Read this book. Read it again. Have your spouse read it. Give it to a friend. Has the potential to change lives and marriages for people who are receptive to the advice and want healing. So simple and so neglected is grace in all facets of life.
I love Grace - first really understanding it after reading Chuck Swindoll's The Grace Awakening. Dr. Kimmel has done a marvelous job of applying the truth of Grace to the Marriage relationship. The book's bottom line is this:
1. We are all broken people
2. We, as broken people, live in broken marriages
3. As believers, we have experienced God's grace
4. We need to extend God's grace to ourselves
5. In the same way, we need to extend God's grace
to our spouses
The result is a Grace Filled Marriage that allows each person in the family to grow into what God wants for them. When do not follow these principles, we become a hard task master, forcing the other person to become what we want of them, rather than what God wants of them.
May we each learn to demonstrate God's grace to our spouses - this book does a great job of helping the married, or soon to be married, to do just that.
This review is based on a free electronic copy of this book provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.