Hot Tips For Sexually Confident Wives #15

Take a Sabbatical When Needed. While house-sitting for a friend, I was retiring for the evening and picked up a book on her bedside table. It was called “Sabbath” by Wayne Muller. He spoke eloquently of seasons of work, and seasons of rest. How we were designed by God to work 6 days and rest a full day each week… how land is to be farmed six years and then lay fallow for a year… how trees and flowers thrive throughout the spring, summer, and fall, then go dormant for the winter season.

I soon noticed two things: First, my favorite television shows were having their “season finales.” They’ll start back up with new seasons in the fall, but the summer will be filled with re-runs. Secondly, I noticed how my heart seems to be yearning for a similar sabbatical season. I’ve been writing for 19 years (I started my first book, Women at the Well, in 1999). I don’t currently have another book under contract, and in all honesty, it feels marvelous not to have another book deadline looming over me at this time. 

In the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy perusing our blog posts & Hot Tips – many of which may be completely new to you if you’ve not gone all the way back into our archives from prior to The Sexually Confident Wife book release. I hope you’ll post your comments to blogs as well, as I will continue to get email alerts as responses are posted.

What will YOU spend your summer doing? Will you get some additional rest and refuel for what lies ahead in the fall? If you’re an aspiring writer or speaker, go to and check out our B.L.A.S.T. Mentoring Program. This is a self-paced program allowing you the freedom to pursue your dreams as fast or as slow as you need to. This Mentorship Program may be just what you need to rest up and prepare for the next season of dream fulfillment. 

Enjoy your summer of rest and refueling!


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by Shannon Ethridge. Copyright 2008.  All Rights Reserved. Published by Random House Inc, New York, NY. Used by Permission. Not to be copied without Publisher’s prior written approval.