Work, Love, Pray: Practical Wisdom for Young Professional Christian Women

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Zondervan, Sep 20, 2011 - Religion - 224 pages
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The number of Christian women in today's professional workforce is increasing, and they are hungry for practical mentoring. They yearn to learn from someone who has climbed the ladder of success without sacrificing family or faith—something author Diane Paddison has done with excellence and grace. The stories Paddison shares about her corporate, personal, and spiritual life, as well as the lives of other women like her, are both inspiring and instructive, providing on-target advice and concrete examples of how to succeed without feeling overwhelmed or compromised. This is a working book for working women. Full of practical, proven guidance that is both professionally viable and biblically sound, each chapter includes sidebars featuring pertinent facts from current research, resources relevant to the chapter's topic, action-oriented "to do" lists, and other interactive material. Chapters also include questions suitable for discussion, making it an excellent resource for use in small groups. Work, Love, Pray is a valuable resource for professional Christian women, but it's also a must read for the husbands, sisters, daughters, and friends who share their lives.

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Sound Career Advice for Young Professional Women

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In Work Love Pray, Paddison draws on her experience as a senior executive to outline the problems that Christian women face in the workforce, and to suggest ways to maintain and grow as a Christian ... Read full review

Work, Love, Pray - a must read!

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I’m going to toss out there that I think every working woman would benefit from owning a copy of Diane Paddison’s, Work, Love, Pray. I wish I had a copy of a book like this 15 years ago to guide me ... Read full review


10 the facts about faith
Principle 1 Be a FullTime Christian
Principle 2 Remember Who You Work For
Principle 3 Respect Your Colleagues
Principle 4 Show Dont Tell
Principle 5 Look for Allies
Other Voices
For Reflection and Discussion

2farm girl
FarmFresh Management Training
Weather Worries
Little Farm Girl from Oregon
Life Lessons
Whats Your Story?
For Reflection or Discussion
Rough Start
3 from harrisburg to harvard
Growing at the Gathering
A New Family
A Chance to Fail
From London to IBM
Life at Harvard
Continuing Your Education
For Reflection or Discussion
Should You Go Back to School?
4reality sets in
LongDistance Romance
An Unconventional Beginning
Three Good People
Following Gods Leading
For Reflection or Discussion
Young and Single and Then?
5when your world collapses
Cant We Just Skip This?
What If?
Moving On
6 single married whatever
Whats Wrong with Being Single?
How Do You Make Sure Hes the Right Guy?
How Do You Stay Married?
For Discussion and Reflection
Is He the Right One for Me?
7the truth will open some doors and close others
The Truth about Families and Work
Decisions Decisions
What Do You Think about Family?
Hiding Your Convictions
But I Really Need the Job
For Reflection and Discussion
Balance Requires Discipline
Whats the Plan?
8finding compatible work environments
The Good News for Women
FamilyFriendly Work Environments
The Heart behind the Policy
Ages and Stages
Whats Your Responsibility?
For Reflection and Discussion
A Supportive Company
Stay True to Your Core Values
9trade on your strengths
Discovering Your Strengths
Online Assessments
Professional Assessments
OntheJob Assessments
Putting Your Strengths to Work
For Reflection and Discussion
Focus on the Good
Wheres the Passion?
A Few Good Books
Share Your Faith at Work?
Just Be Yourself
11 what about church?
Weekly Womens Coffee Hour
Feel Like Giving Up?
Use Your Entrepreneurial Spirit
Focus on the Good
For Reflection and Discussion
12 grow your faith like you grow your career
Why Bother?
Spiritual Disciplines
Faith Training
Formal Training
Small Groups
Your Solid Rock
For Reflection and Discussion
Spiritual Growth SelfTest
13when youre both wearing the pants
This Shouldnt Be So Difficult
Separate or Joint?
Mens Work Womens Work
When Mary Earns More than Harry
For Reflection and Discussion
Gods Minimum Standards of Finance
The Couple that Plans Together
14a little help from your friends
Strength in Numbers
Connecting with People of Influence
Maintain Healthy Boundaries
For Reflection and Discussion
Start Your Own Group of Professional Women Friends
Navigating Relationships
15no ones perfect
The Superwoman Myth
Coping Strategies
Perfect Is Boring
For Reflection or Discussion
Are You a Perfectionist?
Antidotes to Perfectionism
16change with the seasons
Not Much to Balance
All Work and No Play
Everything Beautiful in Its Time
For Reflection or Discussion
Know Your Priorities for Each Season in Life
17 set and observe your boundaries
The Power of Saying No
Take Care of Yourself
For Reflection or Discussion
The Top Ten Benefits of Aerobic Exercise
18 isnt this fun?
Your Work Is a Calling
Appendixprofessional organizations for women
About the Author
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Diane Paddison has held several executive positions for corporations, including Chief Operating Officer for two Fortune 500 companies, Trammell Crow (now CB Richard Ellis) and ProLogis. She is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at the commercial real estate firm Cassidy Turley and serves on two other corporate boards, Behringer Harvard REIT Opportunity Fund II and Air Advice. She is also an advisory board member for The Salvation Army and Harvard Business School Christian Fellowship Alumni Association and a Trustee for Oregon State University. Diane is known for seeking opportunities to gather professional women for connection and mentoring time whenever she travels for business. This passion for mentoring women inspired her to found 4wordTM, a national nonprofit designed to connect, lead, and support young professional Christian women to fulfill their God-given potential ( Diane and her husband have four children, and they live in Dallas, Texas, and Portland, Or?

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