I recently read the Christian book, “A Wife’s Secret to Happiness,” by Jen Weaver. For anyone who seeks answers to marital questions, but doesn’t want to share personal details with family or friends, you will find this book useful. I also believe this book would be helpful for a bride-to-be, as a glimpse of certain aspects of marriage, or even useful as a Bible study course for married women.
During most marriage ceremonies, there is usually some symbolism of God’s spirit, for example, unity candles and vows. After the ceremony, every couple undoubtedly endures struggles. In the midst of those trials, what resonates with me throughout “A Wife’s Secret to Happiness” is the theme introduced in the first chapter. This theme introduces the concept that a married couple should invite God, the third strand in the marriage, for support during both good and trying times. This is the foundational concept on which the rest of the book is built.
Also, at the end of each chapter, there are two wife styles described and followed by questions. The purpose is to assist the reader in determining which style she finds most applicable to her. After identifying the wife style for each chapter, the author provides questions for deeper study. If one enjoys journaling, one would find these questions useful for analysis and personal growth. Each chapter also includes a real life personal story from different women applicable to the theme under discussion. These stories are appealing because these women share their highs and lows of certain details of their marriage. These stories may serve as some form of therapy for the readers. Sometimes, people can find healing when they know they aren’t the only one going through a similar experience.
Essentially, “A Wife’s Secret to Happiness” is a great resource for self-study, reflection, and suggestions on how to enhance a healthy marriage.
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