The Grumble-Free Year: Twelve Months, Eleven Family Members, and One Impossible GoalThe Grumble-Free Year: Twelve Months, Eleven Family Members, and One Impossible Goal by Tricia Goyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was fascinated to discover how a family of eleven even functions! And she challenges them to be grumble free for a year. What?
The concepts, premises, and actions detailed by Tricia Goyer that attributed to her goal didn’t come out of thin air. She shares her struggles, often her own challenges to not murmur complaints. Her family may have dynamics that yours doesn’t but the creative solutions might fit.
Her deep desire to change their hearts, not only their words impressed me the most. She looked for permanent differences in how each one handled distress or unhappiness about events or other people. She realized she was the catalyst. They all would be looking at her. Would she be the example they could look to as they transformed?
Intense moments occurred between Tricia and her children that heighten the need in their home to stop the complaining. Big obstacles arrived during their year that seem to interfere but actually maximized the goal.
I found this book to be insightful and applicable with concrete answers to this common family attitude challenge. The author explains why things worked and didn’t work. She employs spiritual methods including prayer, scripture memorization and trust in God for changes.
This will be a resource for years as I deal with my own grumblings. Thank you,Tricia Goyer!

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