Saturday, April 30, 2016

After The Boxes Are Unpacked-Review


An essential relocation guide refreshed and updated for today’s movers.
More than 34 million Americans move each year, and studies show it can be one of the heaviest strains on a marriage. For women especially, relocating can be a traumatic event. With true stories, ingenious insights, and helpful hints, this great book makes transitioning smoother so women can get on with their lives. Those who are moving will find this valuable book as important as packing tape. Divided into three sections,After the Boxes are Unpacked helps recent movers focus on letting go of their past, starting over, and moving ahead. Topics include the following:
  • How to manage the emotional stress of leaving family and friends
  • How to support your spouse through a relocation
  • How to build new relationships in a new city
  • How to help children adjust to new surroundings and make friends
  • How to find a new church home
  • How to navigate financial challenges related to moving
  • How to discover God’s will for you and your family in a new city
From the back cover . . . 
                                           Help and Hope to Make It Through Your Move
Discover the encouragement and practical advice you need to survive your move and 
even thrive!  Susan has helped thousands of women just like you, ans she shares the essential tools you need for a smoother transition.  
  • life-giving biblical principles and ideas for coping with change
  • ideas for building relationships in a new community
  • true stories and powerful inspiration
  • empathy and insights for the hard times
  • survival boxed full of helpful hunts
What I thought . . . 
I was thrilled for opportunity to read this book.  The author states she moved 14 times.  I was interested and intrigued because I/we  have moved almost that many times!  
I so needed this book back in the day when our children were home and I navigated through the near trauma of moving out of state.  
I wish I had this resource.  I would have been much more prepared for certain things.  I'm a list maker and 
very organized when it comes to packing and moving and experienced. 
But the topics that are covered in this book are ones that I needed help with.  Leaving friends and finding new ones.    
Susan does an excellent job of sharing helps and hints.    And she provides godly counsel.  This book is easy to read and is an excellent book to share with friends that might need an introduction to God and his faithfulness. 

Susan is dedicated to helping other women navigate the process of moving and has founded a 
non-profit called Just Moved.  She provides a large number of resources here.

This book is a great resource for women.  I highly recommend it. 
Rating . . . 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

This post is linked to:
The Art of HomemakingTitus TuesdayWarm Heart WednesdayShare Your Cup,  Home and Garden Party, Classical Homemaking, Book Nook At Create-With-Joy

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