Review: Diapers, Dishes & Dominion: How Christian Housewives Can Change the World by Leah D. Smith
When I started raising my girls, I had a specific purpose in mind: Raise them to be godly. Raise them to be a blessing to others. But this parenting thing is a whole lot harder than you can possibly be prepared for!
I asked a couple of friends who’s parenting I respected based on how their children behaved, and a dear friend let me borrow a few books from her. A little while later she gifted this book to me, and one on farming for my husband (I really need to find that one…). I’m embarrassed to say, that though I did start to read it with good intention, it got moved to the back-burner. However, recently I decided to pick it up again and read it all the way through.
I cannot thank my friend (and God) enough for this book! It was completely different from what I expected it to be, and it has blown. my. mind.
Yes, this is a how-to book on how to raise your kids, and how to be a good mom.
Yes, you will get a bunch of advice from the author’s personal experience.
No, it will not be a written-out step-by-step plan, because all families are different, all people are different with different personalities and gifts, and so you do have to use some common sense for your own family.
However, this book is so much more.
This book is not for the weak of mind or the weak of heart. If you are the type of person who is set in your ways and hates change – DO NOT READ THIS BOOK! But if you have a teachable spirit, and are open to scripture transforming your mind and also willing to do your own homework, this book may be the blessing you need in your life this very moment.
I am now more at peace with the direction of my personal life, the direction of our family, and the direction of the universal church than I have ever been in my life. I am more excited and determined to move forward. I am feeling bolder in my faith as a Christian. I am excited about the future of the lives of my family, and the condition of our world.
I challenge every woman who calls herself a Christian, whether you have a family today, or are hoping for one in the future, to read this book.
I challenge every Christian woman who has ever been afraid to have a family based on your fear of the future to read this book.
I challenge any woman who is not afraid to take on a challenge to read this book.
I challenge every Christian man who is not afraid of his wife, buy her this book.