I have always been an avid reader, and God has used several books to transform my life over the years. Often, a book I read will reiterate the same point God had been trying to tell me during my daily quiet times. It’s no wonder then, that when He wanted me to make changes in my marriage, He used books again!
So here they are… 3 marriage books that changed my marriage.
1. The Good Wife’s Guide by Darlene Schacht
I absolutely loved this eBook and devoured it within a few hours. The author gives a lot of biblical inspiration to help women become better wives. She tackles the delicate topic of submission in such a way that made me feel empowered, yet willing to be submissive to my husband. She also shares a lot of practical ways we can show our love for our husbands that helped me be a lot more intentional in my marriage.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:
“Submission doesn’t mean that we’re weak-minded, feeble, or frail. It means that we’re empowered by choice, and that we’re dedicated to esteeming others higher than ourselves.”
“If you want your husband to trust you with his heart as he once did, it’s important to practice self-control, hold your tongue, and replace criticism with kindness. Listen when he talks and make an effort to show him respect.”
2. Created to be His Help Meet by Debi Pearl
In all truth, I did not read the complete book, so I cannot comment about why some people find this book controversial. I got some free chapters online that helped me change the way I perceived my husband. I joined the book club at Little Natural Cottage and learned about the three types of men that the author mentions about in the book. I realized that my husband was Mr. Steady – I really didn’t know that before!
This realization helped me appreciate the qualities my husband possessed that I had earlier neglected. I started seeing my husband in a new light and it did a lot of wonders in our marriage.
This is yet another book I recommend that every married woman should read. Although it is not Bible based, they share a lot of pointers that follow the principles outlined in the Bible. One of the things that stood out for me was that my husband needed to be admired and respected, as much as I craved to be loved.
I started taking small steps as I learned how to be a better wife, and it made a tremendous impact on my marriage. I can honestly say that I, my husband, and my marriage have not been the same after I started following what was written in the book.
“Accepting him as he is means that you accept all his habits, his weaknesses, his dreams, or lack of them, and his beliefs. You accept him as another human being, part good, part bad, just like yourself.”
Have you read any of the titles I’ve mentioned?
Which book has greatly impacted your marriage?
Sunu Philip ~ Clothed In Scarlet
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