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A Good Read - 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife

  • April Motl


    April Motl is a pastor’s wife who loves to laugh, loves her man, loves to talk on the phone entirely too long and most of all, loves her Lord. Collaborating with the efforts of her husband Eric, the two of them share a ministry dedicated to bringing God’s Word into the everyday lives of married couples, men and women. April has been privileged through her own church and ministry outside her local body to share God's Word with women ranging in ages and stages, across denominations, and walks of life. April is a graduate from Southern California Seminary and has written for Just Between Us Magazine, Dayspring's (In)courage, and The Secret Place and also writes regularly for, and Women's Ministry Tools. For more information, visit Motl Ministries at:

  • 2014 Jan 27
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My friend Arlene Pellicane has written another great marriage book! This one is titled: 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife. It's full of Biblical encouragement to help us wives reset our focus in our marriage, learn contentment in Christ over our circumstances, and how to trim out the unhealthy things that breed unhappiness in our hearts. I'm about half way through with my copy and I've loved every bit of it! 

Arlene breaks down five points to safeguard our wife-joy based on the acrostic "Happy." A happy wife is:

Hopeful--believe that a happy marriage is within your reach
Adaptable--learn to be open to change
Positive--choose to be more optimistic
Purposeful--discover a new vision for your role as a wife
Yielded--experience joy as you submit to God's plan

She also has all these great Biblical insights packaged in a one-month devotional--so it's easy to practice one application everyday for a month. 

I'll be keeping you posted with more info as I read and in February we'll be hosting a give-away for this great book! Make sure you don't miss the give-away by signing-up or following us via emailfacebooktwitter or on pinterest.

For more information about Arlene Pellicane, or her other great resources, visit her website at