From Amanda Davison: “This is what we know: Women are being attacked, because as women, we hold influence. And . . . we know that when God gets a hold of a wife’s heart, her marriage changes. Her family transforms, and generations are impacted.
Our first step as a ministry was a resource responding to wives’ biggest need, which is to have intentional and meaningful time together as husband and wife – to connect.”
And that’s how Dear Wife: 10 Minute Invitations to Practice Connection with Your Husband came to be.
The book offers letters from seventeen women who teach us how to make connecting in marriage a way of life, not just an occasional nod between two people as they come and go.
Marriage is hard. We get too busy, and the one we’ve pledged to love all our lives may be the person we neglect the most.
The problem compounds itself when we feel unloved because our husbands are stuck in their own roadways of busyness.
Davison knew just that situation. She wanted to fix her own marriage. And she wanted to develop a ministry that would help other wives fix theirs.
The seventeen contributors crafted short letters to readers as invitations to connect through scriptural principles.
There are questions at the end of each letter to allow the reader to personalize the text and help form a connection with God first and husband second.
One contributor is Karen Friday whose work is always worth a read–and a share.
This from her offering:
“[Jesus] didn’t give in to the temptation to defend. Instead he withdrew. He offered grace instead of the gratification proving them wrong would have provided. When we belong to Jesus, He defends us. And Christ defends marriage with the best interests of husband and wife in mind.
Dear Wife is a wonderful, encouraging read. I highly recommend it.
18 Replies to “Dear Wife: Pursuing Connection in Marriage”
Offering grace in every relationship helps bring peace.
Grace is crucial. Thanks, Melissa. God bless!
This looks like an excellent book for wives, Nancy. With Karen Friday’s recommendations, one of many superb writers, this is bound to be a true blessing. Thank you for sharing this.
Enjoy, Melinda. Thanks and God bless!
Beautifully said. Marriage IS hard. I’ve learned how critical respect for my husband, plus active, constant work at love and friendship, truly is!
Thanks, Jessica. Respect is crucial. And we have so few models of it in our media. It’s one place where we can shine our light. God bless!
And I agree with your assessment of Karen Friday’s writing!
Karen is a wonderful model for a godly woman. Thank you, Ava. God bless!
Women are weary. Families are under attack and I think this looks like a wonderful resource. Thanks for sharing it.
Thank you, Jeanne. God bless!
Provide grace instead of the gratification proving them wrong, Love that. Thanks Nancy.
Thank you, Lorrie. God bless!
Great timing for this book and review. I think this pandemic is causing strains even in the strong marriages so this will be very helping. Thanks for your heart to help save our marriages.
You’re so right, Yvonne. It is a great time to have this book. Thanks and God bless!
Can there be a more perfect gift than grace? Wonderful post! Thank y’all so much.
Thank you, J.D. Grace is a wonderful gift, indeed. God bless!
Oh, dear Nancy, I so appreciate your kind article, discussion and review of Dear Wife. I’m sharing this on one of A Wife Like Me’s Facebook pages and in our contributor group.
Thank you, Karen. God bless!