Thursday, March 15

Review: "The Good Wife's Guide: Embracing your Role as a Help Meet"

Do you know what it truly means to submit? To be a Godly wife? I was recently lucky enough to receive a free e-copy of Darlene Schacht's "The Good Wife's Guide: Embracing Your Role as a Help Meet" to review. It was a great, fast read. The book was wonderfully written, one could read it without feeling judged or otherwise brow-beaten.

Darlene covers almost every aspect of being a wife that I can think of: From how to be a team-mate of your husband, working together and supporting your husband; to how to figure out the best way for you to clean your home. Using scripture to inspire us to our best.

I think so often we, as women, fall into the surviving aspect of life {I know I do}. We seek to get through today or this project or this task, rather than focusing on the larger picture. Schacht speaks of how to do both, how to glorify God through the mundane. How to change our hearts in serving our selves, our husbands and our families.

One of my favorite things in this book is a list of favorite scriptures, placed in applicable places in the house: "She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens." Prov 31:15, taped to the inside of a cabinet, perhaps the first place you go in your kitchen in the morning.

Schacht writes about how to find contentment in your life, how to not only accept who and what you are and have, but rejoicing in it. She also writes about how to best keep a clean bathroom, how to create a daily/weekly schedule that works for you.

I managed to finish this book in a couple of days. I found myself MAKING time to be able to read what Schacht had to say. I really recommend this book to ANYONE looking to find peace in their role as a wife and to anyone else as well.

{I received a free copy of this book to review: However, the opinions stated here are my own}

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