A Special Place

January 19, 2012

in the generous life

Time to do a bedroom check (I do this every few months). 

How’s the clutter?
Do you need to rearrange anything? 
When did you last wash your sheets?
Is everything you use conveniently placed?
Is there anything you can do to dress your room up a bit?

Make your bedroom a special room just for the two of you.

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends. Pearl S. Buck

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Quick!  Run over to Journey to Surrender and enter their Valentine contest ~ Win a Romantic Dinner for Two!!


The Romantic Vineyard has a nice post on examining your speech ~ 3500 Years Up In Smoke  This post will be sitting in my brain for awhile.


The book Organized Simplicity is available for free as a Kindle download.   Limited time offer!


Be generous! Lori <><

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Caroline January 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Thank you so much for the tip about the Kindle edition of Oranized Simplicity! I have checked it out from our local library twice now but am happy to now have my own personal copy, on my iPhone!


Sheila Gregoire January 20, 2012 at 5:51 am

Lori, I got in trouble from a lot of readers once by writing a post on keeping the bedroom TO YOURSELF. As in, not letting children sleep in bed with you. That is a HUGE issue in many marriages, and I’m firmly of the opinion that your husband trumps your children. But many women think that sleeping with kids in the bed is more natural. I really think that couples need a place that is just their own, but it’s interesting how many Christian women don’t think so. In many ways, I think I’m in the minority!


The Generous Wife January 20, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I’m in the minority as well. I figure my bedroom is my bedroom just like my kid’s room is their bedroom. I understand making it easier to nurse hungry babies (I kept my little ones in a basket by my bed the first few months), calming a child after a nightmare, etc., but I think it is a healthy boundary for children to understand that moms and dads need their space as well. My bedroom is not their playroom, it is my bedroom and their dad’s bedroom.

Aside from teaching them to respect my space, the way I respect their space, I want them to know that my marriage relationship is different than my parent/child relationship with them. Marriage is a covenant vow that I chose for life. Parenting is a relationship of love that will change over the seasons.


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