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Do you yearn to feel truly intimate with your spouse? Do you have this overwhelming feeling like you’re missing out on something–that God had so much more planned for your marriage, but you can’t quite figure out how to get there?When you’ve put into practice all the usual advice, but your marriage still falls short of the intimacy and joy you want, what then? Are patience and perseverance your only hope for a better relationship?
Author and speaker Sheila Wray Gregoire says, “Absolutely not!” The solution to a happier relationship is not found in being a more patient, more perfect wife, but in taking responsibility for what you can do—and especially for how you think about your marriage. She challenges you to replace pat Christian answers with nine biblical truths that will radically shift your perspective on your husband, your relationship, and your role in God’s design for marriage.
Tired of pat answers?
9 Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage is for you!
Have You Ever Been Told Things Like This…
- Just pray more and your marriage will get better!
- If you submit, he’ll start to lead.
- Once you find your soulmate, you’ll finally be happy.
- If you’re bothered by something, Duck! Let God smack him, not you.
- Conflict is bad for a marriage; just love on him and the urge to fight will stop.
All of those things may sound true–and in some cases they are! But the reason they’re “pat answers” is that they’re not ALWAYS true. They take a complex problem and try to condense it to one-size-fits-all advice.
And quite often it doesn’t fit.
Who Can Change Your Marriage?
God certainly can. Your husband certainly can.
But what if God is waiting for you to do something? And what if you’re spending your time feeling stuck–feeling like if you just love enough or pray enough then either your husband or God will give you the bliss you’ve dreamed of.
That’s a little manipulative.
It’s saying: I’ll be loving to get him to change. I’ll pray to get my husband to change.
What if you’re the one who has to change?
Why Should I Have to Change?
I don’t mean you have to become a doormat. Quite the opposite!
If you’re in a good marriage, that’s wonderful! I am, too. But it can always be better. And in this book I show you how our thought patterns can make us stuck in a good marriage–instead of a great one!
But if you’re in a difficult marriage, that’s all the more reason to start changing the way you think about marriage–and changing the way you think about your ability to change things.
What Are Some of the Thoughts That Can Change My Marriage?
- My Husband Can’t Make Me Mad
- Being One Is More Important Than Being Right
- Having Sex Is Not the Same as Making Love
- I’m Called to Be a PeaceMAKER not a PeaceKEEPER
- Drifting is natural. Staying Together Takes Work!
- ….and lots more!
But we could sum it up like this:
I’m called to be good. I’m not necessarily called to always be nice.
Who will benefit from this book?
- Newlyweds who want to start off well!
- Couples for whom life has become blah and too routine–and who want a boost!
- Wives who feel like, “we have the same fight over and over again–and it never gets better!” Get off that cycle now.
- Wives who are struggling with a husband’s sin, and see no real solution
In other words–just about every wife! Whether your marriage is good, great, or struggling, I sort through a lot of the bad advice we often hear and take us back to Scripture–to the other passages that speak about how we’re to treat our husbands.
Too often when we talk about marriage in the church we confine ourselves to the “marriage passages”–Ephesians 5, 1 Peter 3, or 1 Corinthians 7. But what if the rest of Scripture has something to say, too?
I challenge women to look beyond our conventional wisdom and back to what God wants us to do to create relationships where everyone is looking more like Christ. Because that’s what He really wants!
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