{review} If My Husband Would Change, I’d Be Happy: And Other Myths Wives Believe

About the book:

unnamed (1)If My Husband Would Change, I’d Be Happy: And Other Myths Wives Believe (Harvest House, August 2015)

Like most brides on their wedding day, you no doubt were filled with love for your husband and the hope of a happy life together.

But perhaps today, as the realities of life together have settled in, those happy expectations are going unfulfilled. And it’s tempting to think, “If only my husband would change, I’d be happy.”

That myth is but one of many that Rhonda Stoppe dispels in her easy-to-read exploration of what it takes to experience a truly happy marriage. In the process, she addresses such important topics as

-understanding your husband’s need for your unconditional respect
-rekindling the love that drew you to your husband in the first place
-refusing to believe the lie that you’d be happier married to someone else
-learning to be content in the midst of financial struggles

-thinking about sex from a biblical worldview

If you desire to rekindle the love and hope you felt on your wedding day, this book will go a long way toward making that dream come true.

Contains discussion questions and personal reflections at the end of each chapter.

Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/2a9Izc6

About the author:
 
Rhonda Stoppe is the No Regrets Woman. She is an author and speaker dedicated to helping women live life with no regrets. With more than 20 years’ experience as a mom, mentor, and pastor’s wife, Rhonda’s wisdom and experience helps women discover significance in God and His specific purpose for their lives, connect biblical principles to everyday decisions, develop a loving marriage that others dream about, and influence the next generation by raising children with integrity.
My Thoughts:
– The author does an excellent job of reminding women that they need to first love God with all their heart. Then that love can help them to love their husbands even more.
– The author encourages women to speak good things over their husbands and to honor them.
– There is a good amount of Scripture throughout the book.
– I did feel that the author was a bit crass at times, almost like she was trying to appeal to a younger audience but really missed the mark.
– Overall, I did not enjoy this book. I felt that there was no balance to her words. Yes, I agree that women should not rely on their husbands to make them happy (to use the main example). But I also feel that a wife cannot be her husband’s main source of hope and confidence. A husband needs to first rely on the Lord to give him hope, confidence, and a sense of self-worth by knowing who he is in Christ. I don’t think that a wife’s main responsibility is to build up her husband’s ego. Marriage is a team effort and I feel that the author missed the mark on helping women find that balance. I think a young woman could really find herself weighed down by the directives found in this book. I would not recommend it.
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{I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and a good review was not guaranteed.}

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