Prescription for the Doctor’s WifeApril 11, 2012
We will be studying an excellent book this fall called, Prescription for the Doctor’s Wife. Here’s a description of the book by the author, Debby Read from her website “Every wife of a doctor needs help navigating the unique path of life in a medical marriage. Using the poetry and wisdom of Psalm 19 as an outline, Debby Read has written Prescription for the Doctor’s Wife with openness and honesty about the joys and challenges of being married to a physician. With a tender, humble heart Debby shares her life, encourages the reader with Biblical Truth, and gives practical advice to help women who have the special calling of being a doctor’s wife. The book is filled with heartwarming stories from Debby and from many other women making this journey. You will be touched, challenged and given new hope. You will likely laugh and cry, too, as you are deeply impacted by words that speak to you where you live and love.
Are you tired of hurt and disappointment? These pages are filled with authentic hope for your heart that things can be better and practical advice to implement changes that will encourage your marriage. With chapters entitled Control Over Your Mind Matters, Making the Most of Time Together, The Sweetness of Being Friends and Lovers, Enduring Suffering with a Strong Foundation Makes You Better, not Bitter, and many more, this book reminds readers that the Lord has much to say to this special sisterhood.
By including a “prescription” at the end of each chapter, this book is an excellent personal devotional. In addition, the questions for discussion make Prescription For the Doctor’s Wife a great small group resource. As one doctor’s wife shared, “Debby’s perspective will touch not only the wives of interns, residents and physicians, but the relationship issues addressed in this book will strike a chord in all marriages. Prescription For the Doctor’s Wife is filled with stories, scriptures and suggestions that can bring a smile, hope, and healing to women everywhere.