Jay Payleitner is one of the top freelance Christian radio producers in the United States. He has worked on Josh McDowell Radio, Today's Father, Jesus Freaks Radio for the Voice of the Martyrs, Project Angel Tree with Chuck Colson, and many others. He's also a popular speaker on parenting and marriage and the author of dozen-plus books, including the bestselling 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, 52 Things Wives Need from a Husband, and 52 Things Sons Need from Their Dad; he also created "The Dad Manifesto." Jay has also served as an AWANA director, a wrestling coach, and the executive director of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative; he now partners with the National Center for Fathering, whose efforts he fosters and promotes. He and his wife, Rita, live near Chicago, where they've raised five great kids and loved on ten foster babies.
"Jay Payleitner doesn't talk down to you. He's just a regular guy with some useful experience you can learn from. You'll be able to relate to the experiences he shares, and laugh and learn along with him. This is the kind of book that's easy to pick up, easy to start reading, but you might not set it down until you're done with it. I recommend it. You'll feel empowered and more confident in your marriage when you're done. Chances are you'll also like the reaction you get from your wife." -James Read, creative director, Grizzard Communications Group "I wished I had this book 43 years ago. This book is difficult to put down once you start reading. The author's humor and straightforwardness of these 52 `things' have given me many good ideas on how to improve my marriage. I am giving a copy of this book to my son and my son-in-law. Not only do I expect them to read it, but also hand it down to their sons, my grandsons." -Wayne Sneed, Illinois Fatherhood Initiative "Jay Payleitner provides men with what we all desperately need-tribal knowledge that gets us more wins and respect from our wives. 52 Things Wives Need from Their Husbands is brilliant-bite size intel that packs a massive punch if you follow through. He kills it!" -Kenny Luck, men's pastor, Saddleback Church, author of the Every Man Bible Studies Series "Just this morning I was asking the Lord to show me how to love my wife better! Then Jay Payleitner's book, 52 Things Wives Need from Their Husbands arrived in the mail! Now I am all set for the coming year-52 weeks-52 things I can do! One for every week!" -Bob Tiede, director of Global Operations Leadership Development, Campus Crusade for Christ International "Jay's new book, 52 Things Wives Need from Their Husbands, is a real treasure. It's a realistic (and humorous) look at married life and how husbands can use their strengths to celebrate and lift up their wives. I wish I'd had this book years ago-it would have saved me a lot of apologizing!" -Rick Johnson, bestselling author of Becoming Your Spouse's Better Half and Better Dads, Stronger Sons "Every man needs what this book's got! Practical, simple ideas on how to love your wife. Give it a try!" -Dan Seaborn, president of Winning at Home "Are you taking your wife for granted? That girl you married needs you! And you need her! When a husband and wife seek and find God together it strengthens families, communities, the church, and the nation. Jay's book is a timely reminder for men that marriage is an awesome gift from God." -Darrel Billups, executive director of the National Coalition of Ministries to Men (NCMM) "Don't wince, guys! You're going to love this book! It's biblical, fun, wise, and refreshing, and when your wife `rises up and calls you blessed,' you'll owe Jay Payleitner for having written it. This is a book every father and husband ought to read, underline, and live. Get it and you'll thank me for having told you about it." -Steve Brown, popular author, seminary professor, and radio teacher on Key Life "Wives watch out. You are about to be loved, cherished, and surprised!" -Josh McDowell, international speaker and author of The Unshakable Truth, Evidence for the Historical Jesus, and Evidence That Demands a Verdict