Monday, December 19, 2016
Love Unending by Becky Thompson
Rediscovering your marriage in the midst of motherhood
I am not sure what it is with me and challenges lately or what God is trying to show me, but I didn't realize this book was set up as a 21-day challenge when I requested it. I didn't read it like that. I actually read it through in less than 24 hours, so it's a pretty quick read, but there are some good things in there.
I really like the advice Becky gets from her dad which is the premise of the whole book. Wake up each morning and act like it is the first day of your marriage. You know how you listened better, loved better, delighted to do things for your spouse back then? Act like you are back there and be amazed.
She has 21 different things to focus on, for 21 days, of course. Here's the list:
- Greet Lovingly
- Speak Kindly
- Touch Him Purposefully
- Listen Intently
- Thank Him Frequently
- Pray Continually
- Forgive Immediately
- Expect Gracefully
- Serve Joyfully
- Reach out Intentionally
- Fight Fairly
- Prepare Expectantly
- Honor Consistently
- Correct Sparingly
- Choose Wisely
- Connect Intimately
- Join in Willingly
- Profess Passionately
- Discover Daily
- Love Unexpectedly
- Interact Patiently
Each day has a personal story from her life, a prayer for you to pray and journaling lines to help you process the day's challenge.
I have realized that between this 21 day challenge and the last book's 31 day challenge, I have 52 challenges, one for each week of the year next year. We'll see what happens, but investing time in my marriage and working to make it the best possible is a big goal for 2017. More on that later.
I do recommend this book. The challenges are not time-consuming. Most of them are simply a switch in perspective and attitude.
This book was given to me by Blogging for Books. I was not required to write a positive review.
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