibrant life God has planned for you!

Looking for some good books to read? Maybe you’ve got a vacation planned, or you’d like to lose yourself in a good book right now.

Either way, it seems like we’re all on the lookout for some good reads. Whether you want to find books to help you grow deeper in your faith or you’re looking for some recommended fiction books to read, I want to share with you the books that have challenged and stretched me (or have just been excellent and entertaining good books to read).

From healing owies to better sleep, our family uses essential oils every single day (no joke). I’m not here to debate which essential oil brands are the "best," but I will say that I use (and love) Rocky Mountain Oils (RMO).

I recommend them not only because their oils are 100% pure and tested, but RMO makes it easy to use essential oils without having to sell the oils yourself (no MLM). Just buy what you need when you need it (at a reasonable price). They offer free shipping within the US and you can return the oils for free if you're not fully satisfied.  Yep, it's as simple as that. 

I've found their staff extremely knowledgeable and helpful too. I've used RMO for over 2 years now with my family and highly recommend them!

For a good 6 years now, this online menu planner and grocery list organizer has saved my hide week after week. Plan to Eat allows you to plan out your meals and create grocery lists in a flash. Whether you import a recipe from the internet or type in one of your family's favorite recipes, simply drag that recipe to a calendar date and Plan to Eat automatically populates a grocery list for you. Then when it's time to shop, your meal ingredients are automatically formatted into a checkable grocery list sorted by store (and of course you can add in those extras that aren't on your menu plan, such as cereal).

I can't say enough good things about Plan to Eat (although I did write about it here) https://vibrantchristianliving.com/cooking-sanity-savers-the-2-secrets-behind-monthly-meal-planning/. I highly recommend Plan to Eat. Try it for 30 days for free here.

If you have kids, then you have school papers and memorabilia everywhere in your home. You know--those adorable coloring pages and other school projects that you want to keep for the future (but have no idea what to do with now)? 

Enter the My Memory Box™ solution. Seriously this easy way to organize kids' school papers saves me so much time (and eliminates the piles)!

The My Memory Box™ System not only organizes my kids school papers on an ongoing basis, but it naturally creates a beautiful school memory box for each child for the future. It's a win-win for any busy mom.


I developed this course because I saw moms all around me trapped by mommy anger (and all the baggage that goes with it—guilt, hurt relationships, self-esteem issues). This powerful course with 7 video teachings and 50+ pages of homework is what I recommend for anyone facing the very-real issue of mommy anger. Listen, as a mom of four kids, you can bet I have dealt with mommy anger. I understand it, and I have found freedom from it. This course shares those awesome strategies—strategies that work.


My husband and I believe that regular time with God (both individually and as a couple) is what has kept our marriage rock-solid for almost 17 years. Over the years we’ve had the chance to discover several awesome devotionals, and this post lists those we’d highly recommend.