If My Husband Would Change, I'd Be Happy: And Other Myths Wives BelieveRhonda StoppeHarvest House / 2015 / Trade Paperback$3.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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Tiki5 Stars Out Of 5Great Small Group BookJune 29, 2017TikiQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I have about 20+ ladies who have been blessed by this group. This semester has been amazing and lives are being changed. I love how she drives home the same message in every chapter, which takes the focus off us!!! Love, love, love this book!!
ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Conversational wisdom from one woman to another...August 3, 2016ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4When I first saw this book, I was intrigued by the title. It caught my attention because I know I've made that statement before, either to my husband or to myself. So, I thought "why not?" Let me tell you how happy I am that I picked up this book. Rhonda Stoppe is an excellent author. Her conversational tone throughout the book made me feel at ease, even during the topics that pricked at my consciousness. I felt like I was sitting down with my girlfriends for a nice chat every time I picked up this book.
While a lot of the topics addressed in this book I haven't experienced in this stage in my marriage (2 years in September!), I will definitely read this book and refer to it again throughout our marriage. The wisdom I've gleaned from it's pages is immeasurable. I could have little orange sticky note tabs all over the book, but I tried to contain myself! Here are a few of the points that really stuck out to me:
"The key to having an all-out love for your husband lies in how well you love God." (pg. 16)
"The first insight into building a love that lasts is to take your focus off of how much you want to be loved by your husband." (Now, I'll admit, I had to really let that soak before I could appreciate it's truth - pg. 39)
"When you are selfishly devoted to yourself rather than to God and others - in this case, your husband - you will resist giving of yourself to him selflessly." (pg. 111)
"When you commit to seeking first His kingdom and His righteousness, you will find contentment and peace in your marriage--and life." (pg. 136)
"It is not enough to merely read the Bible and pray for a marriage free from conflict." (pg. 143)
Lastly, the prayer for her husband she wrote on page 187 is a beautiful model prayer that I wouldn't hesitate to say over my hubby regularly.
Overall, whether you're in your first years or in the thick of your marriage, it's never too early or too late to read this fantastic book.
*I received a complimentary copy from the author through the Litfuse blogging program in exchange for my honest review.*
MadeoverBedford,TexasAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Superb 5 StarsAugust 1, 2016MadeoverBedford,TexasAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5And I thought... A very modern approach excellent for all women. Although this reader didn't care for the title. And actually neither did The Cowboy. I get the concept. But, I think that there are women that wouldn't buy the book based on the title. Especially if your in a marriage that is struggling. There have been times in my marriage that if I had bought this title I wouldn't have left it laying around for The Cowboy to see. With that said . . .
I encourage you to buy it anyway. The teaching is Biblically sound. And in my opinion if Elizabeth Barnes endorsed it (and she did) then you need to read it!
This one is a keeper for me (along with the titles by Elizabeth Barnes).
It was a simple read. Filled with humor and light heartedness but also filled with great insight and sound scriptural advice.
I received a lovely complimentary signed copy from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.
Kristieupstate NYAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5is it your husband's job to make you happy?July 30, 2016Kristieupstate NYAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Rhonda Stoppe has written an open and honest book for all women out there, ones who have been married for many years or just a short while or for those who are engaged and planning to be married. Rhonda addresses thoughts that many women may (and probably will) think at some point about her husband and her marriage in this book, each chapter focusing on a specific thing. Biblical characters and their stories are shared as well as personal friends and acquaintances and her own personal experience. A male's perspective is shared as well and discussion and reflection questions for each chapter. I found this book to have many things to think on and consider in my own life. This is a quick read and one that would be good to pick up and read certain chapters in times of feeling frustrated or down as this is an encouraging read and a great reminder that we are not alone on this journey of life.
VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5All Wives Should Have This Book!July 29, 2016VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Rhonda Stoppe in her new book, If My Husband Would Change, Id Be Happy published by Harvest House gives us And Other Myths Wives Believe
From the back cover: 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 its tempting to think, If only my husband would change, Id 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 husbands need for your unconditional respect
rekindling the love that drew you to your husband in the first place
refusing to believe the lie that youd 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.
Ladies, it is official what you brought to the wedding were all kinds of stories that he could not possibly live up to. Honestly there is so much men have to live up to that having a whole bunch of myths operating against certainly is not going to help. Rhonda Stoppe examines twelve myths that women bring into the marriage. At the close of each chapter her husband, Steve, has written a section called From a Husbands Perspective. As you read what he says, you will not only glean a mans perspective, but also insights from the many years of Biblical counseling he has done with husbands and wives. At the end of each chapter you will find two sections called, Thinking It Through and Living It Out. These will allow you to study and apply the truths youve learned. Are you married? No matter how good, or bad, your marriage is this book will make it better. Thinking of getting married? This book will give you new thoughts. Know others that are married? This book can help them too. No matter where you are in life I believe this book would be beneficial for any stage of marriage you are at. Everyone should have this book.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.