“A happy family is not one where each member gets to do his or her own thing. A happy family fears God and strives for obedience. Psalm 1, in its entirety, outlines the happiness, prosperity, and enduring good reputation that a person receives in obedience.” (p. 109)

Reading: Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” —Psalm 1:1-2

Selections from The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield (Pittsburgh: Crown & Covenant, 2012). Used with permission.