The topic of this book is a very touchy one for a lot of women. As much as I'd rather say that it's easy for me that just isn't the truth! Now, from the title "Dancing With the One You Love" you might think that I'm talking about dancing, lol, but I'm not! I'm talking about something much harder......submission. I've struggled with this a lot throughout the last 20 years of my marriage and I'm sure I'm not alone.
I really enjoyed this book a lot. The author, Cindy Easley, mentions in the book that submission is something she struggles with too. I like that. I like the fact that she is honest and transparent about her marriage. It makes me believe the book. It also makes me feel as though I can make the necessary changes to do God's will in my marriage.
That is the basis of submission, really, and it is what this book brought into full color for me. Submission isn't really about your husband. It doesn't matter if he is a good husband, or if he could stand to improve in some areas, regardless you are not submitting because of him or even because he "deserves" it. Instead, we need to submit to our husbands because this is what God intended. This passage in particular really got my attention...."For whatever reason, God chose to place the husband as the head of the relationship. When we refuse to accept God’s design, we are, in essence, telling God we don’t trust Him. At times, being willing to follow our husbands is certainly difficult, yet that is what God asks of us."
I highly recommend Dancing With the One You Love: Living Out Submission in the Real World to all women, whether you are single, have only been married for a short time, or have been married for ages. You will learn something from this book, I promise!
You can also find Cindy & her friends discussing Dancing With the One You Love on her blog , her twitter account as well as her Facebook page. Not only will you get to learn from her awesome writings but you will also have a chance to interact with other women that are trying to follow God's will and submit to their husbands.
I received this book free from Moody Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.