For Women Only
This book was originally released in 2004. Shaunti Feldhahn wrote For Women Only, which became a best seller and conversation starter in many households. Then in 2006 she and Wanda King, under the guidance of LifeWay Christian Resources, developed the Bible Study For Women Only as a life-changing tool.
This is a statement from the author herself - "Ladies, I know we're at different places as we start our journey together. Some of you are in great relationships, others in very difficult ones, and still others in no particular romantic relationship right now. Some women may find these revelations fun, fascinating, or convicting; while others of you may find them very hard to hear and even harder to accept."
I thoroughly enjoyed doing this study at our church and found it to be eye-opening and convicting. I highly recommend it! You can find it on Amazon and other online retailers.
Winning Him Without Words
Next on my list is a new book released in 2011 from my friends Lynn Donovan and Dineen Miller. Winning Him Without Words is a unique and God inspired book for women living in a spiritually unequal marriage. They are both married to unbelieving husbands, and their desire is for you to thrive, not just survive in your marriage. It is based on the Bible passage in I Peter 3.
This is from the Introduction in their book - "Each of the 10 chapters provides a key principle to thriving in your spiritually mismatched marriage. Near the end of each chapter, we have included discovery questions designed to help move you closer to Christ and discover practical steps to grow in your marriage. We know it won't be easy to look deeply into places that have lived in darkness for perhaps years, but the promise of freedom awaits."
I am still making my way through this incredible book. All I can say is, "Wow!" I certainly recommend reading this one! You can purchase it on Amazon and from many other fine Christian retailers.
How to be the Happy Wife of an Unsaved Husband
This little book was one of the first ones I read when I gave my life to Jesus back in 1989. At that time, there were few books that addressed living in a spiritually mismatched marriage. Linda Davis wrote How to be the Happy Wife of an Unsaved Husband in response to a definite prompting - a divine burden (as she puts it).
Mission Possible - Spiritual Covering
Last, but not least, is my book Mission Possible -Spiritual Covering was written nearly 10 years prior to its publication in 2009. The book was a labor of love for me and great care was taken in expressing the heart of God in its message to women who love Jesus, but their spouse doesn't share their passion. I have added Bible study questions and self-reflection questions at the end of each chapter for personal benefit and growth.
Here is an excerpt from Mission Possible - Chapter 4 Painful Reality
"But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" (Joshua 24:15). How confident I was that soon "all would be well with my house." Little did I know that years would go by with little change. My husband was a good moral man: he loved his family and was deeply devoted; he loved and cared for his parents; he loved and respected his in-laws; he was a hard worker, responsible, didn't drink, smoke or chase women. "What a great Christian he'll make", I thought..."
You can purchase it from my website at Spiritually Uneven Marriage or on Amazon .
What are some of your favorite books on marriage or living in a spiritually mismatched marriage? Please share with me your comments and recommendations!