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

 

 


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A Father’s Love is Priceless

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“Daddy wuv’s me”….said, my two-year-old daughter, as she sighed contentedly in my arms.  This baby girl’s entire world is her Daddy.


(This post was written over two years ago when my little girl was two. Now that she is almost five, she still says “My Daddy wuv’s me” (her l’s are w’s) and it is most precious thing to hear.)

Of course, she loves me, too, but not in the way a little girl should love her Daddy.  She feels secure in his arms. She giggles when he throws her up in the air. Daily she waits at the door watching through the window for his return home from work.  The world revolves around her Daddy. He offers her security and love. She has faith that he will be there for her daily, when she gets hurt, or if she needs help.

I can reflect upon my relationship with my own father and know that I was fortunate because I had a father who spent hours listening to me and answering my endless questions. My own father took the time to share his faith with me and teach me things. I remember sitting in the garage as a child watching him as he used the lathe while he worked on a wood project. I remember it being cold in the garage, but I was content just to be in his presence. I do not remember what we talked about, but I do remember that moment very vividly.

Today I can see that same type of relationship developing between my own daughters and their father.  I have seen their confidence grow as he teaches them life skills with patience that I could only dream of having.

Time with their father is a coveted trophy in this household, which is often difficult with five daughters and one son.  Through the doting eye of their father, my daughters have grown in their self-confidence and own self-image.  They believe they can do anything they set their mind to because their father believes in each and every one of them. They are secure in their place in the world.

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While my daughters and I were both blessed with wonderful earthly fathers not all children have had that opportunity. The statistics are depressing to read regarding children with whom have had no father figure’s present or negative experiences with their fathers.

However, there is hope.  Hope that comes from our eternal Father in heaven.

In 2 Thessalonians 2:16 it is stated that God, our Father in heaven, loves us and offers us eternal encouragement and good hope. The Lord, our Father, loves you and I. He wants us to know that, believe that, and trust in that.

Your earthly father may have abandoned you or disappointed you or even hurt you in some way but your heavenly Father won’t.

He wants to have a relationship with you, His beloved child.  In 1 John 3:1 it is stated for you to “see what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! …..”