The Beautiful Wife–Review and Kindle Giveaway!

About the Book:
The Beautiful Wife uses these inspiring stories along with biblical principles to guide and encourage any wife looking for God’s best in her marriage. The Beautiful Wife answers serious questions women have about their roles as wives. Discussing everything from romance and money to beauty, communication, and sex, Sandy challenges women to open up and share their journeys so that together they can see God’s plan for their marriages. “It is my passion to help women discover God’s heart for their marriage, just as the other women helped me,” writes Sandy. “When women share with each other the details of their journeys with God as wives, it’s a beautiful thing indeed.” The Beautiful Wife has two companion resources – Prayer Journal and Mentor’s Guide.

About the Author:
Sandy Ralya is the founder and director of Beautiful Womanhood, a marriage mentoring ministry based near Grand Rapids, Mich. Her marriage testimony was the focus of a popular three-day interview on FamilyLife Today, TV’s Walking by Faith, and Time Out for Women. Sandy is a sought-after speaker, presenting Beautiful Womanhood seminars to hundreds of women each year at MOPS groups, women’s retreats, and church leadership conferences across the country and in Canada. Sandy and her husband Tom have been married since 1980, and have a growing number of grandchildren. www.beautifulwomanhood.com

Sandy’s Marriage Testimony:

My Review:
The little secret that no one tells you before you ride off into the sunset with your Prince Charming is that marriage is hard.  It takes serious effort and pure work to keep it going strong and healthy.  As little girls, we dream and plan all the little details that will make our wedding days picture perfect, but do we focus that intently on what comes after the ceremony? 

I don’t know about you, but I know that marriage really threw me for a loop.  It has forced me to take a good, long, hard look at myself and has also taught me a world of information about relationships.  But it is still hard.  If you have been a long time reader of my blog, you know that my marriage has had its share of rollercoaster moments.  It’s been a rough ride, and I freely admit (as will Hubs) that it is by the grace of God that we are still standing here, together.  Like Sandy was, I am mostly hesitant to open up to others about issues that I am dealing with because the grass always looks greener on the other side and I feel as if those women with the “perfect marriages” would never understand what I am going through OR they will judge me for the mistakes I’ve made.  This is far from the biblical model that God lays out in Titus 2 for women and how they should interact with one another.

I have been slowly coming out of my shell and I am always open for encouragement and suggestions from fellow believers on how to improve myself in order to be a godly wife.  That is why this book really hits home with me.  It isn’t just generic information spit out at you like a thousand other “Christian living” books on the shelf. It has personal stories from the author that help you relate and know that you aren’t the only one with a problem.  It asks you to dig deep within yourself and more importantly, it teaches you how to stop relying on yourself for the answers, but to turn to God with everything because He is the only one with the right solutions.

The book has two companion books that can be purchased to be used alongside of it: a prayer journal and a mentor’s guide.  This book is perfect for a small group setting (and that is where the mentor’s guide comes in handy) but can also be used individually.  The prayer journal is a wonderful addition to the teachings in the book.  It helps you collect your reflections, prayers, concerns, and scripture verses that are speaking to your heart as a wife.  It is different from other prayer journals that I have seen with generic fill in the blank slots.  The book could be used without either of these, but I think they help expand on the idea of really digging deep. 

To purchase your own copy of this book, click here.

To learn about Sandy’s ministry, Beautiful Womanhood, watch this short video:

Celebrate with Sandy by entering her Kindle Touch Giveaway and coming to her “Beautiful Womanhood” Facebook Party {3/8}!

One beautiful winner will receive:

  • A Brand new Kindle Touch with Wi-Fi
  • The Beautiful Wife By Sandy Ralya
  • The Beautiful Wife Prayer Journal and Mentor’s Guide

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 3/7/12. Winner will be announced at Sandy’s “Beautiful Womanhood” Facebook Party on 3/8. Sandy will be hosting an evening of chat, laughter and encouragement – bring your friends! She’ll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, prayer journals and a live chat with Sandy for your Bible study or small group!

So grab your copy of The Beautiful Wife and join Sandy and friends on the evening of March 8th for an evening of fun.

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Don’t miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on March 8th!

*I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book from Litfuse Publishing Group in exchange for my honest opinion.  I was not required to give a positive review.*

Comments

  1. I clicked join on facebook. Didn’t see anywhere to enter for a drawing so hopefully I did it right 🙂

  2. did you click the facebook icon at the bottom of the post? It should take you directly to the place to fill out the information to enter the sweepstakes. 🙂

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