I was touched by the insight author Barbara Rainey shared in Letters to My Daughters: The Art of Being a Wife. While frequently marriage books give lists of specific ways to make changes, Rainey focuses on the big picture and where we want to go in our marriages. Rainey thoughtfully shares her life experiences to explain to younger women the principles that lead couples into happier marriages. I appreciated the humble tone of her book as she shared what worked for her, but then encouraged us to turn to God to work through the details of our unique marriages.
Following through on her analogy that being a wife is an art, Rainey skillfully introduces us to all the different art forms that marriage encompasses. While not all of her experiences may be relevant to all readers, much of her thoughtful insights can augment our marriages when carefully considered and adapted to our unique needs. I love the sense of hope that Rainey deftly conveys in each chapter and her repeated witness that God does care about the success of each of our marriages.
I highly recommend Letters to My Daughters to women who want to make their marriages flourish. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of Letters to My Daughters by Barbara Rainey for my candid review.