It might surprise you that author Diane Paddison doesn't profess to be a superwoman.
As Diane served her family as wife and mother to her growing and changing family, she also served as an executive at two Fortune 500 companies. But as she suggests in the trailer of her new book Work, Love, Pray, Diane never set her heart on "climbing to the top." Work, Love, Pray is about how professional women can reach their God-given potential while keeping a healthy balance between work and family.
The subtitle of Diane's book is Practical Wisdom for Young Professional Christian Women, but really a working woman of any age will find wisdom and encouragement here.
Personally speaking, my favorite chapter is about how to set boundaries with your work while keeping your convictions and family life in mind. I've excerpted a story from this chapter, and you can read it below. I hope the tips are helpful!
You can learn more about Work, Love, Pray and find more resources for professional Christian women at Diane's site: www.4wordwomen.org.
- Londa Alderink, Zondervan Trade Team
Balance Requires Discipline
Don't blame Rachel Shephard if she's feeling a little schizophrenic. She grew up being told she could do anything, be anything. Then once she finished college, she felt this not-so-subtle pressure to get married, have lots of babies, and stay home to care for them.
"We both shared our goals and dreams for our respective careers to make sure we were both on board and supportive. Once a month we get out our calendars and schedule our lives around each other's busy times. In eight years of marriage I don't think we have ever missed a weekly date night where we shut off our cell phones and go out — just the two of us."
For single women who hope to find Mr. Right someday, Rachel has some very specific advice.
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