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52 Things Husbands Need from Their Wives: What Wives Can Do to Build a Stronger Marriage (52 Things)

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“I don’t always understand what he needs or wants from me.” Most wives want a heart-to-heart connection with their husbands. But men often communicate their needs in ways that seem strange to women. How to bridge the gap?

Straight from a veteran dad and husband come these insightful, unexpected, and occasionally offbeat ideas. Bestselling author Jay Payleitner digs deep to
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by Harvest House Publishers
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Lindsay
May 19, 2013 Lindsay rated it really liked it
In his book, 52 Things Husbands Need from their Wives, Jay Payleitner discusses many ideas and values that are important to men in a marriage. The book is comprised of 52 short chapters, each with some examples of the author’s personal life, some inspiring quotes and/or relatable scriptures, and a “Takeaway” (a 1-2 sentence summary of that chapter). On my Kindle Fire, I was able to highlight several areas that I felt could help me in my own marriage. The author comes across in a very friendly, ...more
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Jun 16, 2013 Taryn Raulston rated it really liked it
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With 14 years of hard work invested, praise the Lord, my husband and I have a great marriage. However, I can always use some encouragement of specific ways I can love my man better. In his book, 52 Things Husbands Need From Their Wives, Jay Payleitner, gives women some candid and straightforward ways to be the wife their husband needs.

In the introduction, Jay introduces himself as a new friend and he seems to know how to talk to women by building a relationship with the reader right off the bat.
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Jennine
Jul 23, 2013 Jennine rated it really liked it
The book is literally 52 short chapters that discuss one topic per chapter that a husband needs a wife to do, be, or understand within their marriage. There were quite a variety of topics presented, all ending with a small tidbit called a "Takeaway" and a scripture verse.

Topics covered on the light side of marriage included: know his likes and dislikes, show him love in little ways, don't nag him too much, and don't let him beat up on himself too much. There are many more that lead up to toughe
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Angela Young
Jan 04, 2014 Angela Young rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Must Read for Every Woman

The book 52 Things Husbands Need from Their Wives changed the way I will love my future husband. Each chapter has nuggets which are thought provoking and applicable for making a loving and lasting marriage. I saw this book while shopping in CVS and purchased it the next day! I have already recommended it to several of my friends. This book is a necessity for any couple looking to strengthen and repair their marriage relationship. lt will definitely be a source of refer
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“…correcting minor facts when I’m telling a story.” Unless you’re in court, it’s probably okay if your husband gets a couple inconsequential facts wrong when he’s telling an amusing story to a group of friends. If you can add some helpful context or bonus humor to the tale, go for it. Rita and I often tag-team when we tell stories about our kids. But if he says the baseball tournament was in Appleton, and it was actually in Oshkosh, what difference does it make?” 0 likes
“It turns out men use the left side of their brain more (problem-solving, task-oriented), while women use the right side of their brain more (feelings, creativity). Also, men have a thinner parietal region in their brains, which gives them the ability to mentally rotate objects in their mind’s eye. That’s a blessing and a curse when you start moving furniture and appliances. You tell us something will fit, and we know it won’t. Sometimes you’re right; usually we are.” 0 likes
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