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Carolyn Mahaney is the happy wife of C. J. (pastor of Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville), mother to three daughters and one son, and grandmother to twelve grandchildren. She is a homemaker and the author of Feminine Appeal, the coauthor of Girl Talk; Shopping for Time; and True Beauty, and mostra'n més writes for with her three daughters Nicole Whitacre loves being a wife to Steve, mother to her two boys and two girls, and homemaker. Nicole writes with her mom and sisters at, and is the coauthor, along with her mom, of Girl Talk; Shopping for Time; and True Beauty mostra'n menys

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I picked up this book because of the title. It is rare that I think I have read a book written purely on emotion or feelings so I was interested to see what the authors had to say.

The book was written by a mother/daughter team and geared toward women. Many of the examples and scenarios in the book were therefore about women. Unlike many other books written to women this book did not feel as vulnerable, perhaps because of the style in which it was written combined with the fact that the authors spoke about themselves in the third person instead of first person.

The first half of the book felt very academic to me or like the authors were trying to build their case (which they were). Unfortunately, it felt very repetitive, which is not necessarily my favorite thing in a book. I felt this part of the book could have been shorter. I did enjoy the research and thought put into this section though.

All that being said-the last portion of the book was my favorite. I felt that it held more practical examples and tools that I could use when thinking about my emotions in a godly way. And most importantly the authors always point the reader back to prayer, the Word and God.

Finally, I really appreciated the use of Scripture and biblical examples throughout the book. This book is definitely gospel-centered.

There were portions of this book I found long and confusing and portions of this book that I found extremely applicable and in those parts I highlighted something every other paragraph. There were things that I appreciated about the book and things that I would have done differently. So in short I have complex feelings about this book, but then arenÛªt feelings always complex? I would say this book is worth reading, especially if you want a biblical theology of emotion.

This book will be available on October 31, 2017.

I received an advanced copy of this book from Crossway and Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
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wordswithrach | May 2, 2019 |
The basis of this book is the Bible; plain and simple.

Carolyn leads readers through chapters based on the following topics:

1 The Delight of Loving my Husband
2 The Blessings of Loving my Children
3 The Safety of Self-Control
4 The Pleasure of Purity
5 The Rewards of Kindness
6 The Beauty of Submission

Such books often seem to be written in a loftier-than-thou format which can be off-putting. Mrs. Mahoney, however, expresses her own disappointment in her own ability to live up to what she feels are worthy goals. Readers will be encouraged rather than discouraged.

In, fact, I should attempt to be as honest as Carolyn, is...
I think this is the book that I shared with some moms in one of our previous homeschool groups. It caused some conflict. The other mom took issue with something in the book. If I am not mistaken about which book it was, Carolyn mentioned something to the affect that sex was created for pleasure. The other mom argued that the express reason behind the creation of sex was procreation, only.

The King James Bible states:
Genesis 2:18a
"18And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper meet for him."

Webster defines a help meet or helpmate as:
one who is a companion and helper; especially : wife

Genesis 2:22-25
22And the rib which the LORD God had taken from man, made He a woman and brought her unto the man.
23And Adam said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."
24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh.
25And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

I believe that God created woman for man because man was lonely. Adam hadn't even realized that yet. God knew. Adam needed a companion; someone to be a soul-mate. Someone with whom he could share his body, mind, and soul. Intimacy.

I believe God created woman for man so that they could share sexual intimacy...and procreate.

Can you even imagine procreation...the creation of lots of offspring...without the anticipated emotional support of a helper? I know, today many people choose to go it alone. Personally, I feel that's a really hard road to choose and it isn't the one I chose.
I can support others who do and I know it isn't easy an easy path.
Heck, parenting isn't easy even with a devoted spouse!

I am thankful for the man in my life; David. He is a God-given treasure. Our marriage is a blessing to me. We still treasure moments of intimacy and I believe that is just one of the threads that holds us firmly together in God's hands.
This is an expansion on my marriage and intimacy blog series:
My Favorite Books on Marriage and Intimacy Are...
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BoundTogetherForGood | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Aug 25, 2011 |
Carolyn Mahaney gives 7 virtues of a Godly wife and mother in this book. She helps us seek to be a Titus 2 woman, by helping see how we can delight in loving our husbands, realize the blessings in loving in our children, having self-control, purity, kindness and submission in our lives and the honor of working at home. She was very practical, honest and used God's Word as the final authority, which is the best attribute of any book I read. Well worth your time to read this book! In today's world the issues in this book she deals with are contrary to how many people think. It is refreshing to read a biblical view on how we as women can and should be living.… (més)
judyg54 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jul 28, 2010 |
The women's ministries team at my church used this book as the basis for this year's Ladies' Day Away. From it we learned how to find the best deals (experiences, etc.) for each season of life we go through. I came away from the Ladies' Day and from reading this book with a wealth of information and tips to apply to my daily life.

I highly recommend this book.
librarian4Him02 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | May 15, 2009 |


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