Every Woman’s Battle
Discovering God’s Plan for Sexual and Emotional Fullfillment
By Shannon Ethridge
Forward and afterward by Stephen Arterburn
Publishing Information: Alive Communications, Inc. Colorado Springs, CO
Reviewer: Muriel Manthey,
Review Date: March 2015
This book attempts to cover sexual and emotional issues effecting women. It’s easy to read and deals with sound principles based on Scripture. The book emphasizes that women struggle with sexual sins just as men do, but in different ways. The author points to the daily need to fight to live as children of God.
“The only reliable standard we can use to measure our thoughts to determine if they are appropriate or inappropriate is God’s Word.”
The book is divide into three parts:
- Part 1: Understanding Where We Are – Not just man’s battle, Sexual integrity, Seven Myths that intensify the struggle, time for a revolution
- Part 2: Designing a New Defense – Taking thoughts captive, Guarding your heart, Locking loose lips, Building better boundaries
- Part 3: Embracing Victory in Retreat – Sweet surrender, Rebuilding bridges, Retreating with the Lord, All quiet on the home front
I particularly appreciated that she began and ended each chapter with Scripture passages that applied. “The only reliable standard we can use to measure our thoughts to determine if they are appropriate or inappropriate is God’s Word.”
Reading this book would be beneficial to singles, divorced, widowed or married women. Men, also, would benefit from reading the book to gain insight into women’s battles and how they differ from men.