Friday, October 24, 2014

In This House We Will Giggle #Book #Christian #Virtues #Parenting

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.



In this House We Will Giggle;  Making Virtues, Love & Laughter a Daily Part of Your Family Life.  The title alone got me.  Sometimes, this house feels tired and so busy with the day-to-day that I feel we don't have enough giggles, so I was interested in what author Courtney DeFeo had to say.

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!

Right now, you can purchase In This House, We Will Giggle: Making Virtues, Love, and Laughter a Daily Part of Your Family Life  for just $7.99 from Amazon.

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.

3 comments:

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Thanks for sharing! I love almost everything I've read from the Waterbrook publishers. Definitely quality books!

Amy S said...

Sounds like a really good book with things I would like to incorporate in my home! Thanks for sharing!

Courtney DeFeo said...

So touched by your review of the book. As a first-tiem author -these things are so surreal to read. Have a wonderful week! Thanks for sharing.

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