I purchased this book immediately after reading a marriage devotional email about 'putting self on shelf'. This book changed me as a wife, and completely turned my marriage around. Prior to reading it, my thoughts were, 'I never thought I'd feel like this' in referring to unmet expectations and disappointments in my marriage. My husband was working long hours weeknights, and traveling weekends, so I poured myself in to this book and When Couples Walk Together (also by Cindi, and her husband Hugh). He soon began to come home to a new wife, new home and our marriage was changed for the better.
I have purchased more copies of this book than I can count, giving them as gifts to women I counsel through marriage ministry, friends and family. They also have this book in Spanish! Would highly recommend to anyone needing encouragement in their marriage. If you're in a place where the title bothers you, I recommend looking past it and just giving the book a try. It WILL change you and your marriage!
This book may convict you and will certainly challenge you. I like how she challenges us to look at how we can change our attitudes and actions and leave the changing of others and situations to God. God blessed me and my marriage through this book.
As a husband of almost 33 years, it is refreshing to read a book written by a woman for women that grasps a males perspective. It is highly Biblical, it is warm, and I believe that it will help many along thier Christian walk. Well done Cindi! SDG! Pastor David Aponte
Cindi McMenamin is a gifted writer who has sought to understand husbands and what they need most from their wives. She shares openly her short comings and the many things God and her own husband have taught her about being an inspiring and encouraging wife. I must admit that I thought I was doing a pretty good job in my marriage until I read Cindi's book and asked my husband the questions she includes at the end of every chapter. My husband's answers gave me a window into his soul that I hadn't had before. I am giving this book to every woman who struggles with being a supportive wife in all situations. Every married couple will benefit from reading the inspiration and insights from Cindi and the couples she has interviewed. This book would also be a great gift for newlyweds!