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Hope for the Hurting Wife: 30 Days of Practical Encouragement for Your Marriage Paperback – August 30, 2017
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About the Author
God gave Rebekah a front row seat to the work of His redemption in her marriage. After surviving the initial trauma, she determined to fix her eyes solely on Jesus and trusted Him to carry her through the storm that followed. Rebekah shares not only her heartache, but also her great hope with other wives so they might know God still redeems, even in the toughest of circumstances. Now, years later, she praises God for restoring her marriage. Rebekah co-leads an online community for struggling wives around the world and shares encouragement for those who face the daunting task of surviving the "for worse" of marriage. You can learn more about her ministry to wives at her blog, Sharing Redemption's Stories.
Grown missionary kid, mother of four, and wife to a church planter, Jen Stults is a work-in-progress woman who seeks to find confidence in Christ alone. As a disciple-maker, author, and speaker, she encourages women who feel frustrated by failure and plagued by perfectionism. Her heart's desire is for women everywhere to experience the abundant life God has planned for them by finding freedom in their identity in Christ. She writes about the struggle to embrace everyday grace in the areas of faith, marriage, and parenting at her blog, Being Confident of This.
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This book is a 30 day reading for wives who are in places of deep, deep hurt in their marriages. Women who aren't sure they will get through this season and still be married. Women who aren't just having a bad day, but who are living through hard, painful seasons where everything from communication to trust comes into question. And I know there are many of you out there living in that very place. I wanted to learn more of how you feel and how I can help encourage you.
Though it appears the book is self-published, I thought it was well written and was full of excellent points that apply not only to marriage, but to other hard places of life, too.
I do want to say there were a couple of points in the book I did not agree with, and I don't want to belabor the point of them and drag the whole book down. But there were a couple of times that I just couldn't agree with the points made. Aside from that, I appreciated so much that the authors focused on the importance of prayer, dependence on the Lord, and ultimate restoration of marriage.
Though they did not spell out all details, both authors were clear that their own marriages have not been easy or perfect, and they come into the writing of this book with firsthand understanding of the muddy trenches where some marriages seem to camp. From there, they acknowledged that above all else, a person's relationship with God should be the main focus. Communication with Him, obedience to Him, and living for Him are what this life is all about.
They also taught important truths about learning to understand that for as hard as marriage troubles can be, they are but a small portion of our life here on this earth and certainly our life with eternity attached. The problems seem long, hard, and never-ending when you're going through them, but God has been faithful before the problems arrived, He'll be faithful long after they're gone, and therefore we can all trust Him to be faithful in the middle of them.
They cover hard topics, like how to survive when your husband says he's leaving, how to love when you feel unloved, how to control your emotions, how to handle temptation, what to do when you don't want to pray for your husband, how to let your husband lead, and how to be a warrior wife.
I do have some friends whose marriages are in such precarious places right now, and I kept these girls in my mind as I read. I found insights that will help me as I relate to them, and also an understanding of how to further guard my own heart in my own marriage while it is in a healthy place.
Marriage is sacred, and while it's easy to talk about the good and fun parts of it, it's hard to vulnerably admit the areas where disappointment and even failure have dominated. I applaud Rebekah and Jen for sharing so openly with the clear goal of coming alongside hurting wives and encouraging them!