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When Strivings Cease with Ruth Chou Simons

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Are you worn out trying to chase the newest strategy or formula to “fix” your life?
I know I am.

Everyone’s telling us to do more, be more, make ourselves…betterBut what we’ve been doing and what the world is prescribing just isn’t working. 

So what fuels true change? What secures real satisfaction? What breaks us free from the endless cycle striving to earn our worth?

This is the journey I want to walk with you through in When Strivings Cease and the accompanying Online Bible Study. We were never meant to be heroes of our own stories, so let’s look at the One who is! Let’s discover the favor and the fuel you were meant for all along, together.

Who’s in? I hope you will join me in this six-week journey with the community at FaithGateway. When you sign up today you'll receive FREE access to all 6 study videos from When Strivings Cease, first chapters of the book and study guide so you can start reading right away, phone lock screens, printable art work and more! 

~ Ruth Chou Simons



It's time to lay your strivings down

"Friends, I know you think you have to hold it all together — your home, your kids, your school schedule, your relationships, your family dynamics, your work performance, your fears, and your pursuit of God. But the life-transforming gospel of grace declares that it is Christ who is holding all things together…  

If you’re worn out, it just might be that you still think it all depends on you. Let’s preach the truth to our own hearts. 


~ Ruth Chou Simons

What to expect with OBS

Weekly emails

Check your inbox every Monday morning. You'll find your weekly video, personal testimonies from study leaders, and important information there!

Free videos

Watch the video teaching sessions with Ruth Chou Simons any time between Monday and Sunday. You can watch on your own or with a group!

Personal Study

The When Strivings Cease study guide is your recommended resource. Journal through the workbook and respond to the questions at your own pace.


Join the conversations with participants from around the world in our private Facebook Group! There are also discussion opportunities at the end of every video.

Meet Ruth Chou Simons

Author, Mom, Artist, Speaker, and Entrepreneur

Ruth Chou Simons is a bestselling and award-winning author of several books — including GraceLaced, Beholding and Becoming, Foundations, and her latest book and Bible study, When Strivings Cease. She is an artist, entrepreneur, and speaker, using each of these platforms to spiritually sow the Word of God into people’s hearts. Through her online shoppe at and her social media community, Simons shares her journey of God’s grace intersecting daily life with word and art. Ruth and her husband, Troy, are grateful parents to six boys – their greatest adventure.

What Others Are Saying

Praise for When Strivings Cease

Lysa TerKeurst

“In Ruth’s personal and generous way, she has crafted the message that busy and driven Christians need to hear: no amount of self-improvement or the world’s approval could ever replace our need for God’s amazing grace. This is a book for us all. I’m so grateful to Ruth for the reminder to cease our striving, so we can be set up for receiving from God himself.”

Lisa Whittle

"I can't think of a more timely word than the timeless truth that Jesus, alone, is enough--for our inadequacies, insecurities, hopes, and dreams. I love how my sister, Ruth Chou Simons, helps us trade our striving for security in God's grace in these pages.

Jennie Allen

“If you are a recovering people pleaser, if you’re tired of striving and measuring up, When Strivings Cease will be like water to your soul.”

Jess Connolly

"Ruth is a woman who knows the depths of grace and freedom. You will love this book. It will change your life."

What You Will Learn

When Strivings Cease is for the strivers, for those of us exhausted by the “You are enough—just improve yourself” narrative. The truth is, we never were enough, and we never will be. It’s time to lay down the wearying pursuit of self-betterment and measuring ourselves against popular opinion. The answer we’re looking for is in the enduring gift of God's amazing grace. It’s only when we receive that gift that our strivings will cease!

Session One: Favor You Cannot Earn

Session Two: Costly But Free

Session Three: Released from Shame

Session Four: Completely Changed

Session Six: Wanting God's Story

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Online Bible Study starts January 17

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