A husband is now home 24/7 and the wife needs help ASAP!
Regardless of the reason he’s home—out of work . . . retired . . . home office . . . returned from military deployment . . . disability or illness . . . whatever—wives of stay-at-home husbands share many of the same transitional and heart adjustments.
Dear God, He’s Home! is a practical and raw look at issues couples go through
when a husband is suddenly home full time. Sharing openly from personal experience and through Scripture, Janet Thompson encourages wives to joyfully embrace their God-ordained marriages.
The book also includes personal thought questions, discussion questions for couples, and a small-group or book club discussion guide.
The thing about me is that I am a recovering perfectionist, which makes it hard to determine when a manuscript is ready to submit. I fall into the category of authors who never feel their book is done, it’s just due!
When I first get up in the morning, I start the coffee brewing and have a quiet time with the Lord.
The most important thing in my life is my relationship with Jesus.
I love to travel to see my grandkids scattered around the country. We have eleven an only three live near us.
In my spare time, I take walks in the mountains, try new recipes, play with my grandkids, and hang out with my husband.
One thing I learned about life was it isn’t always fair. Bad things do happen to good people, but how we deal with them determines our quality of life.
The sole mission I am on this earth is to help others learn to share their life’s experiences and God’s faithfulness to help others going through something similar. My passion is mentoring: one generation teaching and training the things they have learned to the next generation.
One little known fact about me that might surprise you is that at one time I was an avid skier and I have skied the French and Austrian alp’s.
My favorite time of day is sunset. For twenty three years I lived on Sunset Lane, and I watched the glorious colors of a California sunset reflecting in a lake. It was the tranquil ending to an often hectic day, and I loved stopping to marvel at God’s handiwork. Today, I live in the mountains and the trees often block out the sunset, but I have my camera ready for the occasional one I get to see.
I love to write about life experiences, both my own and those of others. Often we think we’re the only one going through something, and just knowing that others have experienced something similar and made it through offers hope and encouragement. I’ve written on a variety of topics, but the thread that runs through them all is mentoring and faith.
The most difficult aspect about writing is deadlines and having to be secluded away for long periods of time. I’m the kind of writer who has to be alone, without distractions when I write so that can make it difficult for the family. In Dear God, He’s Home! I write about the difficulties my husband and I had when he was suddenly home 24/7, since home is also my office.
My most favorite aspect about writing is seeing the finished product with a cover I like and just the right title, and then , , , receiving the readers’ responses. I always have the reader in mind as I’m writing, so when they email me and say it was as if I was sitting right beside them, I feel like I have accomplished the purpose for the long hours at the computer.
When I became a published author for the first time, I took pictures of myself at the bookstore next to the books and taped a copy of the advance check to my desk. It was a surreal feeling since writing had not been something I had aspired to, but instead, it was a natural evolution after starting the Woman to Woman Mentoring Ministry at my church, Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. I wanted to help other churches start a mentoring ministry too, so I wrote Woman to Woman Mentoring: How to Start, Grow, and Maintain a Mentoring Ministry DVD Leader Kit. Now seventeen books later, I am still in awe that I am a published author.
The inspiration behind my book comes from being the wife of a stay-at-home man through layoffs, disability, home office, and retirement, and observing military reintegration after deployment in our family. I understand the strain it can put on a marriage as the wife feels the loss of her space and the invasion of “her domain,” and the husband tries to find his space in his own home after the loss of his domain.
The most asked question about my book is how can I get a copy? I know someone, or I am someone, who needs it now!
ABOUT JANET THOMPSON
Janet Thompson, founder and director of About His Work Ministries, is the author of 17 books and the recognized author of the “Dear God” book series. Janet developed the Woman to Woman Mentoring Ministry at Saddleback Church, served as a lay minister for 12 years, and continues to share the blessings of mentoring through her Woman to Woman Mentoring resources, trainings, and speaking events.
Janet and her stay-at-home husband, Dave, have four married children and love being Grammie and Grampa to 11 beautiful grandchildren. After living in California her entire live, Dave’s retirement led Janet and Dave to move to the rural mountains of Idaho. Janet invites you to visit her website and blog at www.womantowomanmentoring.com
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