The Good Wife’s Guide: Embracing Your Role as a Help Meet by Darlene Schacht was written to encourage women to joyfully serve their families from a place of sacrificial love. Throughout the book, Darlene demonstrates how supporting our husbands and living in unity is a reflection of God’s design and purpose for marriage.
I love the raw truths laid out in The Good Wife’s Guide partnered with grace and humility from a woman who doesn’t claim to have it all together. I have been reading Time-Warp Wife, Darlene’s blog, for several years. Without fail, she points me daily to the Gospel of Christ and encourages me to draw from the well spring of His grace so that I can joyfully serve my husband and my baby boy.
One of the questions that really stood out to me in the book, and has had me referring back to often, was this:
Are you a stay-at-home mom so that you can care for your children or your internet friends?
As a writer, I spend a lot of time online. It’s easy to get sucked into various social media outlets and tell my baby to “give Mommy one more minute.” For what? So I can update one more internal link or answer one more question from my mastermind group? Reading this book was a good reminder to order my priorities according to the Word of God and to discipline my time so that I can joyfully serve my family.
Darlene not only gives thought-provoking questions, but she also provides practical help. It truly is The Good Wife’s Guide. My favorite quote from the entire book:
Faith tells me that His wisdom exceeds mine therefore I put my trust in his infallible word.
Do you want to be a good wife?
I have two paperback copies of The Good Wife’s Guide to giveaway.
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Special thanks to Darlene for sponsoring this giveaway.