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  1. Jessica
    Pennsylvania
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
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    Dude's guide to marriage
    April 19, 2018
    Jessica
    Pennsylvania
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is the first book my husband feels he can relate to!
  2. Charles Renno
    Sun City California
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Real Asset
    February 10, 2017
    Charles Renno
    Sun City California
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Dude's Guide to Marriage is a real asset in helping men who want to re-establish a broken relationship with their wife, a man who is planning to get married soon, or a man who has found a potential bride and wants to deepen their relationship. I use it regularly when counseling recovering addicts who are trying to mend a broken marriage.
  3. Michele Morin
    Warren, Maine
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    10 Words to Consider before Becoming a Husband
    January 29, 2016
    Michele Morin
    Warren, Maine
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    In matters of relationship, a teaspoonful of doing is worth more than a bushel- basket full of knowing.

    Weve all read Dobson and Chapman and Eggerichs until weve become so accountable before God with all our knowledge that we are clearly without excuse. So, while its become a tired clich, it is no less true: love is an action verb. Darrin and Amie Patrick have given us a collection of ten more active verbs to get marriages moving in the right direction more specifically, to get husbands (and future husbands) thinking about the skills that are needed in order to love a wife.

    The Dudes Guide to Marriage is bound to make the rounds here in the Morin compound we have four beloved dudes, and one has already launched into marriage and a family. ** (You should be impressed that I have exercised restraint and not put a picture of the adorable grandboy here.) ** Marvin Olasky summarized the book well in his review for World Magazine: Despite the silly title, [it] isnt a silly book. The maxims it offers in 10 chapters with titles like Listen, Provide, Serve, and Pursue are sensible.

    Yes, sensible. With a light touch and a big brothers wisdom, Darrin Patrick shares active wisdom while Amie chimes in with womanly advice (her words are italicized in the book). Their combined counsel is a call to the male of the species to get off the couch, to own some adult-level aspirations, and to stop living beneath your masculinity.

    With tips as simple as pick up after yourself and as profound as self worship gets boring, The Dudes Guide to Marriage has all the marks of a book that was written from the cauldron of everyday living. Darrin and Amie were high school sweethearts and have parented four children in the midst of an urban church planting ministry. They share honestly about the melting pot of their own marital conflicts. Appendices A-D are an arm around the single guy, the guy who is spooked over counseling, the spiritual light-weight, and the four people who havent read Chapmans book on the love languages.

    It is not for nothing that Pauls teaching on marriage in the book of Ephesians is quickly followed by teaching on spiritual warfare. Gods design for marriage involves two sinners who enter into an agreement to deny their selfish tendencies for the good of a relationship that is intended, mysteriously, to portray the perfect unity between Christ and His bride. But, as with all things pertaining to the Christian life, we live out these huge verities in little moments through tiny deaths to self, and we find that the ability to do what needs to be done comes at the moment that we admit our helplessness and reach out in faith to the One who designed marriage in the first place.

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    This book was provided by Thomas Nelson through the BookLookBloggers program, in exchange for my review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 : Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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