That Book for Wives by Sally Poyzer – Book Review, Preview

Posted January 9, 2019 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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I was stunned and a little ashamed, though I know that wasn’t his intention.

When my husband told me that he never spoke poorly about me to anyone, I knew it wasn’t because I didn’t merit that – it was just one of his ways of loving me. Of respecting me. And I knew that I needed to change.

Not that I blame anyone else, yet I had always had very open discussions with my family. So I never thought twice about the fact that things between my husband and I should stay between us. And I shouldn’t complain about him to anyone else.

From that day on, I have been determined to show him the respect he is due and not speak poorly about him to anyone but God and him. 🙂

Wives, even if you don’t read this book or even go further into this post, do yourself and your husband a favor and make a point to respect him before others. . .

That Book for Wives by Sally Poyzer – Book Review, Preview

That Book for Wives: Four ways to transform your marriage

by Sally Poyzer

Publication Date November 21, 2016
Genres: Christian Living
Written for: Adults
Pages: 209


You have the power to change your marriage!

Is your husband frustrating and annoying? Do you wish he was more loving and considerate? And does he show absolutely no interest in learning how to change?

That Book for Wives shows you four key ways that you can transform your marriage, even if your husband isn’t interested in changing.

In this easy to read, biblically-based book, Pastor Sally Poyzer shares how she spent the first few years of her marriage trying to fix her husband until God showed her that instead of trying to change him, she needed to change herself.

Telling stories from her own experiences in an amusing and engaging manner, Pastor Sally gives practical and valuable advice for meeting your husband’s four main needs.

If you want your marriage transformed, you need to read That Book for Wives!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

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I really enjoyed reading this, though I won’t say that it was an “easy” book. Unfortunately, doing the right thing in a marriage is something that takes work and humility, and as the author pointed out, it means doing these things regardless of what your husband does. Ouch!

I’m so glad no punches were pulled here. The author shared the truth about how wives should behave towards their husband in a way that was honest and helpful. She provided an easy way to remember what she shared and filled the book with illustrations to back up her points.

In the Lord’s typical timing, shortly after I finished reading this book, a friend was telling me of her struggle in letting her husband make a decision she felt was unwise, and was asking for prayer. Before I had read this, I wouldn’t have really known how to advise her and would have just prayed; however the author addresses this exact situation and gave such a wise and godly way of dealing with it, I had to share. I really appreciate how relevant it is.

Though the subject matter was challenging (and how could it not be!), the author wrote in an engaging and interesting manner, making me want to keep reading to the end.

Wives who are looking for practical, Biblical advice on how they can obey the admonition for us to love our husbands will be blessed by reading this. And women who are about to be married ought to read it as well.

Sally's Wife Tips Pinterest Board

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About Sally Poyzer

Sally Poyzer is a credentialed pastor with CRC Churches International and has spent many years ministering to women, particularly in the area of marriage. She is passionate about sharing how God can help wives enjoy being married.

With a background in corporate training and a Bachelor in Adult and Vocational Education, Sally is an experienced and enthusiastic preacher and teacher. She has her own consulting business, specialising in writing and facilitating customised training programs, as well as writing and formatting a range of organisational documents.

 Sally was married at nineteen to Josh Poyzer, who is now the Senior Pastor of Portlife Church. They have been married over eighteen years and live with their two gorgeous children, Promise and Rockford, in Adelaide, South Australia.

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