Bless Your Husband: Creative Ways to Encourage and Love Your Man

Bless Your Husband: Creative Ways to Encourage and Love Your Man

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764231766
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Angela Mills began blogging in 2008 and has written more than sixty articles for magazines and websites. She also runs a Facebook group for thousands of Christian wives. Angela has been married to her best friend, Eric, for eighteen years and is a homeschool mom and proud grandma. Angela and her family live in Southern California with their dog, Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo Mills.

Table of Contents

Foreword 12

Introduction: How to Use This Book 16

Before You Start, or How Expectations Can Wreck Us 21

Week 1 The Wife of His Youth 27

Day 1 Check Your Comfort Level 29

Week One Challenges 31

Day 2 A Gratitude List 33

Day 3 Your Song 36

Day 4 Initiating Intimacy 39

Day 5 Gift Giving 42

Weekend Reflection 45

Week 2 The Servant Wife 47

Day 1 Acknowledging Service 50

Week Two Challenges 51

Day 2 Serving Like Jesus 52

Day 3 A Suitable Helper 56

Day 4 Make His Day Easier 61

Day 5 When You Need Help 64

Weekend Reflection 69

Mid-Challenge Check-In 71

Week 3 The Barnabas Wife 73

Day 1 Overflowing 74

Week Three Challenges 76

Day 2 Married, Social Media Style 78

Day 3 Purposeful Reminiscing 83

Day 4 Encouraging Him with Scripture 88

Day 5 Encouraging Man-Friend Time 93

Weekend Reflection 97

Week 4 The Beautiful Wife 99

Day 1 The Beauty of Praise 102

Week Four Challenges 103

Day 2 Dress for Him 105

Day 3 Find the Good 110

Day 4 Avoid Comparison, Choose Joy 114

Day 5 Hand in Hand 120

Weekend Reflection 124

About Bonus Weeks 127

Bonus Week 1 Cultivating Contentment While Making Your Home a Haven 129

Day 1 Imagine Your Ideal 131

Bonus Week One Challenges 133

Household Cleanup Checklist 137

Day 2 Stop Complaining 139

Day 3 Content with Him 144

Day 4 Content with Our Means 147

Day 5 Creating Coziness 152

Coziness Check 158

Weekend Reflection 159

Bonus Week 2 Choosing Selflessness While Planning an Overnight Date 161

Day 1 A Reward for You Too 162

Bonus Week Two Challenges 163

Getaway Date Planning Sheet 169

Day 2 Selfless with Our Time 170

Day 3 Let Him Know You Need Him 174

Day 4 Be the One Who Is Interested in Your Husband 177

Day 5 Final Thoughts 180

Weekend Reflection 182

Resources 184

Using Bless Your Husband in a Group Setting 184

Ideas for Busy Wives 186

If Your Marriage Is hi Crisis 188

Tips for Wives on a Tight Budget 190

Memorizing Scripture 192

Online Content 196

Acknowledgments 197

Notes 201

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Bless Your Husband: Creative Ways to Encourage and Love Your Man 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 25 days ago
Bless Your Husband By Angela Mills To be fair I did not get to finish this book prior to giving my review and judgment upon it. I will say however that what I have read has been great. I have read the days devotionals myself but at times I shared them with my husband as a discussion opener. I also shared different parts with my two sons (3yrs and 7yrs) in order to discuss how to show love to others. I think that the daily devotionals are to the point and easy to translate into your day-to-day routine. Each week provides a memory verse to work on, a weekly goal, personal challenges to complete, a prayer prompt, thoughts for meditation, a thought to reflect on, something to relate with, and reflection. It sounds like a lot as I write this out but it is actually manageable and you go through it faster then you think (don’t rush though). The daily devotions were short enough to read and digest easily, while the challenges presented cause you to ponder on them throughout your day and week. I have really enjoyed this devotional as it has led me to some great reflection time personally and for my marriage.
Phyllis_H 3 months ago
Practical advice from the Scriptures My rating is 4.5 stars Bless Your Husband is written as a multi-week challenge, requiring just a few minutes reading a day and a lifetime of change. My plan was to read through once, and then if the suggestions were useful, to go back from the beginning and actually go through the challenge day by day. So my review won’t talk about how this book changed my marriage for the simple reason that I haven’t implemented a single thing I read. I liked the way the book was arranged. Being set up to only take a few minutes a day to figure out what can be done for the day is perfect for women with full schedules. Which is pretty much all of us, right? While the time required to read through daily is easy, the thoughts behind them are not. They are challenging. The Biblical principles are solid and the message is important. Don’t pick this up because you want to learn how to manipulate your husband. Or God. Or put on an act. Unless you approach it with a goal of changing your heart and your heart alone, you will have missed the point! Not all of the recommendations will apply to every wife, nor could they. Some suggestions are specifically geared toward a stay-at-home wife, which I’m not. But there are plenty of other options that would work for me and my circumstances. Am I glad I got this book? Yes. Will I actually go through the challenges? I hope to. Do I recommend it for other wives? Absolutely. May the Lord use this to transform my heart and my marriage and may He do the same for you. Read with a Preview at AmongTheReads.net I was given a copy of this book for free. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review. All comments and opinions are my own.
NikkiChris 3 months ago
This book is a great encouragement and blessing for any married woman. First, read every word including the foreword. Next commit to being all in. Memorizing the verses doing some of the challenges, writing, thinking, going deep and engaging. You may not be able to do all the challenges but there is enough variety that anyone can find something even if you have to step out of your comfort zone a little. The book is set over four weeks with two bonus weeks. The weeks run for five days plus weekend reflections, a time to look back at the week, answer a few questions and note your progress. The weekly challenges are given on day one. Each day you pray, meditate, dwell, breathe and reflect. It’s guided and encouraging. This is a book that you can come back to again and again. The challenges can continue even after you’ve completed the book. You’all not only bless your husband but yourself as well. I received this book free from NetGalley and Bethany House for my honest opinion.
summer_no9 4 months ago
This book was a beautiful writing, encouraging and compelling to read with also giving us with a little love and romance that you will enjoy with time with your family. It also will be challenging you and your husbands to do thing together with your favorite hobby in daily or weekly. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. “ I received complimentary a copy of this book from Bethany House for this review”.
lolly-pops 5 months ago
BLESS YOUR HUSBAND is a book for married couples, no matter how many years you've been married, that teaches you how to pray for, encourage, and bless your husband. There are plenty of creative ideas in there as well as journaling ideas so you can record your thoughts, answers to the questions, and write the verse of the week out on as you mediate on it. I think this would be good for a wife that likes to journal, or maybe a small group on young wives who want to learn how to encourage their spouse, or even a gift for a friend (or yourself) when you want to be supportive, encouraging, and a blessing to your spouse and don't know how. Some of the ideas are rather off the wall (to me) but they may spark something in you and you might know your husband would like it. Husbands need encouragement as much as (or maybe more than) we do, so grab a copy of BLESS YOUR HUSBAND and show your man how much he's loved. And maybe learn to love him more. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
lolly-pops 5 months ago
BLESS YOUR HUSBAND is a book for married couples, no matter how many years you've been married, that teaches you how to pray for, encourage, and bless your husband. There are plenty of creative ideas in there as well as journaling ideas so you can record your thoughts, answers to the questions, and write the verse of the week out on as you mediate on it. I think this would be good for a wife that likes to journal, or maybe a small group on young wives who want to learn how to encourage their spouse, or even a gift for a friend (or yourself) when you want to be supportive, encouraging, and a blessing to your spouse and don't know how. Some of the ideas are rather off the wall (to me) but they may spark something in you and you might know your husband would like it. Husbands need encouragement as much as (or maybe more than) we do, so grab a copy of BLESS YOUR HUSBAND and show your man how much he's loved. And maybe learn to love him more. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Absolutely love this book. It’s fun to do with challenges an daily prayer.. it has strengthened my marriage an blessed me in return.. this would make a great gift as well..
ppgoomer 5 months ago
I have had two marriages. I didn't do a very good job with the first one. After 12 ½ years together, we had to part ways. My three children went with me. Enter the man and his son. Uh-oh. I had no need to jump back into another coupling. Clearly I was not very good at it. And yet, off we went. Our beginning was rocky, vibrant, off-balance. Now, 36 years later—we are on an even path. Kindness rules in our home. Talking it out before things get out of hand—is now the norm. It is a hard won victory. Oh how I wish this book from Angela Mills had been in my hands as we struggled through those early battles. BLESS YOUR HUSBAND, what an inspired name. If all you did was obey the title—moving forward would ensue. My mindset early on was to continually prove that I was right. About almost everything. 'Blessing my man' would have been a much wiser mantra. Shame on me for 'sticking to my guns', following that well-worn diatribe learnt from many others in unhappy marriages. This book, BLESS YOUR HUSBAND, can save any marriage still within sight of love. Daily Challenges to make the life of our guy happier, to remind him (or inform for the first time) of his unique abilities to make your heart go pitter-pat, well, these are excellent ways to scrap the old and rebuild (if needed). BLESS YOUR HUSBAND ascribes to our marriage the value that our God puts on it—we are armed day after day with clever and creative ways to flesh out our union with the man we promised to live with. ForEVER. I am convinced that God put this book into the heart of Angela Mills, and she so obediently has gifted it to us. The reading is light, the effects are not. God bless our marriages as we stand shoulder to shoulder with our men—who will now know their true value to us.