I was lucky enough to receive an advanced reading copy of Becky Thompson's new book, Love Unending: Rediscovering Your Marriage In The Midst Of Motherhood. I couldn't wait to read this book - I've been married for fourteen years and we have four children. I'm often overwhelmed with housework, cooking, cleaning, taking care of the kids, church activities, and more. I usually end each day exhausted and with nothing left to give. I loved the idea of the 21 day challenge with specific steps to take each day. The book description reads:
"How can I remember how to be a wife when it takes all I’ve got to be a momma?
Since becoming a mom, do you ever feel like your marriage no longer receives the attention it needs to thrive? Do you ever struggle to balance your roles of being both a momma and a wife? Do you ever wonder how you’re supposed to re-center your heart on your husband when you are so busy with everything else?
Those feelings we experienced in the first days of love and marriage often become buried beneath hurried life, active children, and mountains of bills and laundry. We wonder where the romance went when kids became a part of our love story. Maybe you’ve questioned and perhaps even worried if you’ll ever again experience love as you did in the beginning—that newness of what it meant to be fully caught up in one another. But what if you could rekindle that fresh sort of love? What if there was a secret to love unending?
For the next twenty-one days, journey with Becky Thompson to remember what life was like when you first fell in love with your husband. Each daily challenge, reflection, and prayer will refocus your attention, re-center your heart, reignite the romance, and help you rediscover your marriage in the midst of motherhood.
Let Love Unending guide you step by step as you realize that sometimes the best way forward is to go back to the beginning."
This book is absolutely fantastic. I loved the introduction, where Becky reveals her father's "secret" (don't worry, no spoilers here - you'll have to read the book to find out what his secret is!) and was already inspired just by that. The book then goes on to the daily challenges. Each day includes a Bible verse, a story, some exhortation, and a very specific step to take that day, followed by a prayer to prepare your heart. Then there are several questions with space to write your responses. This is such a great layout and each day's topic spoke directly to my heart and to my marriage. I can't recommend this book enough to married moms everywhere. If you let it, this book will change your heart and change your marriage - for the better!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.