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Monday, February 27, 2012

"The Good Wife's Guide" {A Book Review & Giveaway}

Darlene Schacht is a perfect example of the Proverbs 31 woman who is "rare, her price is far above rubies (vs 10)."  Her passion for God's Word, traditional values, and Biblical womanhood permeates every word she writes. Her heart is for women to embrace their roles as wives, mothers and sisters in Christ. Now she has provided us all with an excellent resource to help us on this adventure.

The Good Wife's Guide is jammed packed with a mix of tips, advice and Biblical wisdom. Here are just a few of my favorite nuggets:
1. "You have the ability to get your surroundings under control, to manage your home well and find time to relax. (pg 38)" Wow!! Isn't this what every busy woman (single, married, with children or without) wants to know how to do! She had my attention!! I had to keep reading!

2. "Saying 'no' today isn't about closing a door; it's leaving a room empty enough for God's will to fill it with something better. (pg 44)" Saying "no" can be so hard. We want to be able to juggle it all - work, home, ministry, friends, hobbies. As it says in Ecclesiastics 3:1, "to everything there is a season". I love the perspective she gives here! Saying 'no' today isn't a negative thing. We need to be aware of our limitations and priorities. When we realize that by saying "no" we are allowing God the room He need to fill our lives with His will and purpose for us...well, saying the little word isn't quite so hard.

3. "Everything that I present to my family is a reflection of my heart. I can either show them that I value them by giving myself with joy, or I can do it begrudgingly because it's something that has to be done. (69)" Feeling convicted? Me too! I love being a SAHM. However, I know that there are times when my attitude and actions don't convey that to my family. If I want them to know the treasure they truly are to me, then it's MY responsibility to do everything (the fun and the mundane) with a heart of joy.

4. "Give away or throw away 25 things. (pg 111)" Are you running out of room? Does your car stay outside because there isn't room in the garage for it? Maybe it's time to scale down. Darlene gives guidelines for knowing what to throw away, give away and keep. Our 9 year old son used these tips to clean up his room! Within 20 minutes, he had over 30 items sorted!!

These are just four amazing pieces out of this incredible book! There are also housekeeping schedules, organizational tips, cleaning recipes and so much more!!!

Whether you've been married just a few months or for several years, The Good Wife's Guide is a must have resource!! It's the perfect bridal shower gift for the upcoming wedding season!

Darlene has been kind enough to provide a copy for me to giveaway. Use the form below to enter. I will announce the winner on Friday, March 2nd, 2012.

Darlene Schacht is a New-York Times Best Selling author, co-author of Reshaping It All with Candace Cameron Bure (DJ from Full House), author of Time-Warp Wife blog and contributing author at RooMag, Keepin' It Real and The Better Mom

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Oana said... [Reply to comment]

I very interesting book to have.

Lauthwithusblog said... [Reply to comment]

It sounds like a great book!

Laurie Mawdesley said... [Reply to comment]

I keep trying to win this book! Looks soooo good and something I need! Interested nin all the tips and encouraging words!

Kasondra Morin said... [Reply to comment]

I need this book!

Fawn said... [Reply to comment]

This book sounds fantastic!  The publisher sent me a copy to review so I won't enter the raffle but LOVE that she's putting out this book.

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Would love this book.

Barn Chick Cecily said... [Reply to comment]

How timely for me!! I REALLY need this!!! I hope I win!

Barn Chick Cecily said... [Reply to comment]

Do we enter by leaving a comment? How do you enter thru Rafflecopter? I signed up but do not see how to enter a giveaway...?

Joanna Barrette said... [Reply to comment]

I am so happy I saw this giveaway on The Good Wife's Guide FB page. I have been browsing your website and I love it!

Torrie Sorge said... [Reply to comment]

Welcome! I love meeting new readers!! Good luck!

Torrie Sorge said... [Reply to comment]

There should be a giveaway link at the bottom of the post. There are several entries. You can choose to enter just one or all of them ("liking" BBM on Facebook, liking TimeWarp Wife on FB, sharing the link, leaving a comment, or buying a copy of the book). Hope this helps.

Torrie Sorge said... [Reply to comment]

I think you will love it!!!

Torrie said... [Reply to comment]

You will love it!!

Torrie said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you so much Joanna! I'm so glad you stopped by. I love getting to know the readers of BBM. Feel free to comment anytime :)

Torrie said... [Reply to comment]

It is soooo good! Good luck! Don't forget, you can enter each day by "sharing" the giveaway on your blog or FB page.

Making Our Life Matter said... [Reply to comment]

I would love to win a copy of this book!  Have a great day!

Crissy said... [Reply to comment]

This sounds like a great book! I would love to win a copy! God Bless you!

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like an awesome book!!! :)

Emily said... [Reply to comment]

It sounds wonderful!  I would love to win a copy!  :)

Kristina D said... [Reply to comment]

I would love to win this book!  Thank you for the chance!  It sounds like something I could really use right now.

Becky said... [Reply to comment]

I would love to have the chance to read your book.  Sounds like a great read!

Deb said... [Reply to comment]

I would love a copy of the book.

Raelene said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the opportunity!!

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