If our current reading selections seem sparser than in seasons past, it’s because the writing and proofreading of our own books has taken up so much of our time the past couple of months. Both Doug and I normally read a book a week. But with multiple edits and revisions we’ve been doing lately, we’ve had to devote every other week to (re)reading one of our own.
Now mine is finally finished. Hallelujah!! And I sincerely hope you will read and be blessed by it, too. The book explores the premise that a wife’s self-sacrificing love not only benefits her spouse and her children, but greatly benefits herself, as well. And it does so in many more ways than she might imagine!
It took me four years of research and writing to finish it. For four years, the developing text was my constant mental companion. No wonder I’m so overjoyed to have completed that project!
I’d toyed with the idea of writing a book on this topic for over a decade. But it wasn’t until our oldest son got married that I finally buckled down and did it. My goal was for him and his wife to learn from our mistakes.
The first 11 chapters deal entirely with physical intimacy. (Don’t worry. Mine is a “why-to” book, not a “how-to” book! 🙂 ) Specifically, I examine eleven different ways wives benefit by prioritizing the physical aspect of marriage. It really pays to find time for intimacy!
I read through dozens of scientific studies while researching this book. And each one made me marvel all the more at God’s marvelous design for passion in marriage! If more wives understood what they were missing, husbands would hear far fewer excuses at bedtime.
Love Your Husband/ Love Yourself is full of lessons I learned the hard way. If only I’d known back then what I know now! I’m sure I would’ve had a lot fewer headaches — both literally and figuratively!
As one reader put it, “this book is the talk your mother never had the nerve to have with you.” [Before marriage], I barely got the message that physical intimacy was part of being a wife…..no one EVER made me feel like it was my PRIVILEGE! Until now. Thank You!”