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The 'not so ideal' husband,
This review is from: The Ideal Wife (Paperback)This is one of those books that had me asking how often do devout Christian women fool themselves into marrying inappropriate men due to their niaevety, not asking God for His leading, being blinded by the man's wealth, educational status and lifestyle or all of the above? I do not blame the heroine, Jana for her situation but as each problem was revealed in her marriage I kept looking for evidence in the story that she ever asked God if she should marry this man. The story begins with the couple already married so one has to guess how the courtship took place.
However Jana raised by her sister and brother in law (who seemd to vere on the side of extreme shelteredness which IMO did her no favours in the long run) is young, naieve and 'sexually innocent' - she marries an older, wealthy man and is introduced to a lifestyle that shocks her. Lawrence's greatest mistake is being deceptive, a control freak, and basing his marriage on nothing but sexual attraction.