Item description for Helper by Design: God's Perfect Plan for Women in Marriage by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick...
Overview In "Helper by Design, " Fitzpatrick takes an in-depth theological look at whatit means to be made in God's image to be a helper. 224
Publishers Description There are few more contentious and heart-rending topics among women in the church than submission and what it means to be man's helper. Elyse Fitzpatrick believes that understanding this topic can bring about great freedom and a more meaningful relationship with Christ and your husband. In "Helper By Design," she takes an in-depth theological look at what it means to be made in God's image to be a helper. No matter what your perspective, this book will set in motion great heart changes as you grow toward becoming the woman God has called you to be.
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Feb 11, 2004
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
ISBN 0802408699 ISBN13 9780802408693
Availability 0 units.
More About Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
Elyse Fitzpatrick (MA, Trinity Theological Seminary) is a counselor, a retreat and conference speaker, and the author of over 20 books, including Because He Loves Me, Comforts from the Cross, and Found in Him.
Reviews - What do customers think about Helper By Design?
This book isn't essentially about submission in marriage! Jul 5, 2005
Even though submission is an important topic when discussing marriage, I don't get to it until chapter 9 and it's not the primary topic of this book. "Helper By Design" is about the way that God designed women with certain inclinations and strengths and how they can (and should!) be used in marriage. It's about the image of God in us and how that Trinitarian image translates into the relationship between a husband and wife. It's about how you, if you're a Christian wife, can find purpose and joy in that relationship as you come to know Christ in a more intimate way. If you're sick of fluffy books about marriage that tell you the "10 Steps to a Perfect Marriage (Like Mine!)" then this book is for you.
Excellent Book! Jun 23, 2004
This is, by far, THE BEST book written on this topic that I have ever read. Elyse lays out God's plan for us starting from "the beginning." I very much appreciate her emphasis on the Scriptures, allowing God to enlighten us through His Word, instead of being convinced by good argument. If you want to know how to live with, love, and support your husband, read this book. If you want to know how your identity fits in with being a "help meet", read this book. If you feel frustrated with your unbelieving, or believing but still growing, spouse, read this book. Elyse paints an incredible picture of women made in God's image. She tears down your defenses, releasing you to explore the truth about who you are meant to be as a wife. Problems will always exist in marriages, but understanding the unique role you have in it, ordained by God, helps you to overcome. As always, there is joy and peace when you do things God's way. Elyse has shown me that marriage insn't something to be endured, but to enjoy. There is hope and happiness even if your spouse isn't perfect. I highly recommend this book, especially as a pastor's wife.
This book has transformed marriages Apr 14, 2004
We used this book in a small group setting with 30-45 women. We spent approximately 12 weeks doing one chapter a week. The women began commenting week after week that this book simply transformed their marriages. One reason for the success of the book is it helps women to gain a biblical perspective on their role as "Help Mate" to their husband. Thus instead of focusing on changing their husband, they need to look at their own lives; and see where change needs to take place. Elyse does an excellent job at getting to the heart of the issue.