I’ve been married 21 years and I still am not the perfect wife, nor do I have the perfect husband. While it is a continual effort (and worth it), having some biblical guidance will make the effort fruitful. Reading the complimentary book I received from the publisher, I have discovered some things I can do to improve myself and my marriage. While not all of these are issues for my marriage, I do believe they are subject matters that influence many marriages.
Many couples enter marriage with unrealistic expectations, as well having worldly views of gender vs. Christ-centered gender expectations. They may have anger issues, lack listening skills, and fight discontentment. They may not know the importance of confession and forgiveness within a marriage. These issues are covered in this book which reference God’s Word in regard to each one.
The part of the book that spoke to me most was the section on joy. I love my husband, my children, my life in general, yet I tend to be discontent. Why? While I can’t recite the entire book, I do have to say that I understand joy much better after having read the book. It’s something I must fight for through worship, gratitude, and prayer.
Whether you’ve been married a year or twenty, this book has plenty in it to cover what you may need to improve in your marriage. Be sure to open your Bible and look up the Scriptures as the book references them. The book can be read by an individual or couple and offers a study guide. Each chapter ends with some questions for deeper evaluation.