I couldn’t even get through Chapter 1 without my heart aching and tears spilling over my eyelids. The best thing about this book, and the reason I believe that every single wife needs to read it, is because Darlene is so real in it. She is vulnerable and bears her soul and prior shame while also enveloping us in the grace she has received from God but also from her husband. She does not package marriage up in this perfect little present with a wonderful bow on it – this is something that needs to be seen – she is brave and courageous as she displays the wonder of worshipping God through the ups and downs of marriage.
Paul and I have a really amazing marriage, something I am so very thankful for and I praise God for all the time. However, even though we’ve got a great marriage we are still in need of grace & forgiveness in it. Just last week I had to communicate with him about how I felt very disconnected from him and tell him of my need to be encouraged, cherished and pursued again at this time. I was an emotional mess, probably from being stressed to the brim but I needed to tell him. I needed to offer him a glimpse into my heart at that particular time so he knew that all was not right at that moment.
Marriage is two sinners joining together, so the need to die to self and extend grace is an everyday occurrence. Sacrificing your pride to walk in humility within marriage is difficult. It goes against our flesh, our natural tendencies, but it’s a glorious thing when God is honored through thick and thin.
Darlene does such a wonderful job of illustrating what that looks like throughout the book. She includes prayers, council, Q&A, and challenges which pour out gospel truth through each page to drive us to the heart of God for our marriages and in support of our husbands.
This is an amazing read. It’s a book I heartily recommend for every wife, whether current or future, in the hope that God changes us to care more about His glory in our marriage than about changing our spouses to meet our expectations more.
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