This past year, my husband and I had a goal to work on our marriage. Not that our marriage is bad, in fact, it’s great. At 3 1/2 years in, we are still newlyweds. But is it ever too soon to seek out advice about marriage?
We have found books focused on different aspects of marriage to be both interesting and practical. While not everything always applies to us, there are so many truths that we have found. When problems have come up, we often have a way to approach them. Reading the books has also helped us to understand one another just a little bit more.
While I’ve yet to read it, my husband enjoyed Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas. The book is a popular one for discussing marriage. For that reason, my husband was quite interested in this book, especially when the opportunity came along to review it. Since he’s already familiar with Gary Thomas’s writing, he’s sharing his thoughts on A Lifelong Love on the blog today.
Don’t forget to check out the giveaway at the bottom of this post!
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**I received a free copy of this book from Flyby Promotions Blogger Network in exchange for my honest review**
A Lifelong Love is challenging and thought-provoking book about Christian marriage.
Each chapter in A Lifelong Love is split up into many short sections and ends with a few discussion questions and a prayer. Gary Thomas’ writing style is fairly serious as he touches on many hard topics such as divorce and domestic abuse. It was not easy for me to read this book for long periods of time as I needed time to reflect on the material.
A Lifelong Love reads quite different than many other marriage books I’ve read (which is quite a few at this point!), as he doesn’t focus as much on changing small, everyday behaviors. The main focus is on combating our selfish attitude and making sure our priorities align with God’s priorities.
If you’re looking for a marriage book with a “big-picture” focus with an emphasis on the importance of building a God-centered marriage, I would definitely recommend this book. It’s a tough read at times, but it will be worth the effort.
I would love to hear from you! Have you read any really great books on marriage? Or what advice do you like to share?
For more on the author or this book, please check out the following links:
- Gary Thomas’s Website
- Visit Gary Thomas on Facebook
- Follow Gary Thomas on Twitter
- Check out A Lifelong Love on Amazon
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To enter into the drawing for a copy of A Lifelong Love by Gary Thomas, please comment on this post and include your email in a safe format (name(at)website(dot)com). If you don’t leave your email and your name is drawn, a new winner will be chosen. If you are uncomfortable leaving your e-mail in the comments, you can also send it to me by contacting me. Please make note of this giveaway.
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