Reading for Life

September 23, 2011

in the generous life

© Bertrandb | Dreamstime.comRecently at a Women of Faith conference, one of the speakers (Andy Andrews) spoke about the benefits of reading (a pretty impressive list I might add).  I just wanted to nudge y’all about it.  Reading will expose you to ideas that will help you grow up, encourage you, excite you, give you something to share, and more.  

Don’t know where to start?  Try your local library.  It’s free and you can look in the different sections for something interesting.  Nice thing is, you get to return them all and grab another selection of books at your next visit.  Try a cookbook, a biography, or a book on starting a business.  Not your forte?  How about a mystery novel, a book on gardening or book about New Zealand. (Libraries have magazines, newspapers, audio books and more.)  Be sure to share your adventure with your sweetie and kids.

Books can be dangerous.  The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.”   Helen Exley

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LINKS TO BLOG POSTS THAT STOOD OUT TO ME THIS LAST WEEK:
(yes, I know this is a day early, I’m traveling again
and it’s hard to do this sort of thing from my phone)

Happy 16th Anniversary, Lori & sweetie of Marriage Gems!

A Grown Up Marriage: Divergent Sexual Practices – very challenging perspective about sexual attitudes.
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Couples Things: The Increase Quotient – be all that you can be.
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Engaged Marriage: 5 Reasons You Need a Debt-Free Marriage – a good encouragement for those working on their finances.
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The Five Love Languages: The Lists – I just love Gary Chapman, gracious to-the-heart message.
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Hot, Holy, & Humorous: Don’t Touch Me: I’m Busy!, Don’t Touch Me: I’m Angry!, and Don’t Touch Me: I’m Exhausted! – a well done series on sexual attitudes.
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Intimacy in Marriage: Creative Sex? Give These 3 Ideas a Try – proving that making sex more interesting doesn’t have to be that hard.
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Journey to Surrender: What Do You Think? – a very nice attitude check plus 7 Links for a Better Marriage (Scott & Jenni’s response to the seven links challenge)
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Marriage Life: My Spouse Needs Me to Be Interested In Them! – great reminder.
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Marriage Works: Seek Your Spouse’s Good – another great reminder.
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One Flesh Marriage: It Will Make You Feel Good … – why some woman simply do not feeling “amazing” during sex?
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Organizing Your Way: Using a Home Management Notebook: The Ultimate Guide – check it out!  Be generous to yourself and your family by being organized.
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The Romantic Vineyard: Gray Hair and Laughter – I hope my sweetie and I are like this when we get to that age.
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To Love, Honor & Vacuum: When I’ve Been Married 62 Years, I Want to Be Like This … – another one!

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Be generous! Lori <><

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The Generous Wife September 23, 2011 at 7:22 am

from Andi:
How about asking your pastor what books to read? Then they might be good for your life and a pastor who knows you can narrow down the millions of choices out there!

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