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A Happy Marriage

By Rafael Yglesias
  • Book ID : 1439109818
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 126
  • eBook Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • File Pdf: a-happy-marriage.pdf

Book Summary:

A Happy Marriage is both intimate and expansive: It is the story of Enrique Sabas and his wife, Margaret, a novel that alternates between the romantic misadventures of the first weeks of their courtship and the final months of Margaret's life as she says good-bye to her family, friends, and children -- and to Enrique. Spanning thirty years, this achingly honest story is about what it means for two people to spend a lifetime together -- and what makes a happy marriage. Yglesias's career as a novelist began in 1970 when he wrote an autobiographical novel at sixteen, hailed by critics for its stunning and revelatory depiction of adolescence. A Happy Marriage, his first work of fiction in thirteen years, was inspired by his relationship with his wife, Margaret, who died in 2004. Bold, elegiac, and emotionally suspenseful, even though we know what happens, Yglesias's beautiful novel will break every reader's heart -- while encouraging all of us with its clear-eyed evocation of the enduring value of marriage.

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  • File Pdf: happy-together.pdf

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  • Pages : 320
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Book Summary:

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : 1466837985
  • Pages : 256
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  • File Pdf: love-italian-style.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9780743203524
  • Pages : 240
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  • File Pdf: will-our-love-last.pdf

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  • Publisher : Melville House
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  • Pages : 320
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  • File Pdf: the-happy-marriage.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
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  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 792
  • File Pdf: the-80-80-marriage.pdf

Book Summary:

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By William Glasser, M.D.,Carleen Glasser
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061741507
  • Pages : 128
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Book Summary:

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  • Pages : 272
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  • File Pdf: happy-wives-club.pdf

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  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
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  • Pages : 254
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  • Publisher : Zondervan
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  • Pages : 208
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Book Summary:

OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD! With this updated edition of their award-winning book, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott help you launch lifelong love like never before. This is more than a book--it's an experience, especially when you use the his/her workbooks filled with more than 40 fun exercises. Get ready for deeper intimacy with the best friend you'll ever have. Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, which has been translated into more than 15 languages, is the most widely used marriage prep tool in the world. Why? Because it will help you . . . Uncover the misbeliefs of marriage Learn to communicate with instant understanding Discover the secret to resolving conflict Master the skills of money management Get your sex life off to a great start A compelling video, featuring real-life couples, is available, and with this updated edition, Les and Leslie unveil the game-changing SYMBIS Assessment. Now you can discover how to leverage your personalities for a love that lasts a lifetime. Make your marriage everything it is meant to be. Save your marriage--before (and after) it starts.

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By Eli J. Finkel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0698411455
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 332
  • File Pdf: the-all-or-nothing-marriage.pdf

Book Summary:

“After years of debate and inquiry, the key to a great marriage remained shrouded in mystery. Until now...”—Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Eli J. Finkel's insightful and ground-breaking investigation of marriage clearly shows that the best marriages today are better than the best marriages of earlier eras. Indeed, they are the best marriages the world has ever known. He presents his findings here for the first time in this lucid, inspiring guide to modern marital bliss. The All-or-Nothing Marriage reverse engineers fulfilling marriages—from the “traditional” to the utterly nontraditional—and shows how any marriage can be better. The primary function of marriage from 1620 to 1850 was food, shelter, and protection from violence; from 1850 to 1965, the purpose revolved around love and companionship. But today, a new kind of marriage has emerged, one oriented toward self-discover, self-esteem, and personal growth. Finkel combines cutting-edge scientific research with practical advice; he considers paths to better communication and responsiveness; he offers guidance on when to recalibrate our expectations; and he even introduces a set of must-try “lovehacks.” This is a book for the newlywed to the empty nester, for those thinking about getting married or remarried, and for anyone looking for illuminating advice that will make a real difference to getting the most out of marriage today.

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By Ken W. Woodcock
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 1462084125
  • Pages : 108
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 998
  • File Pdf: tied-in-a-knot.pdf

Book Summary:

Divorce rates are at an all time high. This does not have to be. Texts from the Bible, Torah and Koran give definitive rules on how to have a long and happy marriage. Tied In A Knot describes God's rules for marital bliss as taken from the Holy Bible. Marriage should be fun, exciting and satisfying, as well as provide a quality family atmosphere. Written not by a scholar, preacher or psychologist, but by a man who has lived forty-five years with the same wife, practicing these rules. You will learn God's plan for husband and wife and how following His rules will work in your marriage.

The Good Marriage: How and Why Love Lasts

By Judith Wallerstein
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Plunkett Lake Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
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  • Reads : 737
  • File Pdf: the-good-marriage.pdf

Book Summary:

When it first appeared in 1995, The Good Marriage became a best-seller. It offers timeless clues to the secret of happy, long-lasting marriages. Based on a groundbreaking study of fifty couples who consider themselves happily married, psychologist Judith Wallerstein presents the four basic types of marriage — romantic, rescue, companionate, and traditional — and identifies nine developmental tasks that must be successfully undertaken in a “good marriage” — separation from the family of origin, up-and-down vicissitudes of early years, children, balance of work and home, dealing with infidelities, and more. The men and women Wallerstein interviewed readily admit that even the best relationship requires hard work and continuing negotiation, especially in the midst of societal pressures that can tear marriages apart. But they also convey an inspirational message, for almost all of them feel that their marriage is their single greatest accomplishment. The Good Marriage explains why, and its lively mix of storytelling and analysis will challenge every couple to think in a profoundly different way about the most important relationship in their lives. “Should be required reading for all who are interested in marriage.” — W. Walter Menninger “Should prove a lifesaver for many couples.” — Publishers Weekly “Will enrich the sparse literature on happy marriages.” — USA Today “One of the nice things about The Good Marriage is its modesty. It doesn’t pretend to offer a philosophy or even a lecture on marriage. It takes no position on the ideologically charged issues of women’s marital roles and status. Equally important, it ignores the two most common ways of talking about marriage — as a contract negotiated between two equal parties and as the pathway to individual fulfillment. For this reason it is refreshingly free of ‘rights’ talk and therapy talk. Indeed, Wallerstein places much more emphasis on the development of good judgment and a moral sense than on the acquisition of effective communication or negotiation skills.” — Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, The Atlantic “A lagniappe to enduring couplehood... The strength of this study is that Ms. Wallerstein, a gifted interviewer, persuades the couples to reveal their interior lives in rich, explicit detail.” — Susan Jacoby, The New York Times Book Review “Written in a masterful style that often reads like the best popular fiction... Wallerstein and Blakeslee again combine their substantial talents... deftly and entertainingly exploring the foundations of good marriages.” — Tara Aronson, San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle “Groundbreaking.” — Boston Globe “This is a wonderfully readable and immensely valuable book, full of wise and original insights about the many, many roads to marital happiness.” — Judith Viorst “With wisdom, humor, and sympathetic understanding, Judith Wallerstein helps us recognize and rediscover the good marriage... lucid, psychologically sophisticated, and generously wise.” — David Blankenhorn, Newsday “Historically informative as well as profoundly wise psychologically.” — Joan M. Erikson “For a long time, as a Rabbi, I’ve been using The Good Marriage, by the late Judith Wallerstein... in my pre-marital counseling. She provides... amazingly helpful insights [which] open up conversations and lead couples to think much more deeply about what they are getting themselves into — and what they might need to do to keep their marriages strong.” — Rabbi Carl M. Perkins “A welcome addition to the field of literature on contemporary marriage... The style [is] clear, concise, sensitive and, occasionally, personal. Her personal additions... add warmth, emotional consciousness, and greater insight into what makes individuals and couples happy in their relationships. This book has value for the many audiences interested in relational theory that want to approach relationships from a realistic and positive perspective.” — Nancy Williford, Clinical Social Work Journal “In The Good Marriage, Wallerstein’s new study of 50 married couples offers affirmation that the process of marriage itself presents a vehicle for transformation... A best-selling author, Wallerstein employs a thoughtful, nonaggressive style that appeals to the general public. Wallerstein has performed an invaluable service in The Good Marriage.” — Elizabeth M. Tully, M.D., Journal of Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry “Solid... impressive... Those interested in social policy should be pleased that so well-respected a liberal academic as Ms. Wallerstein has written a book that celebrates marriage and points the way toward restructuring it.” — Wall Street Journal “With extraordinary skill and compassion Wallerstein and Blakeslee take us inside the lives of fifty American couples and find that a good marriage still provides the best framework for enduring love and intimacy.” — Sylvia Ann Hewlett “A very appealing book... clearly written and clearly thought out.” — Library Journal “Wallerstein’s major contribution is not about how and why love lasts, but about how and why love develops. It is in such a context, less idyllic, but more realistic, that the book will prove to be a lasting contribution.” — Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health

How Not to Get Divorced

By Lord Ronald Victor Alan Streeter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : LifeRich Publishing
  • Isbn : 1489722556
  • Pages : 100
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 483
  • File Pdf: how-not-to-get-divorced.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is very personal. Lord Ronald exposes many of the problems he has encountered in his life. With this experience, he will give you the knowledge and understanding to help you in your marriage. But the book covers more than marriage; it deals with problems in dating, engagement, getting married, dealing with the in-laws, and having children. All his advice is sound and practical. No exotic ideas—just plain sense. So if you have any challenges in your personal life, this is the book for you.

The Marriage Book

By Lisa Grunwald,Stephen Adler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1439169675
  • Pages : 560
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 428
  • File Pdf: the-marriage-book.pdf

Book Summary:

The definitive anthology of wisdom and wit about one of life’s most complex, intriguing, and personal subjects. When and whom do you marry? How do you keep a spouse content? Do all engaged couples get cold feet? How cold is so cold that you should pivot and flee? Where and how do children fit in? Is infidelity always wrong? In this volume, you won’t find a single answer to your questions about marriage; you will find hundreds. Spanning centuries and cultures, sources and genres, The Marriage Book offers entries from ancient history and modern politics, poetry and pamphlets, plays and songs, newspaper ads and postcards. It is an A to Z compendium, exploring topics from Adam and Eve to Anniversaries, Fidelity to Freedom, Separations to Sex. In this volume, you’ll hear from novelists, clergymen, sex experts, and presidents, with guest appearances by the likes of Liz and Dick, Ralph and Alice, Louis CK, and Neil Patrick Harris. Casanova calls marriage the tomb of love, and Stephen King calls it his greatest accomplishment. With humor, perspective, breadth, and warmth, The Marriage Book is sure to become a classic.

How to Be the Wife of a Happy Husband

By Ron Hutchcraft,Cara Van Miriah
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Isbn : 1935177109
  • Pages : 13
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 782
  • File Pdf: how-to-be-the-wife-of-a-happy-husband.pdf

Book Summary:

Weddings are wonderful. Every little girl dreams about the day she will become a bride. When that day finally comes, it can be magical! Marriages rarely reflect the idealism of the big wedding day. After the honeymoon, reality shows us that a marriage can be hard work. Many of us are ready for a breath of hope in our marriage relationship. How can we make the rest of our years, the best of our years? How can we truly be "happy" in this unique, lifetime relationship? For many wives, the dream of being married to a "happy husband" seems unreachable. But what if? What if a wife had the ability to help her husband truly be happy? There is a unique role that wives play in the process of building a happy marriage. You can begin today to help your husband feel respected, appreciated, and happy. In the e-book, "How to be the Wife of a Happy Husband," you'll discover the five priceless qualities of the wife of a happy husband and practical insights for any woman wanting a thriving marriage.

Twenty Keys To A Happier Marriage

By Mike Murdock
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wisdom International Inc
  • Isbn : 1563946114
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 872
  • File Pdf: twenty-keys-to-a-happier-marriage.pdf

Book Summary:

This Book Could Determine The Future of Your Marriage. Dynamic Principles for Successful Relationships...Respecting Your Mate / The Importance of A Family Altar / Recognizing The Value of Marriage To God and much more. Applying these principles can revolutionize your marriage! It has revolutionized many marriages around the world!

31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife

By Arlene Pellicane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Isbn : 0736958088
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 588
  • File Pdf: 31-days-to-becoming-a-happy-wife.pdf

Book Summary:

You don’t have to be married very long to discover that your husband will not live up to all your expectations. And even if he is Mr. Wonderful, he will still do things that disappoint you...and even make you unhappy. But being a happy wife has more to do with choice than circumstance. It begins with your personal decision to choose happiness. And it’s characterized by a thread of thanksgiving that runs through your life, bringing with it contentment and cheerfulness. In 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife, Arlene Pellicane explores five character traits you can choose to develop in your journey toward happiness. Organized into 31 daily readings, her biblically based insights will show you the way to become Hopeful—believe that a happy marriage is within your reach Adaptable—learn to be open to change Positive—choose to be more optimistic Purposeful—discover a new vision for your role as a wife Yielded—experience joy as you submit to God’s plan Commit yourself to this month-long quest to becoming a happy wife and discover newfound joy for yourself and for your husband. The book includes a “Happy Wives Club Discussion Guide,” filled with thought-provoking questions for each daily reading that will enhance your personal or group study.

For Better

By Tara Parker-Pope
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101404299
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 129
  • File Pdf: for-better.pdf

Book Summary:

One of the New York Times' most popular journalists presents groundbreaking scientific news about marriage. And, surprise: It's good news. We've all heard the statistic: Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. It's enough to make many couples give up when the going gets rough, thinking that's what everybody else does. But what if it weren't true? What if, in fact, it's not only possible but often easier than you think to save a seemingly troubled relationship? These are the questions Tara Parker-Pope asked herself after her own divorce. An investigative journalist on the health and wellness beat, she turned to some of the top biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and other scientists for the facts about marriage and divorce. Those facts were more positive and provocative than she'd ever expected, and For Better offers page after page of astonishing, eye-opening good news. Parker-Pope presents the science behind why some marriages work and others don't; the biology behind why some spouses cheat and others remain faithful; the best diagnostic tools created by the most cutting-edge psychologists to assess the probability of success in getting married, staying married, or remarrying. There are questionnaires to uncover potentially damaging hidden attitudes toward spouses. There are tools to show the impact of routine, fresh activity and how small adjustments can make a huge difference. Tara Parker- Pope's genius is for exploring the science behind the big issues that affect our lives every day and translating that science into advice that we can use-every day. For Better is the definitive guide to the most profound relationship of our lives.

Many Faces of Love

By Kaarina Määttä,Satu Uusiautti
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 9462092060
  • Pages : 234
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 433
  • File Pdf: many-faces-of-love.pdf

Book Summary:

What do we actually talk about when we talk about love? Research on love and emotions has been met with suspicion although people live in a network of relationships from birth to death, and the ability to build and maintain relationships is an important strength. This book provides a comprehensive research-based analysis of love in human life: romantic love and its ups and downs, and the fascination of love, the combination of work and family, the secrets of a long-lasting marriage, senior love, and the throes and relief of a divorce. Love is also discussed in relation to other phenomena, such as friendship, play, and creativity. In addition, themes of parental love and pedagogical love, and the ability to love, as well as dark sides of love are introduced. Love is worth cherishing and practicing. Other people’s experiences may be helpful, and information about the nature of love can relieve the pain. Thus, love, in its various forms, makes the best health insurance! This book is meant for everyone interested in love but also for professionals in various fields, such as psychologists, educators, and couple and family counselors. The book is based on authors Prof. Kaarina Määttä’s and Dr. Satu Uusiautti’s extensive research on love at the University of Lapland, Finland.

Go Ask Ali

By Ali Wentworth
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062466038
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 139
  • File Pdf: go-ask-ali.pdf

Book Summary:

New York Times bestselling author Ali Wentworth offers her hilarious and unique advice on surviving the absurdity of modern life in her third collection of laugh-out-loud comic vignettes. Ali Wentworth’s first two books, Ali in Wonderland and Happily Ali After, were lauded by readers, critics, and fellow comedians alike. Entertainment Weekly included Happily Ali After on its "Must List" and hailed it as "hilarious. . . . Her glass isn’t half full—it’s "empty and cracked," while Cosmopolitan praised it as "razor-sharp." Chelsea Handler called Ali in Wonderland "truly hilarious," and Kathy Griffin christened it, "Chicken Soup for the Vagina." Alec Baldwin has described Ali as "funny and warm and crazy all at once. Like Barbara Eden. But on something. Like crystal meth," and Jerry Seinfeld has raved, "Everything that comes out of Ali Wentworth’s mouth is funny!" At once endearing and hilarious, thoughtful and far-fetched, this third collection offers Ali at her wisest and wittiest as she delivers tips, pointers, and quips on a host of life’s conundrums and sticky situations, including the funny, sometimes embarrassing yet unforgettable situations that have shaped her inimitable world view as a wife, mother, actress, comedian, and all around bon vivant. Thoroughly entertaining, Go Ask Ali is packed with thoughts and musings from "the girlfriend you want to have a glass of wine with, the one who makes you laugh because she sees the funny and the absurd in everything" (Huffington Post).

Built to Last

By Dauren Francis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 1512708941
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 977
  • File Pdf: built-to-last.pdf

Book Summary:

Anything in life that is of great value takes hard work and commitment. Building a successful marriage and relationship is no different. What does it take to build a marriage that will last? In Built to Last you will find practical wisdom and biblical principles that will help you have a successful marriage and relationship. This book is an excellent read—not only for married couples, but for singles as well. If you are engaged or planning on getting married in the future, you want to read this book. Do you check the pulse of your relationship? This book covers a variety of topics that couples deal with on a regular basis. Regardless of where you are in your marriage or relationship, it is not over; it is only the beginning. There is still work to be done. Your marriage and relationship can last. This book will take you to the next level in understanding the composition and sustainability of your marriage and relationship. With God all things are possible. If you are going to build it, then it must be Built to Last.

The Patron Saint Of Liars

By Ann Patchett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0547548400
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 144
  • File Pdf: the-patron-saint-of-liars.pdf

Book Summary:

In 1992, celebrated novelist Ann Patchett launched her remarkable career with the publication of her debut novel, The Patron Saint of Liars. On this 25th anniversary, read the best-selling book that is “beautifully written . . . a first novel that second- and third-time novelists would envy for its grace, insight, and compassion” (Boston Herald). St. Elizabeth's, a home for unwed mothers in Habit, Kentucky, usually harbors its residents for only a little while. Not so Rose Clinton, a beautiful, mysterious woman who comes to the home pregnant but not unwed, and stays. She plans to give up her child, thinking she cannot be the mother it needs. But when Cecilia is born, Rose makes a place for herself and her daughter amid St. Elizabeth's extended family of nuns and an ever-changing collection of pregnant teenage girls. Rose's past won't be kept away, though, even by St. Elizabeth's; she cannot remain untouched by what she has left behind, even as she cannot change who she has become in the leaving.

A Successful Marriage: The wife's making

By Zacharias Tanee Fomum
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ZTF Books Online
  • Isbn : 1311229248
  • Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 367
  • File Pdf: a-successful-marriage.pdf

Book Summary:

What is a successful marriage? How do you get to a successful marriage? What's the role of the wife in ensuring a successful marriage? These questions are, among others, current and recurring questions to which Z.T. Fomum provides answers, based on the Word of God and on his long experience in marriage. Since it was sin that disturbed the first union between Adam and Eve, you should know that the health of a marriage depends on the place that God occupies in that marriage, from the very beginning. It also depends on the wife’s ability to take on the character of Christ, so as to restore the sovereignty of God in the union where man is honoured as the earthly husband. The wife can therefore orchestrate a happy marriage, provided that her heart is free from all forms of idols. Filled with the Holy Spirit, the woman subject to God will be the anchor of a successful marriage on earth. Women are not asked to submit because they are secondary beings. No! They submit because that's their responsibility, and God says so. That's what stabilises the marriage and propels it to success. This book is simply good and true. It is recommended to everyone before and after the marriage celebration.