About the Book
Judges 4 introduces us to Jael, the wife who brutally took down Sisera, the general of the enemy army. She remained calm in the face of an adversary who was a threat to her and her household.
Ladies, you are Jael
The wife who is traumatized from her husband’s sexual sin must cope with her devastating pain and anger, withstand the frontal assault on her identity as a woman and daughter of God, and fight the invisible battle against an enemy who comes to steal, kill, and destroy, all while keeping her marriage and family together.
While the journey is hard, there is a way through. Healing is found in a safe, praying community of women, and God provides the strength, wisdom, and courage to take down the adversary.
Restoring the Wife’s Heart is an 8-week course with 24 assignments that is designed to be worked with another sister in Christ. Topics covered include stepping into your identity as God’s beloved daughter, dealing with triggers, cultivating an effective prayer life, setting healthy boundaries, revitalizing your relationship with God, becoming a spiritual warrior, and much more.
Restoring the Wife’s Heart is great for use in support groups, or just two women.
Table of Contents
- 1-1 Your Prayer Partner
- 1-2 Who Are You?
- 1-3 Who Should I Tell?
- 2-4 Where Are You with God?
- 2-5 Listening to God
- 3-6 Boundaries, Consequences, and Control
- 3-7 Surrender
- 4-8 Coping with Triggers the Right Way
- 4-9 Reset Your Priorities
- 4-10 Prayer
- 4-11 Worship
- 5-12 Taking Up the Mantle of Jael
- 5-13 The P Word
- 5-14 Humility
- 5-15 Rest
- 6-16 Going Deeper
- 6-17 The Little Girl
- 6-18 Look for the Retreat
- 6-19 Take the Actions of Love with Your Husband
- 7-20 Who are You? Revisited
- 7-21 That Question
- 7-22 Prepare for the Retreat
- 8-23 Go to the Retreat Alone for 24 Hours
- 8-24 Moving Forward
- “Your Most Powerful Weapon,” from The Rogue Christian
- “Blessing Your Spouse,” from The Couples Workbook
Reviews of Restoring the Wife’s Heart
I was reeling from my husband’s porn addiction; having another woman to talk to about what I was feeling, along with the assignments, taught me what is healthy and how to walk with God during my battles. The assignment about triggers was extremely helpful. Having the support and wisdom of the other women in the group was great.
I’ve been leading the RTWH course for several years. During each course I’m blessed as I watch the ladies grow in strength and confidence, learn to surrender their husbands and marriages to God, and understand who the true enemy is and how to stand against him. They learn to forgive and love even when they still have a hard road ahead.