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Overview From an author whose marriage survived her own inappropriate extramarital relationship comes a candid book for every wife. Women who read this text will discover ways to protect their marriage by rediscovering true love with their husbands.
Publishers Description Hubba, Hubba Check Out Your Hubby He's predictable, proverbial, and prone to leaving his dirty clothes in a pile "beside "the laundry basket. He's the big lug lying next to you every night-and believe it or not, he "is" your Prince Charming But what happens when a man other than your husband begins looking and sounding more appealing? Transform your marriage with the realization that "the man you always wanted is the one you already have." Striking biblical insights, combined with Paula Friedrichsen 's candid revelations about the inappropriate relationship that nearly destroyed her marriage, will help you see that no man compares to the one you already have. Discover how to: - embrace the differences between you and your spouse, - revel in the freedom of forgiveness, and - draw near to the only Source of lasting fulfillment.
Story Behind the Book "Twelve years ago, I became romantically, though thankfully not sexually, involved with my then-pastor. This resulted in the church's devastation and a great deal of harm to both of our marriages. But God used the difficult lessons I learned during that arduous time to reshape my thinking about marriage and to plainly show me that the man I always wanted was the one I already had. By using my own story of failure and forgiveness as a backdrop, this book illustrates how our heart's desire is often found no further then the big lug lying next to us in bed each night " -Paula Friedrichsen
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Christian Home & School - 12/01/2007 page 27
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.34" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.52 lbs.
Release Date Jan 16, 2007
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590527666 ISBN13 9781590527665
Availability 0 units.
More About Friedrichsen
Paula Friedrichsen is an experienced freelance writer and enjoys speaking at women s retreats, conferences, and church meetings across the country. Paula s messages can be heard and seen weekly on Christian radio and television stations in Nigeria, West Africa. She and her husband of more than twenty years, Jeff, have two children and live in Bishop, California. The Friedrichsen family is actively involved in a non-denominational church in their area."
Reviews - What do customers think about The Man You Always Wanted Is the One You Already Have?
Saved my marriage \0/ Nov 12, 2008
Paula came to our church in Reno and spoke about her book and I had just recently gotten married for my first time... I had been going thru a challenge with my husbands personality and my personality....when I ordered the book and started to read about the four temperaments - it just clicked and wow I was just amazed - I am so thankful that Paula was able to use the wonderful gift that God gave her of writing and use it to help marriages...Thank you Paula
A new look Nov 3, 2008
Growing Up Ugly
I revisited this book, "The Man You Always Wanted is the One You Already Have" after laying it down a few months ago. Each time you pick it up there are new points of interest. Paula effectively combines humor and insight to keep you hooked. The book is filled with "ah-hah" moments causing the reader to stop and think, "Why didn't I see that in my own marriage". Her honesty about her own shortcomings helps the book to not be preachy and self-righteous, just informational. Great gift for newly-weds and ol' married couples, alike.
The Man You Always Wanted is the One You Already Have Sep 7, 2008
I bought this book after hearing Paula Friedrichsen on Erin Campbell's radio show, Water through the Word. What caught my attention was her story of her affair with her pastor.
I don't agree with all that Ms. Friedrichsen says, but she gave me some very important insight into what is inappropriate behavior between a pastor and a lay person of the opposite sex, and what trouble signs to look for. I chose not to rebuild a relationship with my husband after his relationship with our female pastor.
I came to the conclusion that the man I always wanted was NOT the one I already have, but I'm sure there are a lot of women who will find this book very helpful should they decide to rebuild their marital relationship.
I didn't care for the book that much, but I did learn from it, and that's a good thing.
Words of Wisdom.... Jul 21, 2008
I am still reading this book but have found it enjoyable for the most part. It is easy reading and is good food for thought. There are a few things I am not sure I totally agree with but that is just a difference of opinion, and still gives you something to think about.
Having reached the 'empty nest' stage in my life I am finding this helpful just as a reminder to constantly be aware of my marriage, and my partner as a person. As we struggle to remember the initial attraction and rebuild the fire, this book is there to gently lead me to look in the right direction.
I would recommend it to others.
Essential insights and reminders to keep your marriage going strong May 14, 2008
I heard the author on an edition of the Focus on the Family radio show. She talked about watching her husband, who was sitting on the couch without a shirt on, hunched over and clipping his toenails..... or something like that...... and her almost-repulsed thoughts about the "big lug who sleeps next to her at night." Not such a Prince Charming moment.
Have you ever wondered just how green the grass is on the other side? Maybe you've already hopped the fence; or maybe your feet are firmly planted in your own yard. Either way, if you are a married woman, your marriage will no doubt benefit with the flip of each page of this masterpiece. Paula Friedrichsen uses her personal experience of a "too-close relationship" and the wisdom she gained from it to help the rest of us. I can't say enough about it. This book will keep you in check and give you an attitude adjustment in your marriage. You'll want to have a highlighter in one hand as you read because there are so many "WOW" nuggets that you'll want to look back on. I am so thankful to Paula for reminding me and teaching me what a Christian marriage should be and how much it needs to be FOUGHT for! If every woman could only read this book and heed the biblically-based principles, our world would be in much better shape.
I think the last paragraph in her introduction does a great job in summing up the book:
"Along with the realization of this blessing that has been right under your nose all along, joy bubbles up from a place long dormant. You are renewed, and your marriage is renewed, too. With your new lens, you'll see that even in an imperfect world, with an imperfect guy, living out an imperfect marriage--you serve a perfect God. A God who delights in making all things new... who delights in reminding you of His blessings. A God who shows you plainly that the man you always wanted is the one you already have!"
THANK YOU, Paula, for helping me to see that the grass at my house is the greenest of all!