Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Unveiled Wife
As a young bride, Jennifer Smith couldn’t wait to build her life with the man she adored. She dreamed of closeness, of being fully known and loved by her husband. But the first years of marriage were nothing like she’d imagined. Instead, they were marked by disappointment and pain. Trapped by fear and insecurity, and feeling totally alone, Jennifer cried out to God: What am I doing wrong? Why is this happening to us? It was as if a veil had descended between her and her husband, and between her and God—one that kept her from experiencing the fullness of love. How did Jennifer and her husband survive the painful times? What did they do when they were tempted to call it quits? How did God miraculously step in during the darkest hour to rescue and redeem them, tearing down the veil once and for all? The Unveiled Wife is a real-life love story; one couple’s refreshingly raw, transparent journey touching the deep places in a marriage that only God can reach. If you are feeling disappointment or even despair about your marriage, the heart-cry of this book is: You are not alone. Discover through Jennifer’s story how God can bring you through it all to a place of transformation.
My thoughts: I really appreciate Jennifer Smith opening up so much about the struggles she has had with her marriage and the lessons she had to learn about intimacy. As Christians, we aren't usually very open about sex and intimacy (and the difference between the two). Thankfully, there are books like this one to help equip brides and wives who haven't had the luxury of having trusted women to go to about the seemingly taboo subjects. This is a wonderful book to read, no matter how long you have been married! I think it is also a wonderful gift idea for those young women you know who are engaged. There needs to be more resources like this one!
If you would like to read more about Jennifer, check out her website
I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.