My marriage has been strong ever since the day we got married. However, like any couple it is always a work in progress. We both have our down falls. I have to admit I’m nowhere close to the wife my husband deserves.
Darlene shared many aspects of herself and how she too has failed her husband. While reviewing Messy Beautiful Love, I have to admit to feeling like I was being kicked in the behind a LOT throughout the entire book. I loved that she wasn’t doing it in a way where I felt like I was less than a woman because I wasn’t living up to definition of a wife according to what the Bible teaches us. At the end of each chapter she gave us a little challenge to do.
If you’ve read my blog for long then you know I’ve been a huge fan of the Love and Respect books. I have to say that Darlene’s Messy Beautiful Love gives me just as many challenges and things to correct within myself as those books did.
I have been working diligently to love my husband better since I started reading this book. The other day I woke him up to breakfast in bed, made him homemade cookies (two of his favor flavors), and strived REALLY hard to not complain or nag about anything all day long. He kept saying he loved, “My New Wife.” He wanted to keep that version of me. Truth be told, I enjoyed being the wife he wanted me to be! I loved serving him and loving him completely.
Lately it’s been hard to love him completely because he’s been in a lot of pain due to his back killing him. As a result, he’s a bear at times. This book reminded me that it is my job as his help mate and his other half to continue to love him through the changes of life.
I highly recommend this book. You can still preorder Messy Beautiful Love: Hope and Redemption for Real-Life Marriages and check out this post to see the $50.00 worth of free products you get for preordering.
Are you being the wife God has called us to be?