The God-Empowered Wife + LINKUP

 

Welcome to Mondays @ Soul Survival. Each week I feature a book that I consider a valuable resource.

This week’s selection is The God Empowered Wife: How Strong Women Can Help Their Husbands Become Godly Leaders by K.B. (Karen) Haught.

 

The God Empowered Wife by K.B. Haught

Have you ever found yourself praying, “Dear God, please change my husband!”

You’ve tried it all: nagging, encouraging, keeping quiet … praying. You know there’s a right way to impact your marriage, but you’re too frustrated to try.

Maybe the following sounds familiar?

You’re efficient, smart, organized, and make sure everything that needs to get done, gets done. You’re physically tired, yes, but mostly just tired of being the responsible one. Your husband is a decent guy who helps when asked—but you still have to ask, which means it’s still your responsibility. Sometimes you joke that having a husband is like having another child.

Then, there’s the marriage itself. Things look fine on the outside, but they’re not really. In public, your husband is charming and cheerful. At home, he’s distant or grouchy—apparently more interested in anything else than spending quality time together. Faith, instead of being something that defines your marriage, is a private, individual matter.

You’ve bought books on how to improve a marriage, but they all require at least some degree of cooperation from your husband. You can’t make him read something he’s not interested in; and learning how to be more romantic, helpful, and communicative isn’t exactly high on his list.

On good days, being married is like having a roommate; on bad days it’s like being in prison. Maybe that’s an exaggeration, but it’s a far cry from what you dreamt it would be like. With a few adjustments you could support yourself financially, and it’s tempting to think life might be easier alone. The question, “Who needs a husband, anyway?” has crossed your mind more than once.

He’s frustrated, too. Somewhere along the way, being married became more of a burden than a joy. The way you always “help” him drives him crazy and makes him feel inadequate. “I don’t need another mother,” he says to himself.

You have the “right” answer for everything—at least you think you do—and he’s tired of being corrected, criticized, and contradicted in what he says or does. It’s easier to bury himself in television, hobbies, or work than fit into your world—a world where he’s never quite good enough. He may not have said it out loud, but he’s probably thought it: “What does she need me for a husband, anyway?”

Or maybe you just want to understand your husband better, why he does what he does, and how you can help him grow in the area of leading his family and growing as a believer in Christ.

One reviewer said: 

This book is written to help strong women understand how they can be a godly influence in their husband’s lives, without sacrificing their strength, creativity, or wisdom. The author, a certified biblical counselor, teaches and speaks on practical applications of biblical principles in honest yet bold, new ways. As one pastor wrote, “This is not just another marriage book.

If you want to learn to work with God in your marriage, Karen’s book is for you. The results can be surprising and exciting!

Note: For those of you who live in the El Paso area, I’ll be teaching a study based on this book beginning August 25. We’ll meet Thursday mornings at 9:00 am at Cielo Vista Church, 3585 N. Lee Trevino.

Blessings,
Donna

 

Quotations taken from:
Haught, K. B. . The God Empowered Wife: How Strong Women Can Help Their Husbands Become Godly Leaders. Intendion. Kindle Edition.

 

You can get a copy of THE GOD EMPOWERED WIFE: HOW STRONG WOMEN CAN HELP THEIR HUSBANDS BECOME GODLY LEADERS or shop for other resources here.  


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Some of the Previously Featured Books:

Last week’s resource was How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong by Leslie Vernick. Read about it here.

Others:

The Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life be Charles Spurgeon. Read about it here.

God’s Attributes: Rest for Life’s Struggles by Brad Hambrick. Read about it here.

HELP! I want to Change by Jim Newheiser. Read about it here.

When Life Is Hard by James MacDonald. Read about it here.

Pleasing People: How Not to be an Approval Junkie by Lou Priolo. Read about it here.

If I’m a Christian, Why Am I Depressed?: Finding Meaning and Hope in the Dark Valley One Man’s Journey by Robert B. Somerville. Read about it here.


I sometimes LINKUP with these blogs:

Mondays Making Your Home Sing Musing Mondays Raising Samuels Darling Downs Diaries Mom to Mom Mondays The Life of Faith The Modest Mom The Art of Homemaking Our Home of Many Blessings Desperate Homeschoolers The Beauty in His Grip
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Fridays Create with Joy Missional Women Coffeeshop Conversations Grace & Truth Faith & Friends
Saturdays Snippets of Inspiration Word of God Speak
Sundays Spiritual Sundays Give Me Grace

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22 thoughts on “The God-Empowered Wife + LINKUP

  1. Sounds like a book I’d be interested in reading, Donna. I’m always looking for insights I can pass along to women who want their husband’s to spiritually lead but end up controlling or nagging them instead. Thanks for sharing and for the linkup as well, my friend!

    • It’s such a problem for us, isn’t it? And it so self-defeating! I do caution women to keep the right heart attitude when they read it, so we don’t do the right things in a manipulative way. Blessings in your ministry, Beth!

  2. This sounds like a terrific book, Donna. I think many of us who are Christian wives are strong women in our faith and our love for our families, husbands and the Lord. I like how real the author sounds in this book. I think marriage is always something to be worked on, and I look forward to reading this one. Thanks for the suggestion and for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope you have a great week and thanks for hosting the party 🙂

  3. Donna, Thank you so much for sharing about this book! Much of it resonated with me, especially in the hopes of improving my own attitude as a strong personality. I will definitely be looking to get a copy of the book.

    So glad I stopped by! 🙂

  4. Great review. I’m always looking to understand my husband better … Marriage is a never-ending series of challenges.
    Happy Wednesday!
    Megs

    • Hope your list isn’t as long as mine always seems to be! 🙂 So many great books out there! Have a great week-end!

  5. I’ve always loved Stormie Omartian’s book the Power of a Praying Wife, and it seems that she has a similar emphasis. Her first prayer is not “Lord, change my husband” but “Lord, change me.” Thanks for sharing at the #LMMLinkup.

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