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Preparing to Be a Help Meet

For unmarried and married women
by Debi Pearl
Item 7500-10

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A Must-Read for all Young Ladies! Review by Daughter at Home
This book was a wonderful read! I appreciated all the practical advice- it was challenging, convicting, encouraging and inspiring! Included in this book were a number of love stories. They each were unique and different, but all beautiful. All of the teaching shared in this book were straight from the Bible, and they can all be applied now in being a single young lady and then carried over into being a wife and helper to your future husband. This book is a very helpful and insightful read that I'd recommend to any and every young lady. Also in the back of this book are questions and a teacher's guide- perfect for a small group or Bible study. (Posted on 9/25/2014)
Amazing book! Review by Sunshine
I was thrilled when I found out they were creating "Preparing to be a Help Meet" I had read my mom's copy of "Created to be His Help Meet" and loved it but didn't know how to apply it to my daily single life. "Preparing" filled in all that unknown knowledge! I read it twice and a year later I started a Bible study (using the study in the back - much appreciated!). Now I am engaged and we are planning a wedding in three months - the principles from "Preparing" have helped me grow spiritually and they continue to do so. Looking forward to a joy filled, Christ centered marriage! Thank you Pearls for these amazing books on the truth! (Posted on 2/11/2012)
Beautiful stories Review by Nichole
I got Preparing to be a HelpMeet because it looked so wonderful even though I'm already a married woman! I got so much inspiration and thought out of this book that applies to my marriage of 5 years. A wonderful read for any woman, single or married. Especially helpful were Debi's thoughts on prayer in the first chapter. They set my own thoughts onto a more prayerful life, bringing my daily concerns before the Lord, helping to rely on Him in my own life, and bringing others before the Lord. May the Lord hear our prayers! (Posted on 11/18/2011)
Overall the book is a wonderful read for young women waiting on marriage. While Preparing to be a Help-Meet offers great practical advice for preparation... Review by DivineDating
I am often asked of good Christian dating books to recommend to younger girls. Recently I finished reading a very interesting book by Debi Pearl called Preparing to be a Help Meet. If you have a dating-interested teen that doesn’t necessarily like reading, and has no older girl showing her what a godly relationship looks like, I would definitely recommend this book. For older girls however I would suggest something else.
“Preparing to be a Help Meet” is a 227 page book written to single women who await the writing of their love story. Pearl uses eighteen chapters to tell nine real-life love stories. Some are godly examples of what to do and others are examples of what not to do. Throughout the book insights from the three different type of men (explained in chapter 3) which show the male point of view of Pearl’s advice. I would say the overall theme of the book is practical advice for young women waiting to marry.
The book also includes an in-depth bible study with step by step instructions for teachers in the back. This would be extremely helpful for anyone leading a group bible study for the first time. Pearl gives specific details from setting the scene to applying practical homework.
The author Debi Pearl, is also the writer of a monthly magazine entitled No Greater Joy. Her and her husband started No Greater Joy Ministries in which they published their first book, To Train up a Child, in August of 1994. Her husband Michael has been a pastor, missionary, and evangelist for over 40 years.
The book is wonderful in that it gives very practical advice, such as learning to manage time and money, learning cooking, cleaning, and mechanical skills, and respecting and obeying authorities presently in your life as training for marriage. Young minds can be expanded as the reader travels through nine stories from all sorts of women, relationships, and outcomes. Finally, the layout of the book provides an easy and fun way to learn about Christian relationships.
One of the most disappointing features of the book is the poorly written content. Although the author’s ideas are valuable, they don’t come across as clearly as intended due to poor organization, editing, and grammar. As a fellow studier of relationships myself, I was also disappointed that the book did not in emphasize the importance of guarding a young woman’s heart, something I consider to be vital for any future relationship. I also thought that while Pearl gave advice on serving, ministering, and learning, she should have also briefly mentioned the importance of making disciples in this stage of life.
Overall the book is a wonderful read for young women waiting on marriage. While Preparing to be a Help Meet offers great practical advice for preparation and understanding your future man, I do not recommend reading it unless you have given God all control of your heart. The fantasy-filled pages leave room for young women to waver in the desires of marriage, thus losing focus on God. For more information on this book check out www.nogreaterjoy.org, and for more about my views on guarding your heart check out www.divinedatingforgirls.blogspot.com.
(Posted on 10/24/2011)

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