Sunday, May 19, 2013

Books to Read: Preparing to Be His Helpmeet

I have known about Debi Pearl's Preparing to be his Helpmeet for some time, and I have even had it on my shelf for a couple of months now. But because I was operating under the impression that it was for single ladies, I had never picked it up. Several weeks ago I was looking for something new to read, and this book came to mind. I remember thinking to myself, "Debi always has so much wisdom, I'm sure there will be something there for me."

I was not disappointed. This book is full of practical wisdom about men, women, and life.

The very first chapter hooked me, fascinated me, instructed me, and left a mark on me. I came away both convicted and encouraged that I could make a difference where it really matters. I'll leave you to find out what that first chapter is about. ;)

Among other things is an overview of 3 types of men and how their wives can be ready to serve them effectively. And then comes the fun part: the 3 types of women! Find out how life jerks you around and what you should do about it. And how you can fill your home with many precious and pleasant riches. Interwoven throughout are many sweet stories of how godly people found their mates (and a few not-so-wise people too) and what they learned.

This book is not about how to find a mate worthy of pursuit; it is about becoming a mate worthy of pursuit. In the process of learning how to be the women we ought to be, (whether single or married) the quest is to know Jesus better and be well-equipped to serve Him. That is a message that applies whether you're 17, 70, or somewhere in between.

I encourage you to read it, but I'll warn you, if you do, you'll have a hard time putting it down. ;)


  1. I couldn't agree more! I'm so glad you mentioned the book to me a few months ago, because I would not have thought to read it either! I've been married over 10 years and there was so much in her book that helped me!

    1. Thanks for commenting, Nicki! You are always an encouragement to me. :)

  2. Hi Kelsie,
    I saw your post on my FB page.
    I'm from Zhytomyr, Ukraine and was excited to see that you lived in Ukraine for 7 years!
    I have been married to a man from Ohio for 12 years now. Recently a friend of mine gave me a book "Created to be his help meet". it was quite an eye opener!
    It helped me be a better wife and a mother. It also made my life simpler and easier!
    I wonder if the book you mentioned is in addition to my book or as a replacement?

    1. Hi, Lee! I'm so glad you left a comment to let me know that you are from Ukraine! I love the book, "Created to Be His Helpmeet". I have learned so much from it about marriage! "Created" came first, and was intended mostly for married ladies. "Preparing to be a Helpmeet" came afterwards, as a training for young girls getting ready for marriage. However, it is still great even if you are married. :) I think you could find things in both books to encourage and bless you.

  3. This is a great book!!! I need to pick it up...AGAIN! ;) I'm single and happy mind you, but this book is a good book to just pick any chapter and have a refresher.


  4. This was a perfect preparation and I want to read that book also.

    Thanks for sharing!

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