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About the Author

Linda Dillow is the author of several books, including Creative Counterpart, A Mother's Journey, Calm My Anxious Heart, and the bestselling Intimate Issues. A sought-after speaker, she ministers at women's conferences across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Linda is the mother of four grown children and grandmother of ten. She and her husband, Jody, lived overseas for seventeen years but now reside in Monument, Colorado.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Repackaged ed. edition (February 2, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785263764
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785263760
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Linda Dillow's book should be required reading of every Christian wife ! Especially helpful for those with children, Dillow addresses submission, priorities, and putting the ZIP back into your love life, amoung other topics. Very easy read, thought-provoking, encouraging, motivating. It's like having a mentor over for tea. I've read many Christian -authored books on marriage; this is THE practical and Bible-centered "how-to" guide for a wife. If I had nothing else on my shelves except Creative Counterpart and my Bible - my library would be complete! This book has changed my marriage, and deepened my Walk immeasureably. Buy it NOW and start pouring over each chapter. Bravo, and thank you to Mrs. Dillow!!!
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I found this book very helpful in re-evaluating the way I treat my husband. In today's society, the word "submissive" is often defined as synonymous with "doormat." However, Linda Dillow's description of submission and how it works in a marriage was enlightening to me. I am already seeing a difference in my marriage, and I feel more at peace with my role as a Christian wife.
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I have read nearly a dozen books on growing as a wife and/or mother in the past two years, and this is by far the best overall book I have come accross. Dillow writes in a very concise, purposeful and poignant way. Dillow consitently writes the best study questions I have seen in women's books. They are thoughtful, challenging and always very practical. Dillow is both practical and deeply theological.

Chapter 4, called "priority planner" provides the best organizational scheme for ordering your daily life and home that I have seen. I have always been very organized, but Dillows plan took my daily routine to another level - a much more peaceful and fruitful one. I especially recommend this book for moms with several small children who have very little time, or with women who are making home their full time job for the first time and need some help learning how to self manage their time 24-7.

I suggest grabbing your best friend or two and reading this book together, following the study guide in the back. Most of us need the accountability and friendship to process the deep and challenging things that Dillow presents in this classic book. This book would work very well as a curriculum for a church class. Our church also uses it for 1 - 1 mentorship.
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I was hesitant to purchase this book because I didn't know if it would just gloss over how to be a good wife, or if it would really help me dive in and understand what it means to be the wife God has called me to be. This book is AMAZING. It is 11 chapters and has short questions to answer after reading each chapter. This book is meant to read alone or do as a group Bible Study. I love the questions and activities that follow each chapter. Instead of just absorbing information, it allows me to self-reflect my own life and how I am acting/treating my husband and really evaluate how I need to change in order to be a Creative Counterpart. I love the ideas she shares. The book isn't preachy at all, either. It is an easy, but thought provoking read. Never before have I known what it means to submit to my husband, but this book has helped me begin that process. It is a must read for every wife who desires to be the wife God calls her to be.
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This book is priceless. It gives very sound, Christian advice to women regarding their role as wives. Topics addressed include a woman's attitude toward her husband, dealing with her own past, and how to make her husband feel special. It contains wonderful advice for new wives, and is just as relevant (perhaps even more meaningful) for women who've been married for many years. While based on timeless truths, this book also speaks frankly about the intimacies of married life. I cannot recommend it highly enough, especially for any woman who finds herself getting bored with her marriage.
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An very good book on godly marriage. Not to be confused with something that will assist you if you are in a truly abusive relationship, but excellent for the normal christian marriage where two people basically respect each other in spite of their fleshly natures that sometimes get in the way.
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I did enjoy this book, however I only gave 4/5 stars because it did not focus much on becoming the "Mother You Have Longed to Be." It did had many good points about being a "creative counterpart" in relation to being a wife.
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I read this book for the first time as a very young bride and now after 40 years of marriage I am giving it to my daughters to read before they marry. I learned that what she shares is true. I have taught my girls that communication is the key to their relationships especially with their husbands. Treat him as a computer and give him all the info - without expecting a fast reply and with as little drama as possible. Give him time to process and compare it with everything he has to consider.
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