Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Review: Making Marriage Beautiful by:Dorothy Littell Greco
About the Book:
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.
Many couples start to experience marriage issues early on in marriage and they set those problems on to continue with life and daily tasks only for those same problems to keep resurfacing and before long they never go away. Even couples that have been married for awhile don't know how to extinguish said problems and it usually will result in divorce, which goes completely against God's plans.
We are not wired to make everyone around us miserably happy it isn't our jobs to do that. It's God's job to fulfill that need in us. We go into marriage thinking that now my life is complete everything will fall into place and be "easy" now. This is just not realistic expectations and it's wrong to put that kind of weight on another human being.
In Making Marriage Beautiful, the author explains that those things that lie in wait just under the surface need to be dealt with right away and that it is not healthy to just let it sit on the back burner. The author shares some of her own experiences with the readers in a way to open up the window into her own marriage. Marriage isn't always candlelight and roses and this author shows you the ugly side of marriage the one that no one wants you to see.
A beautiful marriage book that shows the true side of marriage and how to keep it beautiful.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.