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Book study group

Started by BusyBeeBear in She Bears 2 months ago
Hello, She Bears! I have thought long and hard about what I could contribute to the Bear community, and it’s very clear to me that I can share what I’ve spent a lot of time, money and energy to learn... I’ve invested in the Alison Armstrong “Understanding Men” live training in person, and it is life changing and full of gravy. I can lead a book discussion of her two books, Keys to the Kingdom and then The Queen’s Code. Are there enough She Bears interested in doing this on Zoom once a week? This info is all about respecting men and masculinity so that you can be more feminine yourself and have a tremendously better relationship.

I replied in the other thread before I realised you already started this one!

A Zoom is a great idea - although I'm in Australia so the time difference may be a bit difficult. Happy to just share my thoughts on this thread if we can't align with an appropriate time :)

Thanks Busybeebear!

2 months ago
I’m interested! Thank you!
2 months ago

That’s great, @internalbattlebear  and @hausfraubear  ! I think we should have at least 5 of us before committing to do it, though. I posted it on BearSaloon too, and nothing, not even one Rogans Up!  

2 months ago

That’s great, @internalbattlebear  and @hausfraubear  ! I think we should have at least 5 of us before committing to do it, though. I posted it on BearSaloon too, and nothing, not even one Rogans Up!  

2 months ago
I'd definitely be k interested,although time wise again could be a barrier as I'm in the uk, although there's room for some Lee way as I'm a night owl lol. Count me in I hope.
2 months ago
I purchased the PDF online for $10 from understandingmen.com - I thought I would read a few pages last night to get a feel for the book.. Could not put it down! 
2 months ago
I'm interested too so count me in! I'm in Alberta, Canada.
2 months ago

Great, @briobear  and @jodie  ! @internalbattlebear  I’m so excited that you are reading it!


If we have a few more women we can put a group together. We have 5 of us, let’s wait a bit more to see if we have any more who want to join before we start. Thoughts on getting a few more of us? Maybe some husbands on here might want to tell their wives?

2 months ago

Great, @briobear  and @jodie  ! @internalbattlebear  I’m so excited that you are reading it!


If we have a few more women we can put a group together. We have 5 of us, let’s wait a bit more to see if we have any more who want to join before we start. Thoughts on getting a few more of us? Maybe some husbands on here might want to tell their wives?

2 months ago
It's a brilliant book! Might be a good idea to start a whole new group for this subject and see if we can get a few people on board outside of shebears?
2 months ago
I’m in!
1 month ago

@BusyBeeBear   I finished the book last night.. I tried to slow down and wait for the club but I couldn't stop reading. Can't wait to chat to you all about it once you get started!

My fiance and I have always had a really strong relationship, but after reading the book and adjusting some of my habits & understanding more about him, our relationship seems even better. 

I'll definitely be reading her other books!

Thanks so much for the suggestion. Sharing it to as many ladies in my life as possible!

1 month ago
I'm interested! Two things though: What time were you guys thinking? I work overnights, leaving in the early evening. Number two is I have no clue how to use zoom... I might have to pass on the opportunity, but it sure sounds like fun!
1 month ago

Hello, everyone! I apologize for the delay in responding-- my work has been very intense for the last few weeks. Letting up now.

I am so excited about doing this! It seems like there are enough of us to get started. If you've already read the book, then YAY! We won't have that thing happen where we get on the call and nobody has done the reading-- LOL!

@internalbattlebear  @tariobear  @vanessa  @briobear  @jodie  @hausfraubear  That's 7 of us counting me... and I know a few more She Bears now IRL that may have ideas how to get the word out and get started.

@tariobear  the way Zoom works-- you click a link and it installs an app, then you join a meeting with all of us with webcams where we can interact and talk!

The question now would be-- when? Literally from all over the world, that gets complicated. But we will record these and you can watch them later... We need to figure that out. I have a pro Zoom account so can save the recordings and give a link.

I would be willing to lead a one-hour meeting at these times:  A weekday morning at 10am, a weekday afternoon at 1-2pm, a Saturday morning at 10am-- CENTRAL TIME USA. Here is a time zone calculator if you want to see what that would mean for you:  http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/ 

Your thoughts?

1 month ago
@BusyBeeBear  A weekday afternoon would work best for me - I work overnights and sleep until late in the morning. Now I gotta figure out this Zoom stuff, haha. 
1 month ago

@BusyBeeBear Sounds like a good idea! Time zones don't work out great for me, but if I'm feeling like a late night i'll try to pop in.. Otherwise I'm more than happy to watch the recording and post some comments here afterwards.

This is exciting, it's a fantastic book - can't thank you enough for the recommendation :)

 
1 month ago
Count me in!  Timing just depends on my schedule (work 8-5 random days) so Sat am's work best, but I'll always try my best to attend!! Thank you - will seek the book asap!
1 month ago
I'm in too. Most times are fine with me.
1 month ago

Hi, Shebears! This is my first post on BearVibe, but I would like (to try!) to join y'all's discussions.

About me: I'm 33, married 13 years, mom of 6 (ages 1 - 12). I have a wonderful marriage, but I'm always open to improving myself. 

I live in central time zone in the US, and I'll do my best to make it to the zoom meeting, but with four kids currently in sports and homeschool activities, our schedule is ridiculous.

1 month ago
Hey there! First post here. Late twenties female, in Ontario. About to get married soon. Would love to be a part of your meetings and join the bookclub if it is still available. I will join the Zoom meetings as much as I can!
1 month ago
Hi, I just joined my first bear group, wanting to support this community that has helped me stay focused on the good, the true and the beautiful.  I am a bloomer as Owen calls it because I am not quite as old as his mom, but I am getting close. Living in Alabama for 8 year, a transplant from the S.F. Bay area and loving being a grama in Alabama.  Would love to join a book club with the She Bears. Zoom is a great way to connect.  Please advise when the meetings are.
1 month ago

We have a decent group going now! This is great :) I mentioned it to the famous LadyQ as well so we may have another SheBear on board. 

@BusyBeeBear  let me know if you need a hand setting it up.

3 weeks ago
looking forward to a real use for zoom meeting so since we have a statewide mask order i'll be staying home and working to get my homesteading plans. keep us posted on start date.  Thanks for putting this together and yes I want to join in even though I am a 68 year old single woman I would love to share.
3 weeks ago

Hi everyone! I have finally had a chance this weekend to catch up with all of this and round back to our idea.

I would love to start our book discussion with these two Alison Armstrong books, and now I have a list of a whole bunch of other good book ideas that we could continue with if we wish!

Let’s do it. I’m setting a time knowing it definitely won’t work for everyone, but we need to start somewhere. 

Saturday August 1st ... 11am Central Time. I will record it and somehow figure out how to share that afterward. Basically you just download the Zoom app and click the link below, or enter the meeting ID. 

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Time: Aug 1, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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2 weeks ago
Thanks BusyBeeBear for putting this all together and making a plan!  I'll 'be there', looking forward to it and I hope most everyone can dial in :-)
2 weeks ago

Saturday is the day!  11am Central time. Zoom info is in the previous post above, but here is the main link again: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87061746940

Here is some more info that might be helpful.

First book is Keys to the Kingdom, by Alison Armstrong. Please read the first two chapters-- The Covenant and The Beginning... that's about 50 pages. Let me know how that works for you as a goal each time we meet. Also, do we want to meet every other week? Something to discuss.

You can buy the book as an eBook download for $10 directly from her site, which I recommend: 

https://www.understandmen.com/products/bestsellers/kingdom.html 

After that we'll be reading The Queen's Code (MAJOR GRAVY!!!!!!!!!!):  https://www.understandmen.com/products/bestsellers/queenscodebook.html 

I don't want anyone to stress about "doing the reading," even though obviously that is the point. But we'd rather you SHOW UP regardless, and I will "teach" the content in a very summarized way so you won't feel totally lost. The important thing here is building community and learning from each other's wisdom.

As far as webcams, I am going to be on mine, but if you prefer to do audio-only and not be on camera, I understand. Also I would appreciate input from any of you about "internet safety" and considering how else we can share this experience without "doxxing" ourselves, etc. I am willing to put myself out there this way for this first time, but sharing the recordings might be vulnerable and a little too weird to just put on an open internet bulletin board. I may have people just request the recordings from me via direct message or email--? YOUR THOUGHTS?

SPECIAL REQUEST: Please share this with any  other lady Bears that you know and trust. If any of you are active on SG or other Bear/Vox platforms, please share this judiciously to those who will respect and appreciate what we're doing. 

Thanks, everyone! Looking forward to it!

BusyBeeBear

1 week ago
This is such an answer to prayer since I recently gave up BSF because I just didn’t want to bring in division with the majority believing in all the current narratives. And since my church is closed I was praying about what to do. This is the next right thing. Thank you 
1 week ago
Hi there, shebears ;) long time watcher of Owen, and kind of just hung out and watched the community for Awhile until now.  But, sorry for the blunt post. But what do you do when the man you live with and was set to marry drugs you? Because im dying and he just wanted "to make me feel better "?
1 week ago
Thanks for this! I’ll try to be on it! 
1 week ago
Thank you so much and looking forward to meeting all the shebears tomorrow.
1 week ago

Today's the day! We are starting here in 30 minutes:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87061746940  Just click that link and it will have you download a small app (if you don't already have it) --then you'll be able to join.  You can be on your webcam or not, as you wish.

@internalbattlebear   @tariobear   @vanessa   @briobear   @jodie   @hausfraubear   @tariobear   @sunny-bear  @morningbear  @halfdozenbear  @bigfoot  @wanda-purvis  @vanessa    

I will record the meeting, but not sure how to distribute that. We can discuss this together. I want to protect everyone's privacy including my own, and I want this to feel like a place where we can be ourselves away from the rest of the internet.

See you soon!

1 week ago
Hi lady bears, Deirdre here. It was so nice meeting you all! Looking forward to the next zoom after I catch up on the book. So excited about the book but even more so to be getting together with bearettes, albeit virtually. But virtual bearettes are better then real life non-bearettes any day no? It was a pleasure! Thank you @busybeebear for arranging everything! 
1 week ago

WOW, what a great time! THANK YOU to @wanda-purvis  @briobear  @sunny-bear  @vanessa  and the two other women there (EZ & DM) that I didn't catch your Bear Names...  We had 7 of us there live!  

We ladled some serious relationship gravy from the Keys to the Kingdom book by Alison Armstrong. 

We are only two chapters in... and decided to meet again 2 Saturdays from now, so we'll be only 4 chapters in by then-- PLENTY OF TIME to catch up with us, and PLEASE DO!  All Bear women would love this gravy... to be a better wife, lover, partner, mother, friend, aunt, etc... to the men in our lives and appreciate and understand them better.

We made a few decisions:

  • Zoom recordings will be available if you miss the meeting, but only by private messaging me to request. 
  • We're going to meet every other Saturday at 11am Central Time, so the next meeting will be August 15th.
  • We are going to read two chapters at a time of this particular book, and if you are not caught up on the reading, I am going to briefly summarize the reading at the beginning of our meetings so nobody will feel too behind or left out. We would rather have you THERE than miss for silly reading shame reasons.  :)

Next meeting Zoom link is here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83926035418

How you can help:  Please invite selected, trusted female Bears who would appreciate some gravy.  We need to do it soon so people can catch up quickly with the reading.  Could we get Owen to announce it? Could we post it in other trusted places? I would recommend posting the URL to THIS THREAD, which is https://bearvibe.com/groups/59/discussions/307 

Open to your ideas and feedback!

Thank you, everyone!

BusyBeeBear

1 week ago
Oh hey, Deirdre @IKnowThatMyRedeemerLivethBear  ! I'm glad to know your Bear name. Great to have you there! Can't wait to hear what you think about the book. 
1 week ago
So blessed to find a community of lady bears that love the true, good, and beautiful life we have been given at such a time as this.  Keep crushing and as I have been streadpilled and energized to live life as a bloomer Queen , Beartaria!
1 week ago
Awesome! I’ll try and be at the next one thank you!
1 week ago
Love and cherish time with Bearettes... loved meeting you all and so appreciate BusyBee's gravy sharing and leadership!! Cheers to Bear care and Bear bonding!
1 week ago

Hey All,

Lesley here,, in the Panhandle of Florida,  32 years awesome. Newly Single,  trying to get back to myself and God.  Looking forward to meeting some awesome ladies that enjoy reading and share the same values. 

Bummer I  Couldn't make the 1st one, but would love to be at the 2nd if I can.

Excited about the future! 

Thanks @BusyBeeBear  for setting it up! 

5 days ago
So glad to have you share cuz I’m here in Al and all alone in my non compliance to the mask thing and a lot of Bear life . We get together on Zoom next Sat. So looking forward to meeting a lady Bear not too far away. Have a blessed day
3 days ago
Hi! My husband shared this thread with me so I just created an account and then purchased the pdf of the book. I'm going to catch up and be on the call next Saturday! :) 
1 day ago