Monday, August 1, 2016

Book Review - If My Husband Would Change, I'd Be Happy


Like most brides on their wedding day, you no doubt were filled with love for your husband and the hope of a happy life together.

But perhaps today, as the realities of life together have settled in, those happy expectations are going unfulfilled. And it's tempting to think, "If only my husband would change, I'd be happy."

That myth is but one of many that Rhonda Stoppe dispels in her easy-to-read exploration of what it takes to experience a truly happy marriage. In the process, she addresses such important topics as

-understanding your husband's need for your unconditional respect

-rekindling the love that drew you to your husband in the first place

-refusing to believe the lie that you'd be happier married to someone else

-learning to be content in the midst of financial struggles

-thinking about sex from a biblical worldview

If you desire to rekindle the love and hope you felt on your wedding day, this book will go a long way toward making that dream come true.

Contains discussion questions and personal reflections at the end of each chapter.


Rhonda Stoppe is the No Regrets Woman. She is an author and speaker dedicated to helping women live life with no regrets. With more than 20 years' experience as a mom, mentor, and pastor's wife, Rhonda's wisdom and experience helps women discover significance in God and His specific purpose for their lives, connect biblical principles to everyday decisions, develop a loving marriage that others dream about, and influence the next generation by raising children with integrity.


What I liked about this book is that the author points women to the source of all things - God. She reminds women that they need to look to God for their happiness and security. She shares a lot of Scripture throughout the book and I think that's so important for women to make the Word of God an important part of their life and their marriage.  

I also liked that this book will appeal to women who have been married just a short time or women who have been married for many years. It's not geared toward any type of wife but all wives. There is a lot of wisdom for all wives and I, myself, found that I learned a lot of this book even though I've been married for over 30 years!

Another thing I loved is that there were questions at the end of each chapter to help you focus on areas that you might feel you need to focus on. She asked some questions that I hadn't even thought about for myself and that was really eye opening and enlightening. She also has us look up Scriptures and write out our thoughts of the wisdom we gained for ourselves and our marriage through those Scriptures. Just really good stuff!

I highly recommend this book to wives (or wives to be) as I think we all have the tendency to think our marriages and our lives should end in a happily ever after that is not rational. Yes, we can have happiness with our husbands but our lives aren't fairy tales. This was an excellent book on marriage and I really enjoyed and learned a lot from it!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

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