Women: you’re not alone in your marriage. You never have been, and you never will be. While it may not always feel like it, God desires for you to have a relationally healthy, emotionally engaged, and spiritually mature husband with whom you can share your days.
In Loving Him Well, Gary Thomas builds on concepts from his bestselling book Sacred Marriage to reveal the inner workings of a man’s heart and mind. He delves into Scriptures that help women gain biblical insight to influence their husbands. Exploring the research of neuroscientists, trained counselors, and abuse victim advocates, Gary also interviews dozens of wives to find what has worked and what hasn’t as they’ve sought to build the best marriage possible. In this newly updated version of Sacred Influence, Gary Thomas outlines practical applications you can begin using today.
Thomas desires to “encourage women who are in good marriages that could get even better; and offer hope and a new path forward to women who feel invisible or marginalized in their marriage.” You’ll discover the influence you can gain and the peace of mind you can build when you go first to God for your worth, validation, protection, and provision and then learn how to use that platform to help your husband draw closer to you and closer to God.
After decades of marriage ministry, ministering to couples of various walks of life in one of the largest cities in America, and gaining a new sensitivity for many of the issues facing contemporary women, Gary has rewritten this book, adding new stories and fresh illustrations to help wives understand, love, and influence their husbands. Loving Him Well offers encouragement and biblically based support for the transformation of your marriage, drawing you and your husband closer together, the way God intended.
- Excellent Book for Christian Wives
Loving Him Well by Gary Thomas is the most practical, sound minded, God-honoring book on being a wife in a difficult (perhaps season of) marriage that I have found to date. This is a book I can recommend without reservation to wives, as well as pastors and counselors who want to better understand how to help the married women in their congregation who want to love their husband and glorify God in the midst of hard providences.
******This book primarily seeks to win his heart and restore fellowship, and as such, is not intended for women who are in abusive marriages. If you are in that situation, please get help immediately by calling a trusted friend, pastor and the police. Recommended Christian reading for women who are in abusive marriages: The Emotionally Destructive Marriage by Leslie Vernick******