Praying for My Husband & Messy Beautiful Love book giveaway


Praying for my husband is something I love to do. I’ve seen God work in our marriage and answer prayers directly over and over again through our fourteen years together. In the spring, my husband knew that he was going to need to make a job change due to anticipated upcoming schedule changes at work. I can’t tell you how much I prayed for him and over him. And I’m so thankful for him. God has answered our prayers and continues to do so.

Today I’m excited to introduce you to my friend, Darlene Schacht, although she hardly needs an introduction!

Darlene Schacht is the well-known Time Warp Wife whose purpose in ministry is to encourage wives to put God first in their lives. She inspires us to love our husbands and children, and to be good homemakers. In doing so, we bring glory to God. God has created each one of us with a purpose, which is first and foremost to glorify Him. When we live as Jesus lived in obedience to the Bible, we bring glory to God, bring peace to our home, and draw closer to our husbands in the process. 

Darlene is an Evangelical Christian who has been married to her husband Michael for over twenty-five years. They have four children and two adorable pugs. Their lives are basically surrounded by three things: faith, family, and books. 

I had one interview question for Darlene about this book:

The book starts and ends with prayer. Why is that important to you?

“Have you ever heard the saying, “All we can do now is pray?” Unfortunately that’s an attitude that’s common in our society—if everything else fails, let’s turn to God, it’s worth a try.

What we fail to remember time and again is this,

“[God] is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”
We serve a God who created the moon and the countless number of stars. We are intimately connected with Him, and He is intimately connected with our lives. He knows the situation (and is at work in our lives) before we breath the first word in prayer. He loves us more than we’ll ever know and He wants the best for our marriage.

There is power in prayer because there is power in the One who loves us.”

Messy Beautiful Love is about cleaning up messes God’s way, exchanging your ideas for His, and being prepared for both the best and the worst that marriage has to offer.


I had the privilege of reading Darlene’s book and it is now available for purchase. Her raw honesty and Biblical marriage advice will keep you turning page after page. Today I’m so excited to be giving away, not one, but two copies of this beautiful resource!!

This book, Messy Beautiful Love: Hope and Redemption for Real-Life Marriages (Thomas Nelson), delivers an incredible testimony of grace that offers hope for today’s marriages and a spark for rekindling love.

You can visit Darlene’s website at:, but before you do, be sure to enter the giveaway!

Just follow the Rafflecopter and I’ll see you tomorrow for Whimsical Wednesday, when I host a blogger linkup party for 100% Christian encouragement!


For more prayer/ marriage resources, check out:

7 Ways to Pray for Your Husband for 7 Days

Prayer Changes Marriages

A Prayer of Thanks for My Husband

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  1. Oh Rachel,
    How I need this book.

  2. Kristina D says:

    My first answer is that I need to remember to pray for my husband every day. He is an amazing provider and I believe he deserves a wife that prays for him daily.

  3. Sherri Bailey says:

    We have been married for almost 36 years and I still am learning about being an encourager for my husband. This book sounds like it will definitely help me in that regard.

  4. “Messy Beautiful Love is about cleaning up messes God’s way, exchanging your ideas for His, and being prepared for both the best and the worst that marriage has to offer.” … THIS is why I would love to win this book… much needed in my life right now! Thank you for the giveaway and chance to win!

  5. After 18 years of marriage, we’re on the verge of a divorce, finding this site & a chance to win this book, can only be one thing… guidance from our Lord. In need of prayers, strength & guidance, this book may be a “marriage saver”!

    Thank you for your wonderful site.

  6. I can’t wait to read the new book.

  7. Melissa Bell says:

    I don’t know if there’s a specific part that interests me. I know that I could use some biblical guidance on the messy parts of marriage, though.

  8. Ooo I’ve only just raked up the courage to read this one on praying for your husband. I don’t have a husband anymore. Mine left for a dif women after 14 years of marriage… But this has inspired me to become a more faithful prayer regardless!!! Keep my lamps full of oil.

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