Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse—millions of tiny moments that create your love story. – Jennifer Smith
I have been following the Unveiled Wife blog for quite some time. I love Jennifer’s daily prayers for our husband and her books. She has such a way of expressing her heart into words and sharing with others. I was so excited when I received an email that I was going to be receiving her newest book The Unveiled Wife to read and do a review.
Since I received the book I have consumed myself in her words with the little time I have with my busy schedule. Each time I picked up her book I was so touched and moved by her transparency and authenticity.
Just a little bit about Jennifer to get to know her and her book.
About Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Smith began UnveiledWife.com, a web-based ministry for wives, in March 2011. She publishes weekly marriage articles including encouragements, devotions, and prayers of the day. She authored The
Unveiled Wife, Wife After God, and 31 Prayers For My Husband. She is passionately devoted to encouraging wives all around the world to develop God-centered marriages. Jennifer and her family reside in Central Oregon.
Social media is a large part of Jennifer’s ministry for Unveiled Wife via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, where she serves a community of over 450,000 wives. Connect with Jennifer on social media @unveiledwife!
A little about the book:
An Open Letter From A Wife
I was thrilled to become a wife and live an extraordinary life with my husband. However, when expectations were left unmet, my dream of happily-ever-after was crushed by reality. Bitterness and anger grew in my heart toward my husband and toward God, and the result left me feeling isolated and lonely. This book trailer is a heart-felt letter I wrote that sums up much of my journey in The Unveiled Wife as a bride being transformed by my experiences in marriage.
My husband and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year. Wow to look back is amazing to see how far we come, how much we have grown, the struggles we faced, our prayers, and our family. We have had many struggles and many blessings along the way. Marriage is hard and I was so disappointed at some of the struggles that we encountered and sometimes I feared if we could face them and have a marriage that made us both happy. I realized though along the way that my marriage is a choice and loving my husband the way he needs to be loved and he loves me is a choice. Facing this and being able to pray over my marriage in this way allowed my heart to understand the unrealistic expectations I was placing on my marriage and my husband. Reflecting our last few years I am so thankful that God has built-in us the foundation that we need to grow and love each other more deeply.
While reading this book I was totally taken back with feelings that I had felt once before, expectations that I had once placed on my marriage, and the struggles that we embraced. I was reminded of how far we have come and how far we can still go. I felt like parts of the story of her past, her feelings, her struggle with feeling worthy, was a story about myself. I didn’t feel alone.
I was inspired to take a look at my marriage and my relationship with God in a new way and to dig deeper. I am so thankful I was able to relate with her struggles and her victories. Sometimes we feel alone and it’s hard to talk to friends around us. I highly encourage reading her book. You may not relate to some of her struggles or you may have faced each one she has. You will be refreshed, encouraged, and the truths that she shares will pierce you heart to dig deeper in your relationship with Christ and your husband.
Where darkness had once overshadowed many of us, the radiant light of Christ exposed the truth that not one of us is truly ever alone.
It was truly an honor to read her book, to follow her bravery that it took to share the utmost deepest parts of her life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being you.
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