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Cortney is complicatedly simple and her mother says that the title of her autobiography would be, "Prove Me Wrong.” She's a missionary's kid turned preacher’s daughter turned woman who views the world and all the people in it from the corner of her small town with a 360 degree angle. She’s found beauty in the warriors from around the world—from those who’ve had to fight tougher battles and still smile. She finds inspiration in the hearts of good people who are fearlessly driven by their faith and passion. When it comes to life, she’d say sweating the small stuff only makes you smell bad.

I Am Strong Because of the Brave Women Around Me

15 weeks ago, I showed up to work like it was any other Monday. But when you work in a small town hospital with

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10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your College Experience

Every young adult starting or struggling in college needs a little extra help. Everything is new. New environment. New friends. New foods. New schedule.

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This Will Make You Rethink Your Singleness

I am engulfed in a society where some of the best things this world has to offer come in pairs. Cute shoes. Contact lenses.

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Things You Should Know When You Want to Date a Single Dad

Being single is hard enough. Dating is difficult, scary, and usually exhausting both mentally and physically. As women, we tend to overthink, over worry,

7-Apps-You'll-Want-to-Download-Now

Let’s be realistic. I’d love to sit here and write about how to avoid the nightmare of online dating. It’s scary, can be depressing,

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Do-You-Know-the-Father-Who-Never-Fails-or-Gives-Up

If you got a chance to follow along with The Grit and Grace Project for our strong mom challenge, then you met some incredible

The Best Response to the Dreaded Question: “What Comes Next?”

I think it’s one of the most terrifying questions that a woman can be asked, or asks herself. Whether you are about to graduate or

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A Thought That Will Encourage You After Losing a Relationship

Do you remember the feeling of when you were about to lose a tooth as a child? When it was time to come out,

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13 Things I Need to Quit For Good, Right Now

I need to quit thinking I’m not enough. Because I am. I am a person of value and have much to offer the world

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Stop Saying These Things to Your Single Friend, Now

You know how there are those golden rules of what you do not, under any circumstances, ask a woman? Questions like: When is your due

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If You’re Tired of Walking on Eggshells, Do and Don't Do This

‘Tis the season! But not only am I (trying to be healthy and) dodging the rows and rows of delicious Easter bunny chocolate eggs,

What the Mother of Super Coffee Taught Her 3 Sons

It's often said that a mother's job is never done. For Kierstin DeCicco, she believed she would be on a downhill run after her

Put-on-Your-Big-Girl-Panties-and-Get-to-Work-On-Yourself

I go through the same struggles as everybody else; personal battles of love, life, loss, and lessons

Grit-and-Grace-Contentment-and-Complacency

I was sitting in my grandmother’s home with several extended family members, the same way I have done countless times growing up. Aunts, uncles,

Life-Is-a-Puzzle,-Are-You-Forcing-Your-Pieces

When I was a kid, my parents and I spent time putting puzzles together. We would either buy or be given a box with

How-I-Lost-Weight-and-Dropped-My-Insecurities

I was standing on the scale at my GYN appointment. Scared. Embarrassed. Ashamed. The guy I was seeing at the time had been hinting about

What-Being-Best-Friends-With-an-Introvert-Has-Taught-Me

The exact moment after I discovered I had an opportunity to write for The Grit and Grace Project, I did what most excited women