She hooked me right off the bat when she described what she envisioned for her hom...before she had children. And what reality was after. I think we all do that to some extent. I guess we don't realize how stressful parenting can really be till we have been there. I like that the author reminds us that a house of love and grace includes mess.
In this book, you learn a love and laughter approach to spiritual growth. You learn how to teach children 12 virtues (joy, love, forgiveness, faith, patience, perseverance, respect, responsibility, service, humility, gratitude, generosity), each with a chapter devoted solely to it. She recommends spending a full month on each virtue. These chapters contains a family activity to reinforce the virtue, along with discussion questions, scripture verses, catch phrases and more. The book is also filled with 60 ways to bring out the giggles--these are quick and easy activities for nurturing a sense of fun in the house.
This is a fun, easy read that has practical ways to teach virtues to your children while instilling joy and giggles. The book reminds us to parent with a purpose, rather than get caught up in all the day-to-day stuff. Honestly, I think that any family that reads this book and participates in the suggested activities will grow stronger spiritually and as a family. Kudos! I love the book and look forward to the changes my family will make over the next year!
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah, a Division of Random House, to facilitate this review. Links in post may contain affiliate links.