What every man wishes he knew about what his wife desires most.
Authors Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker (with Mike Yorkey) believe that every man can meet the secret desires of his wife. The problem is, most of us aren't exactly sure what that desire is and how we can go about fulfilling it faithfully.
In Every Man's Marriage, you can discover the common misconceptions about what it means to exercise biblical authority, and understand the role of submission in the marriage relationship. This groundbreaking book can help men grasp and apply essential but often overlooked principles for marital leadership.
Through candid reflections on their own struggles to achieve biblical unity in their own marriages, along with many years of combined experience in marital counseling, Arterburn and Stoeker apply solid, time-tested biblical wisdom to the everyday potential distortions that can lead to strife in a marriage.
The second book in the Every Man series, this is the perfect follow-up to the best-selling Every Man's Battle. Every Man's Marriage is a terrific resource for establishing mutual respect and sacrifice in your marriage based on Christ's example of loving His bride, the church.
As a woman I read this book because I was interested in understanding what a man's headship of the family according to the Biblical foundation looked like. Surprisingly the book taught me much about myself as well. Many of my struggles which lined up with the authors examples resenated with me and I began to understand that the God given gifts given to me had been discounted/trampled upon throughout my marriage slowly and I gave away/or minimized His gifts to me as woman by me trying to keep the peace. I never thought about the husband's role being based on him being responsible for creating oneship with scarificial love. We have built our marriage upon the world's ways and not God's ways. Hopefully my husband will be interested in reading this book one day, in the meantime, I have a clearer vision of how to stand my ground and honor the LORD in my marriage. Thankfully the LORD is faithful to those who follow Him and desire His will in their marriage. Sadly most churches fail marriages this way.
This book suggests a mutual submission marriage model which has no sound biblical basis. They have some things right, but it's not worth $10 to read about a guy basing his marriage model on a little bit of Bible and bunch of experience.
Read Love that Lasts instead. This book has impacted my marriage tremendously and it's not full of stupid stories.