I honestly didn’t expect much from Created to be His Help Meet by Debi Pearl. Whenever I’ve read parts of their magazine, I typically come away slightly irritated. The Pearls just seem to have a polarizing effect on people…either you love them or you don’t.
However, I didn’t want my opinion of this book to be based only on others’ opinions. I thought I would read it, struggle through it, and then move right along to another book. That didn’t happen. 🙂
(Before getting into this book, I would like to say this: I would not recommend this book to others. While it did benefit me and my marriage, Debi Pearl often uses strong emotionally charged [albeit biblical] language that, if you are having problems in your marriage, might prompt an emotional response that wouldn’t be beneficial.)
The Lord has been working in my heart in amazing ways over the past couple of months and this book is just one of the ways. I finished this book with an overwhelming sense of the awesome responsibility and influence (for good or bad) I have on my husband. Through reading this book, I came face to face with all of the little ways I can encourage or discourage Tim. Nagging or encouragement…little words spoken throughout the day that have the power to heal or hurt.
In the second half of the book, Debi Pearl goes through Titus 2:4-5 talking about each characteristic of a godly woman sharing practical ways to cultivate these godly traits.
I was challenged while reading this book. If you want to read this book, please first read my caution above. 🙂