Hi, I’m Whitney!

Whitney is the founder of Imperfectly Brave and is passionate about creating a lifestyle out of prayer and community. She is the author of the book and curriculum, too. It’s no surprise that she is a dreamer (with two precious little girls) and a visionary (with a pastor husband who is beyond wonderful). She lives with her family in Liberty, Missouri, and attends a church near a peacock farm.

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About Whitney Putnam

Whitney is the founder of Imperfectly Brave and is passionate about creating a lifestyle out of prayer and community. She is the author of the book and curriculum, too. It’s no surprise that she is a dreamer (with two precious little girls) and a visionary (with a pastor husband who is beyond wonderful). She lives with her family in Liberty, Missouri, and attends a church near a peacock farm.

Join Imperfectly Brave For The Year of Calling

Maybe you've already heard about The Year of Calling over at Imperfectly Brave, and maybe you haven't, but I wanted to let you know why I am so excited about walking through this with you for an entire year. Because I myself have struggled with understanding who I am as a daughter of Christ (and how [...]

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: imperfectly brave, year of calling|0 Comments

The Gift I Am Most Excited About Giving This Year

This year, I have one gift that I can hardly wait to give. I have at least a dozen presents under the tree, but this year there is one; one gift I am most excited about giving. A gift that will give all the other gifts more meaning, more life, more love. I am a complex [...]

By | December 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|4 Comments

Letting The Church Feel Safe Again

I have felt unsafe with my feelings at church. And as I sat around a table with four other fresh, beautiful faces, we all agreed that we have all felt the same. On guard. Unable to share. Afraid of judgment. Or worse, the actual feeling of being judged. Community group comes around and it is time [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Categories: The Church, The Word|8 Comments

When You Need to Believe Everything Is Possible With God

I’m used to being the wild one who firmly held the truth that with God everything is possible, but this season I am finding myself in a different place than Christmas past. Truth be told, I am wrestling with the statement we hear Angel Gabriel tell Mary when he suggests that she will bring Jesus, Immanuel, [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: The Word|0 Comments

Three Thoughts for Thanksgiving Eve

I’m in California this week and it is sunny and seventy. It is so easy to be thankful in bright skies and big waves. We have gone to the beach every day and you should know this little secret about me: I have never been one to simply lie on a big green beach towel and [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: imperfectly brave|0 Comments

Finding Solid Ground

I'm a beach girl through and through. In just a few short days, my family is headed to Coronado, California and nothing speaks more freedom to this midwestern’s soul. The beach is my sanctuary, a self-declared make-up free zone and a banner that screams freedom. In essence, the beach is solid ground for me. Sure footing. [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: The Word|2 Comments

Three Truths For When We Are Tired and Want to Run Away

Lately, it’s felt a bit like a war, hasn’t it? Emotionally my heart + brain + soul have felt wrecked. Damaged. I’ve wanted to run away. With a battleground over Jen Hatmaker’s statements about gay marriage being holy, the presidential battlegrounds and my own personal drama, I can’t quite keep holding on. I am tired. I [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: culture, imperfectly brave|6 Comments

Dear Christian, I Have Good News

Dear Christian, I have good news. Inspiration isn’t enough anymore. Why am I telling you this? Why is this good news? Because it will most certainly cut through the noise and it is certainly loud. I can almost see you recoiling at that sentence. We like inspiration. It is why we pick up book after book. [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: imperfectly brave, prayer|0 Comments

Social Media Fast: And Why It Might Be For You

I’m back from my social media fast — a bit carefully — but I’m definitely back. There are too many words to say and too great an evil not to say them. Overall, I am taking away this: social media is not inherently bad. I love reading about the Bride of Christ and how she is [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: foundational truth|0 Comments