Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I wish I had read this before I got married!!!

Oh how I wish I had read this book before I got married. Really, before I ever started dating. Cindy Easley tackles a "taboo" topic ... submission in marriage. I picked up this book with a little curiosity, a lot of hesitation, and a hope that I would learn something. I'm so glad I did!!!

In Dancing with the One You Love: Submission in the Real World, Cindy Easley explains the biblical mandate for submission in marriage and then gives lots of real-life testimonies to how this plays out practically. Each chapter features a different woman's story: a military wife with a husband who's gone most of the time, a Christian woman who's been married to a non-believer for 40+ years, a woman who makes more money than her husband, etc. Each of these women shares her own personal struggles with submitting to the leadership of her husband, talks about how/when she knew that submission was something she needed to do to be obedient to God, and explains how that looks in the day-to-day of her marriage.

I loved that the author didn't choose "perfect" women. Each wife had and still has struggles. They were open with their lives and I appreciated the realness of what they had to say. Also, while some chapters give an extreme example, the author also mentions how other women may fit into the same category. For example, every woman isn't married to a military husband who is gone for a year or more at a time. But many women have husbands who travel with their jobs. The same principles apply whether he travels for a year or for one night.

I'm not sure why submission has such a negative connotation for women. However, I loved that this book explains things in a positive light without minimizing the scriptural basis or demeaning women. A win for all, in my book. ;)

I would highly recommend this book for ALL women ... married, single, engaged, with daughters, with sons. There's a great little study guide in the back that would be ideal to go through with a daughter, a friend, a small group, etc.

5 stars (out of 5)

I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for my fair and honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I like the idea this book covers different types of women. Need to find a copy.


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