Monday, October 26, 2015

When a Woman Loves a Man - Book Review

I received book for review from Moody Publishers.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

When a woman loves a man it's like all the cliches you have ever heard. She "stands by her man."; He has ";sunshine on a cloudy day."; She makes him feel like "a natural man.".  When a woman loves a man you are looking at how Christ loves. She puts his needs before her own. She focuses on what he needs and how he needs it. When a woman loves a man she is his biggest cheerleader and encourager. She will go to great lengths to protect him and promote him. When a woman loves a man she stands by him against all odds, in front of him against all foes, and behind him to protect his back.

The Bible states that God took part of the man's rib and made the woman. This is significant for many reasons, one of which teaches us that the woman's love would be expressed in her protection of her husband emotionally. The ribcage protects the vital organs like the heart and the lungs. Yes, God has made man the physical protector of the woman but He's equaled the playing field by making the woman the emotional protector of the man. It has been said that man is the head, but it is the woman that turns the head. In Titus chapter 2 the older women are to teach the younger women how to love their husbands. When a Woman Loves a Man will explore and explain the characteristics that a woman demonstrates that expresses her love to her man in the way that God intended.

My Review:
My husband and I have been married for 13 years.  Just like any other couple, our relationship has had its fair share of rocky times.  The first few years with Jason were harder than the last few years have been.  I honestly believe it's because we are now both devoted Christians who try to follow what the Bible says about marriage. 
Although I'm quite happy in my marriage, I'm not against reading books that give insight and information on how to keep things going good.  When A Man Loves A Woman, written by James Ford, Jr., is a book written for woman on how to strive towards becoming a better significant other. 
Using biblical references and scripture, this book is broken down into six chapters.  A couple of subjects covered include submission and tangible love.  It was very helpful in getting me to recognize destructive and selfish behaviors.  There are a handful of arguments that I didn't particularly agree with but, overall, I found this book to be insightful and I've even begun to put some of the advice into practice.