Joyfully at Home, written by Jasmine Baucham, is a book written by a young woman to other young women, encouraging them to find fulfillment and purpose joyfully at home, rather than seeking fulfillment outside the home via college and careers.
The book also deals with tough questions girls face about marriage, husbands, and singleness. Jasmine writes with humor and passion about how young ladies can be a good daughter to their parents, a good sister to their siblings, and how they can find contentment and fulfillment in ministry in the home.
Joyfully at Home also contains helpful advice about how to respond to those who question the decision to remain at home after high school graduation.
This book is very easy and enjoyable to read, and is written in a humorous style and contains hilarious stories and embarrassing situations that young women can readily relate to!
As far as my personal response to the book, I found it extremely encouraging and helpful in thinking about my future. Even though I'm not college-aged yet, I still think about my future quite often, and before reading this book, I had difficulty in facing decisions that will confront me in a couple of years.
It also encourages me to take action right now by being a loving and obedient daughter, a kind and encouraging big sister to my four younger siblings, and to look for ways that I can reach out to others through the home.
As Jasmine says, '"Don't just read about it-do it! What are you waiting for?"'