I’m “super” excited to do a book review on my bloggy friend, Becky Kopitzke’s first book, The Super Mom Myth that launched recently. If you’ve never visited Becky’s blog, Time Out, you should do that immediately, if not sooner!
With humble humor, Becky intertwines the challenges of motherhood with powerful and practical lessons that God continually teaches her through her little ones. I’m always inspired and convicted when I visit her place. And her book is no different! I LOVED it!
Becky creatively takes eight wacky villains and one authentic superhero (can you guess who that is? 😉) and draws out biblical principles to combat the many challenges we as moms and wives face.
I loved how for each villain or troublesome attitude she provided biblical truth to combat it. But, believe me, she never does this in a boring or uninspiring way. It’s always done with a witty peek into the day-to-day of her life with her two sweet girls and her hunky hubby.
You will be laughing and seeing yourself in all of her real-life disclosures one moment and shaking your head with conviction and motivation to be the best mom and wife you can be the next!
Here are the eight villains Becky presents:
- The Grouch on the Couch
- Worry Woman
- Fence Hopper (who’s consumed with envy and comparison)
- Calendar Queen (who’s overscheduled and stressed)
- The Maid (who’s a neat-freak or too lazy to bother)
- Zombie Mommy (who’s exhausted)
- Weary Wife (who’s neglecting her hubby)
- Martyr Mom (who’s neglecting herself)
And the “Superhero” over all of these villains in our lives is, of course, Jesus!
Here’s a sampling of some of my favorite quotes from Super Mom Myth:
“Chances are our kids aren’t being naughty just to spite us. Foolishness is part of their condition. It’s normal.”
“Genuine apologies create an atmosphere of mutual grace, where kids and parents alike can feel free to make mistakes without condemnation.”
“The difference between a burden and a blessing is perspective. It’s a matter of training our eyes to detect joy in messy places.”
“Date night isn’t just for a husband and wife. Our children need it as much as we do.” (Now isn’t that a teaser to get you to read her book?!)
“All those triggers that conjure the villains—God says welcome them. Because they invite the very strength and presence of Jesus.”
“Parenting affords multiple opportunities day after day to do God’s work. It’s as simple as turning an ordinary moment into a teachable one.”
Becky has generously provided a free copy to me so that I can pass it along to one of you out there! All you have to do is comment on this post before noon (CST) on Saturday, Jan. 23rd 2016 and you’ll be entered to win! I’ll randomly select a winner at that time, although I think you ALL are winners! 😉
What are some of your biggest challenges as a wife or mother?
If you’re a man, what do you wish your wife would release control of in your marriage?
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