Release Date: February 2014
Page Count: 208
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Case Lot Quantity: 60
31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife
You don’t have to be married very long to discover that your husband will not live up to all your expectations. And even if he is Mr. Wonderful, he will still do things that disappoint you…and even make you unhappy.
But being a happy wife has more to do with choice than circumstance. It begins with your personal decision to choose happiness. And it’s characterized by a thread of thanksgiving that runs through your life, bringing with it contentment and cheerfulness.
In 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife, Arlene Pellicane explores five character traits you can choose to develop in your journey toward happiness. Organized into 31 daily readings, her biblically based insights will show you the way to become
- Hopeful—believe that a happy marriage is within your reach
- Adaptable—learn to be open to change
- Positive—choose to be more optimistic
- Purposeful—discover a new vision for your role as a wife
- Yielded—experience joy as you submit to God’s plan
Commit yourself to this month-long quest to becoming a happy wife and discover newfound joy for yourself and for your husband.
The book includes a “Happy Wives Club Discussion Guide,” filled with thought-provoking questions for each daily reading that will enhance your personal or group study.
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“Life’s major accomplishments are made one step at a time. 31 days is not long, but if you take daily steps you will make progress. Arlene Pellicane has walked the road and shares practical ideas on how to become a happy wife. I highly recommend this book to all wives who aspire for something better.”
—Gary Chapman, PhD, author of The Five Love Languages
"This book captured my heart. Page after page holds real-life examples of ordinary women who discovered freedom, joy, and adventure through the challenging seasons of marriage. This book is filled with wisdom and inspires hope for wives and points us to the powerful and transformative love of Christ. Thank you, Arlene!"
—Lynn Donovan, speaker and author of Winning Him Without Words
"In this helpful and insightful new book, popular speaker and author Arlene Pellicane explains the awesome power of a happy wife. As with her other books, Arlene is positive, encouraging, specific—and talks about real life and real issues. Making the choice to become a happy wife will radically transform your world!"
—David and Lisa Frisbie, executive directors, The Center for Marriage and Family Studies
"If you have ever longed for a better marriage, read this book. Arlene Pellicane masterfully unwraps five specific ways we can increase our happiness as wives. This book is filled with captivating examples, riveting interviews, biblical truth, practical action steps, and common sense advice. It's powerful to read alone, but even better when used as a group study with other wives who sincerely desire positive change."
—Carol Kent, speaker and author of Becoming a Woman of Influence
"Arlene Pellicane's message is every bit as clear, bright, cheerful, and wise as she is. Whether you're a newlywed or you've been married for ages, you'll find valuable, practical advice here. The daily format makes it easy to read, absorb, and apply the truths Arlene offers, and the examples from her own marriage and others' are honest, often funny, and genuinely helpful. Loved it!"
—Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of The Girl's Still Got It
"Have you ever wanted to become a happy or even a happier wife? Maybe the key is for your husband to make some changes. Or maybe, just maybe, it has very little to do with him and a whole lot to do with you. If you're willing to apply the concepts presented in Arlene Pellicane's new book, you can become what you've wanted to become...a happy wife (and it may take only 31 days!)."
—Kendra Smiley, speaker, radio host, and author of Live Free
"Arlene relates to every wife in this inspiring, fun-to-read book that I couldn't put down. If you're ready to become a happy wife, and make the most of your marriage, she'll get you there in 31 days...guaranteed!"
—Cindi McMenamin, speaker and author of When Women Walk Alone
"Arlene empowers women with an important life-changing truth. You do have a choice not only on the actions you take but the attitudes you embrace. Many wives feel stuck in their marital unhappiness and can't find a way out. 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife gives them a way out—practically, biblically, and winsomely."
—Leslie Vernick, counselor, speaker, and author of The Emotionally Destructive Marriage
"It's one thing to say 'I'm happy' and another thing to radiate happiness. I know Arlene and her husband, and they emit joy and epitomize the 'happily ever after' we all long for. 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife really is an adventure, a path, a roadmap to a happy life! Arlene will help you find joy and satisfaction with practical, biblical advice and lots of ideas to make you smile."
—Pam Farrel, author of 38 books, including Men Are Like Waffles—Women Are Like Spaghetti