I read through my signed (ahem) copy of A Love That Multiplies: An Up-Close View of How They Make it Work with interest as well as skepticism. How do two fruitful and multiplied people feed, clothe, and nurture 19 children, now including one with special needs? The world may never really know or understand. But here are a few highlights from the book:
- They recognize the pros and cons of being famous, but all in all they consider the show a family ministry.
- Their goals for their children include: keeping a close relationship with God, listening to His still small voice, confessing mistakes, serving others, and expressing gratitude.
- Michelle wrote, "It is exhausting being a mom, whether you have one child or nineteen." [Thanks for the nod in my direction :) ] "Long ago I realized I simply couldn't do it on my own... Lord, You must have the wrong person here! I silently prayed. I simply can't do this. I'm not capable; I feel so overwhelmed and inadequate. I'm so grateful for these precious gifts You've given me, but, Father, I need Your help!"
- There are recipes, photos, and tips throughout, but my favorite chapter was the one on Daily Training, Tips, and Practicalities (13).