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Why Can't He Be More Like Me?: 9 Secrets to Understanding Your Husband

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“What do you and your spouse have in common?”
“We got married on the same day.”

Many women can identify with that sentiment. They want their marriages to be happy and honoring to God, but they wonder how when their mate baffles and even irritates them so. Some may even wonder if they made a terrible mistake.

Using Scripture, humor, and colorful illustrations from her own stru
ebook, 224 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Harvest House Publishers
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W. Whalin
Relationships of any kind are filled with unique twists and turns. With humor and personal insight combined with biblical teaching, Poppy Smith guides readers to deepen their marriage but also to learn valuable insights about themselves.

As she writes in the opening pages of WHY CAN'T HE BE MORE LIKE ME?, "Yes, this is a book about marriage. But not the fairy-tale version when we dream of a man with movie-star looks, meet and date this model of perfection, quickly tie the knot surrounded by famil
Joy DeKok
Over the years I've wondered why marriage is so hard sometimes. Today, when my husband reached out his hand to pray with me at our breakfast table, I savored that beautiful moment, and realized again how glad I am that we fought for (sometime with raised voices and other times on our knees) for our marriage.

Reading Poppy Smith's book, Why Can't He Be More Like ME? takes readers on a fresh journey into a subject some of us might think of as mundane. I had come to a place where there was no way I
Author: Poppy Smith
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
April 2012
ISBN: 978-0-7369-4333-8
Genre: Inspirational/marriage

When you marry, you imagine married life will be so different than it is. You envision long, leisurely walks through the mall, holding hands, while you shop and he helps you find that amazing outfit. But in reality, you shop—he goes gets it. Or maybe your dad did the cleaning and you imagine your husband will willingly scrub the kitchen floor and
Why Can’t He be More Like Me is a Christian self-help book. I wanted to review it in order to see if this book could be helpful to my husband and I in our ministry. I feel this book could be very beneficial to someone who is having marital problems; if they actually read this book and take an honest look at both themselves and their husbands. The author mixes Bible verses and paraphrases in with marital advice and quizzes to help demonstrate God’s design for marriage. She also ends each section ...more
The subtitle to this book, 9 Secrets to Understanding Your Husband, expresses just how simple and easy to understand this book is! It is a very organized and practical book with loads of helpful advice on ways to have a better relationship with your husband. I want to stress that this book is not just for wives but would also be great for any woman who is engaged!

Understanding where you both come from and what you want out of the marriage are two of the most helpful pieces of advice in the book
Julie Surface
This book should be required reading for every married woman and it should be required re-reading every decade. I've been married over 45 years and still picked up some valuable tidbits that helped me value my husband all the more. I loved the fact that the author didn't avoid difficult topics but dealt with them directly, always using scripture as the basis for her counsel.
Gail Welborn

‘Why can’t he be more like me,’ by Poppy Smith, Harvest House Publishers, 2012, 224 Pages, ISBN-13: 978-0736943338, $12.99

When the honeymoon ends, sometimes months into a marriage, wives begin to wonder if they have anything in common with their spouse other than their marriage day. Mutual dreams and choices once shared with anticipation, excitement and intimacy now only divide and cause bad feelings—the result—arguments and marital discord. Some wives might even wonder if they made a “terrible
Poppy totally nailed it. Every married woman reading this book will strike a resonance with the struggle of coping with the reality of marriage once the fairy tale of married happy ever after has burst. Love about her punchy writing style supported with loads of relevant bible verses, reminding me again the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self- control; against such things there is no law. (Gal 5:22). Each chapter includes reflecti ...more
Jeff Bobin
If you are looking for a simple easy to read book on why the men in your life are so different then you this is something you will be drawn to.

Using personal stories of her own as well as many she has heard over the years Smith does a good job of illustrating the differences between the way men and women think and act. At times it will make you laugh and I am guessing you will see yourself in these pages more than you might think.
Wanda (The Watered Soul)
Poppy Smith takes women behind the disappointment and disillusionment that come along with marriage once you discover everyday is not a honeymoon. Reading the book is like pulling up a chair and listening as an older sister/friend shares truths from her own journey. While the book is targeted towards married women, I think single women would benefit from reading the book as well.
Angela Breidenbach
Easy to connect, understand, and lead the reader to better marital skills and interpersonal skills. Having frustration in your relationship on a regular basis? Get this book.
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