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The Complete Husband: A Practical Guide to Biblical Husbanding

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  195 ratings  ·  26 reviews
What does it take to be a "Biblical Husband"? The Complete Husband by Lou Priolo is the ground-breaking book that Christian men have been waiting for.A  In it, the author turns his years of biblical counseling wisdom to the subject of being a husband.A  The author reminds his readers that pleasing their wives does not automatically equate to the sexual arena.A  Men must th
Paperback, 291 pages
Published August 22nd 2007 by Calvary Press (first published August 22nd 1999)
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Vinícius Pimentel
O melhor livro cristão para maridos que conheço. Aborda assuntos que outras obras deixam de lado, como o significado de honrar a esposa como a parte mais frágil e o de tratá-la sabiamente. A ênfase na comunicação entre marido e esposa também tem um potencial "revolucionário" aos homens que desejarem levar a sério o ensino bíblico trazido por Lou Priolo. Recomendo muito a todos (inclusive às mulheres!).
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fantastic book about being a godly husband. It’s the best kind of kick in the pants you could receive to spur you on to love and honor your wife the way Scripture commands you. I’ll be referring back to this book pretty regularly, I’m sure.
Ryan Trzeciak
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Insightful, helpful, practical, convicting, and encouraging all in one! First Peter 3:7 forms the foundation of this book which helps husbands understand what it means to be a life long student of their wives. If you desire to be a godly husband, keep this book close at hand and refer to it often.
Wayne  Watts
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kind of a slowness start but very insightful read. Lots of practical applications and examples. Thank you Priolo!
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
if read and re-read this book would go a long way toward building a great and joyful marriage. highly recommended for couples to go through.
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Louis P. Priolo is the director of biblical counseling at Valleydale Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and the founder and president of Competent to Counsel International. Priolo has been a full-time biblical counselor since 1985 and is a fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He is a graduate of both Calvary Bible College and Liberty University, and is the author of several books, including The Heart of Anger: Practical Help for Prevention and Cure of Anger in Children, Pleasi ...more
Nov 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is the most serious book on being the complete husband, a practical guide for improved Biblical husbanding. It is a revised and expanded edition from a 1998 guide. Lou Priolo has been a full time biblical counselor for 35 years with his base in Birmingham Alabama. This is no light approach to marriage with cute stories. It is 100% serious admonitions to the husband in every single chapter a Bible verse. Lou has taken every Biblical verse in the Bible that talks of marriage and presents a le
Ernie Bowman
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Complete Husband by Lou Priolo is “a guide to biblical husbanding.” The wording of that sub-title might be a little awkward to say, but it accurately captures the author’s biblical thesis: husband is not just someone you are, it is something you do. Continually and intentionally. Priolo has written a book about how to be a husband that is helpful and biblical. It is instructive without being academic, biblical without being boring, and easy to read without being shallow. More often than not, ...more
Tim Counts
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book & very comprehensive. 5 stars for the practical and biblical insights & help! Excellent from a biblical counseling perspective.

However, I almost did 4 stars because the writing style is a bit dry & it takes endurance to finish the book! Reminds me of The Exemplary Husband in this. I could see using it for a Men’s Breakfast where only 2 chapters are read a month or for counseling a husband & discussing a chapter or two at a time...many of the men I know would not slog through the slowe
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book on what it means to and how to live out loving your wife. I believe it has enough depth, considering not getting into specific situations, that it can be helpful to all men.
Biggest drawback for me was all the little footnotes throughout the book promoting all his other books.
Philip Finkelstein

Most of the book was biblically sound, but at times it seemed to slightly misrepresent man’s authority over his wife. Overall, great for every husband to read.
Clayton Moore
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Superior...challenging....honest...Biblically based
Adam Collier
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
its a good read
Brian Pate
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Read for ministry residency at Stanley Heights Baptist Church.
Leonardo Bruno
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Publicado em português pela Nutra Publicações (2011) sob o título "Maridos perseguindo a excelência — princípios bíblicos para maridos que almejam o ideal de Deus".

Este é, talvez, o livro mais prático que já li sobre casamento, especialmente sobre as responsabilidades do homem. Ao final de cada capítulo (durante também) há uma miríade de tarefas, perguntas para fazer a si mesmo, diretrizes e conselhos realmente práticos e de grande auxílio para os homens. É um livro que vai direto ao assunto e e
Michael Whennen
A brilliant "How to" book, for every man to read. I would read in conjunction with

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Rachel Klara Richardson Chapman
The Nouthetic style I do not agree with because it leaves out God's general revelation: God's creation & focuses exclusively upon God's specific revelation: the Bible. One cannot know God without His specific revelation, however leaving out His general revelation misses a depth to reality that God wants us to have.
That basic premise aside, I agreed with most of the means & goals he set forth. The attitude that he had in writing came across a little arrogant at times, but I was willing to over lo
Billy Schiel
Mar 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A really good read. Excellent biblical counsel for mean to "man up" and love their wives as Christ loves the church.
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
Didn't really connect with me. Not bad, but just didn't have enough to keep me interested.
May 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Great book! Well written. Practical advice to help enhance your relationship with your partner...
Camille K.
For a visualization of this book, watch _Pygmalion_.
Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
every man who is married, or plans on being married needs to read this book!!!!!!!
Peter Pike
Jul 28, 2016 rated it liked it
It was okay with solid advice but nothing earth-shattering.
Peter Krol
Nov 15, 2007 rated it really liked it
This book has opened up hours of conversation with my wife. Very helpful to cover lots of Scripture and practical examples.
Michael Schmid
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
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A good book reminding husbands about the biblical mandate to love and care for one's wife, including many practical helps and suggestions.
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LOU PRIOLO is the Director of Biblical Counseling at Eastwood Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, Alabama. A graduate of Calvary Bible College and Liberty University, he is the author of The Heart of Anger , and The Complete Husband. Lou is also a Fellow in the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors. He resides in Wetumpka, Alabama with his wife, Kim, and daughters, Sophia and Gabriella.

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