Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Beautiful Wife: Focused on Christ, Fulfilled in Marriage by Sandy Ralya


The Beautiful Wife uses these inspiring stories along with biblical principles to guide and encourage any wife looking for God's best in her marriage. The Beautiful Wife answers serious questions women have about their roles as wives. Discussing everything from romance and money to beauty, communication, and sex, Sandy challenges women to open up and share their journeys so that together they can see God's plan for their marriages. "It is my passion to help women discover God's heart for their marriage, just as the other women helped me," writes Sandy. "When women share with each other the details of their journeys with God as wives, it's a beautiful thing indeed."

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780825442209
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • Publication date: 2/10/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 444,146
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandy Ralya is the founder and director of Beautiful Womanhood, a marriage mentoring ministry based near Grand Rapids, Mich. Her marriage testimony was the focus of a popular three-day interview on FamilyLife Today, TV's Walking by Faith, and Time Out for Women. Sandy is a sought-after speaker, presenting Beautiful Womanhood seminars to hundreds of women each year at MOPS groups, women's retreats, and church leadership conferences across the country and in Canada. Sandy and her husband Tom have been married since 1980, and have a growing number of grandchildren. www.beautifulwomanhood.com


Link to buy the book:  here.

Blog Tour Schedule:  here. 

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My thoughts:
Reading this book made me wish that I did belong to a group of women so I could discuss and explore the topics and ideas more fully.  Sandy shares ideas on how to find a group or start a group which I will have to look into.  One thing that really resonated with me was allowing yourself as a wife and mother to have your own time for reflection and for taking care of yourself spiritually, physically and emotionally.  One thing that zaps much of my time is activities my children participate in.  I feel like I get so much guilt from the other parents for not volunteering more and for missing events, but she suggests that no child is going to miss being in only one or no outside activities.  I loved the months we had last year with no sports to go to.  I felt like I got to spend more time with my own children, not just hurrying them along to get done with homework and dinner so we could be out the door, but sitting down and talking and reading books and playing in the yard, we get so caught up with what we are supposed to be doing for them that we miss out on some important family time.  There is no need to do it all, and less can definitely be more!

Another area I want to work on is trusting God to answer my prayers when and how He sees fit.  I think I tend to ask for what I want to happen instead of praying for things to happen as they should.  I pray for how I want the outcome to be instead of believing that something different might, and most likely would, be even better for all. So in that extra time I can take by not being over scheduled I want to pray and trust and see what comes.

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