Item description for A Wife After God's Own Heart by elizabeth george...
Overview God hasn't called a woman to change her husband, but to focus on her calling as a wife. The author provides valuable and practical insights on 12 key areas of a marriage. This book can be used alongside "A Husband After God's Own Heart" or as a stand-alone volume.
A Wife After God's Own Heart reveals how you can have what every married woman desires--a wonderful marriage filled with mutual love, friendship, romance, and joy. No matter what the state or season of your marriage, this book is for you. Join bestselling author Elizabeth George as she shares the keys to having a great marriage, including... communicating to your husband more effectively understanding how to best support your man having more fun as a couple enhancing or rekindling marital intimacy honoring God together in your relationship
When it comes to making a marriage the best it can be, you'll find this book a practical help--including the many "Little Things That Make a Big Difference" in every chapter Start now on the path to a stronger and more fulfilling relationship. Includes study guide.
Awards and Recognitions A Wife After God's Own Heart by elizabeth george has received the following awards and recognitions -
Christian Retailing's Best - 2005 Finalist - Women's Nonfiction category
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 0736911677 ISBN13 9780736911672
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More About elizabeth george
Bestselling authors Elizabeth & Jim George are dedicated to helping
people live a life after God’s own heart.
They've written over 70 books with more
than 8 million copies sold. For over 30 years,
they've helped countless men and women:
Simplify life focusing on God’s priorities.
Appreciate God’s truth and apply it
to daily situations.
Powerfully shape the hearts of
children and teens.
Elizabeth George currently resides in the state of Washington. Elizabeth George was born in 1944.
Elizabeth George has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Wife After God's Own Heart?
God's Plan Jan 28, 2007
For a godly woman, the "ideas" in this book will not come as a shock or a way "to keep women in their place." It's God's plan that the husband should be the leader and the wife should be the follower. God has simply given us different roles through His word. It's not a big deal for those who hold God's will at the forefront of their lives. Ephesians 5: 22-24 reads "Wives submit to your own husbands , as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as also Christ is ahead of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything." Then in Ephesians 5: 25, 28-29 reads "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it....So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church." For this Paul has been at times labeled a "woman-hater." However this is God's word as we see in I Timothy 3: 16-17 that "All Scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." That is God's plan for the marriage, and God's plan does not change with the times. It's absolutely imperative to understand what the Bible teaches not only on this subject, but in all things. Study God's word to know what the will of the Lord is, and please "enter by the narrow gate." Obedience to His word is key. How is your heart?
Checks and balances Dec 5, 2006
The outline of the book is outstanding. It's a shame some people may misread and misinterpret much of what George is relating from her own life experiences. She could have spent more time and space reflecting on the Biblical guidelines for a happy marriage, as well as examples or illustrations from other people rather than herself. The whole issue of submission should not overshadow the role of the wife to provide a check and balance for success and happiness in a marriage.
Right On Track Aug 15, 2006
I feel the need to defend this book a little bit, as it has been pretty well slammed by some other readers. Elizabeth George has a God-given talent for telling it like it is. The reason why several readers have negative feedback for this book, is that she tells the truth about what Scripture actually says. Wives ARE to submit to their husbands and be obedient them. Husbands are put in authority over their wives. In turn, the husband is to love the wife as Christ loves the Church. Of course husbands are not perfect and have their own flaws. A wife is supposed to be his help-meet, though and offer her own counsel in daily situations. It is not the wife's place to be the spiritual leader of the home, nor should the responsibility of providing for the household fall on her shoulders. Her congregation is her children and her pulpit the kitchen table. She should focus her preaching to the children, not her husband. All the time spent controlling him would be much better spent in prayer. I don't understand why so many women want to be so free of authority in their lives. If you have a problem with obeying your husband, than it's possible that your real beef is with God, since that is the way He designed it all to begin with. Read this book. It will help you get back to the basics of what being a wife is all about.
Find a better book Jul 5, 2006
I had heard good things about George, so I though I'd give her book a try, but I could barely make it past the third chapter. I felt like I was reading the Complete Idiot's Guide to an Unrealistic, Cheesy Marriage. I found her tone condescending as I, the reader, was first called her "precious reading friend" and then was accused of having a "sometimes empty brain." And to give my husband a really fabulous day, she suggested I not talk at all the whole day...yes, she really said that. No thanks. There are a lot of other choices out there for books on biblical marriage. I think I'll keep on shopping.
Beware of Bad Advice Feb 25, 2006
Although I am a very modern-thinking woman, I looked into Elizabeth George's work with an open mind, hoping to find insight behind the smiling face in the picture I'd seen so often. I was not only grossly disappointed, but even offended by some of the advice she gave to wives. Now, I believe very strongly that a wife should love, respect, and support her husband; I don't think anyone will disagree there. However, as far as I'm concerned, obedience has no place in a marriage on either side. Marriage should be a democracy, not a monarchy and certainly not a dictatorship. George, however, seems to believe a woman should obey her husband regarding anything short of breaking the law or disobeying God. Sadly, thousands of people throughout history have misinterprated Christ's teachings about marriage and some have used these misunderstandings to oppress women in the name of the Lord. Don't worry, I'm not going to start a feminist speech; I'm just going to say that, however blessed and fulfilling it is to love a man and give your heart to him, there is NOTHING fulfilling or healthy about surrendering as a human being to him. You may think I'm exaggerating, but George truly seems to believe that a wife's only place is consistently behind her husband, whatever he says. She even made the ridiculous statement that in order for marriage to be teamwork, the husband must be leader and the wife must be follower! Um, that's not teamwork; that's the role of a sheep and a shepherd. How helpless do you think women are? Certainly God wants us to respect our husbands and value their opinions, but the idea of obeying a man and assuming he always knows what's best simply because he IS a man is downright ludicrous. Men are human too, and no matter how great our hubbies are, we all know they're not always right. George has now long given me the impression of someone so caught up in her own happy little bubble that she's forgotten how some things work in the real world. If she wants to live by her husband's rule, that's her choice. What offends me is that she not only assumes that all women should live this way, but that God wants them to live this way. I believe that George is a genuinely sweet woman, but her advice to be utterly submissive can prove psychologically harmful and her sweet nature and Christain background is partly what keeps people from realizing this. One woman assures us this book will change marriages, but if the change is that the wife obeys the husband 24/7, it's not a good one. There is NO place in the Bible were God says that wives should obey their husbands and submission is clearly meant to be mutual. As usual, there have been accusations that I and others have a problem with George because she tells the truth about Scripture; nope, it's just the opposite. God did not intend for men to control women; that extremely human idea came about only after the Fall when men began to ignore God and make their own rules. I have no problem with God's Word, only with people who twist it (I don't think George has twisted it deliberately, just misunderstood it) Making wives obedient followers will not fix the divorce rate in this country. I obviously don't recommend this book, at least not for women who prefer to have a say in their households, but if you prefer to have your husband be in charge or just want advice on how to be loving, you may very well like it. All I ask is that you take it for what it is: a guidebook, not the Gospel. Obey God's Word; take or leave Elizabeth George's.