Simple Calm

September 19, 2012

in the generous life

I’ve been on a dejunking tear lately. I think it’s because less is really calmer and calm is good.

That’s not saying that you shouldn’t have stuff (I collect PEZ, I have several hundred of them). I’m just saying that slimming down what you have gives a simpler, calmer appearance and that in the hustle, bustle of life that can be a good thing. Kids settle down. Husbands (and wives!) relax in a more serene home.

Is there an area of your house that could use a bit of calm? Why not simplify that area? Get rid of stuff that you don’t use or pack it away for a more appropriate season. Focus especially on the bedroom. That’s a place of retreat for you and your husband. Keep it simple.

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.  William Morris

Image courtesy of Victor Habbick /


One Flesh Marriage: Grow Together Spiritually ~ a list of ways to engage over spiritual issues.


Journey to Surrender: Change Your Course ~ choosing to fight marital drift.


The Generous Husband: What do you mean by “need”? Be careful not to dismiss your husband’s wants and needs.



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Fawn Weaver September 19, 2012 at 11:03 am

This works! I can fill the difference when I’m working with a cluttered desk or relaxing in a cluttered room. Definitely calming to dejunk.


Ameriah September 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

It’s nice to know that others feel decluttering is great!


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