Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better

 Hi there!  I just gotta share this book with you!  It's a fun, easy read and SO helpful with interpersonal relationships!    It's one of my new favorites!

Here's a small sample: 

 

"It shouldn’t be surprising to me, I guess. But I’m struck again by the genius of Jesus and also the love of God. That He would talk to us in such a tender manner still makes me pause. He made us; He knows how we operate, and He watches us, alone among the creatures of the world, taxing our bodies by imagining threats and things that haven’t happened. We’re silly little things. Just as we’ve invented “righteous anger,” we’ve justified our worry, our constant sense of threat and insecurity. But Timothy Keller tells us that worrying is, ultimately, simple arrogance: “Naturally, if you love people, you’re going to worry about them. But do you know where constant worry comes from? It’s rooted in an arrogance that assumes,  I know the way my life has to go, and God’s not getting it right. Real humility means to relax. Real humility means to laugh at yourself. Real humility means to be self-critical.” 3 We hold on to worry because we don’t trust God. We hold on to anger because we don’t trust God. We feel threatened because we’re insecure, and we’re insecure because—surprise!—we don’t trust God. When you start practicing it, you realize: choosing to be unoffendable means actually, for real, trusting God. When you start practicing it, you realize: choosing to be unoffendable means actually, for real, trusting God.

 

C. S. Lewis wrote about this lifetime trajectory, and how “little things” wind up shaping our entire existence, in The Great Divorce :

"Hell . . . begins with a grumbling mood, and yourself still distinct from it . . . Ye can repent, and come out of it again. But there may come a day when you can do that no longer. Then there will be no you left to criticize the mood, nor even to enjoy it, but just the grumble itself going on forever, like a machine". 4.

  Choosing to be unoffendable and relinquishing our “right” to anger is a means of unplugging this machine before it gets going.

 

Excerpt from "Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better"

 

This book is worth your time! 

Love y'all! :) 

A Great, Fun Book!

Hey there!  I just finished reading a great book that I wanted to share with y'all!   It's an easy, fun, inspiring read!  

"Happy Wives Club"  by Fawn Weaver 

"One woman undertakes a worldwide search to learn the secrets of a great marriage--and finds one foundational truth that could change everything.

Fawn Weaver was a happily married woman running a successful business--and then something happened. Maybe it was divorce rate reports on the evening news, The Real Housewives of Orange County, or any daytime talk show where husbands and wives dramatically reveal their betrayals. Everywhere she looked, Fawn saw negative portrayals of marriage dominating the airwaves and dooming everyone to failure.


 Looking at Keith, the love of her life, she knew that wasn't true. She was determined to find and connect with women just like her--happy and optimistic about marriage, deeply in love with her spouse, and committed to building a strong marriage that stands the test of time.


On a whim, she started the blog HappyWivesClub.com and sent the link to a few of her friends. What started as a casual invitation to five women exploded into an international community with close to 400,000 women in more than 100 countries.


Happy Wives Club is Fawn's journey across the world to meet new friends and discover what makes their marriages great. Join her on this exciting, exotic trip across six continents and through more than eighteen cities. Walk the streets of Mauritius, the historic ruins in Italy, and the vistas of New Zealand and Australia. Go from Cape Town to London, Manila to Buenos Aires, Winnipeg to Zagreb.


Along the way, you will meet everyday women whose marriage secrets span cultures. You will hear their stories, witness their love, and be inspired by the proof that happy, healthy marriages do exist--and yours can be one of them!


It turns out great marriages are all around us--when we look for them. Go on a trip with Fawn and learn the best marriage secrets the world has to offer."   

I hope you enjoy it too!!