* Book provided for review by David C. Cook for my unbiased review-click image for ordering options*
Blog Date: March 7th-14th, 2011.
Just think, how would you see your married life if you were your husband? Would he see you as that rare, crown jewel spoken of in Proverbs 12:4? Or would he see you as a negative, constantly upset spirit drainer in his life? These words sound harsh to some degree, but in Linda Dillow’s What’s it like to be Married to Me? She addresses these problems including:
- Exercises to help you see yourself in a new light.
- Nice little jokes and idioms about ‘What women think they want in a man’.
- Excerpts from her own life and other stories by women.
- Ten( or Twelve) week reflective bible study at the end of the book.
Some negatives about the book, which is based off of my own thoughts about marriage, is that most books written by Christian women for Christian women tend to focus on what the wife is doing wrong. Which can be true in “X” amount of cases, but certainly not all. At one point, Dillow mentions: “What choices turns a woman into a griping wife?”( Whats it like to be Married to Me?”, 2011, p.43). She does not address the reasons why a woman would gripe about her dear husband, I was interested in that. However, Dillow encourages us to look not unto ourselves for the answer but God’s Word, and her book offers helpful exercises!
What more could you ask for???
I am giving away 2 copies of this book so that you may be encouraged to know that as a wife, God hears you and wants your marriage to work.
Now for the Giveaway part
Here are the rules:
In order to enter contest, you must have a blog, website, or write for a site like Examiner, Suite101, you know the kind.
The giveaway will be announced with a deadline and the book(s) to be given away.
Make sure you reside in the U.S. (Sorry! Restrictions apply everywhere, even online, aaargh!)
I will draw a winner and receive your free book!