May 16, 2013

There's a Man in the House!

Dear God, He's Home!: A Woman's Guide to Her Stay-At-Home Man
What happens when your man loses his job and is all of a sudden home all day?  Or he comes home from his military time overseas and this far-away dad is now awfully close, all the time?  Retirement, injuries, working from home.  There are tons of reasons the dynamic in marriage might change, such as, in our case, moving to the mission field and our home becoming the base of operations.  How does the family cope with these changes?

I reviewed a book today that speaks specifically to wives who find themselves in such a situation, for whatever reason.  You can find that review and a few more of my thoughts at Missionary Mom's Companion.  Here's a teaser:

"Just me and my man.  It's not been too many years since we were dating and I dreamed of spending all our days together, giggling while we worked and inspiring each other as we bounced ideas back and forth over dreamy looks and picnic lunches.  What could be better than that, right?  Um, yeah.  Twenty years later, we got that chance when we moved out of the country to conquer the world for Jesus.  And reality set in..."


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