Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | October 21, 2013

Finding Your Joy in God, your man, your kids and your home

women living wellMost women, if they are honest, struggle with balancing their spiritual walk, their marriage, their kids and everything else and keeping a check on their priorities.  Fifty years ago, women didn’t have as many distractions as we have today.  Television, telephones, computers, Facebook, and that’s just the technology distractions.  Add the stress of working outside the home and the kids’ extra-curricular activities and there is precious little time to do the important stuff like cooking, cleaning, laundry and quiet time with God and quality time with your spouse and children.

Courtney Joseph, author of “Women Living Well”, shares fresh ways to hold on to the family values that existed before technology and the media got involved.  It requires intentionality, focus, purpose and strategy.  It means giving up the world’s view of what a woman’s life should be and taking on a biblical view of womanhood.  It won’t make you popular, but it will bring you joy and contentment.

Most of the concepts Courtney outlines in her book are common sense.  We’ve heard it before, but now we are listening to the wisdom of someone who is living it–someone who is not afraid of sharing what doesn’t work as much as what does.

If you are a stay-at-home or work-at-home mom, you will find most, if not all, of Courtney’s book helpful and easy to follow. However, if you work outside of the home, you won’t find a chapter on how to balance the priorities of motherhood and marriage while working 8 hours a day outside of the homeplace.  She glorifies the stay-at-home/work-at-home mom which is fine for her.  It is a choice of many families, but some mothers are working full-time out of necessity rather than desire.  If you are one of these women, you will find the first three parts helpful, but the final section on home-making will probably be out of your reach.

Courtney’s main objective is for wives to check their priorities against those God has given in His Word and see where we can improve.  God may ask us to do some pretty tough things, but Courtney assures us that obedience and submission will increase our joy and we will find contentment in a world that is constantly begging us to live with discontentment and stress.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from BookSneeze, as part of Thomas Nelson Publishers‘ Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



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