Thursday, October 3, 2019

100 Ways To Love Your Husband/Wife {Book Review}

**I received a complimentary copy of these books from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

Couples with great marriages know one simple truth: the best marriages are made up of many everyday decisions that say, "I love you" rather than those that say, "I love me." When we put the other person first, even in little ways, we find true fulfillment.

These books offer wives who want to love their husbands and husbands who want to love their wives practical, hands-on advice to start applying immediately. Maybe you are just entering into marriage and want to start off on the right foot. Maybe you have made some mistakes along the way and are struggling to connect. Or maybe you just want your marriage to go from good to great. Wherever you currently are in your relationship, these books teach men and women how to love one another better.

Matt Jacobson
 was an executive in the publishing industry for 25 years and for the past 16 years, has been a teaching elder/pastor of Tumalo Bible Fellowship. Matt is also the founder of, an online social media community focusing on the topics of marriage, parenting, and biblical teaching, with a cross-platform reach of over 1 million viewers/visitors per month. He is the author of 100 Words of Affirmation Your Wife Needs to Hear.

Lisa Jacobson is an author, a speaker, and the founder and host of, a powerful online community of Christian women authors who write weekly on the topics of husband, home, family, and biblical truths--a strong voice for biblical womanhood. Her combined social media platforms have a reach well over 1 million viewers/visitors per month. She is the author of the best-selling 100 Ways to Love Your Husband, as well as 100 Words of Affirmation Your Husband Needs to Hear.  She and her husband, Matt, are the co-hosts of the popular FAITHFUL LIFE podcast. Together they live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where they have raised their eight children.

Typically, I prefer to give all books their own review--- even books within the same series. However, in the case of these particular books- available to purchase both separately OR together- I feel like anything that I would say about one, would be said about the other. As such, it only makes sense to review them together and so it should be noted that this review is talking about both 100 Ways to Love Your Husband by Lisa Jacobsen AND 100 Ways to Love Your Wife by Matt Jacobsen.

The thing I love most about these books is that they are VERY quick reads. Honestly, MOST pages not even a full page of text--- just one simple way to show love, with a very brief explanation about the why/how. Most of these are really only a very short paragraph if that. There are a few of these 100 ways that do go into a deeper explanation, but those are few and far between and still only a couple of pages long at that. To be honest, you could EASILY read through it all in less than a day. Better yet though would be taking the time to go through more slowly--- perhaps reading and applying one a day, or even just focusing on one or a few of the ideas given in each book at a time. These are not difficult ideas--- in fact they are some that we already do... or perhaps that we started doing early in our marriage but inadvertently stopped doing at some point in our marriage. It provides an excellent reminder that more than saying those words, we also need to show it in our actions. Each book is specifically tailored to the gender for whom it was intended--- because let's be honest as women, we appreciate different acts of love than our husbands do.

Again, these books are available to purchase separately, but if you ask me, they are really great as a set.  Even the non-reader in the relationship can appreciate and put into practice the short passages these books provide. They are a great tool to help you enhance your marriage whether you are just getting started, or have been married for years. I would definitely recommend these.


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