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JenniferBCanadaAge: 35-44Gender: Female2 Stars Out Of 5September 1, 2010JenniferBCanadaAge: 35-44Gender: Female90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage is divided into twelve weekly sections that make-up the 90 days of reading that this book offers. Each week focuses on a certain action topic for self-improvement by changing our own attitudes and approach to our marriage, much can be done for the health of a married union (very true).Each topic begins with a troubleshooting checklist with signs that you might need to focus hard on the topic given if you display the behaviours listed. Advice, personal experience, and teaching follows, with a Weekly Quiz and Putting it Into practice section wrapping up the weeks reading. The weekly sections are somewhat longer than most non-fiction chapters are, so you may want to read them in several sittings.Im always up for a good marriage book. Unfortunately 90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage is only a mediocre one. Though published by Tyndale, a Christian publisher I highly respect, Hawkins seems to rely more on regurgitating pop-psychology self-help books than he does the Word of God or even his own clinical practice.Personally, I find that highly annoying. It smacks of a lack of depth, and a easy-spoon feeding sort of approach to marriage and relationships. Somehow Hawkins style and reliance upon these secular-type advice vendors rubbed me the wrong way. I was actually relieved to finish reading this book, which is unusual for me.Still, there is good advice to be gleaned from this book. Quite a few of the lessons included are those that my husband and I learned through very painful and difficult trials, so for me, it was a reaffirmation of what personal experience has proven. If you are newly married and havent read many relationship books, then there are certainly lessons to be found here that will save you pain and build a more joy-filled marriage.
Natalie Ference1 Stars Out Of 5November 4, 2009Natalie Ference90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage by Dr. David Hawkins. I will admit it--I couldn't get through most of it. I've read some really good marriage books and this is not worth your time, in my opinion.To give a bit of information on it... it's pretty cliche and standard in the topics it covers. The material is divided into 12 weeks with each week focusing on a specific topic like Bringing Out the Best Qualities of Your Spouse, Nurturing Your Mate's Dreams, and Maintaining Mutual Admiration. They have practical application ideas at the end of each chapter. I can't honestly find anything else that stands out to me to mention.Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.
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