The author is a wife and mother of four who is passionate about her faith and allowing God to be the center of her marriage and family. Out of this passion comes a desire to share what she’s learned on her journey to creating a home where every member thrives in relationship with each other and God.
Some of the topics touched on in the book include: forgiveness, temptation, money issues, men’s needs, women’s needs, and children’s needs. The behaviors and attitudes she promotes are backed up with Scripture. Amanda has also gathered additional suggestions given by both Christian men and women on how to create a happy family.
Other authors have tackled everything that Amanda Beth discusses in You Can Have a Happy Family. But one thing I especially liked about this book was the tone. There were times when I almost felt like I was sitting down with a cup of coffee and having a conversation with a friend.
I also appreciated the author’s willingness to share pieces of her personal story. She was vulnerable enough to share her own struggles and victories, but I never felt she crossed boundaries. Jesus used parables to teach because people relate to and learn from story. I believe readers will find hope through the author’s examples of what she’s experienced and what has worked for her.
Golden nuggets are offered in this book. I recommend getting a copy if you are looking for encouraging ways to strengthen the personal and spiritual relationships in your own family.
Amanda Beth has been married for fifteen years and has experienced a transformation in her life and her marriage since she surrendered her heart to Christ ten years ago. She passionately desires to see individuals and families transformed through the power of God. Her teaching on marriage and spiritual growth can be found on her website (amandabeth.net) and her blog (sharingtruths.com). Amanda and her husband, Jason, live in Michigan with their four children.