The Unveiled Wife
The Unveiled Wife: Embracing Intimacy with God and Your Husband by Jennifer Smith is a gem of a book. I'd never heard of Jennifer before seeing this book, so I was a bit hesitant to pick it up, not knowing what to expect, but it was far above my expectations. The description so intrigued me that I just had to read it:
"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, as Jennifer and her husband struggled to become physically intimate. 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."
This is probably one of the most honest books I've ever read. Jennifer doesn't shy away from any topic, no matter how sensitive. That's the biggest thing I loved about this book. So many marriage and relationship books skirt around the edges of issues rather than just addressing them directly and head on. The Unveiled Wife is written in a chatty, blog style feel with reflection questions at the end of each chapter. It was a very easy read and difficult to put down - I wanted to see how the story would end! I think every woman can relate to this book, because no one has "the perfect marriage". I highly recommend this to every Christian woman. You don't have to be teetering on the edge of divorce to glean important truths from this book! Excellent and highly recommended.
I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.