Thursday, February 11, 2016

#REVIEW: The Peaceful Wife by April Cassidy

Title: The Peaceful Wife
Series: none
Author: April Cassidy
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Published Date: Jan 27, 2016
ISBN: 978-0825443947
Buy It Link: Amazon

Synopsis:In today's world, women are often rewarded for having type A personalities. Driven, demanding women achieve higher positions, better salaries, and praise for their ambition. They learn to be confident, take-charge leaders who can handle anything on their own. Yet when it comes to their marriages, those same traits can backfire. After all, no one goes into marriage hoping for a promotion. What is a wife to do?
April Cassidy knows this struggle firsthand. She thought she was a great Christian wife and begged God to make her passive husband into a more loving, involved, godly leader. Instead, God opened her eyes to changes that she needed to make, such as laying down her desire for control and offering genuine, unconditional respect--not just love--to her husband. The Peaceful Wife focuses on Cassidy's experience and its life-changing properties, providing a template for others to follow.
Cassidy's conclusions may be as shocking to readers as they were to her, but she backs up her own tale with stories from her blog readers, and also includes recommendations for further study. She walks through baby steps on how to change, addressing questions such as:
  • What is respect?
  • How can you show respect?
  • How is being respectful different from being loving?
In the end, The Peaceful Wife is a powerful path to God's design for women to live in full submission to Christ as Lord.

My rating: 4 1/2 Stars

My review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I have always struggled, even when I was a child, with being a submissive female the way my Granny wanted me to be. She always wanted me to be the perfect Southern belle: gentle, well-mannered, and instead, I was a tomboy, more interested in skateboarding and running around barefoot in City Park, than in knowing how to take care of a house and cook.
And now I am a wife and mom, and struggling to be the best, most Godly wife I can be without any guidance. When I saw this book, I was so excited. 
The author provides wonderful advice on how to respect your husband, how to get back to the intimacy you once had, how to be a submissive wife the way God intended us to be. It was an eye opener for me to realize that submissive does not equate door mat. April Cassidy writes in such a gentle voice and personable way, it is like talking to a good friend instead of reading a book.
Any woman who is married or in a relationship should read this book.

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