Books


No More Perfect Kids
No More Perfect Moms
Living With Less So Your Family Has More
Is There Really Sex After Kids?
Real Moms, Real Jesus
My Hearts At Home
Creating the Moms Group You’ve Been Looking For
Got Teens?
Professionalizing Motherhood

No More Perfect Kids

NMPK Cover with Chapman nameMom and dad, 
your kids are created in God’s image, not your own.

Jill Savage and Kathy Koch will 
guide you in truly appreciating your kids. They will teach you how to study and 
become an expert on your children, because you cannot fully embrace them until you 
truly know them.

One of the best gifts we as parents can give our children is to set them free to be all that God has created them to be—not forcing them to live out our dreams or comparing them to our friend’s kid.

In No More Perfect Kids, Jill Savage and Kathy Koch equip us with the tools and perspective to:

  • Identify and remove the Perfection Infection from our parenting.
  • Really know each child so we can fully embrace their unique design.
  • Release our children from unrealistic expectations.
  • Answer the questions our kids are silently asking in a way that gives them the courage and freedom to be themselves.

Written in a passionate, candid, and personal way, the authors 
will instill within you hope and contentment. You’ll be inspired to apply the practical, 
realistic, and relevant ideas and tactics Jill and Kathy share. (Leaders Guide included in back of book.)

Check out the No More Perfect website for the No More Perfect Blog, a free 13-Day No More Perfect Kids E-Challenge, free video curriculum for personal or group study, Family Activities to accompany the chapters in the book, and more!

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No More Perfect Moms

If you’ve ever forgotten to pick your kid up from soccer practice or accidentally worn two different shoes to the grocery store, this book is for you. Being a mother is not for those who display symptoms of the “Perfection Infection.”

There is simply no such thing as a perfect mom. And there are no such things as perfect kids, perfect homes, perfect bodies, perfect marriages, or even perfect meals.

With refreshing honesty, author Jill Savage exposes some of her own parental shortcomings with the goal of helping mothers everywhere shelve their desires for perfection along with their insecurities of not measuring up to other moms.

No More Perfect Moms will help you…  

  • Change your unrealistic expectations to realistic expectations in order to better manage everyday challenges.
  • Give grace and love to your husband and children even in difficult family life circumstances.
  • Increase your confidence when you resist the urge to compare your insides to other women’s outsides.
  • Discover the beauty of grace when you stop judging yourself and stop judging others.
  • Find freedom from disappointment when you embrace your real family, your real challenges, and your real, but imperfect, life.

Check out the No More Perfect website for the No More Perfect Blog, a free 31-Day No More Perfect Moms E-Challenge, free video curriculum for personal or group study, and more!

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Living With Less So Your Family Has More

In a society of “bigger is better,” Jill and Mark Savage are countercultural in believing that living with less materially allows you to provide more for your family emotionally, relationally, and spiritually.

Jill and Mark, a husband and wife who have lived the less-is-more life for more than twenty years, provide an honest, straightforward approach on investing in the things that really matter, including:

  • Creating a long-term vision for your family
  • Identifying the attitudes and actions to live your vision out
  • Practical action steps to help you make small and big changes, from organizing coupons effectively to changing a career path or downsizing to a smaller home

Whether your goal is allowing parents to cut back work hours and stress, making it possible for one parent to stay home full-time, or simply making more time in the day for family, this book helps you redefine your priorities in order to keep family first. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter give a perfect conversation jumpstart for couples desiring to read this book together.

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Is There Really Sex After Kids?

Moms may not ask that question aloud, but Jill Savage knows from her years of leading Hearts at Home conferences that no other workshop subject will fill a room more quickly. Having children at home does alter the sexual dynamic between you and your husband. Going from making dinner to making love and from practical mommy to passionate lover all in the course of one crowded evening, presents unique challenges.

Speaking from her experience as a wife and mother, Jill offers a warm-hearted woman-to-woman discussion—a true insider’s look at what works to build intimacy outside the bedroom and improve intimacy inside the bedroom.

Practical, humorous, and heartfelt, this book gives you proven ways to restore the intimacy, spontaneity, pleasure, and yes, the passion in your marriage! Questions are included at the end of each chapter to guide personal reflection and a leaders guide is included at the back of the book for group discussions.

This book is currently out of print.  We’re hoping to make it available again in the future.  In the meantime, you might want to check out websites where you can find a used copy of the book like www.half.com.

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Real Moms, Real Jesus

What does Jesus know about the peanut-butter-and-jelly life of a mom? Plenty! Jill Savage, founder and director of Hearts at Home, introduces the real Jesus to real moms.

In chapters that examine key behaviors and decisions Jesus made during His life on earth, Jill brings those lessons right down to the laundry-filled, sticky-fingered days every mother knows.

Throughout Real Moms…Real Jesus, Jill helps you see that you have a Friend and Savior who understands:

  • never getting time alone
  • high demands
  • lack of sleep
  • betrayal
  • disappointment

Between the chapters are interactive vignettes that turn the concept of the book back around. If the meat of the content is looking at Jesus’ life on earth and understanding how to apply that in our everyday lives, these perspective vignettes are brief, refreshing glimpses starting with our own messy, busy lives.

Jill continually reminds the reader that Jesus is not an unattainable deity, but a Friend who understands. Includes leader’s guide for use in group discussion.

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My Hearts At Home

You can do amazing things within the four walls when your heart’s at home. You treasure your family and long to help them become all they can be. Your role in your home is incredibly important…and incredibly complicated. Jill Savage, founder of Hearts at Home, understands the challenge of meeting the multifaceted needs of your family.

A mother of five, she shares from her own experiences and from conversations with other moms so that you can create a home that is a:

  • Safe place for the family to grow and blossom
  • Research lab for exploration of interests and talents
  • Church where prayer and love guide all members
  • Trauma unit to care for the bumps and bruises of life
  • Rest area for refreshment and renewal

Practical ideas, grace for mistakes, and spiritual insights fill these pages. Be encouraged, Mom. When your heart’s at home, your home will fill your heart in more ways than you’ll ever know. Includes a leader’s guide for use in group discussion.

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Creating The Mom’s Group You’ve Been Looking For

People in all professions know the importance of networking. How about you? Are you enjoying the support and connection you need in the most demanding career of all—motherhood? You can. Whether you’re improving the group you’re already in or starting one from scratch, building a group for mothers is practical, doable, and indescribably rewarding.

Here are the guidance and resources you need for a “can-do” attitude. Drawing from years of experience, Jill Savage offers a resource manual packed with vision and a wealth of ideas. You’ll find sage, road-tested, upbeat advice on:

  • Different kinds of groups
  • Mentoring and accountability relationships
  • Attracting members
  • Training leaders and volunteers
  • Handling conflicts
  • Policies and procedures
  • Arranging for childcare
  • Gaining church support
  • Bible study and prayer
  • …and much more!

Motherhood is an incredibly important and rewarding profession. You don’t have to do it alone. The supportive and trusting relationships you long for are within your reach and some will last a lifetime.

Chockful of resources, Creating the Moms Group You’ve Been Looking For will help you and other moms like you make friends, grow in faith, sharpen your skills, and keep your sanity amid the frantic pace of raising children. Click here to view the table of contents and read the first chapter!

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Got Teens?

Got Teens? Tweens? Help is here. Jill Savage and Pam Farrel have raised teenagers and now they provide practical and emotional support for all the roles of your challenging job.

There’s Mom as CFO: “Should I pay for gas in her car?” As Launching Pad: “Do I let him go with his friends to the lake?” As Shepherd. “Why is my good kid making bad choices?”

With the commonsense solutions and creative ideas in Got Teens? you’ll learn how to:

  • discover heart issues behind behavior problems
  • discuss the guy-girl thing intelligently
  • walk alongside a prodigal in pain
  • equip your child with people skills and life skills
  • impact your child spiritually

Proven tools such as the mom group guides, Mompower Prayers, and ideas for creating a teen-relationship contract prepare you to give direction and demonstrate God’s love during your child’s formative years of transition to adulthood. This is the perfect guidebook for moms of kids from 12 to 22. Includes a leader’s guide for use in group discussion.

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Professionalizing Motherhood

“Just a mom?” There’s no such thing. Motherhood isn’t a second-rate occupation. It is a career that can maximize your talents and strengths to their fullest.

Look past the surface of mothering—the endless tasks and frantic pace—to the incredible skills required to raise your children while nurturing your marriage. The truth is clear: You’re a professional in one of the most dignified, demanding, and rewarding fields any woman can find.

Upbeat, candid and engaging, Professionalizing Motherhood will do more than help you radically redefine how you see yourself. It will guide you toward practical development as a career woman who specializes in the home. Jill Savage helps you determine a strategy and set goals for professional training and growth.

From the foundational to the practical, you’ll learn about:

  • Establishing your mission
  • Developing a network of “coworkers”
  • How marriage and mothering work together
  • Organizing and homemaking basics
  • Taking care of your personal needs
  • Discovering your value in Christ

Professionalizing Motherhood casts a fresh and meaningful vision for mothering as a worthy career choice for this season of your life. Each chapter ends with questions to guide your personal reflection and a leader’s guide is included at the back of the book to be used in group discussions.

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