Letters to my Daughters by Barbara Rainey
I think we all know the quote from C.S. Lewis about friendship: “Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too?” –that’s how I felt when reading The Art of Being a Wife. There were so many times when Mom shared stories from her own experience of over 44 years of marriage to my dad and I thought, Oh thank goodness, it’s not just me that feels this way. Even though I’ve only been married a little over 2 months, I’ve gone back to her words for encouragement and comfort. I know I am incredibly biased when it comes to this book, but it was essential as I entered in to marriage because it not only prepared me for some things I might experience, it gave me the language to be able to express how I was feeling and why I might have felt that way.
Sometimes I’m too hard on myself. Even in the areas where I’m supposed to be having fun! This book taught me an easy process for how to improve at a task without using negative self-judgment.
The Skin You Live In: Building Friendships Across Cultural Lines
by David D. Ireland, PhD.
Bridging the cross-cultural gap is important to me. It’s also my responsibility, as it is each of ours, if we want to see change. This book exposed me to additional techniques for improving my skills as cross-cultural reconciler.
What are some of your recent favorites? We’re looking for new ideas for books to read in 2017!
**You should know that we really read these books last year! And we’re not receiving anything for telling you we loved them. In case any of them sound interesting to you, we included the link to Amazon. We do not accrue anything from your purchase.