Friday, July 29, 2016

Book Review (Two in One): How Do I Love Thee? & Sweet Child of Mine

How Do I Love Thee? is a devotional journal for wives by Jennifer Flanders.  The purpose of this devotional journal is to jot down, color, or even paste special mementos as a tender reminder of the marriage and husband the Lord has blessed you with.

This journal is 218 pages and a great size to be able to record meaningful memories.  On just about every page there is a Scripture included which is fantastic to be able to relate the specific writing prompt to.  The illustrations are Victorian in style and are ready to color in for yourself.

There is an introduction from the author to get the user on her way to record special memories and there are sixteen different writing prompts that include:

                            God's Plan For Marriage
                            Life Before Marriage
                            Working Together
                            Cultivating Oneness
                            Growing Together

There are so many extras included in this journal such as a list of qualities of a virtuous women with an accompanying word search puzzle, a specific prayer just for your husband, and a spot to jot down your blessings.

This journal would be a great gift to a bride-to-be or a new bride.  I think, once filled out, it would also be a beautiful personalized journal to hand down to your own children.

I also received for review, Sweet Child of Mine.  This is a devotional journal for mothers.  This journal is in the same style as How Do I Love Thee?.  Right along with the Victorian styled illustrations with plenty to color in (especially with adult coloring books being in high demand now), a Scripture with motherhood and children in mind, and easy writing prompts makes for a great keepsake.

I love that there are specific prayers to pray over your children.  I think that is a great resource especially for new mothers.

There are twelve sections to record priceless memories such as:

                              Labor and Delivery
                              Child Training
                              Hopes and Prayers
                              Learning and Growing
                              Precious Memories

Going to a baby shower soon?  Know a soon-to-be mommy?  This would make such a sweet gift so both mom and dad can record those special moments that will last for years to come.

About the Author:

Jennifer Flanders is a wife, homeschool momma to twelve children and an author.  She shares her passion to see marriages imitate the sacrificial love Jesus Christ has for His Church on her blogs and  She has great resources on her blog for cultivating and disciplining yourself for prayer for your marriage and your children.

Disclosure of Material: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”