Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Book Review: How to be a Great Wife . . . even though you homeschool

One of the speakers at the 2011 homeschool convention I attended was Todd Wilson from Familyman Ministries. I enjoyed the seminars I attended and my girls and I all enjoyed listening to the CDs I bought of his seminars that I didn't have time to attend in person. So I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to review his book, How to be a Great Wife . . . even though you homeschool

In this book, Todd gives some wonderful insight into how our husbands think, and how we can encourage them to take a more active role at home, without nagging and causing frustration all around. 

I had some time this week to read in the car, so I grabbed the chance to read this book. I enjoyed it, and look forward to working through it again during my quiet time at some point in the near future (when I'm not in the middle of another study). 

On the one hand, the points in this book are so simple. . . our husbands want to be loved, they want us to show them we still love them and want to be with them and value them as people, fathers, and husbands. Simple stuff right?

But it's also something I know I struggle with, and I suspect most moms, and especially homeschool moms, do. Todd does a great job of reminding us to remember that we're not JUST a homeschool mom, we're also a wife, and homeschooling is just a season, marriage is forever.

I really like the way this book is divided into short chapters, the whole book is only 93 pages long, Todd knows we don't have much time to read a long book LOL.At the end of each chapter are some discussion questions that could be used in a group setting (homeschool group? Bible study? Etc) or just to help you internalize what you've just read and then the final paragraph is a challenge related to that chapter. THIS is why I want to go back through this book, more slowly in the future. I want to take one day per week, re-read a chapter, journal my answers to the discussion questions (the book has room that you could write them in the book but I like to loan out my books and don't necessarily want to loan out my answers LOL), and then TAKE that challenge for the week and really focus on loving my husband the way that chapter challenges me to do so. 

So, if you're a married homeschool mom, and your marriage sometimes needs a little help,  I encourage you to get this book, after all, who better to tell us what homeschool dads need from their wives than a homeschool dad right?

Ps. If you'd rather read on your kindle or nook, you can! 

Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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