Health · Marriage

Set Goals, Not Resolutions for the New Year

Are you like me and every year you set resolutions that go something like this? “I want to lose 50 lbs by the beginning of next year.” “I am going to get organized and keep my home clean every single day.” “Every day I am going to read my Bible before my family wakes up.”… Continue reading Set Goals, Not Resolutions for the New Year

Marriage

God’s Design for Marriage: Biblical Submission

“Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct.” 1 Peter 3:1-2 Marital Submission and Our Roles Both men and women were created to fulfill different… Continue reading God’s Design for Marriage: Biblical Submission

Biblical womanhood · Homemaking

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

 

 

Encouragement · Parenting

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!

Marriage

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

  “Love and marriage, love and marriage They go together like a horse and carriage This I tell you, brother You can’t have one without the other” This lyrics are infamous for almost anybody that lived through the 80’s and 90’s all because of the television sitcom, Married with Children.   Fun fact, did you know… Continue reading Living Virtuously: A Wife’s Complete Guide to Keeping Her Heart and Home

Marriage

24 Great Tips for a Long Lasting Marriage

Long Lasting Marriage? The stats are not very promising when it comes to the longevity of marriage. Data shows that over 50% of marriages will sadly end in divorce, with most marriages averaging eight years. So what are the rules for a happy marriage?  What are the secrets to a marriage that will last a… Continue reading 24 Great Tips for a Long Lasting Marriage

Marriage

The Benefits of Eating Together as a Family

Do you know the benefits of eating together as a family?  It is one of the best things to do if you are trying to create more quality time.  If you have noticed a disconnect from your family. The one thing that you can do (short of quitting your job, buying and RV, and hitting… Continue reading The Benefits of Eating Together as a Family

Marriage

Feminism, Gender Roles, and Biblical Womanhood

Blogging on Biblical Womanhood and Christian homemaking has been an eye opening journey for me.   It has caused me to read my Bible more, meditate on Scripture, seek the meaning behind the Scripture, weed out falsehoods, and understand why it was written.   The older I get, the more wisdom I have sought, and… Continue reading Feminism, Gender Roles, and Biblical Womanhood

Biblical womanhood · Health · Marriage

TRAINING KEEPERS OF THE HOME: ARTICLES AND RESOURCES ON BIBLICAL WOMANHOOD AND CHRISTIAN HOMEMAKING

Hello ladies.  I am so glad you are here. What a blessing it is to have you join me today! This blog, Training Keepers of the Home, is my little corner of cyberspace where I love to teach and encourage you in your walk as keeper of your home.  On Training Keepers of the Home… Continue reading TRAINING KEEPERS OF THE HOME: ARTICLES AND RESOURCES ON BIBLICAL WOMANHOOD AND CHRISTIAN HOMEMAKING