Sunday, January 8, 2017

Review + Giveaway | Love Unending by Becky Thompson

Love Unending: Rediscovering Your Marriage in the Midst of Motherhood by Becky Thompson
Published by Waterbrook Press on January 3rd 2017
Pages: 224

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 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. 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. Take theLove Unending21-day challenge and discover the best way forward is to look back at the beginning."

When I first had my daughter, almost a year ago (!!), there were many sleepless nights and times where I would be scrolling through Facebook in order to stay awake while I was feeding her or holding her until she fell asleep. On one of those middle of the night feedings, I happened across a shared post from a page called Scissortail SilkI don’t remember the exact post, but I remember feeling overwhelmed and drained at being new mom. I felt alone and as if I was going to fail. After reading a beautifully written post by Becky Thompson, I found myself revisiting her Facebook page daily and eventually ventured to her website to find comfort in times when I needed it most. It was almost as if Becky was reaching into my brain and putting all my thoughts and emotions in her posts all while giving me a comforting squeeze of the hand or hug to reassure me or to offer me words of wisdom.

Once I felt like I could manage reading a book and a newborn (seriously…it’s tricky people), I purchased her first book, Hope UnfoldingWhat a blessing that book was in the midst of my transition into motherhood and in the midst of rediscovering myself with all of the changes. Motherhood can be lonely, y’all. Trust me! BUT it doesn’t have to be. After reading that book and finding my rhythm, I learned that she was coming out with a book that covered MARRIAGE + MOTHERHOOD. Say what?! Okay, for those of you who a) aren’t married, b) don’t have kids, or c) either…let me tell you a little secret…..when that baby is born, they become your sole focus and purpose for being on this planet. Your spouse/significant other…well, they tend to get placed on the back burner at times. It’s frustrating for them and for you who is trying to figure out how to balance it all.

Thankfully, Becky (who is married & has 3 kids) totally understands.

Love Unending: Rediscovering Your Marriage in the Midst of Motherhood could not have come out at a more perfect time. This book takes you on a 21-day journey of rediscovering the why you fell in love with your husband. You read the quick little blurb in the morning, challenge yourself to complete the task, and then in the evening, there is a little place where you can journal and reflect upon what happened that day when rediscovering your marriage. It’s a beautiful journey and a wonderful reminder when everything is going full speed around you. I truly loved every challenge of this book and the way I was able to reflect on the whys I fell in love with my husband and what makes him so special.

So, for all my married friends who have kids, I challenge you to take the Love Unending 21-day challenge. If you do, let me know you’re taking part and how it goes!

And to help Becky celebrate the launch of her book, I am giving away a copy below!

five stars

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