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52 Things Husbands Need from Their Wives
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Release Date: August 2013
Page Count: 208
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-5485-3
Case Lot Quantity: 60

52 Things Husbands Need from Their Wives

What Wives Can Do to Build a Stronger Marriage

“I don’t always understand what he needs or wants from me.” Most wives want a heart-to-heart connection with their husbands. But men often communicate their needs in ways that seem strange to women. How to bridge the gap?

Straight from a veteran dad and husband come these insightful, unexpected, and occasionally offbeat ideas. Bestselling author Jay Payleitner digs deep to give practical insight into how a woman can

  • see the ways her husband does want to connect…which may be different than what she expects
  • encourage him—not overwhelm him—with her words
  • understand why sex is such a big deal
  • make space for him to step up and participate in family life
  • be alert to his “hero moments” and respect and appreciate him

A husband does want to be close to his wife. Here are great steps to strengthening a marriage by making room for that closeness to happen.

Meet the author

Jay Payleitner

Jay Payleitner

Jay Payleitner is one of the top freelance Christian radio producers in the United States. He has worked on Josh McDowell Radio, Today's Father, Jesus Freaks Radio for the Voice of the Martyrs, Project Angel Tree with Chuck Colson, and many others. He’s also a popular speaker on parenting and marriage and the...

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A Word from the Author

“I know what you’re thinking. ‘Hey Jay, you write books for guys. What makes you think you can write a book for women?’ Well, look at the title again. It’s 52 Things Husbands Need… I’ve been married 33 years. I have three married sons. I’ve been in four different men’s small groups sharing life with about 25 different guys—all married. I’ve talked to thousands of dads who desperately want to lead their families. I absolutely, positively know what husbands need. And now you can too.”
Jay Payleitner, author of 52 Things Husbands Need from Their Wives

Editorial Reviews

“It’s an excellent guide into the mind of a married man who wants to be the godly husband and father he was meant to be and how the support, affirmation, and sometimes even the silence of his life-companion can help him realize that goal.”
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"...a thought provoking book worth considering if you are interested in developing a stronger, more productive marriage."

“I recommend this book to anyone who wants to maintain or build a strong marriage.”

“What sets this book apart is the humor, and self-honesty the author shares about his own life.”

“This book has a very friendly and encouraging tone.”

"...quick, easy to understand pieces of advice that help you change the way you think and act toward that important person in your life."


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“I’m 80% through reading your book 52 Things Husbands Need From Their Wives. All I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart! I was at a point in my marriage where I was ready to throw in the towel when a friend suggested I read it. This year will be our 20th anniversary. My marriage is saved within two days!  Unbelievable!  Thank you again!”

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“My husband and I were on the 15-year plan…taking almost 15 years before we began to understand one another. I wouldn’t recommend that plan for anyone. Instead I would wholeheartedly recommend Jay Payleitner’s book 52 Things Husbands Need from Their Wives. Wives—read it, apply it, and begin today to understand the man in your life.”
Kendra Smiley, speaker and author of Do Your Kids a Favor…Love Your Spouse and other books

“As wives, we can choose to be encouragers for our husbands just as much as we can choose to be discouragers. Jay Payleitner gives us the inside scoop on what every husband needs. His biblically based perspective and end-of-the-chapter takeaways make this book a practical relationship builder for any couple.”
Karol Ladd, author of Positive Life Principles for Women

"Jay's giving away our secrets, and we thank him for it. This is an insightful read, directed to women but educational for all of us, and a practical, user-friendly tool for any wife wanting to better understand the creature she's joined to."
Joe Dallas, author and speaker

“Very to the point of what a woman needs to know about her man. After reading these 52 insights, you will better understand that your spouse isn’t so weird after all.”
Emilie Barnes, speaker, author, and founder of “More Hours In My Day”

“As military families we spend so much valuable time apart from one another. Knowing how to give my husband what he needs—together or apart—is a treasure. On behalf of all wives, thank you, Jay, for your insight and transparency on the one true gift we all can share—love.”
—Tara Crooks, cofounder of Army Wife Network, coauthor of 1001 Things to Love about Military Life

"Husbands, step up to being the spiritual leader in your homes. Start by seeking first the kingdom of God over your own kingdom, and cherishing your wife. Then give your wife a copy of this book by Jay Payleitner. I guarantee you that your marriage will be for the glory of God."
Harry W. Schaumburg, DMin, author of Undefiled: Redemption from Sexual Sin, Restoration for Broken Relationships

“This little book is a treasure trove of wisdom and advice for any woman who wants to understand her husband better. Simple (just like your husband) in its approach, it gives an excellent snapshot of what’s inside the heart and soul of a man. I highly recommend it!”
Rick Johnson, bestselling author of Becoming Your Spouse’s Better Half and How to Talk So Your Husband Will Listen—and Listen So Your Husband Will Talk

"Wives, you have great power to help your husband feel confident as he faces life's battles. And your encouragement can be a huge asset to him becoming a great husband and father. Jay's 52 Things Husbands Need from Their Wives will help you understand your man."
—Carey Casey, CEO of The National Center for Fathering and author of Championship Fathering

“Jay has done it again. He continues to give us unique insight into building strong family relationships.”
Dan Seaborn, president and founder of Winning At Home, Inc.

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