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208 pages
Jan 2005
Harvest House Publishers

Becoming the Woman of His Dreams: Seven Qualities Every Man Longs For

by Sharon Jaynes

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"Woman of his dreams? Why, some days I've been the woman of his dreams, all right. A nightmare in which I was the star." (15)

Many of us could make the same confession. How can we change that "Bride of Frankenstein" image to his "dream girl?" Sharon Jaynes shares some ideas in Becoming the Woman of His Dreams.

Jaynes, vice president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and author of several books, interviewed hundreds of men to discover what they most longed for in a wife. She boiled the answers down to seven primary qualities: prayer, respect, adoration, friendship, safeguards their marriage, encouragement, and sexual fulfillment.

She divides the book into sections based on these qualities. Then in a conversational friendly style she breaks those qualities into practical chapters full of anecdotes, scripture, words of the men she interviewed, and sense. Some chapters end with lists of usable ideas--conversation starters, ideas for showing appreciation, and romance igniters. She also includes a study guide in the back

Jaynes asks thought-provoking questions, such as "Where does your man go to be admired?" (81)

She doesn't shy from controversial issues such as frank discussions of sexuality or wifely submission. I appreciate her upholding the traditional understanding of submission instead of the popular misapplication that calls for husbands and wives to submit to each other. Too many fail to recognize that Paul gives the general principle of submission to the church in Ephesians 5:21. Then he shows what submission looks like in marriage, in parent-child relations, and in employment in Ephesians 5:22-6:9.

Jaynes stomps on toes sometimes, but she is mostly encouraging. Whether you are a bride-to-be who wants to start a marriage off well or a veteran wife of thirty years who needs a few reminders, Becoming the Woman of His Dreams offers worthwhile information in a friendly readable style. -- Debbie W. Wilson, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

A Dream Come True

Do you want to become the woman of your husband's dreams? The woman who makes him sorry to leave in the morning and eager to come home at night? Becoming the Woman of His Dreams offers you an insightful look at the wonderful, unique, and God-ordained role only you have in your husband's life.

Sprinkle throughout the pages are glimpses of men's hearts as they honestly share their responses to a survey that asked

  • How would you describe the woman of your dreams?
  • What does your wife do well that other women could learn from?
  • What has been your greatest struggle in your marriage?
  • How could your wife help alleviate that problem?
  • What is the one thing you wish women understood about what a man wants in the woman of his dreams?

If you would like a little "wow!" back in your relationship with the man you married, let seven simple secrets, biblical wisdom, and honest stories of both men and women inspire you to truly be the wife your husband longs for.