Getting along with men isn't what's truly important. The vital knowledge is how to get along with a man, one man.
Phyllis McGinley (American author 1905 - 1978)
Marriage to a Difficult Man is an unfortunate title for the book I'm reading, because it really is a very readable volume covering the life and times of a famous preacher and his wife.
It's been several years since I first became aware of the biography, but I just now bought it: one for me and one for a gift ;)
Several others are talking about the Edwards. Desiring God's, Noel Piper, has a short lecture available online; and T M Moore (Breakpoint columnist) has edited several books, which seem to be suitable for Sunday School classes.
The Pipers introduce the reprinted 1971 Elizabeth Dodds biography and promote it precisely as an ingredient needed to reform the unbiblical, modern concept of marriage.
While I've only completed three chapters, I'm looking forward to learning more about how the well-educated Sarah was a suitable help for the large personality of her famous husband.
Her wedding dress is mentioned (it was a pea green brocade) as well as some of the gifts they received (silver porringer and pewter dishes). But the truly revealing tidbit:
The interior of their house was most of all distinctive because it was full of books
Did you receive any books as wedding gifts?