Item description for You Can Be the Wife of a Happy Husband by Darien Cooper...
Overview If the husband isn't happy, then the wife can't be happy. This book helps married women recognize areas of dissatisfaction with life and marriage so that they can do their part to enhance the marriage relationship. Author Darien Cooper firmly believes that God intends for the joy of marriage to last forever, and that biblical principles can lead to a lasting, happy marriage. Countless marriages have been strengthened as wives have learned to apply these biblical truths.
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Studio: David C. Cook
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2005
Publisher David C. Cook
ISBN 0781441757 ISBN13 9780781441759
Reviews - What do customers think about You Can Be the Wife of a Happy Husband?
It's life-changing! Sep 6, 2006
I was on the verge of getting a divorce several years ago when the ladies of our church used an earlier verson of this book as a Bible study tool. What I learned and applied changed my life, made me happier and helped my husband and me restore and strengthen our marriage. We've been married 21 years now, and are looking for many more happy years together. I still have my career and love what I do, but I'm so thankful I gave the ideas in the book a try. At first I kept thinking "yeah, right, like that's gonna happen!" but God opened my heart and my eyes and it does work! Now we share Date Nights and he gives me gifts, flowers and jewelry because he was thinking of me, not because of a day on the calendar. He does more to make me the wife of a happy husband than I believe I do to make him a happy husband.
Really, how pathetic are we supposed to be? Apr 1, 2006
What can I say? Cooper is a woman who has hit the bottom of the barrel. I honestly feel pity rather than anger for her; it's clear that she's surrendered her identity as a human to her husband in the naive belief that this will win her a happy marriage. First of all, unlike many, I do NOT believe that the wife is supposed to submit more than the husband is. If you read the Bible closely enough, you'll see that submission and sacrifice are required from BOTH spouses, not just the wife. If the wife alone were required to serve her husband and get nothing in return, every self-respecting woman in the world would be single. Second of all, even if you do believe that submission is the wife's duty, this is NOT the book to get! Please pay attention to the other negative reviews before reading this travesty of a book; even "submissive" wives hated it! I firmly believe that a wife is required to love, respect, and support her husband, but this book goes WAY beyond that. Do whatever your husband wants in bed, even if you're not comfortable with it? I thought sex was supposed to be enjoyable for both spouses, and women are supposed to consent to sex, not submit to it. And what kind of woman tolerates a husband who cheats on her and asks her to go to lewd night clubs? Even Elizabeth George never tells women to do that; gee, maybe that's because the Bible says it's wrong! I truly feel sorry for Cooper and the other women who believe they should be doormats, particularly the poor soul who gushed about the book and said that women are placed under men for a reason. Actually, that's not what God had in mind; note that He placed Eve BESIDE Adam, not beneath him. If you don't learn to think for yourself, honey, you're not going to get anywhere in life. Ladies, please do NOT be fooled by this book. Remember that it was written by a woman who still thinks she's in the 50's (check out her ridiculous hairdo on the back of the book if you don't believe me) and don't confuse it with the Christian doctrine, which isn't anything like it. I wish you a husband far worthier than the type described in this book. To the man who said this book is correct on the male perspective: If that's true, that's pretty darn sad, buddy. I don't know if you noticed, but Cooper described men as emotional infants and most men don't want that description. Also, just because lots of us women don't buy this garbage doesn't mean we don't want happy husbands. A real man doesn't want a robot; I suggest you keep that in mind.
Pleased consumer Mar 13, 2006
This book is a must have for every woman. This book is not only for wives it is for single people also. I think it teaches you how to love the unlovable just by doing things as unto God.
I was thinking ""Stepford Wives" too... until... Apr 25, 2005
My marriage was in big trouble and I went to the libaray in our church and asked God to help me find guidance. He led me to this book and several others, but his book is where I found my answers. Like other readers, I was horrified at first. I spent my career breaking glass ceilings and fighting for the rights of women. Until recently was the CEO of a multi-million dollar company. Although I am feminine, I also enjoy working on my own car, building things in the garage and all manner of other things this book might not approve of.
However, I DID find in this book the answer to my problem... humility and submission. My pride is choking our marriage.
I am married to a Christian man who would never ask of me the things cited in the book and objected to in the reviews below, so I won't address those issues. However, that doesn't mean I haven't been robbing my husband of the things he needs to feel valued, loved and honored. The way I read this book, I don't have to STOP doing any of the things I love to do. It isn't fixing the car that robs my husband of his esteem, it's fixing the car on the last evening we have together before his next business trip, or refusing his help when he offers, or having a wrong attitude about his needs of any kind.
Yes, it's 2005 and a few of her 1977 attitudes (including her hairdo on the back of the book) stuck in my craw, but I know that when I asked for help, God asked me to read and consider the message IN THIS BOOK. After reading it, I feel VERY convicted to honor my husband in much healthier ways. I am intelligent enough to know what applies to me, and God has shown me that humility and submission are part of my role as a wife - and that they are appropriate. God has given me a wise husband. I can submit to him with confidence.
I came online to this site to buy my own copy and am excited to see a new edition beging published next month. I suspect we'll see some more "contemporary" approaches in the new edition.
This is a sweet book - RELEVANT TO TODAY! Apr 21, 2005
Oh this book is SO GOOD! It is so dear and so sweet. Don't you *want* your husband to be happy? God has placed us under them for our protection- it is a joy to be under the umbrella of a Christian husband's protection. Please ignore the other women who did not like this book- it is truly sweet and wonderful. Did you know the Word of God is "old-fashioned"? (HELLO! The Bible was written before 1977!) This book may have been written a few years ago, but it is right on target. I also recommend the books: "The Excellent Wife" and "Love and Respect" How do you win your husband? By respecting him (he is willing to die for you! He provides for you! He gave you that huge ring on your finger! He is your blessing from God.) ---Remember, you married him, if you did not marry a godly man that was your choice... you said yes to God and to him at the altar, forever. Be wise before you marry. Be respectful to the man God has placed as your head and leader. Submit to God! As Christians we are put others before ourselves...have you ever read the WHOLE BIBLE? Do so starting today! READ YOUR BIBLE! :)