Beyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Just Isn't Good EnoughJustin Davis, Trisha DavisTyndale House / 2012 / Trade Paperback$9.79 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 17 Reviews
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NickiEvans, GAAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A must read for every marriageJanuary 10, 2013NickiEvans, GAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is a must read for every marriage. It offers a down to earth approach to relationship issues all couples struggle with and practical advice to strengthen our marriages and find the extraordinary oneness we all desire. Oftentimes it's easy to feel our marriage is okay so we pour our efforts into our children, our jobs, our churches, etc. We nurture the other relationships in our life and wonder how our marriage became the "ordinary" marriage we swore we would never have. Justin and Trisha Davis offer the reader a transparent look into the struggles they faced while pointing out the little things that creep into our lives and threaten oneness.
I love the unique approach of reading their journey through both of their perspectives.
RebeccaWestern CanadaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great marriage resource!December 5, 2012RebeccaWestern CanadaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I received this ebook from Tyndale for review. I hadn't heard of the authors or their website RefineUs, but the title seemed interesting and I've been looking for more non-fiction this year rather than sticking with novel after novel.
I enjoyed this read overall and felt it gave some excellent points to put into action to make one's marriage stronger and more than the mundane.
I liked when Justin and Trisha told their relationship history in separate sections, clearly marked "Justin" or "Trisha." When they combined to speak about specific spiritual and marriage issues, there were points that they still slipped into using first-person singular but then added a name in parantheses for clarification. I found this distracting and wished they had tried for first-person plural and then each other's name here and there when necessary. Point of view is one of my reading pet peeves, though, and it's the only negative thing I would have to say about the book.
I recommend this book for everyone married or expecting to be married someday. Why settle for an ordinary relationship when there are resources to avoid that path in life?