From a babysitting collective to an herbal bath business, Sheila Wray Gregoire would rather create her own job than have someone hire her--a born entrepreneur. But being raised by a single mom, even one who did a wonderful job, left a hole where her father should have been and fueled her passion to preserve marriages. She and her husband, Keith, "tag-team" homeschool their kids. She also writes for national magazines and speaks across the country, combining the realities of a family with Scripture for real-world, real-biblical answers.
"In my research with happy marriages, I've found that happy wives
have one thing in common: they know that happiness doesn't just
happen. Sheila gives great ideas that challenge our conventional
thinking about what goes into a happy marriage--and she nails it!
Here's to a new generation of happy wives."
--Fawn Weaver, New York Times best-selling author of Happy Wives Club
"What a wonderful book! Sheila has such a delightful writing
style that you forget you're learning so much. The teaching points
are inspiring, and the action steps truly can be
marriage-transforming. Many readers will particularly appreciate
Sheila's delightful way of challenging conventional wisdom as she
offers freshly applied biblical wisdom. One of the best things you
could do for your spouse, your children, and your own happiness and
contentment in the coming year is to read and apply Nine Thoughts
That Can Change Your Marriage."
--Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Marriage and A Lifelong Love "The truths in Nine Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage hold the power to revolutionize relationships. Sheila Wray Gregoire gives it to us straight: we can be happy, we can have the good marriage that God designed. But first we need to change our thought life. As Sheila challenges pat answers and common misconceptions about what makes a marriage work, she offers an alternate, hope-filled path. Her real-life examples and biblically rooted insights will free you to approach your marriage with a transformed attitude and renewed energy."
--Shannon Ethridge, relationship coach, speaker, and author of the bestseller Every Woman's Battle "In this lively and engaging book, Sheila doesn't just explode cultural myths about marriage and relationship and replace them with biblical truth; she also provides ultrapractical tasks for wives to apply every bit of their new knowledge. I love the emphasis on working on yourself first, rather than trying to change your spouse. Way to go, Sheila!"
--Shaunti Feldhahn, social researcher and best-selling author of For Women Only
"We've all heard the adage, 'It takes two to make a marriage work.' And it's true. But with Nine Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage, Sheila Wray Gregoire gives women powerful tools to make a huge difference in their marriages all on their own. Instead of focusing on what our husbands should do, Sheila helps us focus on what we as wives actually can do. Actionable, empowering, and freeing. A must read for every woman who wonders if her marriage could be better."
--Kathi Lipp, author of The Husband Project and Clutter Free "Although an honest personal assessment can be painful at times in marriage, it is worth it. Sheila takes us on a journey of discovering how our personal thoughts may be interfering with our marriage and gives us practical steps on how to make the lasting change we long for and desperately need!"
--Ruth Schwenk, speaker, author, and creator of TheBetterMom.com "'For as [she] thinks in [her] heart, so is [she]' (Proverbs 23:7, nkjv). Sheila wisely helps women think healthy thoughts so they can create a healthier marriage. Think honest, loving, practical, biblical, relevant--those are the kind of wise thoughts Sheila will help you think so you can discover the power to build a love to look forward to living."
--Pam Farrel, best-selling author of forty books, including Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti and Red Hot Monogamy "In Nine Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage, Sheila Wray Gregoire challenges spouses to take the focus off of what their marriage partner is doing 'wrong' and, instead, change their own thought patterns to see their spouse in a whole new light. What I love most about Sheila is that she writes from experience, not just theory. She is transparent about how her own faulty thinking created struggles early in her marriage, and she celebrates how God redeemed her situation to create the beautiful relationship she now enjoys with her husband. Through this, readers will be encouraged that a transformed marriage relationship just may start in changing their own way of thinking."
--Erin Odom, creator of TheHumbledHomemaker.com and author of Your Retreat: A Guide to Giving Yourself a Personal Planning Day