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How Stay-at-Home Moms and Homemakers Can Create a Successful Morning Routine

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Fight Laziness and Find the Joy in Homemaking

“How can I stay motivated?” “I never can get anything done at home” “Help me, get my life in order-I am so overwhelmed” These are just a few of the questions and comments I have received on the blog or on facebook regarding how to overcome the often mundane tasks of being a stay-at-home mom.… Continue reading Fight Laziness and Find the Joy in Homemaking

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15 Books That Every Christian Homemaker Should Read

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Stay-at-Home Moms

Have you ever seen a lazy mom?   I mean, a truly lazy mom?

Most mothers and wives love what they do.

We raise children and tend to our husbands.  We strive to make our houses a home.  Our responsibilities vary widely within the home and often it is a 24/7 job.  We rarely get days off.

Nobody can replace the mother and the wife as the keeper of our home.

However, because we don’t get days off (or even much time to ourself) it is important that we remain encouraged, inspired, and learn from the most reputable sources.

Christian Homemaking

As a busy mom of six young children, my schedule is pretty full, leaving me very little free time.

However, I do love to read.  Reading allows me to grow, mature, and learn new things as a wife and mother.

Of course, my Bible is the most important book that I read, and most of us know that as mothers and wives we need to read the Bible.

In fact, the Bible should be our number one resource on parenting, marriage, homemaking, and helping us in the roles of Biblical womanhood and Christian homemaking.

But over the past nineteen years I have found other valuable resources that can be used in addition to the Bible to help and assist me grow as a Christian homemaker.

*Christian Book “Warnings”

Too many “Christian” books that I would consider to be reader-friendly, have no spiritual depth. 

They are appealing to the eyes and ears, but leave no lasting impact on our hearts.  One must be careful in what we read because an can have a negative effect on us.

Look for books that promote a deeper understanding of the role of Biblical Womanhood and Christian Homemaking.

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Book Recommendations

Because I care about what I read, I will only recommend and share what I personally have read or own to my readers.

Of course, these books should never replace your Bible as a place of encouragement, inspiration, and teaching of the Gospel.

However, I highly recommend these books on Gospel-centered living and for their homemaking help in teaching you how to effectively manage your home.

TOP 15 MUST READS FOR THE CHRISTIAN HOMEMAKER

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Jen Wilkins, Women of the Word.

  Dave Ramsey, Total Money Makeover

  Donald S. Whitney, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

  Amy Dacyczyn, The Complete Tigthwad Gazette

  Martha Greene, The Homemaker’s Mentor Treasury of Homekeeping Skills: A Vintage Keepsake Collection

  Elizabeth George,  A Wife After God’s Own Heart

  Holman’s Study Bible for Women

Elizabeth George, A Woman After God’s Own Heart

  Elisabeth Elliot, The Shaping of a Christian Family: How My Parents Nurtured My Faith

  Elisabeth Elliot,  Let Me Be a Woman

  Erin Harrison, Living Virtuously: A Wife’s Complete Guide to Keeping  Her Heart and Home

  Martha Peace, The Excellent Wife

  Debi Pearl, Created to Be His Helpmeet

  The Christian Homemaker’s Handbook

 

 

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Living Virtuously: Chapter 14 and 15 Study Questions

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Struggling With Your Prayer Life as a Mom?

It is hard to pray at times. Mom brain can zap all of our energy and cause us to lose our focus. Prayer is often the last thing on our minds, especially on those days that we struggle to even get a shower. Yet prayer is essential to a thriving spriritual life, especially for the… Continue reading Struggling With Your Prayer Life as a Mom?

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Unhappy Life = Unhappy Wife? Unhappy Mom? Learning How to Become Content-No Matter What!

State of Discontentment This world lives in a perpetual state of discontentment.  As women, it easy to feel sorry for ourselves as we compare our lives to others. We may feel discontentment over lack of money, wanting finer home decor, failure on many different things, or being able to take that Disney vacation. Women are… Continue reading Unhappy Life = Unhappy Wife? Unhappy Mom? Learning How to Become Content-No Matter What!

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Living Out Our Christian Faith as Women

Living out our faith on a daily basis involves making decisions that could essentially effect our eternal life.   Being a Christian is more than going to church, owning a Bible, and attending Bible study.   Anybody can own a Bible or go to church.   The condition of your faith life is a direct… Continue reading Living Out Our Christian Faith as Women

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10 Tips to Get Your House Ready for Thanksgiving In No Time

TEN TIPS TO GET YOUR HOUSE THANKSGIVING READY   Remember, unless your house is preparing for a magazine photo shoot of the interior; your house does not need to be perfect. Stick to a written routine that will allow you to have more quality time with your family. Using a planner will allow you stay in the… Continue reading 10 Tips to Get Your House Ready for Thanksgiving In No Time

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Titus 2 Advice: Listen to Wise Counsel

If I had to tell myself one thing as a young teenager, I would say to listen to the wise counsel of your elders.   When I was a teenage girl I remember thinking that my parents were old-fashioned.   I did not want to listen to their advice nor admit that they could possibly… Continue reading Titus 2 Advice: Listen to Wise Counsel

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Why Every Married Couple Should Have a Joint Bank Account

Fifty years ago most mothers stayed home with their children while their husbands worked.  And nearly all of them had only one bank account for the entire family. Fast forward fifty years later, and nearly half of married couples that have joint accounts also have individual ones.   What are some of the reasons why that… Continue reading Why Every Married Couple Should Have a Joint Bank Account