Tada! My friends and I finally finished Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero. It was a life changing experience for our weekly group. I have adopted a weekly Sabbath and a daily office. I’m growing up and learning what it looks like to be healthy. I’m learning to offer grace for the journey for myself and for others. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Awhile back I linked to a sale on No More Christian Nice Girl by Paul Coughlin and Jennifer D. Degler, PhD (sorry, sale is over). I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve been strangled by the “be nice” messages in our Christian culture. There’s nothing wrong with being kind and generous, but there is a wisdom that needs to be applied and a Jesus-modeled goodness that rules. If you feel run over by life and those around you, this may be the book for you.
I am delighted to recommend Pulling Back the Shades by Dannah Gresh and Dr. Juli Slattery. The call of erotica and pornography is strong in our culture. We can download “mommy porn” on our Kindles and view porn with the click of a mouse. It’s a growing issue for many women. Gresh and Slattery address the issue with biblical wisdom, gentle encouragement and deep insight. There is a way out of this bondage. (Even if this is not a problem for you, guaranteed it is for someone you know. The insight and encouragement in this book would be great tools for helping those you love.)
Gods at War by Kyle Idleman – this is another group discussion book for me. Idleman walks the reader through the concept of idolatry and what it looks like in our culture. He’s one of those authors who makes you laugh really, really hard and then says “gotcha” (’cause, believe me, we are all guilty of loving something more than God). It’s a time-to-grow-up book.
I explored a few new authors in the mystery genre, but nothing was earth shakingly good.
What are you reading that you would recommend to other generous wives?
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Dr. Seuss
Hot, Holy & Humorous: Lighten Up! And Laugh a Little about Sex :) <giggle> bahahahaha!
Darby Dugger: Sins of Omission in Marriage Do you regularly share your sins with your husband? How would this increase intimacy in your marriage?
Safe At Home: A Simple Action Can Soothe The Pain of Conflict Drop the rope.
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