October 21 & 22: The heart of your home

“The kitchen is the heart and soul of the home” – this is a well-known and often-said quote. But I am here to make a case against it. While the kitchen can often be the center of activity in the home, and a wonderful place to gather and find joy, I believe that this is truly the heart of a home:

While this isn’t our master bedroom (what I would do for a view like that!), I do truly believe that this room is the heart of your home. So often we focus our attention and our energy in making the public spaces of our home worthy of others. I know that I myself am guilty of this. But it is our marriages, and our marriage bed, that is truly the place we should be fighting for. Both literally (in the care we take to decorate and care for this room), and figuratively (in the way we make time to talk, dream, laugh and indeed create love). 

So I urge you today to go take a good look at your master bedroom. Is it a peaceful place? Have you invested into your mattress, your sheets? Do you find rest here? Is it beautiful & reflective of the love you are cherishing? If you can, remove anything in it that speaks to work. And please, take the TV out. This room should be made for conversations, laughter and love.

Protect the heart of your home.

~ Melissa

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5 responses to this post.

  1. I totally and 100% agree with you! Excellent post!


  2. I was JUST thinking this today! And I thought, oh my gosh… our bedroom is ALWAYS a total mess of clothes and stuff. We ofter put things in our bedroom that we are not sure where else to put them. Any organization tips or advice on making the master room a place to cherish instead of a place to throw stuff? The furniture, decorations, bed/sheets/pillows are SO inviting, but we just cant seem to keep the whole room to stay inviting 🙂


  3. Posted by sagegrayson on October 22, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I agree! We’ve never had a TV in the bedroom. We also remove any other unnecessary electronics, including our phones. Then we use the bed only for sleep and sex–no eating, reading, etc. It’s definitely our little sanctuary.



  4. Posted by Angie Chavangi on October 23, 2012 at 1:38 am

    you are so right! thank you Melissa…i have a lot of work to do in that bedroom…there is too much clutter.


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