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Wife After God: Drawing Closer to God & Your Husband Paperback – June 14, 2013
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"Every word in her devotional reflects God, His Word and His love story with humanity. She brings Godly wisdom and clarification to controversial topics like submission. I can't recommend this devotional highly enough; it cuts to the core of marriage which starts with a daily, intimate relationship with the first lover of our souls, Jesus Christ. " - FierceMarriage.com
"This book is a valuable resource for a wife to be, a new bride or even a bride of many years! I highly recommend any wife to read this book. In fact, I believe it will literally transform your marriage." - joleneengle.com
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This devotional is dedicated to my amazing husband. Thank you for encouraging me, supporting me, and always pointing me to Christ. I love you!
This devotional is also dedicated to Gary And Courtney. Thank you for showing me how to step out in faith. Your friendship is priceless!
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I will say that I personally had an issue theologically with the first couple paragraphs of day 3 but I've never seen anything from the author on Facebook (where I've been following her for some time) otherwise that gave me pause for concern However, her assertion in day 3 that God created Adam because He (God) wanted/needed the companionship, is NOT a biblical one and I think drawing that conclusion is a REALLY bad idea. It seems to insinuate that God was lacking something within Himself that caused Him to "need" this realtionship with man to help out with that deficiency. From the author's other writings online, I've never seen anything of that sort, so again I think this is a departure from her usual. My point being, that if God lacked ANYTHING He would cease to be God. He chose to create man that man might glorify Him, not because He (God) needed or desired someone to hang out with.
Her point in this chapter is God created Eve for Adam because Adam needed a companion, totally Biblical and completely true, but adding something about God's relationship to Adam that is not supported by scripture is, in my opinion dangerously misleading to the reader. That is particularly of concern if the book reaches a new Believer.
One last thing, same chapter, is the assertion that God "trusted" Adam to name the animals and that they had trust in their relationship. Again, just not biblical in my opinion. Here she was making the point of how important trust is in our marrital relationships. Totally agree with that, but the leap to an extra-biblical assumption about God's relationship to Adam, just is not wise and can be dangerous.
I do like this book so far otherwise, and most people will probably gloss over some of the things I have mentioned, but I also believe that the areas I mentioned are Biblically inaccurate. Anytime we are discussing things, in light of scripture, we MUST remain SOLIDLY scriptural. If, when writing, you want to make a point that you can't support from scripture that's where we, as responsible Christian writers, have to lead in with something like "Ive often wondered if...?" or "Do you ever think about...?" to cue the reader that weve jumped from scripturally supported foundations to our own wonderings. In my opinion to do anything else is dangerous and could mislead younger/less mature believers, and any unbeliever's who might purchase this book.
I have 17 or so more days of devotions to read, I'm hopeful I don't come across any other "issues". Overall, I think it's a good read, it has some good suggestions for journaling and also good spouse relationship building for couples.
This is a 30 day devotional, so every day she addresses a specific marital issue. On each day there is fairly short study (which is very Biblically based) and then she has journal prompts to help you go deeper and then she even has practical challenges to help you apply the lesson to your marriage.
Whether you are going through a rough patch in your marriage (like we all do!) or your marriage is doing wonderfully, there is something in here to encourage, challenge you and help you improve your marriage and your walk with The Lord.
My marriage was deeply blessed by it!!!! I highly recommend it!!!
This devotional focuses on what a wife can do to encourage, love, and support her husband. Each day the devotional beings with a scripture verse (or a few actually) followed by the thoughts or a story from the author that support the theme of the daily lesson. There is a prayer from the author as well as a personal challenge and an area for journaling. Each day includes a little status update for Twitter for those that want to connect on a social level.
As I read through the book, I kept thinking this was pretty basic information. And then it hit me, maybe this is what so many women need early in their marriage. Marriage doesn’t come with a manual. Not everyone has close women friends that they can turn to for help or training. So while I thought this was simple in the approach, I found the scriptural points right on target.
Hebrews 5:12 kept popping in my head….
You have been Christians a long time now, and you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things a beginner must learn about the Scriptures. You are like babies who drink only milk and cannot eat solid food.
While this devotional it is written for women of all ages and marital stages, I would recommend this more to newlyweds, younger wives, or new believers that are looking for a foundation study on marriage.
Overall, I enjoyed the book. I would recommend it to newly married women. I would also recommend it be done in a small group setting instead of alone. Marriage is hard, there are no easy answers and I have found through my experiences; that having women at all points along the path to be important when questions and concerns arise.