Spouse in the House

Spouse in the House : Rearranging Our Attitudes to Make Room for Each Other

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A frank and funny look at what to do when together is too close

Two's company, especially for those who love each other. So what happens when--due to retirement, working from home, or even running a business together--spouses find that being in the same space all the time is awkward, complex, annoying, and just plain challenging? How can partners co-exist without co-exhausting each other?

Cynthia Ruchti and Becky Melby know all too well how adjusting to a new, all-the-time closeness can cause the bliss of marriage to form blisters. Drawing from their experiences, and from men and women across the country in the same situation, the authors take a deep breath and dive into the root causes of the discomfort. They dig into the ways God's Word addresses the topic, and they offer practical tips for learning the spiritual, emotional, relational, and even physical steps that can help readers replace irritation with peace.

For any Christian who wants their home to be a refuge of peace and serenity for all--not just themselves--and who wants to know they aren't alone in the mental and physical claustrophobia of too much togetherness, Spouse in the House is a vulnerable, charming, and pragmatic breath of hope.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 16mm | 227g
  • English
  • 0825446783
  • 9780825446788

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"Spouse in the House says it all. With honesty, humor, warmth, and wisdom, Cynthia Ruchti and Becky Melby share encouragement and practical suggestions for couples sharing the same space 24/7. They remind us that our spouse can't read our mind, respecting and easing the other's workload is a gift we can offer each other, and togetherness means more than our bodies being in close proximity. As someone who lives full-time aboard a sailboat with my hubby who works from home, I found this book incredibly insightful."--Grace Fox, codirector of International Messengers Canada, author of Finding Hope in Crisis (6/9/2021 12:00:00 AM)
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