“A Wife’s Secret to Happiness” By Jen Weaver
Book Review | Giveaway
Reading this book, I felt Jen easing me gently into ‘submission’ in the first chapter as she was obviously preparing me for the real discussion to come of the ‘S’ word in the following chapters. Being a strong, independent woman and activist for equality, I cannot lie, I struggled personally through each chapter. Like a toddler, kicking and screaming while she is being dragged by the arm to a scary place she did not want to go. Yet, I persisted, and I continued reading and kept an open mind. After a while, I realized it was not so scary after all. Many times it is the unknown or relinquishing control over our lives to another that causes this fear to be born within us.
The author explains how submitting to your husband to lead is trusting and living in your faith in God as He called you into “marital submission.”
By accepting her role as an equal yet submissive partner, she no longer vies for his position—a decision that makes room for her husband to learn to lead and love her as Christ designed. As a wife learns to recognize and align with leadership in her marriage, the fruit of her spousal partnership blesses many other areas of her life—including her career and ministry—increasing her authority.
Life is hard, marriage is hard, as are all types of relationships we enter into. Every marriage is different and has their own issues. I thoughtfully reflected on the purpose, challenges, and blessings in the author’s secrets to a healthy and happy marriage. I quickly realized this is a wifestyle for your lifestyle that when applied can change your direction when you feel lost and guide you on a smoother journey full of blessings.
We all seek happiness in our relationship and at times lose our way on our path as we journey through daily life in this big and challenging world. Whether you are married, engaged or considering a life-long partnership, Jen Weaver’s keen insight in her own marriage will give you guidance into the best route possible. Often we are left to our own devices to find our own way. We always rely on our self or seek self-preservation rather than letting go and letting God. This does not make you weak. Just the opposite. It takes a stronger woman to have faith, trust and follow God’s word then to rely on your own.
This is when our internal GPS comes in handy to navigate difficult curves life sometimes throws at us. If we rely on our sense of self to determine who we are and the directions for our path we can easily become lost as the GPS gives you a false sense of security as it occasionally gives you the wrong directions. The only way to be sure you stay on the correct path is to look to God and find your direction in Him. He will never fail you and never leave you feeling lost. With Him, you can fully trust He is always with you. In life, and in your marital relationship.
The truth is we all need a GPS to guide us because we may program the GPS for the destination we desire, however, in transit we encounter detours and unpredictable circumstances out of our control that causes us to make a decision at the fork in the road. Sometimes our GPS is wrong and may try to take us in the wrong direction. Jen Weaver gives you the secrets you need to rely on God’s direction as He will walk, run, ride with you and carry you if need be on your journey.
When I rely on my husband to lead, he relies on God to learn how.~Jen Weaver
When we enter into a partnership of marriage the journey can be more challenging as we determine who is going to lead the marriage. You both may agree on the final destination yet have two completely different sets of directions to get there. It is a given you are going to get lost at times. Let your husband be the one to stop and ask God for directions! You will get there, just sometimes in a different way, in His time. Jen Weaver provides the secret code to uncovering your truth so you and your husband can travel the same path, together!
When you enjoy the journey and let go and let God you can relax and enjoy the benefits marital submission provides with a foundation through God, the third strand.
Bonus: Each chapter provides links for “Wifestyle” printables, for those of you who don’t want to write in your book. In addition, real stories from real women, along with Wifestyle Quizzes and questions at the end of each chapter to get you thinking deeper about your own marriage.
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About the Author
Jen is married to her best friend Jared and mom to their precious young son, Dillon. Jen is passionate about sharing strengths with others through her stories of hope and faith as an author, Bible study teacher, inspirational speaker, and a host for The Declare Conference – a blogging conference in Dallas, Texas.
If you want to learn more about Jen Weaver, I encourage you to visit her website, thejenweaver.com.