xxi, 201 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction -- Gearing up. Perfectly imperfect ; Me first ; It's time to thrive, not just survive, as a family -- The challenge begins. Let's talk about grumbling ; Looking for the goo ; The gratitude jar ; When life gets in the way of our plans ; What really matters ; Praise hardwired ; Mindful decisions ; Humility when we mess up ; Lost in the middle of ingratitude ; Prayer makes a difference ; Heart messes ; For the fame ; Have we really changed? ; Sometimes the grumbles go deeper than we think ; The day that could have changed everything -- Winding down. Self-discipline and heart changes ; The greatest reward -- Epilogue: Time to celebrate.
After adding seven children in less than six years through adoption, the Goyer family decided to move out of survival-mode and into unity- and growth-mode. They decided to tackle the impossible: a grumble-free year. With two parents, eight kids, and one eighty-eight-year-old grandmother with dementia, plenty of room existed for flunking the challenge. And with seven of the children being homeschooled together in close quarters, what could possibly go awry? Here the Goyers share their plans, successes, failures, and all the lessons they learn along the way, offering real-life action steps based in scripture. -- adapted from back cover
Online version: Goyer, Tricia, author. Grumble-free year. Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 2019. 9781400210817 (DLC) 2019980057