- “Counseling helped me to begin to let go of the notion that I had to do everything right or doom all of us to failure.” (page 10)
- “I could accept myself as God made me – weaknesses included – and then I needed to turn to him to make me well.” (page 13)
- "There is always work to be done or a familial need to be filled, so we often put off what we most need - whether it is human, social, emotional, or spiritual - in order to continue our vocational work. But we can't give what we don't have..." (page 36)
- "If the founder of a religious order who sent priests to evangelize every corner of the world saw fit to encourage good sleep, eating, exercise, prayer and personal habits, why should we feel it is acceptable to ignore our own basic human needs?" (page 40)
- If you were writing a book like this one, what would your first big “confession” be?
- What was the most encouraging line that you read in these first two chapters that spoke to you right where you are in your season of motherhood? And why do you think you needed to hear it so badly at this moment in time?
Next week, we'll cover Chapters 3 and 4. For the complete reading schedule and information about our Book Club, visit the Book Club page.
Copyright 2018 Megan Swaim
About the Author
Megan Swaim is an Indiana girl on an east coast adventure. A former high school youth minister, she now gets to minister full-time to her three young daughters and her husband Josh. Megan spends her days homeschooling at the kitchen table, drinking iced coffee, and exploring coastal Virginia.