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A Wife After God's Own Heart: 12 Things That Really Matter in Your Marriage Paperback – January 1, 2004

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Elizabeth George, whose books have sold more than 9 million copies, is the author of A Woman After God's Own Heart (more than 1 million copies sold) and Breaking the Worry Habit...Forever! She's also a popular speaker at Christian women's events. Elizabeth and her husband, Jim, are parents and grandparents, and have been active in ministry for more than 30 years.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (January 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736911677
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736911672
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #449,014 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on February 20, 2004
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This book goes back to the bible for its direction. I know a lot of women read these books and think that they shouldn't "follow" or have a man "lead" but there's something to it. Marriage as God intended is not what we practice today, which may explain the divorce rate. Trust me, this book will change your life, as well as your husband's. You can not read this book and not have it make a huge impact on how you conduct yourself as a Christian wife.
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The outline of the book is outstanding. It's a shame some people may misread and misinterpret much of what George is relating from her own life experiences. She could have spent more time and space reflecting on the Biblical guidelines for a happy marriage, as well as examples or illustrations from other people rather than herself. The whole issue of submission should not overshadow the role of the wife to provide a check and balance for success and happiness in a marriage.
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I have been with my husband for 18 years. We will be married 15 years this coming January. I felt so stuck. I had tried all I could trying to find that missing spark that would bring true joy and fulfillment to my marriage. Neither of us were what I call 'bad people' We both tried to do the right things. This book helped me find that connection that was missing in our marriage. Helped me find the courage and to understand why changes had to be made within myself. To stop trying to change my husband and become a wife after God's own heart. As a result, I became a wife after my husband's own heart.

This book, along with the study guide, has taught me way to improve my marriage. It does not teach you how to change anyone but yourself! Something wonderful happens when your strive to make positive and godly changes within yourself as a woman and wife. Those around you, including your husband, begin to strive in positive directions as well! Positive change will occur in both the lives of yourself and your husband. This will trickle down into the rest of your family and even your friends and acquaintances.

This book can be a beautiful experience for you. I highly recommend going through it with both your bible and the study guide. Don't just take my word on it, discover it for yourself what it's like to have a truly blessed and happy marriage.
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I got this book as well as the husband after Gods own heart for my husband (he has read a few pages) I am on the 6Th chapter. I have yet to really learn anything that I didn't already know. If you are living a Christian life you most likely know everything in the book already, if you are new to living a Christian life style it may be a great book. I suggest reading for yourself all the versus included in any book you read so you get the full picture of the verse instead of someone else's interpretation of it. (not saying this author was wrong on anything, just a good thing to do for yourself and keep your nose in your bible instead of letting others tell you what it says) I will continue to read it but I'm not impressed. She makes some good points but really it's things I am already working on.
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I feel the need to defend this book a little bit, as it has been pretty well slammed by some other readers. Elizabeth George has a God-given talent for telling it like it is. The reason why several readers have negative feedback for this book, is that she tells the truth about what Scripture actually says. Wives ARE to submit to their husbands and be obedient them. Husbands are put in authority over their wives. In turn, the husband is to love the wife as Christ loves the Church. Of course husbands are not perfect and have their own flaws. A wife is supposed to be his help-meet, though and offer her own counsel in daily situations. It is not the wife's place to be the spiritual leader of the home, nor should the responsibility of providing for the household fall on her shoulders. Her congregation is her children and her pulpit the kitchen table. She should focus her preaching to the children, not her husband. All the time spent controlling him would be much better spent in prayer. I don't understand why so many women want to be so free of authority in their lives. If you have a problem with obeying your husband, than it's possible that your real beef is with God, since that is the way He designed it all to begin with. Read this book. It will help you get back to the basics of what being a wife is all about.
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I genuinely love this book.

I have been married for two years, and have been a Christian for eighteen years. Needless to say, I thought I had it all figured out. I thought my husband and I would have this perfect, godly relationship and we'd live happily ever after. Then I realized that husband's don't always meet expectations. I am a stubborn person, and unfortunately that can make me condescending, jealous, and controlling at times. When I give in to my insecurities, I find that those awful characteristics can really have a grip on me and in return, can hurt my husband.

I purchased this book because I have a true longing to be a loving wife, and I wanted some insight. This book offers very detailed, loving advice and guidance for women who may not be feeling up to par in their marriage, and women who are struggling with the expectations that we have for our husbands.

My favorite feature a list at the end of each chapter that has practical application for each topic addressed. It has been my goal to implement at least one of these aspects from each chapter into my life. I like that the author provides options - it doesn't make sense for all of us to do the same things - and having several ideas of how to improve yourself and your marriage allows for us to make choices that may get us out of our comfort zone, but will ultimately bless our marriage.

The best thing about this book is that it is 100% based on what the Bible says. I can't understand why too many people would be critical of this book - the Bible has clear guidelines about how to be a loving, Christian wife and Elizabeth George provides a wonderful resource to supplement what we already know to be true through the word of God.
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