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You Can Have A Happy Family: Steps to Enjoying Your Marriage and Children Paperback – September 2, 2011
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"You Can Have a Happy Family" is a 2013 Reader's Favorite Silver Medal Award Winner!
"Amanda has taken her true life stories that God used to draw her and her family closer to Him, and turned them into an amazing teaching tool." -Chaplain Dave Moore, author of The Father's Love
"It will absolutely change you and leave a mark on you that can't be erased for the glory of God." -Daniel Simwawa, author
"Author Amanda Beth has written a Christ-centered treasure with her book, You Can Have a Happy Family. I don't have time to reread books in my busy life, but I am in the process of reading her book - again." Kerry (CandidKerry)
"Amanda has written something that's far more than a book! It is an emergency rescue manual for ANY relationship, no matter how far down your situation has sunk. This book is so easy to read, very well written, filled from cover to cover with the hidden secrets to real happiness!" Chuck Balsamo, pastor & author of Make Me A Legend
From the Author
In April 2009, I was leading Bible studies in my home when I felt a strong leading from God to start writing "You Can Have a Happy Family." People would often ask my husband and me what the key was to our happy marriage and family. We would always respond that it's all God's doing. But I felt that left people wanting to know more. That's when I knew God wanted me to share the steps He took us through to bring us to a place of contentment in our home.
God sent many wonderful people to help me along the way, so the book isn't only my story about marriage and raising children. I am grateful for all the willing hearts God used to help bring this book to completion. He sent mothers and fathers willing to share their struggles and testimonies to help me produce a book that truly meets the needs of families today. I am confident God will use this book to draw families closer to Him, as He is truly the only source of contentment.
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Once again I have a book which puts God right in the front. I love the scriptures that are used. The Outline of the content was very user and effective to where or how you need to have a happy family. The Author, Amanda Beth has used the words of the Lord in helping to write to couples on letting them know that their family could and can be HAPPY!!
..I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).
John 10:10, AMP
The Love of the Lord has come to us and must come thru us. This book gives you alternatives or help should I say to making sure that there is love, forgiveness, making sure that each need is at least acknowledged and try to take care of. To know who the real enemy is and pray that you can stay strong against the enemy.
The book address what might try to come against a marriage. And then how to take care of that issue or issues.
From the stand point of being married for 31 years, I still enjoyed reading and going through things in this book. We can all use a little refresher course every now and then. And feel the Lord would love for us to do so.
Team Work.... as an old saying goes, "There is No I in TEAM"...
Including discipline with or for the children was awesome. As parents this day and time, either tend to over discipline, or under discipline due to the way the world views this topic. In this day and time in life you or we sometimes feel, or get the feeling of being judged on how we parent our children. Amanda Beth has use the Word of the Lord to share on how to Loving Discipline your child.
As she has so loving wrote, neither you nor your spouse or anyone else can not perfect your family. "But there is hope... GOD CAN!!!"
And due to the style and God being put first I am giving this book my rating of:
One of the biggest dangers to Christ's church is the steady breakdown of the family unit. Because of this, Christian bookstores are lined with self-help marriage, family, and parenting books. I've read through quite a few of these books in the last decade, and Amanda Beth's book, You Can Have a Happy Family, is at the top of my list. Her attention to detail and adherence to scripture frame a well-written and engaging book that can be read a chapter at a time or during a long weekend.
There are 7 chapters covering the most important aspects in our marriages and our families: Love - You Can't Give What You Don't Have; Forgiveness - Receiving and Giving; The Real Enemy - Out to Destroy Your Family; Money - The Most Common Marital Problem; What Men Need; What Women Need; What Children Need. As I read through these chapters I would often stop, go back, and highlight some of the vital points and the biblical truths she brings from God's word to apply to our family life.
Amanda's passion for helping families through God's word is obvious in the pages of her book, as is her love for Jesus Christ. The true evidence of a life surrendered to Christ is a changed heart, and Amanda's book shows how accepting Christ as her Savior and seeking God brought about change in her heart, marriage, and family. Most importantly, she uses God's word as the foundation for all the steps she lays out in You Can Have a Happy Family.
You Can Have a Happy Family has been a blessing from God for my marriage. After reading it myself I'm now reading through it with my husband. The book is a Godly prescription to heal and strengthen marriage and the family, no matter the challenges or trials faced.
I highly recommend her book, and I urge couples to use the book as a bible study with your spouse. It's been a wonderful discussion tool for my husband and me, one that points us toward God's best for our marriages and families.