Book Review: No More Perfect Marriages

I’ve made it a priority this year to find time to read, so I quickly agreed when I received an email about an opportunity to review No More Perfect Marriages, an insightful book by Mark and Jill Savage. I’ve read numerous books on marriage. When I began reading this one, I noticed immediately … [Read more...]

Why It’s Important to Make Time to Read

I’ve always enjoyed reading. During my teen years, I preferred reading over other pursuits that were common among my peers. As an adult, reading remains one of my favorite activities. What has changed is that these days I rarely feel like I have time to read. As a wife and mom of young … [Read more...]

Book Review: Love at First Fight

I feel that my husband and I handle conflict in our marriage relatively well, so I’ve never sought out a book that specifically addresses how to handle conflict in marriage. However, when I received an email about an opportunity to review a copy of Love at First Fight, a humor-laced book about … [Read more...]

Book Review: Under Our Skin

You’d have to be living with your head buried in the sand to be unaware of the racial tensions that Americans face today. In an attempt to deepen my understanding of these tensions, I recently read Under Our Skin, a book written by an NFL player and commentator on social media named Benjamin … [Read more...]

Book Review: 25 Questions You’re Afraid to Ask About Love, Sex, and Intimacy

I hesitated for a brief moment when I was contacted about reviewing a complimentary copy of 25 Questions You’re Afraid to Ask About Love, Sex, and Intimacy by Dr. Juli Slattery. After all, sex isn’t a common topic here on Of The Hearth. It is a very important topic, though, especially in our … [Read more...]

Book Review: 52 Uncommon Dates

I was thrilled when I was contacted earlier this summer about reviewing 52 Uncommon Dates: A Couple’s Adventure Guide for Praying, Playing, and Staying Together, a new book by Randy Southern. As many of you know, I’ve written previously about the importance of dating your spouse. It’s often … [Read more...]

Book Review: Freedom of Simplicity

In Freedom of Simplicity, Richard J. Foster explores the surprisingly complex topic of simplicity. I’m excited to share about this book because it has had a significant impact on my life. I read it for the first time when I was in college and I’ve read through it at least a couple of times since … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Meaning of Marriage

Marriage is a prevalent theme throughout the Bible. We see its significance from the beginning of Genesis (the marriage of Adam and Eve) to the end of Revelation (when Christ comes for His bride, the church). In light of this, it should come as no surprise that marriage has historically been viewed … [Read more...]

Book Review: Managing God’s Money

In our continued attempt to be wise stewards of our resources, my husband and I have been reading books on finances. Our most recent read was Randy Alcorn’s Managing God's Money: A Biblical Guide. Managing God’s Money contains six sections: (1) Money and Possessions: Bible 101, (2) Perspectives … [Read more...]

Book Review: Not Your Parents’ Marriage

My husband and I attend a couples’ small group offered by our church. Our group recently read Not Your Parents' Marriage: Bold Partnership for a New Generation by Jerome and Kellie Daley. The basic idea presented by the authors is that you bring with you into marriage expectations based on your past … [Read more...]