Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.
Sample Book Insights:
#1 The author’s wife, Carol, was a sales representative who had been thinking about going back to work. She had earned extra money working in a bank at the beginning of their marriage, and the money helped furnish their honeymoon apartment. By mutual agreement, she stopped working when Julie was born.
#2 The couple was able to save up enough money to buy a boat and a car, and they were able to lease a two-bedroom house. But they were still struggling to make ends meet. The strain of keeping their household afloat began to take a toll on them.
#3 The world in which we live has its own ideas about how to achieve the good life, ideas that are far different from God’s order. We strain to keep it all together, but the pressure is often like a tight band around our chest.
#4 The American standard of living has improved greatly over the last century. However, our moral/spiritual/relational standard of living has plummeted. We are better-off than we were even just twenty-five years ago, but our desires for instant gratification have taken the place of deferring to a time when we can pay cash for our wants.