Being a good help meet starts long before marriage. It is a mindset, a learned habit, a way of life established as a young unmarried girl or at least that s the way it should be. Nearly every wife will confess that the first year or two of married life was... how shall I say ... a frustrating learning experience. Most girls spend plenty of time planning for their wedding, but make no preparation for the weeks and years to follow. Many wives are provoked to bitterness during the first year and never get over it. All this could so easily be avoided with simple instruction. It was with good reason God said let the aged women teach the younger. Trial and error is not the best teacher when it comes to marriage. It is much less painful to learn beforehand what God has to say about your role as a help meet to that special man God will bring into your life. It is the older women who have experienced the joys of a good marriage whom God has appointed to pass along his instructions. That is what has been done in this new book Preparing to Be a Help Meet. Preparing to Be a Help Meet contains six sweet love stories written by wives sharing their experiences about how God taught them to be the help meets they are today. Three of the stories are from wives that have been married over 40 years. Three stories are by new brides who, before marriage, were trained to be the help meet God intended. All the love stories are beautiful, and will show you how wonderful it is to walk together in God s light. In addition to the six personal testimonies, this book is full of short stories from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. The book consists of funny tales, ideas of how to gain a good man s attention, and even a tragic testimony. All teach important lessons! You will meet Grabbers and Hidden Flowers , and discover how to avoid being either. The chapter on Antsy Babes will remind you why patience is so important. You will be warned as you read stories of how texting, e-mailing and other forms of cyberspace have destroyed many budding relationships and even marriages.
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Great...but slightly old fashioned at some points :)
As a 22 year old recent college grad, i can honestly say that this is an amazing book. I stumbled across it in iBooks and bought it simply because you can't beat the price. I'm so glad I did! I read this book in 2 days because i was so intrigued. I thought courtship was the only biblically sound way to enter into a relationship, but obviously God cannot be put into a box. I needed to realize the my future mate can come in various methods like the stories included. I took aways some key points on how to be an amazing wife that I'm putting into practice now.
Since I'm living at home for the summer before grad school, I am using this opportunity to demonstrate many of the values depicted in the book.
Cons: the author can be very conservative and old fashioned but it can be overlooked and applied to modern times. For example, there was a 34 year old woman who got married and the author stated "what took you so long". Yeah... *crickets* but other than that, I recommend this book!
Woman are not a mans puppet
We are not mindless drones
We are not toys that you can do what ever you want with we are not you’re sex slaves
Great book! I am 15 and this book is so helpful to me right now ! If u have the chance I recommend every young girl needs to read this!! (: