In Living Virtuously, Erin Harrison teaches us how to embrace and embody virtue in our homes. Harrison is a homesteading and homeschooling mom. She shares with us her own trials and triumphs in addressing vice and embodying virtue; using real-life recollections. Harrison’s perspective on life, and her tone of writing, calls us back to a time when manners and etiquette were valued. She’s quick to point out that the technological advances of the 20th century do not always give us a better quality of life. In Harrison’s opinion, sometimes it is better to do things the old-fashioned way – like talking to each other face to face!
If you are a working mom, or a woman who doesn’t quite embrace the whole “submissive” thing (Eph 5:24), then you may not initially relate to Harrison’s suggestions on how to best incorporate virtue into your family life. But, I strongly suggest that you continue reading this gem of a book and allow yourself to search deeper, to find the numerous golden nuggets waiting to be discovered.
Early in the book, Harrison tells us a story about patience. Harrison’s young son wanted a piece of cheese. Erin went to the refrigerator to get him some cheese, but her son couldn’t see what she was doing. So, he began demonstrating his impatience by throwing a tantrum. Erin Harrison had an epiphany at that moment. She could easily relate to God, who works quietly behind the scenes. We can’t always see the good things God is preparing for us. So, we whine with impatience, just like Erin’s son. This golden nugget is one I’ll never forget. The next time I see my impatience bubbling, I will remember that God hears my prayers. I will remember that He is working on my behalf behind the scenes.
If you are looking for a way to enrich your family relationships, and grow in virtue, then I highly recommend reading Living Virtuously.
Living Virtuously Give-Away
Erin Harrison is not short on generosity! When she sent me a copy of Living Virtuously to read, she included an extra copy. So, I am going pay that generosity forward, and give away a copy of the book today. If you would like to win a copy of Living Virtuously, then write a comment in the comments section of this post no later than 8:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Everyone who posts a comment, by the deadline, will be entered to win. I will pull the winner’s name from a hat and notify the winner by e-mail.
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