Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Book Review - "Created to be His Help Meet" by Debi Pearl

Right off the bat, I have to tell you that this is one challenging book.  Many marriage books give equal weight to the responsibilities of the husband and the wife.  Not this one.  Some tell you subtle things you can do to change your spouse.  Not this one.  Some suggest that there are situations which can't be helped, and you would be better off if one of you left the relationship.  Not this one.  This book is written to women only, and as such, it gives the woman full responsibility for making her marriage work. Well, not total responsibility, as God plays a significant role in this, too.  The book is subtitled "Discover how God can make your marriage glorious," and there are plenty of examples of marriages that have thrived, and have in fact become glorious.  The author uses her marriage as an example many times, not because it is perfect, but because of what she has learned through her mistakes.

I came across this book at the recommendation of a friend, and we are now going through it as a group study.  The group has so far gotten to chapter four.  However, it is one of those books that you just can't put down.  I read through the whole thing in only a few nights, and have since gone back to read it more slowly and carefully, trying to put some of the information into practice.  Amazingly, I have already seen changes in my own marriage, just from following some of this book imperfectly.  And ~ listen up, ladies ~ this has been accomplished without nagging or crying or any of the usual weapons we use against our husbands!  Miraculously, it has come about because of my being a better wife.

"Created to be His Help Meet" is a wonderful book.  It will make you cry, laugh, and want to hit something (probably Debi Pearl, if only she were nearby!), but in the end it will change you.  If you follow the admonitions here, you will find yourself closer to your husband, closer to God, and closer to being the woman and wife you were meant to be.

~NOTE~ I am attempting to be an Amazon affiliate.  The link here is my affiliate link, which means that if you click on the link and ultimately end up buying the book through this link, I will make a tiny amount of money.  Just so you know, I will not post links to anything that I do not wholeheartedly recommend.  I am not trying to make a bunch of cash at someone else's expense.  However, there are some books that I am really excited about, so I decided this might be a good way to share them, and hopefully help with the finances a little at the same time.


  1. I am on my 2nd reading of this book so I was happy to see a review. The first I read it was probably 3 years ago and I just kinda breezed though it. This time I am takig it slowly and really trying the suggestions and pondering what is written. What little I have done I have seen an improvment.This book in a way reminds me of another one of my favorites "Fascinating Womanhood" by Karen Andelin.
    Mrs. Pearl obviously has the well being of her readers in mind. She teaches women how to bring glory to God through their own marriages. Wonderful book!

  2. Robin, I read this a few years ago and I loved it! I especially liked her description of the three type of men and the type of wife they need. Good review.

  3. So glad you wrote a review about this book. It is on my wishlist...and now you have peeked my interest even more. It sounds like a great read! Wish I lived close enough to be part of your group going through it!

  4. I started a blog from this book several months ago. We saw the Pearls speak about 7 years ago and I have been mentoring many women using this book and it has helped countless marriages. Love it! My blog address is if you are interested. I have learned so much from them. Blessings, Lori

  5. Thank you all for your comments. I am glad to hear that this book has blessed others, too! Lori, I looked at your blog, and am following it. I was only able to read a little, but I look forward to reading more! Blessings everyone - Robin


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