"My husband and I were on the 15-year plan...taking almost 15 years before we began to understand one another. I wouldn't recommend that plan for anyone. Instead I would wholeheartedly recommend Jay Payleitner's book 52 Things Husbands Need from Their Wives. Wives--read it, apply it, and begin today to understand the man in your life."
--Kendra Smiley, speaker and author of Do Your Kids a Favor...Love Your Spouse and other books
"As wives, we can choose to be encouragers for our husbands just as much as we can choose to be discouragers. Jay Payleitner gives us the inside scoop on what every husband needs. His biblically based perspective and end-of-the-chapter takeaways make this book a practical relationship builder for any couple."
--Karol Ladd, author of Positive Life Principles for Women
"Jay's giving away our secrets, and we thank him for it. This is an insightful read, directed to women but educational for all of us, and a practical, user-friendly tool for any wife wanting to better understand the creature she's joined to."
—Joe Dallas, author and speaker
"Very to the point of what a woman needs to know about her man. After reading these 52 insights, you will better understand that your spouse isn't so weird after all."
--Emilie Barnes, speaker, author, and founder of "More Hours In My Day"
"As military families we spend so much valuable time apart from one another. Knowing how to give my husband what he needs--together or apart--is a treasure. On behalf of all wives, thank you, Jay, for your insight and transparency on the one true gift we all can share--love."
--Tara Crooks, cofounder of Army Wife Network, coauthor of 1001 Things to Love about Military Life
"Husbands, step up to being the spiritual leader in your homes. Start by seeking first the kingdom of God over your own kingdom, and cherishing your wife. Then give your wife a copy of this book by Jay Payleitner. I guarantee you that your marriage will be for the glory of God."
—Harry W. Schaumburg, DMin, author of Undefiled: Redemption from Sexual Sin, Restoration for Broken Relationships
"This little book is a treasure trove of wisdom and advice for any woman who wants to understand her husband better. Simple (just like your husband) in its approach, it gives an excellent snapshot of what's inside the heart and soul of a man. I highly recommend it!"
--Rick Johnson, bestselling author of Becoming Your Spouse's Better Half and How to Talk So Your Husband Will Listen--and Listen So Your Husband Will Talk
"Wives, you have great power to help your husband feel confident as he faces life's battles. And your encouragement can be a huge asset to him becoming a great husband and father. Jay's 52 Things Husbands Need from Their Wives will help you understand your man."
—Carey Casey, CEO of The National Center for Fathering and author of Championship Fathering
"Jay has done it again. He continues to give us unique insight into building strong family relationships."
--Dan Seaborn, president and founder of Winning At Home, Inc.
Jay Payleitner is one of the top freelance Christian radio producers in the United States. He has worked on Josh McDowell Radio, Today's Father, Jesus Freaks Radio for the Voice of the Martyrs, Project Angel Tree with Chuck Colson, and many others. He's also a popular speaker on parenting and marriage and the author of dozen-plus books, including the bestselling 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, 52 Things Wives Need from a Husband, and 52 Things Sons Need from Their Dad; he also created "The Dad Manifesto." Jay has also served as an AWANA director, a wrestling coach, and the executive director of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative; he now partners with the National Center for Fathering, whose efforts he fosters and promotes. He and his wife, Rita, live near Chicago, where they've raised five great kids and loved on ten foster babies.