Item description for Creative Counterpart: Becoming the Woman, Wife, and Mother You've Longed to Be by Linda Dillow...
Overview This bestselling title from author Dillow is a beautiful blueprint for becoming the woman, wife, and mother of which the Scriptures speak.
Linda Dillow gracefully and succinctly motivates Christian women to reach for more than they are currently experiencing in their marriages. She includes creative suggestions on how to encourage your husband, live above your circumstances, and develop a plan whereby you can begin to become the woman, wife, and mother that you long to be. She describes a creative counterpart as being more than just a helper. She is a woman who, having chosen (or having found herself in) the vocation of wife and mother, decides to learn and grow in all the areas of this role and to work as though she were aiming for the presidency of a corporation. Also included is a Bible study and project guide, which work perfectly for personal study or small group interaction.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Feb 2, 2003
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785263764 ISBN13 9780785263760 UPC 020049024355
Availability 126 units. Availability accurate as of Apr 30, 2017 01:17.
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More About Linda Dillow
LINDA DILLOW is the author of the bestselling Calm My Anxious Heart and co-author of Intimate Issues. Her latest book, What's it Like to be Married to Me? was a finalist for the non-fiction book of 2011. Linda's books have sold more than one and a half million copies in the U.S. and have been translated into many languages. Linda and her husband, Jody, lived in Europe and Asia for seventeen years, training Christian leaders in closed countries with Biblical Education by Extension. The Dillows live in Monument, Colorado. They have four grown children and ten grandchildren. DR. JULI SLATTERY is a widely known clinical psychologist, author, speaker and broadcast media professional, with a weekly radio program called -Java with Juli-. Dr. Slattery is the co-founder of -Authentic Intimacy-, an international non-profit designed to minister to women on topics around intimacy and sexuality. Her books include Pulling Back the Shades, Passion Pursuit, Beyond the Masquerade, Finding the Hero in Your Husband, and No More Headaches. She currently sits on the board of trustees for Moody Bible Institute. Juli and her husband, Mike, have been married for 20 years, and are raising their three boys in Colorado Springs where Juli can be found playing in the mountains and trying to manage her addiction to soy lattes.
Linda Dillow currently resides in Monument, in the state of Colorado.
Reviews - What do customers think about Creative Counterpart?
A gift from God Aug 25, 2005
I stumbled upon this book completely by accident. Shortly before our wedding, I was helping my then-fiance pack up some items for storage. I found this book stashed in his bookcase. A family friend had given this book to his first wife in effort to help them work on their marriage and find Christ again. Unfortunately for both of them, she wasn't interested in leading a Christian life and their marriage ended. Thankfully, this book found it's way into my hands shortly before our wedding, and it provided me with excellent pool-side reading during our honeymoon. This book has been a blessing in my life and I re-read it every few months for renewed conviction and encouragement. Mrs. Dillow is a fantastic author; this book is an easy read that is honest and very practical. I give this book as a gift at every bridal shower I attend.
Pick this one! Jan 9, 2005
I have read nearly a dozen books on growing as a wife and/or mother in the past two years, and this is by far the best overall book I have come accross. Dillow writes in a very concise, purposeful and poignant way. Dillow consitently writes the best study questions I have seen in women's books. They are thoughtful, challenging and always very practical. Dillow is both practical and deeply theological.
Chapter 4, called "priority planner" provides the best organizational scheme for ordering your daily life and home that I have seen. I have always been very organized, but Dillows plan took my daily routine to another level - a much more peaceful and fruitful one. I especially recommend this book for moms with several small children who have very little time, or with women who are making home their full time job for the first time and need some help learning how to self manage their time 24-7.
I suggest grabbing your best friend or two and reading this book together, following the study guide in the back. Most of us need the accountability and friendship to process the deep and challenging things that Dillow presents in this classic book. This book would work very well as a curriculum for a church class. Our church also uses it for 1 - 1 mentorship.
Life-changing! Jul 30, 2004
I can't get enough of this book! I'm amazed that the first copyright of this book was over 25 years ago! What amazing wisdom to be able to keenly right for wives back then that still holds true today. Linda Dillow does a fabulous job of combining pratical wisdom in balancing life with the need to realize that God is fully in control. With two toddlers living in my house, I found the Priority Planner to be a saving grace for balancing all my roles. And her straightforward speaking about our attitudes toward our husbands was eye-opening and humbling. I'm sorry for the wife above who was beaten by her husband, but I do not believe that it was a product of this book. Integrating the suggestions from this book will not make you a doormat; you must trust God to protect you from that. But it will free you up to live according to what His scripture dictates. Very practical and insightful. Thank you Mrs. Dillow for your wisdom and advice!
A softened and happier heart May 19, 2004
I strongly recomend this book to anyone that is getting married, to those that are. This book has completely changed my marriage for the better. It has given me a new understanding of what submission is and isn't. I have learned how to be a positive influence in my marriage instead of setting myself up for disaster. I have a lot of improving left to do but I now have the tools that I need to improve my relationship with not only my husband but with God as well. Before reading this book I was unsure of my role as a wife and mother. I wanted to be a contributer not a burden, but didn't know how. Now that I have read this book I know what God wants for me and my marriage. I know it won't happen over night but I am willing to try.
Keep an open mind if you think submission is a diry word! Apr 23, 2004
I found this book very helpful in re-evaluating the way I treat my husband. In today's society, the word "submissive" is often defined as synonymous with "doormat." However, Linda Dillow's description of submission and how it works in a marriage was enlightening to me. I am already seeing a difference in my marriage, and I feel more at peace with my role as a Christian wife.