Discern + Decide

an online course to help you create a personal and communal rhythm of life, a companion to The Next Right Thing

What if the way we make decisions is just as important as the decisions we make?

Discern + Decide is a self-paced online companion class to The Next Right Thing, designed to help you create a rhythm of life that supports soulful decision making.

In this class you will:

  • Learn the key to make more soulful decisions

  • Discover 5 questions to ask before every tough decision

  • Find the spiritual practices that fit with your personality

  • Design a personal and communal rhythm of life

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what you get when you enroll

create life rhythms that support soulful decisions

  • Discern + Decide Online Course

    Step-by-step Video Lessons: Five in-depth video lessons designed to walk you through creating a rhythm of life. Go at your own pace!

  • Bonus Audio Teaching for Spiritual Practices

    Daily Calm Downs: Eight audio descriptions of spiritual practices to implement in your rhythm of life.

  • Complete Workbook

    Printable Worksheets Print out this beautifully designed 35 page workbook and fill out the lessons as you go.

  • Bonus: Behind the Scenes

    Video Conversation: Watch behind the scenes footage of Emily talking about writing the book and how The Next Right Thing got its start.

meet emily p. freeman

host and author of The Next Right Thing

I'm Emily, host of The Next Right Thing podcast and author of The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions.

Unmade decisions hold a lot of power. The secret to making better decisions is to learn to make decisions in a better way. 

That's what simply doing the next right thing is all about. It's a practice made of  three simple movements that we can repeat for every decision, big or small: clear the clutter, name the unnamed things, and do the next right thing in love.

Now with this hands-on class, Discern + Decide is a sister to the book, guide you step-by-step through your own life, with questions for reflection and guidelines for establishing your own personal rhythm of life to support soulful decision making.

I can't wait to get started!




clear the decision-making clutter today

clear the decision-making clutter today

what people are saying

hear from those who have already gone through Discern + Decide

  • I finished the class and wish there was more. So simple and encouraging and helpful and everything I needed!"


  • I was struggling with Analysis Paralysis. Discern + Decide helped me move forward in a decision I had been stuck on for five months.

    Lynne Hartke

  • A few pages into Discern + Decide I felt my breath slow and my shoulders relax. I held what felt like a heavy decision with white knuckles going into this workbook. I left with open hands and an action plan. The action plan has nothing to do with the decision but everything to do with a new outlook on this decision and others that may come my way. Through Emily’s wisdom, based in scripture and sound theology, I feel newly equipped for the daily decisions and lifetime decisions."

    Maggie Murdock Nichols

  • Discern and Decide gave me just the wisdom and direction I needed to navigate this new rhythm of my life."


  • For years now, I’ve been looking for a course like this. Not only have I crafted a daily rhythm that my soul loves, but I’m learning to be more well-rounded in my decision-making."

    Rebekah McKenzie

  • Just a little before I started the Discern & Decide course, I made a significant decision. Discern & Decide helped me create the space I needed to reflect on my decision, prepare for the changes ahead, and map out a slightly shifted shape for my days--something I hadn't yet let myself do for a long time."

    Katie Beran Snyder

your questions answered

some frequently asked questions

Do I have to read the book before I start the class?

Nope! The book and the class go hand-in-hand but they contain different (but complimentary) content. So, for example, you could order the book and while you wait for it to arrive, you could start the class.

Is there a time-frame for starting and finishing?

The class is self-paced so you start when you want and take as long as you want. Each video is between 12 - 20 minutes long (5 videos in all). Once you purchase, you have access for as long as the course exists (which unless the Internet explodes, I imagine will be quite a long time).

What if I want to take this course with a group? 

This would be a great course to take with friends! We are able to offer a discounted rate for groups of 5 or more. Email Ginna at  info@emilypfreeman.com and she can help you out!

Is the workbook included in the class?

Yes and it's lovely! It's a downloadable PDF which means you can print the pages in it as many times as you want to. You may even want to take it to an office supply store and get it printed and bound (this is less than ten dollars) so you can keep it all together. (We recommend spiral, not comb).

Wait, I thought The Next Right Thing was a podcast.

It is! You can find it in your favorite podcast listening app. But as of April 2019, it's also a book. You can find it at a bookstore near you or right here at NextRightThingBook.com.

I've signed up but I can't log in! No problem. We'll help you out! Simply email info@emilypfreeman.com and Ginna will take good care of you.

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