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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

'The Respect Dare: 40 Days to a Deeper Connection with God and Your Husband' by Nina Roesner

Just a little disclaimer at the beginning of this review, I haven't actually gone through and done all the dares. I just read the book for this review and I plan on going back through later and doing all the dares.

Just like the Love Dare this book is a forty day journey. But unlike the Love Dare, this book focuses more on changing your own thoughts and feelings instead of showing lots of outward signs of affection and respect. I think that this is good for several reasons. One, while all men like to have the respect of their wives, respect looks different for every man. Two, it helps us as women to understand that our actions can really build our husbands up or tear them down in a way that no one else on earth can.

Just reading the book I was amazed at how in depth it is. At first I was a little confused about some of the chapters like the 17 Frying Pans chapter. I realize that keeping an orderly home helps things to run smoothly and better but I just felt like it was out of place. Unless you husband really wants you to keep an orderly house. Then it makes sense.

I do like how in every chapter there is scripture. That's where we get the strength to be the women that God has called us to be and He needs to be central in everything. Plus the verses tied very well into what she was trying to say into the chapter. That showed me that massive thought was put into this book.

The one drawback to the book for me was all the talking about the authors Daughters of Sarah program. It just felt like the author found a way to get lots of free advertising in. While it did annoy me after awhile, it didn't take away from the overall message for me.

I would recommend this book. I honestly can't wait to start actually doing the dares. It seems like an answer to a prayer for me to have found this book. It's exactly what I need to change the direction I am heading in my marriage. Get the book! You won't be disappointed.

I got this book for free for review from Thomas Nelson Publishers. I was not required to give a positive review and all thoughts contained in this review are my own.

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