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My Delight: Loving My Husband, Teri’s New Book!

At the heart of every family is a husband and wife. That relationship is the beginning and hopefully lasts until death do us part. How would you describe your marriage? Humdrum—wonderful—just existing—lacking?

No matter which answer you give, you’ll find practical encouragement in Titus2’s new book, My Delight: Loving My Husband.

Whether you’ve been married three years or fifty, My Delight will encourage you to strengthen your marriage God’s way. You’ll find help to make your home a haven, how to nurture yourself to be the best wife possible, practical examples to show your husband you love him, what it means to build him up, and much more! In addition, there are thought-provoking questions in each chapter to help you apply what you’ve read. Single ladies desiring to be married or those in a relationship currently, this would also be a perfect marriage-preparation book for you.

To read more about My Delight or to order, please visit this link. The books are in stock and ready to ship!

Teri’s conversational style and candid personal
illustrations make this an enjoyable, applicable, and often

convicting read. No matter how long you’ve been married,
you’ll find insight into improving your marriage. Lisa

Teri shares practical tips to help us be the loving wives
that God has equipped us to be. Michelle Duggar

It’s been several years since the Lord laid a burden on my heart to write a book. Last summer, Steve gave a gentle nudge, asking me to pray about the topic. The Lord confirmed that this was indeed the time! Not only has the Lord blessed me with personal experience as Steve’s wife for 44 years but also as a Titus2 mentor.

From prayer to publishing, My Delight is the result. 

We believe My Delight has the potential to change marriages around the world. If you purchase three or more copies (that’s just one copy for yourself and gifting two friends!), you’ll save 10%, and enjoy free economy shipping in the United States. What could be more worthwhile than encouraging a friend to have a delightful marriage?

Thank you for your enthusiasm!

Trusting in Jesus,
Teri

“That they may teach the young women to be
sober, to love their husbands, to love their children.”
Titus 2:4

The Power of a Chore System

I just finished speaking with a sweet mom who placed a telephone order. She was so excited to begin implementing a chore system. She grew up as an only child, with her mom doing all the housework. Her mom felt she was doing her daughter a service by not requiring her to help around the home when in actuality she wasn’t. Our customer shared that now she sees the importance of training children to do chores–it helps to prepare them for life! While it may seem easier at the time to just do it yourself, in the long run, it’s detrimental to the child. They don’t learn important aspects of adulthood such as self-discipline, diligence, responsibility, thoroughness, basic home maintenance, and time management. This mom is energized and excited to begin fresh!

Mom wrote an excellent series called Holly Homemaker, which is a 5 part series. I encourage you to read it as you have time if you haven’t already.

Managers of Their Chores is about to hit its ninth printing and continues to equip moms. The book and included ChorePack kit could revolutionize your family’s chore system. It’s $25, and you’ll receive free shipping (in the United States) since our free shipping bracket is at $25* (some exceptions).

Managers of Their Chores with the ChorePack Kit

Watch my mom (above) share about Managers of Their Chores.

Love,
Sarah

“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men” (Proverbs 22:29).

Steve’s Health Update

Steve and Teri Maxwell

Thank you so much for your prayers and kind cards. We thought this would be a good time for an update. I’m feeling totally back to normal.

In general, there isn’t much of a recovery from an angiogram and stent. I wasn’t to lift more than ten pounds for four days, and that was it except for no dental procedures or MRIs for three months.

However, following the angiogram, two stents, and eight hours in bed, when I got up, I had an unexplained but very significant weakness in my legs. I felt as if my legs had aged 20 years. The doctor said the procedure could not have caused it. Gratefully, within a week, that was totally resolved on its own.

Stents do not fix heart disease, they are only stop-gap solutions and do not extend life expectancy. If lifestyle changes aren’t made, you become a “stent frequent flyer” or crash. Even though the American Heart Association would have approved of my previous diet, clearly it needs improvement. (I can’t even remember the last time I had a Big Mac or similar.)

We have been praying and doing research, and we have a diet plan. We have begun making radical changes and will refine it over time. (We will share what we settled on later.)

Also, my weight had crept up over the winter to 188, currently 184, and with God’s grace, I’m targeting less than 165.

Since I originally mentioned this, it has been amazing how many stories I have heard/read of heart attacks and strokes about people who were much younger than I am and had no clue they were at risk. One thing I have heard several times is that the first symptom for 50% of those with coronary artery disease is a heart attack, and 50% of those don’t make it to the hospital alive, although better sources say Angina is usually the first symptom. (That is what I had.) We have also read that the United States has 50% of the world’s heart disease (courtesy of the Standard American Diet (SAD)) and only 5% of the population.

Finally, Teri and I are delighted to have fully resumed our daily exercise. 

In Christ Jesus,
Steve

“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and
that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16)

Delay for Teri’s Book Announcement

“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the
Lord directeth his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

Life. You know how it goes. Challenges—victories—mountain tops—valleys.

We are temporarily delaying my mom’s book announcement, originally scheduled for Monday, the 18th. Our printer is backlogged. We’re so grateful for our printer and their company, and we want to give them the time needed to process the projects (we’re also reprinting two other titles). We’re sorry for the delay, but we don’t want to accept pre-orders until we have the confidence of a date. Thank you for your understanding!

Instead of the announcement Monday, I’ll post Random Life!

Love,
Sarah

Teri’s New Book Announcement Coming Monday, March 18th!

Ladies, we have some very exciting news. My mom, Teri, has been working on a book since last summer, which is currently at the printer! She poured her heart into this project, which comes from many years’ experience along with being a Titus2 mentor to countless.

We’re so grateful to the Lord for His enabling grace to help this project come to completion. We’ll be announcing the title, sharing many details, and launching pre-orders next Monday, the 18th. So watch the blog or the main page of Titus2 the 18th.

Read these thoughts from test readers:

Yet another thought-provoking, practical book by Teri Maxwell.
She once again delivers biblical insight and Scripture to offer help. Nancy

Teri lays out key ingredients that are vital to help us
personally grow in our relationship with God. Michelle Duggar

Mrs. Maxwell writes from personal experience as well as from
a Titus2 woman’s point of view. Everything that is written
can be backed up by Scripture. Johnna

Steve and Teri Maxwell
Steve and Teri Maxwell

“She looketh well to the ways of her household,
and eateth not the bread of idleness.”
Proverbs 31:27