When Work and Family Collide by Andy Stanley
Keeping your job from cheating your family—this is the subtitle and it is very appropriate to the content. This is what the author meant by the term “cheating”: choosing to give up one thing in hope of gaining something else of greater value.
I thought the topic was simply and clearly spelled out for the readers with plenty of related stories to illustrate points and to keep it interesting. Starting off with what it means to “cheat” (see above), to why it happens, suggestions to help stop it, making a plan to change it and ending up with a “test” for God (a challenge to the reader).
The author pointed out that it isn’t always enough just to come home. Plenty of housewives or work-at-home individuals can be at home, but not really all there. I can relate to that. It is easy to be preoccupied with “stuff” (pick your favorite) to the neglect of the people you live with.
He also made a very good case for the fact that your success at work is never directly tied to how many hours you put in, but instead, ” [from] lucky breaks, hunches you followed up on, people you met by accident, and risks you decided to take.” I would have worded that a little bit differently attributing it more directly to the favor of God and/or how much you prayed but the basic idea is true.
If you feel you may be imbalanced between your work and home life or that you are shortchanging your family and don’t know where to begin to change it, this book will help you get started and more.
To purchase your own copy of this book go here: When Work and Family Collide: Keeping Your Job from Cheating Your Family
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