Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What I'm Reading

This book written by Andy Stanley was released previously titled Choosing to Cheat. In this book Andy talks about the fact that in life we are either cheating our family due to work or cheating work due to our family. He shares about creating boundries and guidlines to protect what you value most...your family. He explains the difference in saying that your family is a priority and actually making your family your priority and gives practical advice on how to do just that. 

One might think that this principle only applies to people who work or are in ministry, but I believe that it also applies to stay at home moms as well. We can easily let how we serve our families cheat them of the time that we spend with them.

In this book Andy talks about a series of questions that he asks his family a few times a week to monitor their hearts on a regular basis.
They are:
  • Is everything ok in your heart?
  • Did anyone hurt your feelings today?
  • Are you mad at anyone?
  • Did anyone break a promise to you?
  • Is there anything I can do for you?

These questions are a great way to prompt an open conversation with your family and make sure they feel that they are your priority.

When Work & Family Collide is a book for everyone. Whether you work outside the home or inside the home, you will get something from this book that could change the dynamic of your family.

You can read the first chapter of the book here:

You can learn more about Andy Stanley here:

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  1. I heard him talk some about this book on Joyce Meyer the other day... I may check it out!

  2. It really is a great book. He is one of my favorite authors.


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