I’m not big into book prefaces/introductions, but I think they did a great job in this book, so I’ll start here. (Who has a foreward by Jeff Foxworthy anyway!? Ya gotta read it. =) It’s so easy to run by things that we know well, and assume everyone else is speaking your language. Not here.
- When Carrie and Reggie admit that they’re “somewhat dysfunctional”, “a little insecure”, and “more stressed than we should be”. That coming from “experts” and pastors! Wheh! I feel better already. This book isn’t going to give me an ideal picture to try and make my family fit into.
- They introduce the idea of orange – the combining of 2 influences – RED, the love of the family/parents and YELLOW, the light and influence of the church. “These two combined influences will make a greater impact than either influence alone.” (p.19) -Woohoo! We’re not in this alone parents!
- The ideas in this book are more like “a compass than a road map. The last thing we want to do is create a new impossible standard, more parenting initiatives, and more tasks for you to do.” (p. 20)
Ask in your local bookstore (Hage’s if you’re in Muskegon) or order it online. It’s a great, easy read.
Chapter 1 highlights to come….