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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Beautiful Wife Review

I have the privilege to review several books on our blog and if you don't read any of my reviews read this if you are a wife or one day hope to be.

Sandy Ralya did a wonderful job of pointing out things that I, as a wife, had never thought of before in regards to my role as a wife. I'll be the first to admit that I get tired of hearing Christian authors and speakers tell us to submit to our husbands and while Sandy did touch on this she talked about it in a way that didn't leave me feeling like being submissive is being weak. There were several points in the book where I felt as though she was talking directly to me. Each chapter covers a different facet of life as a wife and gives tips on how to revamp that area of your marriage in order to make you the most beautiful wife you can be.

This is a book that I will be going back to, making notes on in the accompanying journal, and hopefully leading a study using the Mentor Guide. At the conclusion of each chapter there are questions to prompt you to write in the journal but I promise you won't need them in order to have things to write about. It is that thought provoking! The journal also guides you in what to write about and from looking at it it's going to be easy to fill the pages. The mentor guide gives great instruction to lead discussion on each chapter as well as clearly defining your role as a mentor.

I'll leave you with my favorite verse from The Beautiful Wife:

"So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place,
quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the
Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on,
wear love. It's your basic, all-purpose garment.
Never be without it."
-Colossians 3:12

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 Sandy Ralya: 
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.
Video Links:
1.      Sandy’s Testimony. This is directed primarily at wives. Sandy speaks to the mentors for a few seconds near the end, but her testimony will be one that resonates with wives as well.
2.      About BEAUTIFUL WOMANHOOD Ministry. This uses Sandy’s experience to speak directly to the marriage mentor to encourage and equip her role as a mentor.

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 received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity Group.


  1. ooo this looks good! Will have to add it to the list!!

  2. Wear love. :)
    This book looks like it will be a very good read. Thanks for reviewing.


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