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.