Hey, everybody! I’m coming out of my writing cave for a few short minutes to give you all an update on the progress of our book deadline. Also, I’d love to ask for a specific prayer request.
Jeff and I are about halfway through with the book (click here to read more about our Love and Money book project with Thrivent) and we have realized in the last few weeks that we are not going to make the original book deadline. The publisher had already extended it for us because of everything going on with my dad but they were very kind to give us another couple of weeks. So now the final (FINAL!!!) deadline is mid-May and we are racing to meet it.
The thing I’d love prayer for is this: there is SO much we could put in this book. The chapters that we’re going to be turning into our editor are probably about double the size they need to be (which is probably why it is taking so long to write this thing!) But it also means that we need wisdom to know how to cut this down to a small, accessible, easy-to-read book to help couples understand how to thrive in love AND money. So many times money becomes an issue in marriage and now that we’ve seen the research, we know it doesn’t have to be. What a difference it makes if we can understand where our spouse is coming from (and surprise—there are even some of things we didn’t know about ourselves when it comes to our relationship with money!)
I’m excited about what we’ve found and about this book but we’re also very aware that in order to help couples, we know it has to be in a format that will be easily read. We would love your prayers for us to hear from God how to cut down all the stuff we would love to put in so that we know only what we NEED to put in.
So that’s the latest! Going back to my writing cave now. Looking forward to resurfacing in mid-May!
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Shaunti Feldhahn loves sharing eye-opening information that helps people thrive in life and relationships. She herself started out with a Harvard graduate degree and Wall Street credentials but no clue about life. After an unexpected shift into relationship research for average people like her, she now is a popular speaker and author of best-selling books about men, women and relationships. (Including For Women Only, For Men Only, and the groundbreaking The Good News About Marriage).
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