Our church offered a small group study on this book, The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective. Now, I know in our society the view of a woman’s role in a marriage has changed dramatically in the last 50 years. However, the divorce rate, especially among Christians, has also increased immensely. And honestly, it breaks my heart.
I know marriage is hard. Hubby and I just celebrated four years of marriage and we already have 3 kids (under age three!). So, I know how hard it can be day in and day out. I am very aware of all the struggles and pressures and annoyances.
That’s why I began to stock up on marriage books, gain advice from other women, and seek out counsel in my church. I was a bit hesitant to sign up for The Excellent Wife study, as I knew being an excellent wife was basically an impossibility for me.
But then I read that the book gave practical and biblical ways to handle issues in a marriage and ways to love your husband unconditionally. I needed those practical and biblical ways, because I had no clue how to do it on my own!
To say the least, The Excellent Wife was life changing for me. No, I would not consider myself an excellent wife or anything close to it. However, I now know how to deal with everyday issues in my marriage that before got my blood boiling. I can communicate like an adult with my hubby when I feel upset about something and also take a step back and try to see why he is acting a certain way. That is HUGE for me!
Our study leader is actually the author of The Excellent Wife Day by Day, a daily devotional based on the principles and truths of The Excellent Wife. She gave us a copy of her book at the end of the study. I have found it to be an incredible resource on a daily basis.
Please remember that I do not claim to know it all. And that what works for me may not work for you. My intent for A Purpose Driven Home is share as many resources as I can to make managing your home and family (especially your marriage!) easier for you.