The Husband Project: 21 Days of Loving Your Man--on Purpose and with a Plan

The Husband Project: 21 Days of Loving Your Man--on Purpose and with a Plan

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by Kathi Lipp
     
 

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Keeping a marriage healthy is all about the details—the daily actions and interactions in which husbands and wives lift each other up and offer support, encouragement, and love. In The Husband Project women will discover fun and creative ways to bring back that lovin’ feeling and remind their husbands—and themselves—why they married

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Keeping a marriage healthy is all about the details—the daily actions and interactions in which husbands and wives lift each other up and offer support, encouragement, and love. In The Husband Project women will discover fun and creative ways to bring back that lovin’ feeling and remind their husbands—and themselves—why they married in the first place.

Using the sense of humor that draws thousands of women a year to hear her speak, Kathi Lipp shows wives through simple daily action plans how they can bring the fun back into their relationship even amidst their busy schedules.

The Husband Project is an indispensable resource for the wife who desires to

  • discover the unique plan God has for her marriage and her role as a wife
  • create a plan to love her husband “on purpose”
  • support and encourage other wives who want to make their marriage a priority
  • experience release from the guilt of “not being enough”

The Husband Project is for every woman who desires to bring more joy into her marriage but just needs a little help setting a plan into action.

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Editorial Reviews

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"I love this book! This message is life-changing and will transform the way you look at your marriage?and your man. When we look for and encourage the best in people, we tend to find it. I will be recommending this book to everyone."
?Shaunti Feldhahn, author of For Women Only

"Wow! I can't think of anything more powerful a woman can do for her marriage than The Husband Project. There will be thousands of smiling men as a result of this great book. I highly recommend it for every woman. Shhh! It's a secret, but I've already started on The Husband Project to bless my man!"
?Pam Farrel, author of the best-selling Men Are Like Waffles?Women Are Like Spaghetti and Red-Hot Monogamy

"I couldn't put the book down. With great insight into the heart, desires, and needs of men, Kathi Lipp has put together a ?can't miss' guide to a better marriage. It has wit (I'm still laughing at the ?Worship Macarena') and wisdom. My favorite projects are 2, 14, and 20?oh, and all the bonus projects (hey, I'm a guy). Now I'm going to put everything about this book out of my mind so when my wife gets it, I'm surprised (but hopefully not clueless)."
?Steve Jordahl, producer, Family News in Focus, Focus on the Family

"Have a sizzling affair?with your spouse! The Husband Project brims with the kind of secret and surprising advice that'll help you become the wife he desires. A fun, innovative, and practical book."
?Mary E. DeMuth, wife of one, mother of three, author of Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God and Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture

"Although The Husband Project is camouflaged as an adorably written and delightfully funny book, in reality it's a powerful tool to help facilitate a more solid and fulfilling marriage. Kathi Lipp's engaging writing presents her many suggestions in a plausible and exciting way. Chock-full of fresh ideas and practical insights, this book is inspiring and entertaining?and the 21-day plan is easy to follow. The principles found in The Husband Project are sure to infuse your marriage with renewed passion and reawakened love."
?Paula Friedrichsen, speaker and author of The Man You Always Wanted Is the One You Already Have

"What little girl hasn't dreamed of Prince Charming? Of her wedding day? What happens beyond happily-ever-after is Kathi Lipp's territory. If your romance has turned into a nightly sitcom, this author has some fun ways to put the courtship back into your marriage, not to mention bonding time with your girlfriends. An excellent resource for all things relationship and getting the most out of a joyous journey alongside your husband."
?Kristin Billerbeck, author of What a Girl Wants and The Trophy Wives Club

"I love Kathi's new book, The Husband Project. I know that it will be very effective in helping women honor and respect their husbands, as Scripture commands. Thanks, Kathi, for this awesome resource!"
?Cheryl Johnson, Minister of Women, Northside Christian Church

"If ?a simple word can renew hope (Rabey),' then this fun and friendly book can help you renew your marriage. It's like a kick in the pants from a wise and wonderful best friend, and Lord knows we all need that from time to time!"
?Susy Flory, author of So Long Status Quo

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736933100
Publisher:
Harvest House Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
188,269
File size:
303 KB

Meet the Author

Kathi Lipp is a busy conference and retreat speaker, currently speaking each year to thousands of women throughout the United States. She is the author of The Husband Project and The Marriage Project and has had articles published in several magazines, including Today’s Christian Woman and Discipleship Journal. Kathi and her husband, Roger, live in California and are the parents of four teenagers and young adults.

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The Husband Project: 21 Days of Loving Your Man--On Purpose and with a Plan 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
M_Pieper More than 1 year ago
The other day, I bought a special dessert for my husband. Because I love to bake, I don't normally buy desserts. But our family was celebrating a special event in my husband's life, and I decided to purchase a rare treat as a way of honoring him. The surprise was not the purchase, however. The surprise came in my husband's unexpected gratitude. He thanked me several times--not for the dessert itself (although he loved it), but for taking time to celebrate him. His gratitude blessed me. And his surprise made me realize how often I take him for granted. Routine is (for the most part) easy, or it wouldn't become routine. But a large part of marital joy comes in little packages: the surprise desserts, the private celebrations, the picked-you-up-a-movie and more. But sometimes we need a reminder. In THE HUSBAND PROJECT, popular speaker and author Kathi Lipp gives readers that reminder: three weeks' worth of practical tips and thoughtful encouragement wrapped in wisdom and tied with a bright bow of humor. She shares with engaging candor about her own marital bliss and blunders, preparing the way for readers to examine their own. The book's user-friendly format makes a great match for busy wives whose marriage relationship could use a refresher. THE HUSBAND PROJECT moves from foundational principles (including a helpful section on adapting the projects to whatever unique situations readers may face) to day-by-day project instructions to a planning/overview sheet and glossary. Projects themselves range from the simple (praising your husband in front of other people) to the more involved (planning a B & B experience at home). No, the author doesn't suggest you wrap yourself in Saran and meet your husband at the door (although if it works for the two of you, I'm sure she'd approve). Instead, she sets forth a challenge to allow God to change your marriage by changing you. She also encourages you not to go it alone but to find two friends/accountability partners who will agree to work through the book along with you and meet (online, on the phone, or in person) for regular updates and mutual encouragement. Are you up for such a challenge? Are you ready for a marital renewal? Then grab two friends, get the book, and get going. It may be time for a surprise dessert at your house, too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish I had read this book years ago!
Crossbirds More than 1 year ago
This is a great book of Love for you and your Spouse!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joan Baer More than 1 year ago
Come on now, all our guys need a little help so lets see what she has to say. I heard her speak on theradio and I really think she has something here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm still in the middle of reading it but so far so good. I look forward to reading the next challenge. I love the suggestions that the authors shares because they are very "do-able". Hopefully my relationship with my husband will be much stronger by the end of the book.
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Savy_Shopper More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It is so much fun to read. This book isn't just for people who have been a long time...it is for every married couple. You will not be disappointed when you buy this book!
Jeanene More than 1 year ago
A Book Review For "The Husband Project" by Kathi Lipp This book is so precious! I loved it! The main theme of the book is loving your man intentionally. I started this project with the attitude of "I wonder how much I will really learn from this. I have been married almost a decade now. I should know how to love my man intentionally." Then, there was this ugly thought I had, "I treat my husband so nice all the time. Isn't it time for him to act nice to me. Do I really want to do this?" Well..let me tell you, this book is a Blessing! It is truly a God thing! First of all, I had to have an attitude adjustment. Once, I had the attitude adjustment, things started changing in our marriage. It was about me changing! It was about me loving my Husband no matter what he did, what he said, how he acted, or did not act! That was very often hard to do but, I did it! I finished this book by doing the 21 projects on loving my man intentionally! My husband at first did not notice anything about what I was doing. After several days into it he was a happier man. He loved coming home to me, and spending time with me. When I had a slip up ( and yes I do have them lol), he said, "What is wrong with you?" So, of course, that convicted me. I immediately changed my attitude again! These projects are wonderful. If you have been married for a few years or even a decade it will be a Blessing to your marriage. Then, when it's all over, you will have steps to take (since you know them already) to help keep your marriage alive, fun, and truly Blessed! Thank you Kathi Lipp for writing this incredible book. I look forward to reading more of your work. May god Richly Bless You and Your Husband!
Cheryl_Ricker More than 1 year ago
Wow! 'The Husband Project' is chalk-full of practical wit, wisdom, and creative insights. I didn't know I could have so much fun reading about how to be a better wife! My husband loved it too!
irish_breakfast More than 1 year ago
"Lust is easy. Love is hard. Like is most important" (Carl Reiner)

Marriage starts with being totally enthralled with the most amazing man you've ever met. Then ... life happens. Kids, bills, illness, family issues, not to mention stubble, belching, and raggedy underwear. You love your husband, but you don't always LIKE him.

The Husband Project is for us, women who have fallen into a comfortable marriage routine, meaning "you don't bug me and I don't bug you." This book offers hope that there's more to marriage than just a lukewarm partnership stuck in neutral; in just 21 days you can jump start your marriage. Kathi Lipp's writing is clear, real, and hilarious as she challenges you to put your marriage on "project status" and shows you how to work her plan with very little effort and lots of results. The book also offers lots of practical info, such as a list of great guy movies, man-pleasing recipes, and "The Real Woman's Guide to Lingerie Shopping."

If "a simple word can renew hope (Lois Rabey)" then this fun and friendly book can help you renew your marriage. It's like a kick in the pants from a wise and wonderful best friend, and Lord knows we all need that from time to time!
ogh More than 1 year ago
The Husband Project is a must for any engaged or married woman. It does not matter if you are a newly-wed or have been married for many years. This is the book to help you need improve your marriage. There is one thing I do want to point out. Your marriage does not have to be in trouble to benefit from this book.

The Husband Project walks you through a twenty-one day process of loving your man on purpose. In the book, The Husband Project, the following statement is given: ¿Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.¿ The book covers how our attitude determines our actions.

Author, Kathi Lipp, has filled each chapter with encouragement, wisdom, instruction, and ideas in how you can improve your marriage. My husband and I have been married 38 years and it has been so much fun trying out the suggestions in this book. I recommend this book highly! Buy a copy for your daughter, mother, sister, friends¿and yourself. It is worth the investment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a fabulous book, especially for married couples past the honeymoon stage and looking to rekindle some of that passion. Kathi writes in a humorous, practical style and her book mentored me to love my husband with creativity and energy. He told me last night that I am "more fun than ever" (and we've been married for 10 years and have 3 small children!) Kathi breaks down ideas into short chapters and so if you only have minutes a day to read (like me) you will still benefit. I highly recommend this book!