An Intensely Practical Guide for Husbands Looking to Strengthen, Save, or Spice up Their Marriage
Most men don’t know how to date their wives. They did it before, but they’ve forgotten how, or they’re trying but it just doesn’t seem to be working. Justin Buzzard helps men re-learn this all-important skill from a position of security in the gospel of grace. As a father of three boys and husband to a very happy wife, Justin offers guys a helping hand, good news, and wise counsel, along with:
100 practical ideas for how to date your wife Action steps at the end of each chapter Personal stories and real-life examples
All types of marriages—good ones, mediocre ones, and bad ones—will experience a jumpstart as a result of hearing, believing, and living the message of Date Your Wife.
Hey, husbands do you want to recapture that romantic spark you felt early on in your marriage? Buzzard, a popular author, speaker, and a pastor in Silicon Valley, offers advice to married men on wooing their wives in the same way they did during courtship. He posits that "dating your wife" implies taking initiative in the relationship; not getting lazy; treating your wife with respect and dignity; and remembering the fascination that drew you to her initially. This is all helpful advice, especially for younger couples whose "honeymoon effect" is fading. But this also comes with a particular religious worldview. Lest one think that a marriage is between two parties, however, the author makes clear that he believes the best and most successful unions are God-centered. This may make sense to some; other potential readers will find the author's conservative Christian theology arguable. His belief that Adam and Eve were historical figures and the first married couple will lose credibility with all but ardent Christian conservatives. At other points, the author's tone is condescending and close to sexist. Still, the practical advice, such as that offered in the appendix with 100 ideas for dating your wife, could be a positive catalyst toward a healthy marriage for all who want more advice than theology.
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Simple and straight forward. I read it twice and have passed on copies to friends. This would be a great tool to hand off to a guy who needs to learn the basics of his role before he begins marriage and to strive toward a solid standard to save the marriage before it begins. This also solid for marriage counseling. Read and apply principles and many ills will be remedied. Husbands, love your wives! This is a great resource to do just that!
Men, it’s all your fault
In this book, a pastor will tell you that a woman’s affair is due to her husband’s complacency and he will place the blame squarely on his shoulders. There are some good ideas here, but there are some awful thoughts too.