February 16, 2018
Friday Faves: 5 Books I LOVED reading and forever changed the way I think!
So for today’s Friday Faves I wanted to go over some books I LOVE and recommend reading. This can be for Mommas and Daddy’s, business owners and really anyone!
If you haven’t noticed already, Dave Ramsey and the Total Money Makeover has changed the way I think about money, married life and pretty much everything. I don’t always do it right but when it comes to budgeting, this guy knows how to do things right! If you have not read his book already you can check out his page here for more details on how to get your hands on this book. So many awesome principles that you can go back to over and over that will change your life!
I love the way Jon Acuff writes as he is creatively funny, realistically wise and pretty much a straight shooter. His ideas about keeping your day job but still going after your dream job was life changing for me. I always wanted to be a singer and a photographer but never knew how to get there because I was always working these different day jobs that consumed my life. These ideas of making your dream job your part time job makes total sense because your day job is what keeps your lights on and your bills paid!
Ephesians 5:33 talks briefly about how the husband should love his wife and how the wife should respect her husband. Everyone knows men and women speak and see things differently but this was a whole new idea for me. Love and Respect is a book that explains how without love she feels deflated and without respect he feels deflated. Yet we naturally do the opposite of what the other is craving during a conflict. Why is that? This book really helped my hubby and I get off of our crazy cycle and start speaking the right language for the other person to truly understand one another.
When I was going through a lot of fear and doubt in my marriage Power of a Praying Wife helped me in so many ways. Stormie has such great ideas and teaching on how to let go by praying over your spouse about what is worrying you instead of bringing it up to them constantly. You cannot change anyone but GOD CAN! Letting God take control of every thought and worry changed my marriage because I didn’t feel the need to let that fear weigh heavy on me anymore.
This book 168 Hours was just recently introduced to me and ohhh myy goodness. GAME CHANGER. If you are feeling stressed and always strapped for time this is the book for you! I think really it is a book for EVERYONE. Laura Vanderkam explains that everyone has time for the things they prioritize time for but what if there are things that are sucking up your time. With a little reorganizing your core priorities you can have it all and guess what you will find? There is still plenty of time left over! You guys have got to check this one out… it is amazing.
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