Brave Love: Making Space for You to Be You

Brave Love: Making Space for You to Be You

Brave Love: Making Space for You to Be You

Brave Love: Making Space for You to Be You


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Women today feel pressure to be the best wife, mom, and professional possible—often at the expense of their own identity. But what if you could experience deep peace—knowing you are loved right now, just as you are? In Brave Love, the founder of the multimillion-dollar company Lisa Leonard Designs inspires women to find themselves again amidst the noise and competing demands of real life.

This paperback edition includes a new foreword written by Stephen Leonard, exclusive discussion questions for personal reflection, and a Q&A between Lisa and Steve.

Brave Love is about what it means to be human, how it feels to be broken and afraid, and what happens when we dare to love deeply. Join Lisa on a journey where you will discover you are worthy and lovable just as you are. You don't have to try harder or be better. You don't have to prove yourself, and you don't have to make others okay. In this freedom you will find more peace and more joy. Most importantly, you will learn that as you stop trying to be everything to everyone, you will love others better.

Lisa Leonard shares her story of finding truth and wholeness in the midst of life's competing demands. When she said her marriage vows, she was determined to be the best wife she could be. When her first son was born with a severe disability, Lisa promised herself she would always be the mother he needed. When she began her jewelry business, Lisa committed to giving it her all.

Over the years, the exhaustion of trying to be the perfect wife, mother, and businesswoman took its toll. Lisa knew it wasn't working. She wanted to change things, but how? Everyone depended on her. So she kept going, kept pushing, kept trying to prove she could do it all. Until one evening, in tears and desperation, Lisa realized that she could no longer be everything to everyone. Somewhere along the way, she had lost herself.

In Brave Love, Lisa shares her story of losing—and finding—her own voice in the clamor of family, career, and internal pressure to prove herself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310158561
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 10/03/2023
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 529,306
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lisa is the founder of and designer for Lisa Leonard Designs. With Lisa’s creativity and her husband Steve’s vision, together they turned her hobby into a multi-million dollar company. Today they employ more than 150 people in three countries reaching around the world. Lisa is a popular jewelry designer, blogger and speaker, sharing her story around the country. Lisa and Steve partner with non-profit organizations and ministries to protect the vulnerable and serve those in need. Lisa, Steve, and their sons David and Matthias live on the Central Coast of California. They love slow mornings, good coffee, chocolate chip pancakes, and adventure. Lisa’s favorite things are treasure hunting at local thrift stores, dabbling in photography, and having heart-to-heart conversations over coffee.

Stephen Leonard is the CEO and visionary leader of Lisa Leonard Designs. Through his out-of-the-box thinking, Stephen transformed their hobby business into a multi-million dollar company that has employed hundreds of people and gained a worldwide reach. With a doctorate in theology and a decade of pastoral experience, Stephen leads with a passion for people and living out a biblical worldview. He loves travel, adventure motorcycle riding, exercise, and playing local gigs.

Table of Contents

An Invitation to Brave Love 11

1 The Red Bowl 15

2 Being a Twin 24

3 The Ladder 31

4 Meeting Steve 38

5 We Got Engaged! 45

6 Forever Promises 52

7 Newlyweds 56

8 Soul Connection 60

9 Becoming a Mother 66

10 Grief and Gift 72

11 Coming Home 83

12 Trying to Find Normal 86

13 A Spark of Bravery 99

14 A Family of Four 106

15 Thinking Outside the Box 116

16 Becoming My Truest Self 122

17 Beauty Matters 128

18 Stretch and Try 136

19 Launching a Jewelry Business 142

20 Friends Gather 148

21 Building Lisa Leonard Designs Together 152

22 Inspiration and Imitation 165

23 The Perfect Berry Crumble 171

24 Meeting Jazmin 178

25 Alone 192

26 Cliff Jumping 197

27 Space 204

28 Sadness 209

29 A Little Bit Stronger 216

30 Halfway 222

31 Coming Home 228

32 A New Beginning 234

33 A Heartfelt Friend, a Heartfelt Gift 240

34 Brave Love 247

My Brave Love Manifesto 251

Acknowledgments 253

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