If read rationally and with an open mind, this book is an excellent guide to a good marriage. However, if you decide before starting that Debi is recommending women be doormats, that's all you'll get from it. Read what she WROTE, not what you ASSUME.
This is the most practical, helpful book I have ever read about the role of a wife. Learn how to make your marriage beautiful!! If you know there's something missing in your relationship, but you can't put your finger on it--this book will really help you evaluate your beliefs and make changes that will make your marriage glorious.
I am reading this book and loving it. It's value is above books available today on the topic. As a Christian woman with a grown family I see the errors I've made and clearly the value of the attitude of a wife toward her beloved. I found my copy at a nearby thrift shop for $.25, but I value the copy far above the cost. This book is hard to find - not because it's filled with error and untruth -- but because it is invaluable to the woman wise enough to heed. RECOMMENDED for any wife old or new.
This book is a great help to any wife to have a better marriage. God created Eve to help her husband. Her role as a wife and mother is all about what God created her for. Women are told that they have to do everything, work, family, household, careers. But using the Biblical model their main role is to take care of their husband. Try reading to the Bible and find out yourself.
As I read this book, I see great things for my marriage and home as our good Lord changes me and directs me to the way everlasting. I am realizing now, after praying so much for my husband, that I am the one who needs to change. Not by my own strength either, because that will never work. LOL :o) Our Bibles are really a written manual on everything from our personal relationship with GOD, our marriage, our children, our homes and how we treat everyone around us. I am so grateful to GOD for revealing so much to me in these past few months and for what He is willing to show me as I continue to search and seek His Kingdom and perfect will for my life. I am also grateful to the Pearls for allowing the Lord to use them in such an amazing way. If God's scripture and truth scare you, I do not recommend this book, but for those of you seeking God's truth, this book is packed with scripture, direction and our dear Lord's truth.