A Mother's Rule of Life
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication Date: October 1, 2004
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Motherhood and homeschooling had overwhelmed her. The house was dirty, the laundry undone. Holly felt frustrated, discouraged, and alone. She couldn't find time to snuggle and have fun with her five children or to go out with her husband. Yes, she loved Philip and she did love God, but she had come to resent Philip's freedom and she almost never found time for prayer.
Today, everything's better.
Holly still homeschools, but the house is cleaner, she gets more done, and the kids are happier. There's less stress, less strife, and less housework. Holly's been healed of past wounds that troubled her soul and her marriage. Best of all, she spends at least an hour each day in prayer and time each evening with Philip.
Holly brought about these changes with what she calls her Mother's Rule of Life, a pattern for living that combines the spiritual wisdom of the monastery with the practical wisdom of motherhood.
Holly's Rule is not just another set of schedules; it's a way for Christian mothers to answer God's call to holiness.
With the help of your own Rule, you can get control of your own household, grow closer to God, come to love your husband more, and raise up good Christian children. In these wise and practical pages, Holly shows you how.
Do you want to be a better wife and mother? To have more order in your life? To grow in union with God? Are you desperate yet?
With your own Mother's Rule of Life, you'll transform motherhood and its burdens into the joyful vocation it's meant to be. Learn from Holly Pierlot how to craft a Rule that's right for you and your family. Then use that Rule to help God draw you, your husband, and each of your children into Heaven!
This was quite helpful for me as a new mom learning how to balance all of the demands of my state in life.
Every mother ought to either read this book or have someone explain its principles. This teaches you how to prioritize your life. Once your priorities are in order, things tend to fall into place, and you will have peace.
Why the four stars, then? A lot of the stuff here is hard to apply for the youngest families, those with babies and toddlers. It's hard to put stuff into place when the schedules are constantly changing and things are very chaotic. The principles still are still very helpful as long as you know that how they are applied might look different during those years.
So, all moms, do take a look please, but don't be discouraged if it doesn't *quite* seem to line up with your current position.