What woman doesn’t want to live well? Way too often we are faced with our own shortcomings and failures that cause us to want to give up.
I have a solution. Grab this book and your favorite beverage and you’ll be set for an afternoon or evening of encouraging reading.
But don’t think this is just a “make you feel good” book. No way. Courtney doesn’t pull punches, but she lays out simple ways for us to live a better life as women of God, wives, and mothers.
She says hard things. One of my favorite lines is, “Close your mouth and simply listen.” Have you ever said that to a friend? Has a friend ever said that to you? Probably not, but I know I’ve wanted to say it to friends, and there are times when someone should have said it to me. Courtney says it because it needs to be said. It needs to be done. This is good advice for a lot of situations. I often pray, “Lord, please keep your hand over my mouth.”
In the chapter The Influence of a Mother she says all women have a sphere of influence, and we do. Therefore her warning, “We must follow God closely or our influence will lead others astray.” is of utmost importance. Think of it, ladies—from day one we will influence our children, either for good or for evil. The only way we can do this well is to follow the Lord closely and stay in the Word. And the world wonders what we stay-at-home moms do all day! We are raising the next generation of Godly men and women.
In this same chapter she talks about generational sin. Since I’m a first-generation Christian I find this very exciting. We all know about the cycle of sin in families, but what I found encouraging is the cycle of blessing.
“Sin may visit a few generations, but for the one who takes a stand and breaks the cycle—God’s love is poured out to the thousandth generation.”
“He commanded our fathers to teach [their testimony and the law] to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of Good, but keep his commandments.” (Psalms 78:5-7)
I know many of you too have taken a stand and stepped out of the cycle of sin. What an exciting and challenging future we have.
As Courtney says,
“Your influence as a mother is powerful. Don’t waste it. Little eyes are watching you. Be the one to stand in the gap for generations to come and break the cycles of sin that have fallen into your lap. Teach your children, as my mother did, to walk with the King!”
I’ve only scratched the surface of what is in this book. I know you are going to want to know about the “Completing Him” marriage challenge, motherhood mess-ups, and her chapter on the Proverbs 31 woman is one you won’t want to miss.
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