Created to be His Help Meet: Discover How God Can Make Your Marriage Glorious Paperback – Dec 1 2004
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I read it all in two days. It is really good. If you're a feminist, or a hard headed woman, you will find this offensive. But, if you're a God fearing, modest Christian woman, this will really edify you. I've seen complaints where women say 'it blames the woman for everything!' But, actually, the one for husbands is the same way for them. The point is not to have someone condone your bitterness toward your husband, but to help you see where YOU are wrong. Our marriage has really changed since I read this. We haven't had NOT ONE screaming argument since. And today my husband sent me a text saying, ''You really are a princess. You're more and more everyday.'' What a BLESSING!!!
About the Author
Debi Pearl grew up during the 1960s at the height of the hippie revolution and the Jesus Movement. The forced draft due to the Vietnam War brought a sense of eternity to the youth, provoking them to seriously consider their souls. It was a time of a great move of the Spirit of God. As a teenager, dressed in tie-dye tee shirt and long drooping peasant skirt, she stood on the highways and byways sharing the gospel and seeing miracle after miracle of God’s amazing grace. She married her life mate, Michael Pearl, in 1971. The have 5 children and 22 grandchildren. Created has sold over 400,000 copies in 12 languages.
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'Created to Be His Help Meet' is truly one of the best books for wives that I have ever read. I use it as one of my daily devotionals, and I would highly recommend it to anyone, but especially to young wives like me. It's great to get a good start on your marriage instead of waiting till it's nearly over to try to work on it.
-The book has it's priorities in the right order: instead of saying to submit, obey, keep the house clean, etc. in the beginning of the book Mrs. Pearl deals with the matter of the heart and the spirit. She covers major topics about joy, thankfulness, and contentment. I find this is a wise approach, for if my attitude is right, I am much more receptive to teaching.
-Mrs. Pearl uses commonly known scriptures that speak directly to women such as Proverbs 31, Titus 2, and 1 Peter 3, as well as resorting to God's divine plan in Genesis 1. She covers the attributes that the character of a help meet ought to show, taken directly from these scriptures. Many teachings she clarifies, and her writing is on a personal level: easy to understand.
-At the end of each Chapter, Mrs. Pearl has a devotional review which I found quite useful. In these reviews she gives ideas and scripture challenges. I found her advice genuinely kind and well-meaning, as she also talks about men and the way they perceive our actions/reactions, the way they feel when we think we are 'helping', opening my eyes to how most arguments start. This book is a great asset to any help meet's library.
-That said, I would have to give a word of warning.Read more ›
That being said, I am learning a lot from the scriptures it is drawing me to... which was the whole point for me. I agree with the PRINCIPLES of the book but she could have worded things much better without the name calling and attitude.
She does have some strong views on mental illness which I completely disagree with but everybody has to be comfortable with their own walk with the Lord and although I disagree with her, I am not offended (despite my own diagnosis of Clinical Depression) because I know that the journey I am on is one I would not have survived without the Lord.
My intention was to pass this on to my daughter some day but if I do that, I would re write the truths and omit her offensive name calling etc.
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Debi pearl is straight forward, honest and funny. I know a women who said this book saved her marriage. I have read it 3 times. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2014 by Emerald Coates
A great book for a Proverbs 31 women who want to understand how God intended marriage to be. In this time and age, the world tell you that you should come first! Read morePublished on Aug. 2 2013 by Sophie
A friend passed this book to me. It's an easy read w real testimonies not the crazy extremes meant for only certain people. Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2013 by Sarealex
I saw this book on the ngj website, and decided to buy it 'just to see'... amazing! it encouraged me to know that i'm on the right track, and yet provided me with a huge... Read morePublished on May 15 2011 by tripMom4
I received this book for my wedding shower and was eager to read it, but very disappointed when I did.
The manner in which she writes is very condemning. Read more