When a Woman Inspires Her Husband: Understanding and Affirming the Man in Your Life

When a Woman Inspires Her Husband: Understanding and Affirming the Man in Your Life

by Cindi McMenamin


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When a Woman Inspires Her Husband: Understanding and Affirming the Man in Your Life by Cindi McMenamin

Popular women’s speaker Cindi McMenamin (author of When Women Walk Alone, more than 100,000 copies sold) shares candid and surprising insights on what can help draw a husband closer to his wife.

This book is about how a woman can be the encourager, motivator, inspiration, and admiration behind her man becoming all God designed him to be.

When a Woman Inspires Her Husband looks at how a woman can celebrate and encourage her husband’s uniqueness. Cindi shares how a wife can embrace the man in her life by…

  • understanding his world
  • easing his burdens
  • appreciating his differences
  • admiring him for who he is
  • encouraging him to dream

Every chapter includes contributions titled “From His Point of View,” in which men share from their hearts what they want their wives to know. An uplifting and practical resource designed to strengthen marriage relationships!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736929486
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,278,332
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Cindi McMenamin is an award-winning writer and national speaker. She is the author of When Women Walk Alone (more than 100,000 copies sold) and 10 Secrets to Becoming a Worry-Free Mom. As a Bible teacher, her passion is to help women strengthen their walk with God and their relationships (www.StrengthForTheSoul.com).

Table of Contents

Embracing the Man in Your Life 7

1 Understanding His World 13

2 Becoming His Cheerleader 33

3 Easing His Burdens 49

4 Making His Home a Sanctuary 65

5 Giving Him Breathing Room 79

6 Encouraging Him to Dream 93

7 Enticing Him to Pursue 113

8 Letting Him Lead 131

9 Accepting Him Spiritually 149

10 Loving Him as God Does 165

A Parting Encouragement 133

Recommended Resources 185

Notes 187

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When a Woman Inspires Her Husband: Understanding and Affirming the Man in Your Life 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
mamaboyd More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book immediately after reading a marriage devotional email about 'putting self on shelf'. This book changed me as a wife, and completely turned my marriage around. Prior to reading it, my thoughts were, 'I never thought I'd feel like this' in referring to unmet expectations and disappointments in my marriage. My husband was working long hours weeknights, and traveling weekends, so I poured myself in to this book and When Couples Walk Together (also by Cindi, and her husband Hugh). He soon began to come home to a new wife, new home and our marriage was changed for the better. I have purchased more copies of this book than I can count, giving them as gifts to women I counsel through marriage ministry, friends and family. They also have this book in Spanish! Would highly recommend to anyone needing encouragement in their marriage. If you're in a place where the title bothers you, I recommend looking past it and just giving the book a try. It WILL change you and your marriage!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the fresh ideas and fun read of this book! Highly recommend!
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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Donna M for Readers Favorite At first glance a woman might be slighted by this author's portrayal of marriage. I am a Christian wife, and I believe in the divine order, which is God, man, woman, child. However, some may take this author's portrayal of marriage as moving woman back to the stone ages. In today's modern world, many women have no choice but to work away from home, especially during these hard recessionary times. However, to the author's credit this book is about much more than a woman's submission to her husband. When a Woman Inspires Her Husband is not so much about men ruling the household and marriage, as it is about analyzing the most basic differences between a man and a woman and how we approach and interact with each other. When a Woman Inspires Her Husband helped me to understand that we as women can be guilty of wanting our husbands to be more womanly-like. This, I felt, was a profound statement and realization. It was also something I, personally, never considered before; but the author is correct, at least in my estimation. I must admit that I want my husband to remember all the important dates. I also have this expectation that I want him to communicate and respond the way I might respond emotionally to any given situation. If your goal is to inspire your husband, then this book will help you to master a true understanding of men and how we as woman can get our husbands to adore us. It doesn't matter if you are a housewife or a working wife; the principles are still the same. So the old saying rings true in this case: women are from Venus and men are from Mars. When a Woman Inspires her Husband is a transforming read.
jelehack More than 1 year ago
When pondering the famous wives of church history, I have often thought that I would rather be a wife like Katie Luther or Sarah Edwards than John Wesley's Mary, but from time to time I need a practical reminder of how to be that kind of wife. Cindi McMenamin's book When a Woman Inspires Her Husband caught my eye, encouraging wives, like me, to live in a way that honors God and affirms their husbands. While McMenamin doesn't draw from the lives of historical figures, she looks beyond her own experience, quoting other authors, such as Gary Thomas and Elyse Fitzpatrick, as well as couples she interviewed. In general, the content was not new, featuring the customary advice to affirm your husband and let him lead, but I had an "aha" moment when reading in the chapter "Understanding His World": A man will gravitate toward the areas of life in which he feels successful. If he is a master at his work, he will spend much time there. If he knows the computer well and can feel successful there, it will occupy much of his time. . . Men want to succeed. So what can we, as wives, do with that information? Let your husband know he is succeeding in the areas that are most important to him and you (page 23). The book's casual style and practical nature make it an easy way to begin or encourage a wife's effort to "inspire her husband." Thanks to Harvest House for making a review galley available via NetGalley. There may be some differences between the review galley and the published book.