God placed the title of this book on my heart when my husband and I had been married about fourteen years. In those fourteen years, we had been through many trials and I was so excited that God was calling me to write it. I thought maybe the mistakes I’d made and the growth God had brought about in me could be used to touch the hearts of women and help them in their relationships with their husbands. I knew that it was something He wanted me to do, something He would help me do, something He would use; but I didn’t know then that it would be more than fifteen years later that I could begin writing it.
There is no wisdom apart from God – nothing helpful apart from the Truth of His Word, nothing truly healing or comforting apart from God Himself. Psalm 111:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To Him belongs eternal praise.” And Proverbs 1:7 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” The goal of this book is to address, from a spiritual standpoint, the concept of a Christian marriage based on God’s Word as it relates to Genesis 3:16, “Your desire shall be for your husband…”
It is my desire to hold the pen, or provide the fingers on the computer keyboard that God will use to write this book He placed on my heart so many years ago. I want to be used to bring out and bring together truths from the Word that will help make a difference in Christian marriages.
The enemy seeks to kill, steal, and destroy; yet one of God’s truths is that we are not unaware of the enemy’s schemes – that tells me we can be aware. We can resist evil and choose to live God’s way.
I pray that God will speak to you through this book; that He will use it to bless and edify you. You will find it fairly brief and to the point as I seek to avoid any frivolous or unscriptural “talk” regarding this important matter. I am taking to heart Paul’s admonition found in 1 Timothy 1:3-7, “As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain men not to teach false doctrines any longer nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. These promote controversies rather than God’s work—which is by faith. The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk. They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.”
I notice that when the light is shining well, it illuminates what I am reading and writing – I don’t have to strain or put on my reading glasses – but when the light is low, I don’t see as well; so I pray…Father, let this book be full of Your light to help others see and use the truths contained. Be glorified, God, in those reading this book and in the marriages represented by each and every reader. Heal wounds, mend hurts, pull out roots of bitterness, melt the ice of indifference, and turn hatred into true love. Give each reader wisdom and discernment. Break down strongholds, tear down walls, pave the path of righteousness in their relationships and especially in their marriages. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
(Introduction of Your Desire Shall be for Your Husband – all rights reserved by the author)