Friday, February 22, 2013

Book Review: Respect Dare by Nina Roesner

In The Respect Dare, Nina Roesner suggests that, just as women want to be shown love by their husbands, men want to be shown respect by their wives. This book is a 40 day challenge to women to learn to show respect to their husbands, no matter what.

I am always looking for ways to build up our marriage, and to show love to my husband, so, since I was finishing up the devotional I'd been using, I thought I'd check this one out.

I'll admit, I didn't exactly use it as "directed" because of needing to get the review written, I chose to double up and read 2 challenges some days to get through the 40 days, in a shorter amount of time.  Still, I feel like I got a good "feel" for the intent of the book, and how it works.

Each day includes a text, some discussion of that, a real-life example of a woman struggling with, or overcoming, that day's issue, and then a challenge, and usually some journaling prompts.

As is going to be the case with anything of this sort, some of the challenges were more relevant to my marriage than others. One thing that did bother me, was that many, I'd even say most, days included a suggestion to ask your husband for feedback. This might be just what some men want/need, but not much annoys my husband more than being asked "touchy feely" questions, EVER, much less daily. Needless to say, since my goal wasn't to annoy him repeatedly all month, I skipped those suggestions :)

All in all, I think, if showing respect to your husband is an area you struggle with (which, in today's society, I think is quite common, and sometimes not even recognized as a "problem"), this is a good jumping off point. I would suggest that each challenge be taken as a "suggestion" and evaluated against what you know of your husband's likes/dislikes (such as me choosing not to ask him incessant questions, hee hee), but with that adaptation, this can be a great study for a woman to do individually, or as a group.

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