With so many books on marriage out there, it’s hard to know which ones are worth reading and which ones are just a waste of precious time or worse. This is definitely one that you want to make time for! The best part about this book is its balance of the ideal and the practical, the sacred and the mundane. This book shows how good marriage really can be, but it doesn’t just spout religious doctrine or pretend that marriage is always wonderful and easy. It takes reality into account and gives practical exercises that you can do to bring about that ideal marriage that you’ve always hoped for.
The book is definitely geared towards a Catholic audience, but much of its content would apply to Christians of denominations as well. Don’t worry, though, if you don’t exactly consider yourself a super churchy person. You shouldn’t find the book too overbearing or too out of reach. It says it’s meant to be used by all kinds of couples, and many of the exercises borrow from things like the world of business or the arts. So, if you are planning to get married soon or are already married, and you think that marriage is meant to be something more than a just legal designation or a one night stand in Vegas, don’t be afraid to read this book.
Your marriage is meant to have a mission. It’s meant to have a purpose. It’s meant to be the very thing that makes you your best self and saves your life.