When Work and Family Collide
By Andy Stanley
Published by Multnomah
Review: I've listened to Andy Stanley preach at his church in
He is fun, gets the message across and
keeps it simple. This book is the same. It’s refreshing to read a book that is practical
and easy to understand. He gets relationships and our demands at work in our
ever changing world. North Point, Ga.
Here’s what he says, “Your family might be your priority, but that’s not my point. They want to “feel” like you’re their priority. It’s not enough for them to “be” your priority. They must “feel” like it….
I’ll never forget discussing this point with a busy corporate VP, “The problem is you love your family in your heart, but you don’t love them in your schedule. And they can’t see your heart.”
Ouch, so true sometimes. If we make this our habit to achieve goals at work we won’t have a family to enjoy the fruits of our labor. He says we cheat our families and challenges readers to trust God with our fiancés and make our families a priority before we are in a crisis or our families are crushed beyond repair.
The author states, “We’re rarely blindsided by problems on the home front. The real issue is whether we’re willing to pull out of the fast lane long enough to find out what’s going on.
Slowing down to read the vital signs isn’t easy. But it’s a whole lot easier than getting out of the race completely in order to handle a major crisis.”
This author gives practical advice and examples to illustrate what he’s talking about. Relationships aren’t easy. Letting go and letting God have is way in our lives and finances isn’t easy either. But the death of a relationship (a marriage) and the separation of your family is hard too!
This is a great book for newly weds, and marriages that are nearly dead and everything in-between. I highly recommend it!
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