Monday, July 07, 2014

Book Review: The Wholehearted Wife by Erin Smalley, Gary Smalley and Greg Smalley




















Guess what book arrived in our mailbox on our 13th wedding anniversary?  The Wholehearted Wife: 10 Keys to a More Loving Relationship by Erin Smalley, Gary Smalley and Greg Smalley.  Great timing, huh?

I really enjoyed reading the book.  It's full of practical strategies for building marriages starting with your own heart and perspective.  It has great questions to ponder individually and as a couple.  It's very Christ-focused! 

The ten keys involve honoring, nourishing, accepting personality/differences, connecting spiritually, communicating, connecting sexually, managing conflict, defusing anger, forgiving, and transforming trials into blessings.  Every key connects to scripture, and every key reinforces that a healthy marriage must start with each person honoring the other.  Since we cannot control our spouses, the best way we can impact a marriage (beyond prayer), is by starting with our own hearts. 

I would recommend this book to any woman that wants to have a great marriage - whether she is engaged or celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary!

I received this book from Tyndale House Publishers as a gift, in exchange for my honest review.

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