And insights are sometimes a bit dated which is one reason why I would not highly recommend the book today I know that in decades past God really used this book to challenge women and to transformed marriages and amilies There were things I took away that challenged and inspired meHowever The Confident Woman: How to Take Charge and Recharge Your Life for a woman who has sexual abuse in her history or who is already guilt ridden in her marriage this may not be the best book to read Ieel like there are just so many complexities related to intimacy in marriage and approaching just women or just men when it is such a two sided thing is difficult and often counterproductive I elt that subject was oversimplified in the bookAfter reading this I was also left unsatisfied with regards to the subject of prioritizing God irst then marriage then children then kids self community etc And she also touched on the subject of self care but I have a lot of uestions still This is another book that I plan on re reading through the years Our Bible study group went through it last Spring and it has been such a blessing to me my marriage and my amily She offers so many ideas that our not too hard to implement that easily give you the mind rame you want drawing your relationship with Christ closer everyday I love this book Would change a couple things in her priorities section but I do recommend this all the tim. Ecides to learn and grow in all the areas of this role and to work as though she were aiming or the presidency of a corporation Also included is a Bible study and project guide which work perfectly or personal study or small group interactio.
St and the Church through our marriage Responding in love and respect to our husband Are we showing our children grace Teaching them what it looks like to live a life seeking to bring glory and honor to ChristWhat we are doing day in and day out is serious Kingdom changing business We should aim to give it our all and grow daily in our roles through the grace of GodI can definitely recommend this book to other women who seek to learn about their God given roles in this lifeAs much as I highly recommend this book if you haven t read one of Mrs Dillow s other books Intimate Issues I highly recommend that book too This book completely transformed my thoughts and perspective on sex early in our marriage which has proved to be a great blessing This is one of the best books about biblical womanhood that I have ever read The author keeps things very simple while also including uite a The Way of Women few scripture references and practical examples So itelt high level informational but also could be deeply personal I will be pulling this back off my shelf or years to come I picked up this book again originally published in 1977 seeking some counsel rom an older Christian woman who has also ministered alongside her husband overseas I realize Linda Dillow sort of pioneered this subject challenging Christian wives and mothers decades ago and her perspectives. A plan whereby you can begin to become the woman wife and mother that you long to be She describes a creative counterpart as being than just a helper She is a woman who having chosen or having ound herself in the vocation of wife and mother
I have loved and learned so much rom reading marriage books I thrive on learning by example and The Bravest Cat! from hearing personal experiences So reading books and hearing how God is working in the author s marriage is a great tool that God usesor me to grow in my own role as a wife This happens often in real life too as I meet older and wiser women who I continually glean wisdom The Slammer: The Crisis In Canada's Prison System fromThis book Creative Counterpart is read like a conversation with the author Linda Dillow Mrs Dillow s writing style is very conversational It makesor a very easy read Additionally Mrs Dillow is a very The Great Race funny lady at least I assumerom her books that I ve read she adds humor throughout her words making it even enjoyableMrs Dillow defines a creative counterpart as a woman who having chosen the vocation of wife and mother decides to learn and grow in all the areas of this role and work as though she were aiming or the presidency of a corporation Being a wife and mother is a serious responsibility We are partners in life with our husbands whom we are hopefully growing in godliness alongside Additionally we are placed with the joint responsibility of training our children and teaching them the things of God Throughout most of our days we are shaping souls either our husband s or our children sAre we taking our responsibilities seriously Are we painting an image of Chri. Linda Dillow gracefully and succinctly motivates Christian women to reach or than they are currently experiencing in their marriages She includes creative suggestions on how to encourage your husband live above your circumstances and develop.
Linda Dillow is no stranger to publishing and adventure She's the author of Creative Counterpart Calm My Anxious Heart and The Blessings Book Linda and her husband Jody lived in Europe and Asia for 17 years training Christian leaders in closed countries with Biblical Education by Extension During this time Linda traveled extensively in Romania Russia Hungary Poland and Asia She taught wo