There was a time when author Sandy Ralya’s marriage was in trouble. She needed help but she was afraid to ask for it. At the time, she didn’t know that hundreds of other wives were struggling with the same issues she was. Though Sandy eventually sought guidance from godly mentors and Christian counselors, other women remain silent. Many churches lack ministries and resources to reach out and help these women. The Beautiful Wife uses these inspiring stories along with biblical principles to guide and encourage any wife looking for God's best in her marriage. The Beautiful Wife answers serious questions women have about their roles as wives. Discussing everything from romance and money to beauty, communication, and sex, Sandy challenges women to open up and share their journeys so that together they can see God's plan for their marriages. "It is my passion to help women discover God's heart for their marriage, just as the other women helped me," writes Sandy. "When women share with each other the details of their journeys with God as wives, it's a beautiful thing indeed." The Beautiful Wife has two companion resources - Prayer Journal and Mentor's Guide.
The Beautiful Wife: Focused on Christ, Fulfilled in Marriage came with a mentor's guide and a journal. So not only is this for personal use, but can be used in group studies as well. This book does not speak of physical beauty. This is to enrich marriages around the globe. I like the fact that the author, Sandy Ralya, first tells us to turn to God. We know we should be doing this in every aspect of our life. Sometimes we are turning to Him for everything except our marriage!
I loved every chapter I read, but the one about romance really stuck with me. I even quoted the part about us not being our husbands' mother as my Facebook status once.
I will forever remember TRACE:
Trust instead of control
Respect instead of demean
Appreciate instead of criticize
Confer confidence instead of doubt
Expose vulnerability instead of defensiveness
This book covers everything from thoughts on sex to managing money. This is a great help book for women for our marriages. It has changed the way I think about a lot of things, including my hubby.
I am so glad this set included a Prayer Journal....very important! Every chapter in the book coincides with the prayer journal. It helps to really get involved with your reading. Also helps to get us in the Word of God and more active in our prayer life concerning our marriage.
The Mentor's Guide is only necessary when completing this study in a group session. It will be a great help! Each chapter starts with a prayer, an introduction to the lesson, and then discussion preparations.There are a couple more sections that keep you involved with your group and lessons as well.
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One beautiful winner will receive:
- A Brand new Kindle Touch with Wi-Fi
- The Beautiful Wife By Sandy Ralya
- The Beautiful Wife Prayer Journal and Mentor's Guide
So grab your copy of The Beautiful Wife and join Sandy and friends on the evening of March 8th for an evening of fun.