Then take that marriage and start it with a 5 year old...and then add two more kids....and our announcement we made last week of one more baby on the way! Life does not get easier the more kids you have, it can becomes more complicated...thus the importance of decluttering every area of my life so that I can actually have time to enjoy these crazy people I call my family!
So, we are starting at the head and working our way down. First up is decluttering my marriage.
Jennifer Flanders book "25 Ways to Communicate Respect to Your Husband" a honey jar, and Justin & Trish Davis' book "Beyond Ordinary"
This idea started a few weeks ago when my friend Debbie shared this article titled 25 Ways to Communicate Respect. As I read the article I agreed with it all and that noticed that there is a follow up article for the husbands 25 Ways to Show Your Wife You Love Her. THEN I noticed that Jennifer wrote a book based on her list for the wives after she received such a huge response to her original post. So, naturally I hopped onto Amazon and purchased 2 copies. Why two?...well...hang in there, you will see why.
Here is more about the book:
So I took those two printed lists and cut them up. Twenty-five for the wife and twenty-five for the husband. I then put them into the honey jar. Once a week we each draw a new one and that is what we each focus on and pray about that week.
The second book that I am reading simultaneously with the first one mentioned is "Beyond Ordinary" by Justin & Trisha Davis. What is fabulous about this book is that it is written by both the husband and the wife so you are getting both points of view on marriage situations.
I can already see a difference in our marriage...and naturally it is trickling down through the entire family...and hopefully the example we are leading will also trickle down onto the people around us....hopefully they won't be able to help but see the light of Jesus shining through us and to desire that same light on the inside of them!
What about you?What are you working on simplifying? Your house, your home, your business? Join our link-up below! Also, don't forget to check out what all of our Life: Simplified Project team members are working on in their own lives.
Lastly, would you like to have your own copy of Jennifer Flanders book, 25 Ways to Communicate Respect to Your Husband? Leave a comment telling me what areas of your life you would like to or are working on simplifying...and you will be entered in the giveaway! One comment per person. Only open to US and Canada. Check back here next Monday as I reveal the winner! The giveaway ends Sunday evening at 6:00 PM CST.
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