Monday, April 16, 2012

Book Review ~ The Good Wife's Guide - Embracing Your Role as a Help Meet

Have you read a good book lately?? Well now is your chance ~ "The Good Wife's Guide - Embracing Your Role as a Help Meet" by Darlene Schacht. Yes, that Darlene from the Time-Warp Wife Blog! You know that one that Co-authored Reshaping it ALL with Candice Cameron Bure!

I was given the chance to read this book and write a review. VERY EXCITED!! I love to read positive books that show me (and other women) how to be the wife that God created us to be! This topic is very near and dear to my heart as I believe this is the way that "won" my husband over to the Lord.

1 Peter 3:1-2 NKJV

 Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.

The way we act and the things we do - if they are pleasing to the Lord then they are pleasing to our husbands! And trust me - they like that! Submission - that big hairy, scary word that most women hate to hear - is the one thing that brought my husband to believe in a relationship with God. I used to hate that word!  But now after learning how it can affect someone so purely I cherish that word and want to shout it from the roof tops!

I struggled with letting go and letting God. I struggled with letting my husband lead me and make the decisions. I wanted to be the one in charge! But that didn't work...and we constantly fought about who was right! It was miserable! Trust me! One day I read another great book and my eyes were opened!
Since then I have read numerous books on this subject. Too many to list! But am always looking for a new updated version that I can give to my friends or new acquaintances. Well I found that book!!

I cannot tell you how many times I discuss this topic with women I meet and they are misinformed or lack any knowledge of how they should be living their roles as a wife and help meet to their husbands. If you are in this predicament or know someone who would benefit from learning - I highly recommend this book.

Some of my favorite parts from the book that make you think...

"It's so much easier to instruct others than it is to instruct ourselves--to work on improving their walk of faith rather than improving our own."

...start by giving up on the question, "What's in it for me?" and replace the question with, "What can I offer?"
These are just some of the things to ponder as you are reading this book - trust me there are lots more but I can't copy the whole book here now can I???

I forgot to mention the best part! This book is divided into 2 parts ~ Part 1 is the book to encourage you to be the best you can be as a wife. Part 2 is the practical application and how to work on your home - cleaning, de-cluttering and how to keep order! Love this section!!

This book is available for Kindle and just came out in paperback! I love books - but I need a book in my hand that I can highlight and underline and bend the corner of a page to remember! Thanks Darlene for making a paperback version!

Have you read this book yet? What do you think?

This review is my own opinion and I was not paid for this review; I was given a pdf version of the book to read.


Darlene Schacht said...

Jenny, thank you so much for this review! I love your excitement for the Lord and your zeal for building a strong marriage!! Is there anyway I could convince you to post a bit of this on Amazon?

Just Jenny said...

So glad you liked the review Darlene!! The book is so worth it!


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