Thursday, March 5, 2015

Unveiled Wife {book review}

I remember it clearly and yet a lot of it is hazy now. Our first six months of marriage were rocky. We were still learning the art of communicating, the art of conflict and speaking each other's love languages. We had those conflicts that would end in tears and many that would end with hugs and making up. It was hard to work through hurtful words we spewed at each other but we did through slowly pulling back the veil and letting each fully in and almost seven years later he truly is my best friend. The one I text throughout the day. The one I hug + kiss when he comes home. The last one I say good night to.



We've had so many adventures in our almost seven years of marriage. Many still make us laugh until we cry and others we can look back on and laugh about when during that time we couldn't. And yet others we can fist pump each other now because we knew it was hard then and we still know it now- but the difference is we made it through together. 


I read this book in one solid week of reading, putting it down, taking notes and learning along with Jennifer. Her story is one that is about removing your veils and it is inspiring, intimate and a beautiful God story. You can read the first chapter for free here.

BOOK OVERVIEW

As a young bride, Jennifer Smith couldn’t wait to build her life with the man she adored. She dreamed of closeness, of being fully known and loved by her husband. But the first years of marriage were nothing like she’d imagined. Instead, they were marked by disappointment and pain. Trapped by fear and insecurity, and feeling totally alone, Jennifer cried out to God: What am I doing wrong? Why is this happening to us? It was as if a veil had descended between her and her husband, and between her and God—one that kept her from experiencing the fullness of love. How did Jennifer and her husband survive the painful times? What did they do when they were tempted to call it quits? How did God miraculously step in during the darkest hour to rescue and redeem them, tearing down the veil once and for all? The Unveiled Wife is a real-life love story; one couple’s refreshingly raw, transparent journey touching the deep places in a marriage that only God can reach. If you are feeling disappointment or even despair about your marriage, the heart-cry of this book is: You are not alone. Discover through Jennifer’s story how God can bring you through it all to a place of transformation.

You can find Jennifer writing daily over at Unveiled Wife and you can grab a copy of her book at your local bookstore or here. I think every married woman & soon to be married should read this book and grab a copy for a friend too. It is a must read!


I received a copy of this book from Tyndale House for a post and my honest opinion. 

3 comments:

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