Loving Him Well: Practical Advice on Influencing Your Husband

Loving Him Well: Practical Advice on Influencing Your Husband

by Gary L. Thomas


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310341888
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 126,285
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gary Thomas is a writer in residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, and an adjunct faculty member teaching on spiritual formation at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and Houston Theological Seminary in Houston, Texas. He is the author of 19 books, including Sacred Marriage, Sacred Pathways, Cherish, Sacred Parenting, and the Gold Medallion Award-winning Authentic Faith. He has a master’s degree from Regent College, where he studied under Dr. J.I. Packer, and was awarded an honorary doctorate in divinity from Western Seminary. Gary has spoken in 49 states and 10 different countries. He has appeared numerous times on various national radio and television programs, including CBN, Focus on the Family and Family Life Today.

Table of Contents

Preface to New Edition 9

Foreword 11

Introduction: God Hears and Sees 13

Part 1 Your Marriage Makeover Begins with You

1 The Glory of God in a Woman 23

Understanding Who You Are in Christ

2 "Be Worthy of Me" 35

How God Uses the Weaknesses of Others to Help Us Grow

3 The Beauty of God's Strength in a Woman 49

Becoming Strong Enough to Address Your Husband's "Functional Fixedness"

Part 2 Creating the Climate for Change

4 Accepting a Man Where He Is 67

Understanding a Man's Deepest Thirst

5 Asking God for Fresh Eyes 81

How You Can Know Love with an Imperfect Man

6 The Helper 103

Embracing the High Call of Marriage

7 Understanding the Male Mind 120

Learning to Make Your Husband's Masculinity Work for You instead of against You

Part 3 Confronting Her Most Common Concerns

8 Ray and Jo: Taming the Temper, Part 1 141

Self-Respect as a First Defense against Your Husband's Anger

9 Taming the Temper, Part 2 163

Protecting Yourself from Your Husband's Anger

10 Rich and Pat: The Magic Question 174

Helping Your Husband Become More Involved at Home

11 Pure Passion 189

Cementing Your Husband's Affections and Protecting His Spiritual Integrity

12 The Problem of Porn 207

Helping Your Husband Overcome a Most Destructive Habit

13 Ken and Diana: Affair on the Internet 230

Winning Back the Husband Who Strays

14 John and Catherine: Finding Faith 244

Influencing a Nonbelieving or Spiritually Immature Husband

Epilogue: Everlasting Beauty 265

Acknowledgments 271

Notes 273

A Note from Gary 279

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