Highly recommend this one for married, or thinking about getting married folks...
May 24, 2016
I've been married 41 years--35 years as a believer, and this book helped me understand what's been going on in our marriage for so long that created distance in our relationship. It's worth the investment in time and dollars...
As a book that is supposed to help the needs of a failing or falling apart marriage, it was way too long to be helpful considering the time a parent actially has in a day to read. I could have summed up this book's advice in 5-10 pages instead of the 295 pages it took. It beat a dead horse of respect your husnands and the husband will love his wife. I wish there had been a disclaimer about if you're in an abusive relationship, you need to leave until he or she gets help and actually changes. Yes, it talked about goodwill a lot but many victims actually believe they have a goodwilled spouse (he hits me because he loves me) or (he didnt mean to hit me, it was my fault for being disrespectful). I couldnt help thinking that a victim could be reading this and thinking "if only i showed him more respect and forgave him, he'd love me (or vice versa). I understand the concepts but he really could have communicated them in a less time consuming way. If a woman doesn't give a man sex 24/7 he will stray and that's her fault not his. There is no accountability. I wish I hadn't bought this book.
This book was very helpful in the situation that I am currently in with my husband, I just wish I had read it sooner. As soon as I finished it, I cried to the Lord for forgiveness. It opened my eyes as to how I should treat/respect my husband, regardless of his actions towards me. I think every couple should read it and follow it for a healthier and loving relationship of respect that the Lord commands of us. EXCELLENT!!!