Balance, Bliss & Babies



Make plans to join us online on September 17 for 4word Giving Day!



Have you been impacted by 4word? Pay it forward to other women who desire connection, support, and mentorship.

Mark your calendar for September 17 (one day only!) to visit the Giving Day website and your gift will DOUBLE to help 4word launch new groups in cities across the US and continue to build our programs so we can serve more women in the years to come.

4word will acknowledge your gift by adding your name to a special page on the 4word website and offer a copy of Work, Love, Pray as a token of gratitude.

Mark your calendars for September 17 and
GIVE to 4word!



What You Missed


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It’s Time to Change the Office Culture

After decades of corporate experience, an innocent request can be a tiresome reminder that in Corporate America, women do (and are expected to do) the bulk of the office housework AND it’s weighing down our careers. Read as Diane shares four things to help us shift office culture.


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Get Out Of Your Own Way

In this week’s Wednesday interview, Bethany Williams shares her advice for achieving success in your professional life. You might be surprised to hear what she believes is a major roadblock facing most professionals today.






Make Your Next Career Move

As a 4word: Member Insider, you’re given exclusive access to numerous job openings across the country via the 4word Job Connections Board. We wanted to highlight a few jobs currently available. Just login to your 4word: Member Insider account to apply to one or more of these positions!

Not a 4word: Member Insider? Email your credentials to to begin the application process.

Featured Company: freshbenies

Location: Texas

freshbenies is a health discount card that includes the ability to call a doctor 24/7 and get a prescription, if needed.

Open Positions on the 4word Job Connections Board
(login today to view more!)

Job #1: Client Service Specialist
 – Texas
This opportunity provides day-to-day client service and support for freshbenies and Benefit Brainstorm products (bundles of telehealth, advocacy and other non-insurance benefits). The focus is to ensure client satisfaction with the freshbenies product, service and implementation. This position is the primary point of contact for a client or member. Job tasks include directing and controlling the processing of groups on a timely basis, answering group/broker/member questions, and resolving client issues.

Job #2: Marketing Specialist
CBRE – St. Louis, MO 

Recommends and implements strategies to achieve marketing goals for assigned products and services for one or more areas, product lines, or market segments.

Job #3: Front End Developer
Today’s Christian Woman – Carol Stream, IL
Write and deploy JavaScript and other related front-end code, oversee JavaScript code libraries, review JavaScript code written by other developers, train other developers.






Expresit is an app that allows you to honor the heroes and achievers in your life with just a few taps! By partnering with 4word, Expresit will automatically donate $1 to 4word for every feedback given with 4word as the affiliation (up to $5 per day!). Getting started is simple. Just click one of the buttons on the right to download the Expresit app to your Apple or Android device, select 4word from the drop-down menu in the Affiliation field of your profile, and you’re all set!



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Take Notice


YOU ARE HOW MUCH YOU WORK: Dorcas Cheng-Tozun writes on Christianity Today about the growing trend for corporations to push their employees for maximum output, regardless of personal costs, and what this means for work/life balance.




CHANGING JOBS? ASK THESE QUESTIONS FIRST: Andrew Spencer writes on the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics blog and lists five questions you should ask yourself if you sense a job change in your future.




OVERCOME UNCERTAINTY: Dr. Travis Bradberry writes on LinkedIn and shares 11 strategies successful people use when dealing with bouts of uncertainty in their lives.




ARGUMENT-FREE MARRIAGE: Fawn Weaver talked with Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on the Huffington Post Live to discuss why arguments are so detrimental to marriage and why she’s issuing a 28-day challenge to couples to achieve marital bliss.



Jeff Green with Bloomberg analyzes a recent finding that six million Americans would prefer part time employment to full time and why they’re saying this is fascinating.



4word: Local Group Events

Take a look at these upcoming 4word: Local Group event dates and see which one(s) you can attend. We’d love to see you there!

For details on these events, please visit our 4word Events page.



Video of the Week



OK, parents, how many of you can relate to this mom’s hilarious video of her twin daughters feigning sleep as soon as they hear her voice? Seems like nap time is more play than sleep!



A Pinterest Find


“Freezer meals” are an excellent way to ensure your family still gets a warm, nutritious dinner, even when your schedules get insane! Browse through 31 options for creating delicious dinners you can dump in the crock pot on your way out in the morning and then come home to at night, all ready to go!



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4w_LI_974x330_member4Become a 4word: Member Insider today!

Join the 4word Membership Program today for exclusive access to our Job Connections Board featuring open positions in companies across the country. As a 4word: Member Insider, you will also receive special content, a free copy of Work, Love, Pray and the companion Work, Love, Pray Study Guide. Click here to sign up today!



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Use AmazonSmile before you shop!

We all shop on Amazon. Now you can find the things you need AND make a donation to 4word, all at the same time! By using AmazonSmile, your shopping experience stays the same, but once you’ve completed your purchase, Amazon will donate a percentage of the final cost to 4word. Getting started is easy. Choose 4word as the AmazonSmile cause you are supporting, then do your normal Amazon shopping on It’s that simple.

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