Making your bedroom a haven–with a free gift for whoever would like to join!

Family, Homemaking, Marriage / Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Do you like your bedroom?

Is it a haven for your husband and yourself?

Does your bedroom engender a feeling of retreat for your weary man at the end of the day?

Does your room create a feeling of rest and refreshment when you walk into it?

I would like to encourage you to step back and take a look at your master bedroom. Too often as busy parents, our master bedroom becomes a catch-all for the family.  Books get piles, papers get cluttered, clothes get shoved in the corner. Ask me how I know.

Many of us, with large families have babies in the room with us, and so there is the added equipment and items that come with this as well.  Piles build up, the bed is doing well to even get made.  And we drop into bed exhausted to sleep and begin it all over again tomorrow.

But, I would challenge you today to rethink about this area of your home.  Begin to think of your bedroom as a retreat for you and your husband.

A retreat for you throughout the day, where in the busy-ness of the daily activity you can take a moment to go in and shut the door…and breathe.   A tranquil area of respite for a few minutes, to enable you to enter back into the world of playdoe and Thomas the Tank Engine once again with renewed vigor and cheerfulness.

A retreat for your husband when he comes home at the end of the day.  Where he can unburden his soul to you in the comfort of your own little suite.  A place in the evening where in the quiet of the night you can whisper soothing encouragement to his weary heart.

A place of rest and quiet. A place of prayer and reflection.  A place where your heart can take a deep breath.

I would like to challenge you to slowly do small things to turn your bedroom into a welcoming suite for your you and your man.

You can do this very inexpensively–

You can do this even with having small children in the room with you–

You can do this whether your room is large or small–

In my next few posts I will share several ideas for you, that are inexpensive and easy.

Let’s make our rooms havens of rest for ourselves and our husbands.

If there are any of you who would like to do this…I am going to give you a free copy of my ebook Embracing the Mess.

To participate: here is what you must do…

~Become a subscriber to A Mother’s Heritage, so you do not miss a single bit of encouragement.

~Comment below letting me know that you are joining in this challenge.

~Email me a “before” and “after” photo of what you do in your room.

You must actually give your room a mini makeover, through small touches like I will be suggesting in my next post. (Just sending me a photo of your current room with no changes does not count).

~My favorite before and after photo I will post here on my blog, if I have your permission.

So who is ready to make your bedroom a haven?

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