The Obstacle Course

Navigating Hurdles to Consistent Bible Study

Do you want to study the Bible more consistently?

It's a busy, distracted world we live in - and that's no accident. After all, "If the devil can't make you bad, he'll make you busy." It is absolutely our responsibility to pare down the non-essentials to get to the good stuff. We often simply have our priorities backwards.

Another favorite quote: "If you're too busy to study the Bible, you're busier than God ever intended you to be." Yikes! We know when something needs to change...

Do you find yourself doing ANYTHING and EVERYTHING except studying the Bible?

Yep, that's another hurdle we have to face. We humans get easily overwhelmed with what we THINK Bible study has to be. We think it's always difficult, confusing, even dry and boring. 😳 We struggle with guilt and "getting behind." Sometimes we just don't know where to start! {Who do you think we can attribute this to??}

Yet we know that avoiding this practice doesn't lead to the life that Jesus calls us to. In John 10:10 we find out where the confusion comes from (spoiler alert!) - and what Jesus desires for us instead:

The thief comes only to kill and steal and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Let's put the devil's tricks away! You need both inspiration and know-how to create space in your life for consistently spending time with God in His Word. You'll find that here, along with positive, loving peer pressure and a newfound craving for God's Word.

There's an endless supply of benefits from consistent Bible study - you probably know most of've heard the sermons. 😉 Here are just a few of the HUGE list we've compiled:

  • It shows us our main purpose in life: to glorify God
  • So that we can learn to trust God more fully - and also exactly HOW to obey Him
  • We need to know how to respond to current events (especially needed here in 2020!)
  • The gospel-centered life cultivates godliness and helps us practice the fruit of the Spirit
  • We can know that we'll be found righteous, covered with Jesus' blood, on the Day of Judgment

But maybe there are some other benefits you've never thought of...

  • A strong faith is the best kind of self-care (a current buzzword) - and it influences our overall health for good.
  • It brings purpose to the seemingly mundane things, such as housework. (I know!!!!)
  • Our reaction to Sunday worship is the culmination of what we've been doing all week leading up to it.

One of our favorite verses here at The Ruffled Mango is 1 Timothy 4:7b-8:

...train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present and also for the life to come.

Create room in your life to help you consistently read - and understand - the Bible better, in just a few weeks!

  • You'll learn how to minimize and deal with distractions, studying IN SPITE OF THEM
  • You'll be inspired to simplify your life, creating margin for what's really important
  • You'll find out your optimal learning styles and how to implement them
  • You'll let go of the guilt & perfectionism, learning how tiny steps can add up to something big
  • You'll learn to crave Bible study just like you crave anything else - chocolate included!
  • You'll ditch the overwhelm and find the perfect place to start

This course includes:

  • The Deciphering Distractions Workbook {worth $10}
  • Multiple Quizzes {worth $5}
  • 20 Lessons, including practical game-changers for EVERY kind of distraction {worth $25}
  • 6+ Home decor printables {worth $36}
  • Inspirational digital graphics for your computer and smartphone {worth $5}
  • BONUS: 2020 Scripture Writing Plans pdf - list AND calendar versions {worth $10}
  • BONUS: Social Scriptures tutorial - how we create Bible verse graphics for social media {worth $10}

All of the materials included in this course are worth $101, but we want to make it available to as many people as possible, so we're offering it {for a limited time!} for:

only $17!

Right now, you're usually waking up to a day filled to the brim with every kind of hurdle or stress imaginable. Because you don't have a set of habits in place to continually calm your heart, connect you with your Creator, and fortify your faith, you might be struggling to get through the day with ANY of the fruit of the Spirit still intact. {i.e. love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, & self-control}...

Sound familiar?

But what if you were totally inspired to open your Bible instead of your smartphone?

What if you replaced part of your mindless Netflix binging with something infinitely more precious, fear-diminishing, and life-giving?

Imagine joyfully tending to your daily duties, content in Christ and having found your identity in Him alone.

Interruptions will still come. But you (and God) will deal with them.

Your Instructor

The Ruffled Mango Team
The Ruffled Mango Team

Welcome! Our Christian lifestyle blog - - was launched in the summer of 2015, to fill a niche of speaking the truth in love. We want to encourage women to identify what the Bible really says, and then confidently step into their God-given roles, glorifying Him as we pass through this life. Our site has slowly evolved, with the feedback from our precious readers, to offering much more Bible study materials, such as our monthly scripture writing plans (offered for free on the blog). We also have created several physical products, such as our Faith Planner, scripture writing calendar, greeting cards, and printables (which you can find in our Etsy shop: The four of us also enjoy creating online Bible studies, which are all housed here in our Teachable school: We hope to add ebooks and printed workbooks to our offerings in the next year or so. =)

Besides our work with The Ruffled Mango, the four of us are busy with other work also. Kristen manages a local antique & gift shop and co-coordinates a huge tea party fundraiser each spring for student scholarships to a local Christian university. Ashley (a CPA) teaches college level accounting classes, mothers 4 sweet kiddos, and also tends chickens & an orphaned lamb in her spare time. Alyssa is mom to 3 active boys and sells fancy decorated cookies and cakes on the side. Christy is a health science teacher with 5 children and serves in the role as a preacher's wife also. All of us enjoy cooking and baking, along with working in various ministries in our home congregations.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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