I get the marriage podcasts from Focus on the Family. Recently I listened to a series that featured Dr. Juli Slattery speaking on how wives have the power to make their marriages better. If you know me at all, you know that Shane & I have had our share of trials, pain, and bad circumstances throughout our marriage. Last year when we hit rock bottom, it took God to bring us out of our pit. I had to face forgiveness, I have been working on my anger issues, and I have been working on the concepts of respect and submission. I ordered Dr. Slattery’s book and just received it in the mail a couple of days ago. So far, I have only read the introduction and I am excited to read the rest soon! Here is an excerpt from the intro:
“Because women are so unaware of their power to shape their marriages, they often misuse their influence. There are two vital mistakes a woman can make which can result in the destruction of her marriage. The first one is ignoring her power all together. She denies that God has given her any substantial influence with her husband. In fact, she may even believe it is unbiblical to be a strong woman. This critical mistake results in a husband who has neither accountability, nor direction for the use of his leadership.
The second big mistake that a woman can make is to abuse her power. Even while a wife is convinced that she is a victim, she may be using her influence to destroy or discourage her husband. Whether through subtle or overt measures, it is easy for a woman to shatter her husband’s confidence, trust in her and leadership ability through the misuse of her power in marriage.”
I think this book will be a great addition to my marriage series. Let’s explore how to find the hero in our husbands!
“The wise woman builds her house,
but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.” Proverbs 14:1
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By Dr. Julianna Slattery / FaithWords
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