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Is it possible to work with purpose, stay in love, and raise a healthy family--all at the same time? Popular podcast hosts and founders of Plywood People Jeff and André Shinabarger share proven research, insightful practices, and stories from 100 working couples to cast new vision for the modern family. We know the harm that comes from prioritizing work or family at the cos Is it possible to work with purpose, stay in love, and raise a healthy family--all at the same time? Popular podcast hosts and founders of Plywood People Jeff and André Shinabarger share proven research, insightful practices, and stories from 100 working couples to cast new vision for the modern family. We know the harm that comes from prioritizing work or family at the cost of the other, so what is the secret to living a fully engaged and balanced life in both work and family? Hosts of the Love or Work podcast, Jeff and André Shinabarger posed this question to 100 working couples--from professional athletes and artists, entrepreneurs and CEOs, to fashion icons and church leaders. They partnered with the Barna Group for a yearlong nationwide research project to find the answer and now, along with their own unique story of juggling demanding careers and a growing family, Jeff and André offer their findings: a new vision for the modern family and a path forward for the socially-conscious working partnership.  In this one-of-a-kind book, they address head-on the complex tensions in career fulfillment, working parent guilt, timing, and marital and spiritual health. With proven research, personal experience, and applicable insights, Jeff and André reveal the practices that will help you cultivate your own, individual, purpose-fueled family.  More than a formula, Jeff and André found that work-life balance is about embracing where you're at in the journey, pursuing your passion with your family, and living the adventure of it all together.


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Is it possible to work with purpose, stay in love, and raise a healthy family--all at the same time? Popular podcast hosts and founders of Plywood People Jeff and André Shinabarger share proven research, insightful practices, and stories from 100 working couples to cast new vision for the modern family. We know the harm that comes from prioritizing work or family at the cos Is it possible to work with purpose, stay in love, and raise a healthy family--all at the same time? Popular podcast hosts and founders of Plywood People Jeff and André Shinabarger share proven research, insightful practices, and stories from 100 working couples to cast new vision for the modern family. We know the harm that comes from prioritizing work or family at the cost of the other, so what is the secret to living a fully engaged and balanced life in both work and family? Hosts of the Love or Work podcast, Jeff and André Shinabarger posed this question to 100 working couples--from professional athletes and artists, entrepreneurs and CEOs, to fashion icons and church leaders. They partnered with the Barna Group for a yearlong nationwide research project to find the answer and now, along with their own unique story of juggling demanding careers and a growing family, Jeff and André offer their findings: a new vision for the modern family and a path forward for the socially-conscious working partnership.  In this one-of-a-kind book, they address head-on the complex tensions in career fulfillment, working parent guilt, timing, and marital and spiritual health. With proven research, personal experience, and applicable insights, Jeff and André reveal the practices that will help you cultivate your own, individual, purpose-fueled family.  More than a formula, Jeff and André found that work-life balance is about embracing where you're at in the journey, pursuing your passion with your family, and living the adventure of it all together.

30 review for Love or Work: Is It Possible to Change the World, Stay in Love, and Raise a Healthy Family?

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lydia

    A go-to for striking a healthy, love-filled family/work life balance.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Peggi Tustan

    I am mentoring two young Christian women who work fulltime. We read this together for mentoring. The Shinabargers speak with vulnerable honesty about living, loving, working, and raising a family in today's world. They address major topics of struggle in marriages like living with purpose, supporting your spouse, being on the same team, sharing responsibilities, sexual intimacy, raising good human beings, and especially--choosing to do the hard work of staying in love! Their fresh experiences, s I am mentoring two young Christian women who work fulltime. We read this together for mentoring. The Shinabargers speak with vulnerable honesty about living, loving, working, and raising a family in today's world. They address major topics of struggle in marriages like living with purpose, supporting your spouse, being on the same team, sharing responsibilities, sexual intimacy, raising good human beings, and especially--choosing to do the hard work of staying in love! Their fresh experiences, suggestions, questions, and advice are very practical. They don't simply give their own opinions and experience. They traveled the United States interviewing other working couples and sharing this research. My one negative is that although they speak from a faith perspective (Zondervan published it and Moody Radio interviewed them) and their advice is good and wholesome, there are few (if any) references to Scripture. They speak highly of community, but say nothing specifically about their role in a local church community. I do disagree doctrinally with a few of their convictions. So few, though, and this book is overall packed with such excellent encouragement, that I still highly recommend it for young working couples.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Caitlin

    This book was full of hope, while also being realistic about how difficult work, marriage, and raising children can be, not to mention when you combine all three. It was fun to read, and I liked the questions at the end of each chapter to discuss with your spouse.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Natalia

    This book was such a good read and I am so excited to have it as a resource and go back through it time and time again. I love that the chapters cover specific topics and the authors are not afraid to address taboo topics and conversations within marriage. The added questions at the end are an incredible extra to help connect the information with your real life. As an avid podcast listener I have enjoyed catching most of the Love or Work episodes over the last two years and this book did a fanta This book was such a good read and I am so excited to have it as a resource and go back through it time and time again. I love that the chapters cover specific topics and the authors are not afraid to address taboo topics and conversations within marriage. The added questions at the end are an incredible extra to help connect the information with your real life. As an avid podcast listener I have enjoyed catching most of the Love or Work episodes over the last two years and this book did a fantastic job of summarizing and writing a cohesive book covering the vast experiences and opinions of those they interviewed. The research findings were shared in an easy to read way that made me stop to look at them and not skip ahead and disregard them. I think Love or work will be a great add to anyones library who is looking to wrestle with the tension of changing the world, staying in love and raising a healthy family.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ryan

    This was such a timely book for me. As an ambitious person married to another ambitious person, with two small kids, balancing love and work is a challenge. I felt like the authors were real and had really worked through this. I left with immediate action items.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Lewis

    I won this book from a goodreads giveaway. When the book first arrived I panicked, it was tagged as a religious book, which I didn't think I had meant to win. HOWEVER, I was pleasantly surprised. While they do focus some on religion it's not off putting. I loved the combo writing style with the different perspectives, it was like seeing a relationship discussion happen in real time. I felt the authors were relatable, and I could trust their advice and research. The data is presented in such a wa I won this book from a goodreads giveaway. When the book first arrived I panicked, it was tagged as a religious book, which I didn't think I had meant to win. HOWEVER, I was pleasantly surprised. While they do focus some on religion it's not off putting. I loved the combo writing style with the different perspectives, it was like seeing a relationship discussion happen in real time. I felt the authors were relatable, and I could trust their advice and research. The data is presented in such a way that is fun and visually appealing and I love that even when the data didn't support their theories, they included it and dove into those ideas too versus just glossing over. The activities and questions at the ends of each chapter are fun and thought provoking. I was also happy with the general design and formatting of this book; it was easy to read, visually appealing and I feel like it's a great read for couples with or without kids on just how to support your partner and their goals, while also maintaining your own.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Victoria B.

    3.5 stars I felt like a lot of the suggestions in this book were for more affluent and more connected couples where both people work. Only one adult in our household works, we don't have extra money to blow on house cleaners/babysitters/spa days/etc, and we don't have a network of people we can count on because we don't live near family, and friends don't really want to take on our (6) kids. So a lot of the suggestions were (sadly) not feasible for our life. On the plus side, it did give me a coup 3.5 stars I felt like a lot of the suggestions in this book were for more affluent and more connected couples where both people work. Only one adult in our household works, we don't have extra money to blow on house cleaners/babysitters/spa days/etc, and we don't have a network of people we can count on because we don't live near family, and friends don't really want to take on our (6) kids. So a lot of the suggestions were (sadly) not feasible for our life. On the plus side, it did give me a couple of topic ideas to discuss with the husband. Quick side note: I get annoyed when a book is just plugging itself (as in "Do [this] and then tag us on social media ##" or "Visit our website/podcast."). Especially when it's at the end of each chapter. I received a complimentary copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for my honest review.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Shawna Alpdemir

    My partner and I have struggled to figure out how to balance work, love, individual passions and hobbies, children and family, travel... And all of these topics are mentioned in this book, which provided some great suggestions. Doing a pie chart to figure out which months to plan vacations. Whiteboarding if a problem arises so you’re both on the same side of the issue. Taking turns to fulfill each others’ priorities. Making a shared calendar. I appreciate the questions to ask each other at the e My partner and I have struggled to figure out how to balance work, love, individual passions and hobbies, children and family, travel... And all of these topics are mentioned in this book, which provided some great suggestions. Doing a pie chart to figure out which months to plan vacations. Whiteboarding if a problem arises so you’re both on the same side of the issue. Taking turns to fulfill each others’ priorities. Making a shared calendar. I appreciate the questions to ask each other at the end of every chapter, and the project as well. The book felt like part statistical and anecdotal study recap and part marriage counseling! And I appreciated how the authors shared some of their arguments and challenges. Will recommend.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Rushing

    Andre & Jeff are the kind of people you wish you could meet and be friends...honest, vulnerable, curious, funny. The book is not prescriptive, as in “this is how to do marriage & work”, rather highlights topics that couples need to discuss and keep working on through the seasons of life and work. Helpful discussion questions & links to podcast episodes that go deeper on a topic, so several ways to get into hard topics. Highly recommend.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rachelle

    Love or Work... the authors discuss life's big moments and how they grew close when intentionally shutting off work while focusing on their relationship and their children. Tips for couples to succeed outside of work are offered. The strategies are intertwined with personal descriptions of the author's perspective and statistics that reinforce their comments. Casual banter between husband and wife, open minded outlook, and intimate conversations usually reserved for close friends. Love or Work... the authors discuss life's big moments and how they grew close when intentionally shutting off work while focusing on their relationship and their children. Tips for couples to succeed outside of work are offered. The strategies are intertwined with personal descriptions of the author's perspective and statistics that reinforce their comments. Casual banter between husband and wife, open minded outlook, and intimate conversations usually reserved for close friends.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mikey

    5 stars

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kayla Stagnaro

    This book is written by a couple who respects partnership and values true equality in a relationship. So often we see couples put on a pedestal through social media and then come to find out that it was all for performative vulnerability or to make sales. Jeff and Andre don't claim to have all the answers, and they invite so many other voices into this conversation. You might not agree with everything in the book (Jeff and Andre don't even agree on it all!), but I do think there will be things t This book is written by a couple who respects partnership and values true equality in a relationship. So often we see couples put on a pedestal through social media and then come to find out that it was all for performative vulnerability or to make sales. Jeff and Andre don't claim to have all the answers, and they invite so many other voices into this conversation. You might not agree with everything in the book (Jeff and Andre don't even agree on it all!), but I do think there will be things that every couple can take away from this book to make their relationship or future relationships better. This book is inclusive and invites all people to the table. It's beautiful and written from the perspective of a man and a woman who see the world differently yet offer a ways to keep moving forward. make love work.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kayla

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Powell

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lan Nguyen

  16. 5 out of 5

    Selena Herrin

  17. 5 out of 5

    Mia

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mallory Riashi

  19. 5 out of 5

    Chad Turner

  20. 4 out of 5

    Lucianna Wolfstone

  21. 4 out of 5

    Trista

  22. 5 out of 5

    Savanah

  23. 5 out of 5

    Meghan

  24. 4 out of 5

    Joanna DeWolf

  25. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Overley

  26. 4 out of 5

    Emily Cornman

  27. 4 out of 5

    Leah Peck

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kim Varner

  29. 4 out of 5

    Joshua Choi

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Fisher

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