Keep reading – I’m giving someone a free copy of For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn at the end of this post.
Shameless plug time:
It’s a big day for my sweet friend, Shaunti Feldhahn. (And her awesome husband and co-author, Jeff!) Her books For Women Only and For Men Only are re-released today, complete with new info. This book SAVED MY MARRIAGE – I’ll blog about that sometime soon. I have worked for Shaunti on and off over the years, and I know these books inside and out and I’ve seen firsthand just how much they impact people. Pick up a copy if you need help in your marriage, or you have a great marriage that you only want to improve.
FYI – if you get to her website by midnight, you can take part in her book release party.
Congratulations, Shaunti. Love you, girl.
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A few years ago, there was a couple living in our building that made life miserable. We’ll call them Ann and Bob.
They fought, sometimes physically, at all hours of the day and night. Bob was bipolar, but make no mistake – you can be bipolar and still be a jerk and the two are not always mutually exclusive. Doors slammed constantly, there was always screaming, things got thrown… including the Ann. One night, very late, my husband and I heard a crash, followed by sobbing. Bob had thrown Ann through a glass table and she was covered in blood and shards of glass. After he realized what he did, he overdosed on booze and pills and my husband stayed with him to make sure he was breathing while I comforted Ann. She admitted to me that he had punched her in the chest, but refused to discuss it with the police.
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If you’ve been hurt by other Christians and/or churches that didn’t respond well to your mental illness, tell me about it.
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Best-selling relationship author Shaunti Feldhahn is a dear friend and sometimes-boss of mine. If your marriage is struggling, or you just want to make it even better than it already is, I highly suggest you read For Women Only and For Men Only. God used For Women Only to save my marriage many years ago. Both books are set to be re-released next month with additional and updated information.
I subscribe to her e-mail list, and this was today’s message. When a wife has depression, the husband can easily feel like he is lost, lonely, and clueless as to what to do. I’m very blessed to have a great husband, but he hasn’t always known how to cope with my depression. Here, Shaunti offers some practical advice on surviving that rocky road, and helping your wife get through her sadness.