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Every Woman's Marriage: Igniting the Joy and Passion You Both Desire (The Every Man)

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Set Your Husband’s Heart Ablaze

Are you a “desperate housewife,” committed to marriage yet longing for a deeper, more intimate connection with your husband? Believe it or not, you can have the marriage you long for–if you’re willing to take desperate measures.

If you’re ready to stop the blame game and pursue the marriage of your dreams, let authors Shannon and Greg Ethrid
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 16th 2010 by WaterBrook (first published July 18th 2006)
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Feb 03, 2009 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every marriage can become stale. This book shows you how to quit blaming everyone else and how to look inward and to God for solutions to your ho-hum marriage. Even if you think all is lost, this will help you to discover that the passion you seek may just be hiding in the bitterness and resentment that you can't get past. It helped me to realize that even if my husband and I don't agree, we know each other like no one else does. We have a committed/compassionate bond that can't be found by look ...more
Jan 28, 2008 Madison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the series of books put out by Stephen Arterburn, Shannon Etheridge, Fred Stoeker, and others. They are really solid, straightforward books giving biblical insight into living a Christian life. I have implemented many of the suggestions they have into my own life; my life has been enriched and changed and the blessings have been many. Common everyday struggles are discussed and it sheds new light on the way I perceive certain situations. I am not married and not even dating but to staying ...more
Jul 07, 2011 Amanda rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, it gave me a lot to think about. Ethridge has a lot of good insights about what a christian marriage should look like and I think a person looking to change their marriage relationship for the better starting with herself, is going to find a lot great information to work with. And even a glimpse of how the male gender thinks. Ethridge doesn't sit on some high horse of 'holier than thou' attitude, she's been there. I found her personal stories refreshing and very relat ...more
Mar 03, 2013 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Quick read. Take away message is that you can only change yourself and can't expect your partner to meet all your emotional needs ( turn to God and friends for that). Highly recommended. Really enjoyed the anecdotal evidence about shannon and greg's marriage. The part about not letting pornography rob you of an intimate relationship with your spouse really hit home for me as well as not letting a few vanity pounds/other body image issues influence you letting your spouse see you nake ...more
Mar 04, 2011 Leslie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good self-help book for marriage read by the author (and her husband) if you listen to the audio version.
Jun 17, 2008 Jessi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was timely for me. It describes the different types of relationships we women can have with our husbands. For instance, the sugar daddy relationship would be if you play the spoiled child to get what you want from your husband. The best part of the book is how it clearly teaches how a wife can build up her husband, without using resentment or becoming bitter through the trials of life and marriage. The only thing lacking for me was the use of more scripture, even though the Bible is qu ...more
Jan 17, 2009 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
To say that this is my “favorite” marriage/relationship book doesn’t convey the influence this book has had on our marriage. I was fortunate enough to read it for the first time before we were even engaged. I worked on incorporating these principles into our dating relationship and they became habits by the time we got married. Our marriage isn’t perfect, but I think we’ve avoided a lot of problems by reading this. The three things I love most about this book are the author’s transparency about ...more
Mar 03, 2016 Kylene rated it really liked it
Shelves: religious
I always like to read books that can improve me as a person, whether that be me as a mom, me as a wife, or otherwise. This is a great Christian-based marriage/relationship book. I think there's too much finger-pointing and blame in marriages these days. I really like how she encourages her readers (presumably mostly women) to take responsibility for what they are doing wrong and to work with God and their spouse to fix it. I honestly liked most of what she said, and agreed with a lot of her advi ...more
Irene Holm
Dec 07, 2011 Irene Holm rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Virkelig en spændende bog. Uanset om du allerede er gift eller engang gerne vil giftes så sætter den virkelig nogle tanker igang om det at opbygge et godt forhold sammen og skabe et balanceret liv der hviler på både det åndelige, mentale, fysiske og følelsesmæssige i jeres forhold, og vigtigst af alt bygget på Guds mening og hensigt med ægteskabet. Hun skriver inspirerende om de problemer der kan opstå, som hun illustrere både set fra kvindens men også mandens side, og sidst men ikke mindst insp ...more
Feb 21, 2011 Kelly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion
The first half of the book is one star, the last half three stars. It's too bad really because I think she does have some good points to make, but often it's buried under completely ridiculous statements - my favorite example being that masculinity is under attack in America! - and repeatedly quoting Dr. Laura. All in all, I felt like she was really writing to conservative, stay-at-home moms, which is great if that is who you are.
Listened to the audiobook during a road trip. Thought this was so-so. Some repeated material from Every Woman's Battle. I got hung up on some really trite phrases ("don't pack on the pounds, ladies"; "don't let yourselves go!"). Overall the message was good, but I felt it lacked enough scriptural backing. There were entire chapters that were purely anecdotal or the opinion of the author. Give me more scripture, please!
Every marriage is different, but the author shares wonderful insights into her own marriage that can easily be applied to other situations. While reading this, I learned a lot about how to show more respect for my husband in the small ways, not just the big ones. I feel this book has definitely improved my already wonderful marriage!
Jul 19, 2012 Kaethe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Took me a long time to get through this one -- a bit too pollyanna for my tastes. It does come at the issues between couples with a "what can I do to change my marriage" attitude, rather than a "how can I change my husband" point of view, which is much healthier than many books out there, but it's still too sticky-sweet at times.
Kathy Maggiacomo
There is some good advice but I disagree with some too. A bit more religious than I am yet I enjoy hearing others opinions. I think I interpret things a bit differently. I did like many examples and hearing others stories. It actually made me feel like a pretty good wife after hearing some scenarios in the book.
A good book. Rather frank is some areas. Which is good as well.\nMy struggle with all of these marriage books I've read is that I dont' see how to practically apply the information in my life. Even when I think it's a great idea. Or maybe I'm just to afraid of rejection or failure to implement them.
Rae Vaughn
Aug 04, 2011 Rae Vaughn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book. I would recommend it for anyone that is married or contemplating marriage. It really has changed my thinking and has made me focus on me and my own actions and words within my marriage.
Sep 02, 2008 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I went read and went over this book in a small group of women only. It was great!
Jun 16, 2008 Stacey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very motivational, sets a tone for the womanly part in the marriage. Encouraging the hubby not slowly breaking him down.
Diana Burton
Aug 10, 2009 Diana Burton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Easy to read but very powerful!
Oct 24, 2007 Meg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: married woman
Incredible book, very insightful....every married woman should truly read this book.
Feb 10, 2008 Cherise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
even if you think you are the best wife ever you need to read this book;) It was great. It really makes you want to love your husban!
Alisia Johnson
Wonderful book... need to read again.
Mijin Kang
Another book I received as a gift at my bridal shower. Now that I'm married, I perk up whenever people tell stories about their marriage or have words of wisdom about it.
Ashley Calvert
EVERY Christian woman needs to read this. It is SO helpful and digs down deep into those hurtful issues that arise in marriage, and how to combat them.
Sep 30, 2009 Mimi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: agh
I personally think this book is lame and i thought the couple was being stupid.C'mon,do you really need to read about their mistakes to learn not to do the same thing?One word : "Stupid!"
Jan 23, 2009 Alaina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian-books
great read for men to understand the needs of a woman through a christian perspective
Jul 11, 2015 Betsy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book. For a Christian woman, this hit every issue. Must read!
Tabby-matt Powell
Nov 06, 2012 Tabby-matt Powell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book twice, the first time I hated it because I felt like it was telling women to be a door mat but then I read it again months later and I got a lot from it.
Vanessa Eccles
Aug 19, 2011 Vanessa Eccles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Helped my marriage a lot. My husband read Every Man's Marriage. They are truly wonderful books.
Kara Koester
Feb 07, 2016 Kara Koester rated it it was amazing
Some very good insights.
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Shannon is a million-copy best-selling author, speaker, lay counselor, and advocate for healthy sexuality with a master’s degree in counseling/human relations from Liberty University. She has spoken to youth, college students, and adults since 1989 and her passions include:

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