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Let me get this straight. If I'm married to a man who HAS SEX with his own children, not only am I NOT to divorce him, I'm supposed to welcome him back as my husband?? Have sex with him as my husband?? That is sick. What kind of woman in her right mind could have sex with a man who screws children?
Not to mention such a woman would deserve to be disowned by her own children. Can you imagine being a child molested by your father and then have your mother welcome him home? That is a slap in the face to all abused children.
Do we really have to go on about all the other wrong points in this book? That's enough for me!
The greatest desire of HC's heart was to be a good, godly wife, and love a godly husband, but she had no idea how to do it. HC was terrified when she realized she didn't know how to do basic home-making tasks, or deal with regular, non-abusive human conflict and anger. She felt odd and out-of-place in social gatherings, and tried to make up for it by being the life of the party, by being constantly encouraging, and by loving others unconditionally.
However, HC was a fantastic writer and musician. She didn't know it at the time, because her parents pushed her towards law or medicine, and insisted that her writing and music was a waste of her time--or even selfish. HC married a fellow musician and teacher, had a couple of kids, and HC's creative skills were constantly put to good use at her church.
Then one day, after completing a long, intense, emotionally draining creative project, one of HC's friends gave her this book. HC's friend said that it saved her marriage, and that without this book, she probably wouldn't be married today. Since HC was emotionally vulnerable, trusted her friend, and was always looking to improve her own marriage, she agreed.
The introduction had her hooked. Ms. Pearl's nurturing voice called to HC's most tender desires: she understood that some of us didn't have mothers to teach us how to be good wives and mothers ourselves.Read more ›
Many readers claim this book is great because it is based on the bible, but Mrs. Pearl offers no exegesis on the subject of marriage. For her to claim that her book reveals "God's plan for a heavenly marriage" (p. 15) is misleading. Just because she sprinkled in multiple bible verses and bible stories does not mean Debi has clearly described God's plan for wives.
There are times where the author's biblical illustration completely goes against what the scripture is teaching. One example is in chapter 19 (which deals with the topic of being chaste) where Debi blames Bathsheba for the adulterous affair with David. She claims if Bathsheba had just been more discreet, she could have prevented the calamity that followed. This is not what the bible teaches about that story. Scripture says David was the one who sought her out and initiated the affair. In Second Samuel, God sent the prophet Nathan to rebuke David for his lust and the adultery. It is quite clear in that passage that God put the responsibility on David. I have never heard any pastor implicate Bathsheba when teaching about that story.
This book is supposed to be based in biblical principles but much of the advice comes from Debi's personal opinion. Here are just a few examples.Read more ›
I threw my book out, rather than have some other seeking person harm herself or her family by reading it.
1. I am a Christian.
2. I believe the Bible is divinely inspired.
3. I believe the Bible ordains wives to love, submit to and respect their husbands, and likewise husbands to love their wives, take care of them, and yes, sometimes submit to them in the healthy give-and-take of caring and considerate human relationships, especially Christian relationships (Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21).
That said, while this book tries to address how wives are to biblically submit to their husbands, yet the book is seriously and dangerously flawed in manner, approach, and teachings.
"Can a corrupt throne be allied with you -- one that brings on misery by its decrees?" Psalm 94:20
To sum up my objections briefly, I thought fiery darts and fear were supposed to come from the Enemy, not from within the Church of God, as in this book!
I cried at Mrs. Pearl's response to one lady -- Mrs. Pearl was full of put-downs and nasty accusations (while merely assuming the lady's motivation and attitudes) when a lady asked for wisdom for a very real problem with her husband. How mean and rude, and not at all like the Lord: "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him."
"Dumb-cluck", "leech", and I think "couch-potato" were some of the things Mrs. Pearl called the lady, when it was not obvious from the lady's letter that she was any of those things.Read more ›
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I received the book on time. When i opened the package i freaked out cuz the book didnt look like the picture. Read morePublished 24 days ago by PureIslander
The woman who suggested this book for our book club is now divorced and lost custody of her kids. It's illogical and utterly ridiculous. Don't. Buy. This. Insanity.Published 1 month ago by I love it. it is awesome!
I love this book! I purchased this copy as a gift to a newly married woman. This book has helped me seek the Lord in my marriage in every situation. Read morePublished 1 month ago by liser
This book you eat the meat and spit out the bones. Most of what is said (especially in part one) is substantiated in scripture and is really just a hard pill to swallow but true... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dilana Martinez
I love this book and would recommend it to wives and brides. In a world with strange ideas of what a wife is this book really brings a biblical perspective and reminds us what our... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Amazing book, this book helped God teach me how to save my marriage a few years ago. Had to buy a new copy now since I loaned out the old one and never got it back.Published 3 months ago by Adrian
There are times when I need the help of another to understand and be the wife my husband desires and deserves.. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
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