Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Making Marriage Beautiful
What makes a marriage beautiful? Honesty? Compatibility? Physical and emotional intimacy? All of these are important, but there’s one component that determines the quality and longevity of a marriage more than anything else: a willingness to grow.
Because a wedding joins together two imperfect people, all couples experience disappointment, conflict, and pain. How husbands and wives respond to these challenges determines the kind of people they will become and the kind of marriage they will have.
Making Marriage Beautiful reveals how the pursuit of Christ results in profound transformation for both the individual and the marriage. Rather than offering clichés and formulas, Greco relies on candor, humor, and real life stories to bring encouragement and wisdom to all couples, regardless of whether they have been married four weeks or forty years.
My thoughts: I have read a fair number of books on marriage over the years (especially during pre-marital counseling!), but this one wound up being refreshingly different. I really appreciated how Dorothy and Christopher Greco open up about their marriage to help others. I had to laugh at their example of how differences come out in the early days, sometimes even just the little things like how our families have entertained.;) In our marriage, it was how different our families approach holiday meals.:)
This is a wonderful book for couples in all walks of life! There are things in it to help new couples to avoid pitfalls and there is plenty to help seasoned couples to examine ruts, addictions, and the need for forgiveness.
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.