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Sacred Influence (Votre mari a besoin de vous)

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Your husband is far from perfect. Your couple may be in danger. Yet neither the critics, nor the silences, nor the ultimatums seem to turn him into someone better.

After the success of his book for couples,  You said yes to what? , Gary Thomas takes it a step further. He gives practical advice to wives who wish to become a source of inspiration and encouragement alongside their husbands.

Deeply biblical advice, which every bride can apply before even finishing reading this book.

In a refreshing style, this book will help you:

• Better understand how your husband thinks, what he feels, what motivates him.
• To be fully an actor in the development of his character and his spiritual maturity.
• To manage certain difficult situations like his anger, his absence from home, his lack of interest in the faith, an extra-marital relationship, etc.
• Renew your joy and find meaning within your couple.

Wives, your husband needs you. Do you accept the challenge?

Author

Gary Thomas is a husband who talks to wives. He is an international speaker and has published several bestsellers (translated into 12 languages) on marriage and family including You said yes to what?

Table of contents

A few words from Lisa Thomas
Acknowledgments

Introduction: God hears and sees all things

Part 1: The transformation of your relationship begins with you

1. The Glory of the Woman of God
2. The Strength of the Woman of God
3. "Be worthy of me"

Part two: How to create a climate conducive to change

4. The Widow of Zarephath
5. The Legacy of Zarephath
6. Help
7. A right, a call, and a commitment
8. Understanding the Male Mindset
9. Jeanne-Antoinette

Part Three: How to deal with the most common problems

10. Taming Anger (1): Ray and Jo
11. Overcome anger (2)
12. Rich and Pat: the magic question
13. The Biology of the Overbooked Man
14. Love and Purity
15. Ken and Diana: An Internet Adventure
16. John and Catherine: finding faith

Epilogue : Eternal Beauty

Question for discussion and reflection
A final word from Gary

Chapter Notes

Details

Original title: Sacred Influence
Author
: Gary Thomas
Publisher
: BLF Éditions
Publication: September 2015
Pages: 364
Format: paperback
Dimensions : 5.5 "x 8 , 5 "
Weight : 0.406 kg
ISBN : 978-2-36249-203-7

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Avez-vous vraiment tout essayé?

Ce livre a été édité pour la 1re fois en anglais en 2006 sous le titre Scared Influence. Malheureusement, je ne lis pas l'anglais assez couramment. Et puis d'ailleurs, je ne savais pas que ce livre existait. Je viens d'en terminer la lecture, en français, 13 ans après sa 1re parution en anglais. J'en suis à ma 26e année de mariage. Si j'avais pu lire ce livre en anglais dès sa 1re parution, ça veut dire que j'aurais pu vivre 13 années de mariage plus merveilleuses que celles que je viens de passer. Encore aurait-il fallu que j'applique concrètement à ma vie ce qui y est enseigné. Mais, rien ne sert de regarder en arrière et de s'apitoyer. Dieu fait toutes choses belles en son temps. Croyez-moi, je n'ai pas attendu d'avoir terminé la lecture du livre pour commencer à mettre en application ses principes. Et, devinez quoi? Les changements dans notre vie de couple se font déjà sentir. C'est merveilleux! Je recommande la lecture de ce livre à toutes les femmes qui pensent qu'elles ont déjà tout essayer pour « arranger » leur couple!