Hi, I’m Sandra and I am so glad that you are here!
You’ll soon learn that I have a passion for creating a beautiful life-giving sanctuary within the home. To help you along your own journey of domesticity, this site is a place for you to join me in the journey of discovering how to create a home that reflects God’s love, grace and beauty.
God is our creator and He has given us the privilege to create in His image…our homes should reflect who God is… His love, grace and beauty.
“The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands” (Prov. 14:1).
Domesticity encompasses everything that has to do with the atmosphere and managing of a home. Training on matters of the home and being domestic are a lost art in our culture.
Our homes are to be a refuge for to our families, our homes should refresh and refuel, our homes should be a safe sanctuary for our children and loved ones, and a delight to our own souls.
The Art of Domesticity represents:
Atmosphere~ The home is to be a place of physical beauty; a sanctuary; a place to unwind and regroup.
Relationship~ Our relationships in the home are to be Christ centered; compassionate; loving; intimate; grace-filled home.
Teaching & Training ~ The home should be a place of nurturing; teaching God’s word; training of life skills (hospitality, manners, chores, stewardship)
Domesticity ~ do·mes·tic·i·ty /ˌdōmeˈstisitē/ ~ Home or family life: “the atmosphere is one of happy domesticity”.
I’ve also invited a few friends to join me in this little corner of the world. You will hear from them monthly here at The Art of Domesticity:
Elly loves Jesus and is passionate about encouraging women with Biblical truth. She learned to study God’s word at Saddleback Church in Southern California, where she was encouraged and trained to write and teach. Her passion is for all women to find joy in God’s word as they journey with Him each day. She currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland with her husband, Jason, and their four children.
April has been married for 18 years to her husband, Scott, an elementary-school principal. Together they are raising 5 kids ranging in age from toddler to teens. A voracious reader, she teaches high-school literature classes at a homeschool co-op. In addition to books, April enjoys cooking, coffee, and traveling with her family.
Myra Biernat Wells
Born on a 100-degree day, Myra Biernat Wells embraces life with warmth and intensity. She learned the wonder of words early on, making storytelling an integral part of her life. Feeling called to instill joy and restore hope, she writes about finding God’s beauty in life’s broken moments. Her first book, Rivers in the Dry Wasteland, is a collection of uplifting short stories sure to encourage and inspire.
Myra admits to being an unconcerned housekeeper, a marginal cook and a plant killer, but sharing her home with her husband Richard is the most fun she’s ever had!
Abby has been married to her high school sweetheart, Adam, for almost 14 years. Together they are raising 3 energetic daughters (ages 11, 9, and 6). One year ago, Adam and Abby moved their family from their hometown in Northwest Ohio to Ann Arbor, MI to help plant Refuge church. Aside from being a work at home mom, Abby is passionate about cooking and serving others, drinking lots of coffee at local coffee shops, and exploring their new city with new friends and family.
Thank you for joining me on this journey. I can’t wait to get to know you!
Sandra Maddox is an outspoken advocate for Christian Motherhood, a speaker, ministry leader, mentor, teacher, children’s book author and accomplished interior designer. Her heart’s passion is to encourage, train and inspire women to use their homes as places of ministry, where each can uniquely express the love and reality of Christ in her marriage, in her motherhood and as a woman of God. Sandra lives with her husband, Dr. Ron Maddox, in Newport Beach, California.