52 Things Wives Need from Their Husbands: What Husbands Can Do to Build a Stronger Marriage

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Many wives long to have their husbands choose them all over again. To be their knight in shining armor. Their leader. Their listener. Their lover.

In 52 Things Wives Need from Their Husbands, Jay Payleitner, veteran radio producer and author of 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, offers a bounty of welcome advice, such as

  • "Stir her pots"
  • "Buy sparkly gifts"
  • "Be the handyman"
  • "Stay married"
  • "Kiss her in the kitchen"
  • "Leave your mommy"
  • "Put her ...
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Overview

Many wives long to have their husbands choose them all over again. To be their knight in shining armor. Their leader. Their listener. Their lover.

In 52 Things Wives Need from Their Husbands, Jay Payleitner, veteran radio producer and author of 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, offers a bounty of welcome advice, such as

  • "Stir her pots"
  • "Buy sparkly gifts"
  • "Be the handyman"
  • "Stay married"
  • "Kiss her in the kitchen"
  • "Leave your mommy"
  • "Put her second"

A great gift or men's group resource, 52 Things Wives Need from Their Husbands provides a full year's worth of advice. And no chapter will make husbands feel guilty or criticize them for acting like men!

For the husband who wants to live God's plan for his marriage, this book will put him on the right track.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736944717
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Pages: 170
  • Sales rank: 145,995
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay Payleitner is one of the top freelance Christian radio producers in the United States. He has worked on Josh McDowell Radio, Today's Father, Jesus Freaks Radio for the Voice of the Martyrs, Project Angel Tree with Chuck Colson, and many others. He's also a popular speaker on parenting and marriage and the author of dozen-plus books, including the bestselling 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, 52 Things Wives Need from a Husband, and 52 Things Sons Need from Their Dad; he also created "The Dad Manifesto." Jay has also served as an AWANA director, a wrestling coach, and the executive director of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative; he now partners with the National Center for Fathering, whose efforts he fosters and promotes. He and his wife, Rita, live near Chicago, where they've raised five great kids and loved on ten foster babies.

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  • Posted April 24, 2012

    Jay Payleitner has hit a home run with this book. What I like mo

    Jay Payleitner has hit a home run with this book. What I like most about "52 Things Wives Need from Their Husbands" is that it gives men simple, practical steps for improving their marriage right now. With 52 short chapters - one for every week of the year - you can pick it up for five minutes, get something useful, then go put it into action that day. Some tips are simple, common-sense things you just need a reminder about. Others go much deeper and prompt useful soul-searching. If put into practice, all the suggestions will cumulatively work to create a stronger, better marriage that both you and your wife will find much more enjoyable.

    Another thing I like about this book is the author's tone. He doesn't talk down to you, he's not a Ph.D., he's just a regular guy with some useful experience you can learn from. You'll be able to relate to the experiences he shares, and laugh and learn along with him.

    This is the kind of book that's easy to pick up, easy to start reading, but you might not set it down until you're done with it. I recommend it. You'll feel empowered and more confident in your marriage when you're done. Chances are, you'll also like the reaction you get from your wife.

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  • Posted March 1, 2012

    Excellent Advice!

    You are probably wondering why did I read this book, since I'm clearly not a husband, but a wife. But I was curious to see what points Jay Payleitner actually makes to husbands in his book, "52 Things Wives Need From Their Husbands".

    I found that Jay Payleitner offers sound advice for husbands in a very easy, practical and straightforward way. Here are some of my personal favorites from the book:

    Need #3 ~ To Leave So You Can Cleave
    Need #10 ~ To Try This Experiment
    Need #11 ~ To Read the Verses that Com Before and After Ephesians 5:22
    Need #12 ~ To Say "I'm Really Sorry" Like You Really Mean It
    Need #15 ~ To Be the Pastor of Your Home
    Need #22 ~ To Rebuild Love
    Need #38 ~ To Never Repudiate the "Nose-Scrunch Rule"
    Need #43 ~ To Put Her Second

    In Need #11, the following stood out for me in particular, "He sacrifices. She submits. Both are looking for the best in each other and looking out for each other."

    After being married for over 8 years now, I can truly say that the above statement is true. This is what a true Christian marriage should exemplify. Each spouse should be willing to look for the best in each other and look out for each other. Jay Payleitner does a good job in giving pointers on "how to" realistically achieve that in any marriage.

    I really enjoyed reading this book. Especially Jay Payleitner's perspective on what a godly and healthy marriage should look like. I truly valued his reverence to the Lord and how much he cherishes his wife Rita.

    I highly recommend this book to married and single men alike. This book conveys a refreshing outlook on marriage as well as it challenges mainstream thinking and worldly perspectives on marriage today.

    I want to personally thank Aaron Dillon of Harvest House Publishers for sending me this book for free to review.

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

    A must read for all men, married or single!

    52 Things Wives Need From Their Husbands By Jay Payleitner I wished I had this book 43 years ago. I am happily married to my wife, Linda, we were married in 1968 and this book would have helped tremendously throughout our marriage. I heard the statement that the most important year of your marriage is the current one. This book is difficult to put down once you start reading. The author's humor and straightforwardness of these 52 "things" have given me many good ideas on how to improve my marriage. To name a few - Items # 2 - to push the right buttons, # 8 - to laugh at marriage, # 11 - to read the verses that come before and after Ephesians 5:22, # 15 - to be the pastor of your home, # 30 - to get love right, # 43 - to put her second, # 52 - to anticipate the dust and drift. To quote from the book - "Nobody knows your wife like you do. You're the guy who can make her day or break her heart. The choice is yours." Every man, whether married or not needs to read this book. By the way, I am giving a copy of this book to my son and my son-in-law. Not only do I expect them to read it, but also hand it down to their sons, my grandsons.

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  • Posted January 10, 2012

    JAY HITS A HOME RUN

    Jay hits a home run with his latest book 52 Things Wives Need From Their Husbands. As in anything worth doing, it takes work and your marriage is on of the most important endeavors you will embark upon. Jay reminds us you can"t just get married and put things on auto pilot. We must stay committed and work everyday, because the rewards are lifelong. Nothing is more enjoyable than seeing a couple in their eighties walking down the sidewalk holding hands. If you practice what's in Jay's book in your marriage, you too can be walking with your wife of fifty plus years holding hands, setting an example for all who see you. The rewards are many, a long enjoyable life with your bride and the example you set , emulated by your kids with their future brides. It's what our society needs. No more throw relationships, but ones that are nurtured and worked at. Buy the book, read it,enjoy it, but most of all live it!!

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